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
This section helps HR professionals manage challenges that come with operating in multiple states, notably complying with differing state and key municipal laws, and addresses the pros and cons of having a centralized or decentralized HR department. Trends currently affecting multistate employers are identified, such as same-sex marriage laws and tracking various state leave laws, are discussed.
A new law that takes effect January 1, 2016, repeals Alabama's current noncompete law and contains significant changes, including several exceptions to the general rule that restraints on trade are void.
Hawaii has enacted a law prohibiting agreements that forbid post-employment competition for employees in the technology business.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Rhode Island employment law requirements HR must follow in respect to employee communications.
In-depth review of the spectrum of South Carolina employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee discipline.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Hawaii employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Illinois employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
Oregon passed a paid sick leave law, which takes effect January 1, 2016.
Employees in Montgomery County, Maryland, will be eligible for paid sick and safe leave starting October 1, 2016.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.