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 reflect negligent retention provisions in law relating to substance abuse programs, effective July 15, 2020.
A new regulation, which may be finalized before the end of the year, is expected to establish an employer-friendly standard for independent contractor classification.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of federal employment laws.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements under the unemployment insurance law, effective July 1, 2020.
Updated to reflect employee notice provisions under amendments to the Virginia Human Rights Act regarding pregnancy and lactation protections; to include a law restricting noncompete agreements for low-wage workers; and to reflect protections regarding employees' discussion of wages, all effective July 1, 2020.
Updated to include notice-posting requirements in the Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Ordinances, effective July 1, 2020.
Updated to reflect an amendment relating to the use of an electronic communication device while driving; revised Chicago Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Rules; and notice-posting requirements in the state Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act and the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, all effective July 1, 2020.
Updated to reflect amendment relating to the use of an electronic communication device while driving, effective July 1, 2020.
Updated to include Seattle notice-posting requirements.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.