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
In-depth review of the spectrum of Texas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Maine employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
Beginning August 24, 2015, a covered employer in Kansas City, Missouri, will be required to pay a minimum wage of $8.50 to nonexempt employees who perform 20 hours of work within a calendar year for the employer. The minimum wage rate will be increased each year, topping out at $13.00 in 2020.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Missouri employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
In-depth review of the spectrum of New Jersey employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to Performance Appraisals
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has released final regulations on the state's paid sick leave law, which took effect July 1, 2015.
Effective January 1, 2016, a covered employer will be required to pay a minimum wage of $10.10; conspicuously post a notice informing employees about the ordinance; and include a notice about the ordinance in an employee's first paycheck.
This section helps HR professionals conduct internal investigations or supervise internal investigations on behalf of an employer. The section discusses the legality of certain tactics used during investigations by employers and best practices for achieving thorough investigations with accurate results.
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.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.