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The Supreme Court announced that it will decide what evidentiary standard employers must meet to show that an employee is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements. The court’s upcoming decision might help ease HR’s analysis of who is and isn’t eligible for overtime pay.

Federal agencies would be required to install chief artificial intelligence officers to preside over the deployment of AI technology under bipartisan legislation now in the U.S. House and Senate.

Workers who spend too many hours on tasks they dislike are at risk for quitting, and employees who spend sufficient time on work that creates joy are less of a flight risk, according to research from BCG. A study of the consulting firm’s administrative employees demonstrates how they can use AI to reduce time spent on toil and increase time on joy-creating tasks.

A Louisiana district court granted Louisiana and Mississippi temporary relief from complying with the abortion provisions of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act rule.

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Being Transgender in an Election Year

Transgender employees have historically experienced discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The upcoming election season could exacerbate those challenges, creating a more uncivil environment for this group of workers.


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