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
Updated to include amended notice requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, effective September 21, 2018.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements in the forthcoming state paid sick leave law.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements under the forthcoming San Antonio paid sick leave law.
Updated to include state smokefree law notice-posting requirements.
As mandated by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, all covered employers must post the Alaska Smokefree Workplace Poster.
Updated to reflect information on a state supreme court ruling concerning noncompete agreements.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements in the Pregnancy Accommodations Act, effective September 14, 2018.
The new subagency reflects the Trump administration's approach of reaching out to the business community in addition to taking enforcement actions.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements in the forthcoming Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
Updated to include New York City notice-posting requirements, effective September 6, 2018.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.