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 forthcoming amendments to defamation protections.
Updated to include forthcoming amendments to California defamation protections.
Updated to include state limitations on nondisclosure agreements, effective July 11, 2018.
Updated with distribution specifications.
As mandated by the Vermont Department of Labor, employers covered by the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act must post the Vermont Crime Victims Leave Poster.
Updated to include state crime victim leave notice-posting requirements.
Updated to include detailed information on the state Act to Establish Pay Equity, effective July 1, 2018.
Updated to reflect amendments to the state distracted driving law, effective July 1, 2018.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.