The Most Important Developments in HR for the Week of December 1st

America Inc Gets Woke

In the Trump era, big business is becoming more political. Left-leaning employees leave many bosses with little choice but to mount the barricades. The Economist

Proposed Federal Bill Would Pre-Empt State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws

Three Republican representatives have introduced a federal paid leave bill through which employers could encourage flexible work arrangements by lumping sick, vacation and holiday time into a minimum number of paid leave hours annually. It would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and offer employers a safe harbor from state and local paid sick leave laws, now in effect in eight states and 30 local jurisdictions. Epstein Becker Green

Tips on How to Proactively Address Workplace Harassment

The EEOC found 6 to 13 percent of employees never complain about sexual harassment, though 80 percent of women and 19 percent of men in the U.S. have been harassed at work. The commission recommends specific consequences instead of a blanket zero tolerance, a focus on training middle management, workplace civility training, and an analysis of the specific vulnerabilities at your workplace and in your policies. National Law Review

As ‘Ban the Box’ Spreads, Private Employers Still Have Questions

While compassion, tight labor markets, and the need to improve the GDP have furthered fair-chance employment in 29 states and 150 municipalities, challenges persist. Private employees are immune, and smaller employers worry about lawsuits if they forgo certain candidates. One study shows a lack of info about criminal history can lead to bias against minorities during hiring.
New York Times

Workers Get Faster Access to Wages with These New Apps

Big players including Uber, McDonald’s and Outback Steakhouse are using payday apps to provide employees real-time access to their paychecks as a perk; some 20 percent of their workers use that option. Wall Street Journal

Like what you were reading? We’ve got a lot more to share!Click here to check out other HROI articles and interviews.

Read Next

More Human

Ensure your exiting employees are focusing on their careers – rather than their frustrations.

Modern Outplacement

Our coaching-first model puts the focus on dedicated coaching and great job search technology.

Career Management

Tap into the real potential of your workforce with our Career Management services.

Executive Coaching

Maximize your professional potential through our targeted executive coaching programs.