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Is Automation a Threat to HR’s Job Security?

With all the talk of artificial intelligence in the press, it’s only natural that some professionals are worried about becoming obsolete. From driverless cars to chatbots and everything in between, there’s no shortage of emerging technologies that could make businesses more efficient than ever—and potentially lighter on headcount.
 

Death and Taxes: Processing a Deceased Employee’s Final Check

We’ve all heard the old saying about death and taxes. But going further, what are the tax implications of death?

There’s no denying the emotional toll when we lose a loved one or colleague. But even in death, payroll still needs to be processed. We'll break down the common scenarios that might occur when an employee passes. 

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New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Set to Take Effect

On October 29, the state of New Jersey will usher in a new mandate requiring most employers across the state to provide paid sick days to employees. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the act into law on May 2, making New Jersey the tenth state to implement mandatory paid sick leave. With the law taking effect in just a few days, here’s what you need to know to be prepared.

California to Require More Women on Corporate Boards

Building diverse companies has always been an HR best practice, especially when it comes to the highest levels of leadership. With a law recently signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, it will soon be a state requirement. 

How to Ask for a Raise

Compensation requests affect HR professionals at more than just an administrative level—it’s one of the most common times employees rely on HR for guidance. Not only does HR often cut the checks, but employees may also come to you for help navigating tough career conversations with their managers. And when was the last time you had a raise yourself? Whether you’re advising employees, or considering your own career advancement, it’s always good to know how to advocate for a pay increase.

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