Overview: The role of the HR professional in the workplace continues to evolve as HR laws evolve and workplace strategies adjust to changing priorities. Workforce planning, ever-changing municipal, state and federal employment laws, talent management, employee development and so much more require the continual development of HR management. Every HR professional, from the generalist to the VP, are constantly challenged to evolve with these changing priorities and evolving laws. Training, networking, and other development opportunities are vital HR management tools in filling the vital role in every workplace.
Trends: Numerous technological solutions continue to emerge and evolve to help HR with their workforce planning, talent management and employment law compliance responsibilities. Staying current with these developments and ensuring they address the needs of the employer require focus and skills that shouldn't be underestimated.
Author: Peggy Carter-Ward, Head of Content
Certain senior management and HR practices can help prevent unionization. This section helps employers exercise free speech and win a union election campaign with information on prohibited practices during a union organizing campaign (TIPS), preventing tainted "laboratory conditions," effective captive audience meetings with employees, and policies related to solicitation and distribution, employer bulletin boards, email and social networking.
As mandated by Cal/OSHA, all California employers must post the California Emergency Phone Numbers Poster.
California's new paid sick leave law includes several provisions that take effect on January 1, 2015. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has updated its website to include a workplace poster, which covered employers must post beginning on January 1.
In-depth review of the spectrum of California employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
Eleven sections of the Employment Law Manual have been updated to reflect the recent passage of two new ordinances in San Francisco that, once signed by the city's mayor, would establish significant new rules for chain stores.
A New Jersey employer should ensure compliance with individual state and local requirements for workplace notices. This chart contains information regarding New Jersey-specific notice requirements.
This new chart contains information regarding state-specific notice requirements, including helpful links to the relevant notices in the Policies and Documents Tool.
New ordinances awaiting the mayor's signature would, among other things, require certain businesses to offer any additional hours of work available to current part-time employees before hiring new employees or using subcontractors or a temporary services or staffing agency to do work.
In-depth review of the spectrum of District of Columbia employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.