"Measles Outbreak: What’s an Employer to Do?" and other #HR News for February 20, 2015

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Freelancers Reshape Labor Market, Nature of Work

By Steve Bates  2/19/2015

Freelance employees working as project-based, independent contractors have grown to make up about 14 percent of the U.S. workforce, marking what some industry executives call a significant shift in how work is done.

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Immigration Groups Predict Ruling Will Be Overturned

By Allen Smith  2/19/2015

A Feb. 16, 2015, preliminary injunction barring enforcement of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) won’t stand long, predicted immigration groups, which quickly expressed their disapproval of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas order.

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Nearly Half of Satisfied Employees Open to New Opportunities

By Roy Maurer  2/19/2015

The current economic upswing is emboldening job seekers and challenging companies looking to retain top talent, according to a recent survey.

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Obama Promotes Cyber Threat-Sharing

Employers seek information-sharing liability protections

By Roy Maurer  2/19/2015

President Barack Obama’s Feb. 12, 2015, executive order promoting cyber threat-sharing within the private sector and between private enterprises and government agencies expands the president’s cybersecurity framework beyond critical infrastructure companies.

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Measles Outbreak: What’s an Employer to Do?

By Kathy Gurchiek  2/19/2015 

The ongoing multistate outbreak of measles in the U.S. is raising questions as to what steps employers can take to keep their workplaces healthy.

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Ill.: Governor Ceases Mandatory State Employees’ Union Dues

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Ohio: Transgender Employee May Bring Bias Claims

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