With respect to immigration and federal laws, XpertHR suggests an employer should also be mindful of Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination based on national origin and citizenship. In addition, when it comes to LGBT rights, it’s best practice for an employer to consider sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes and protect LGBT individuals from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as this will show that the employer is one who values tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.
Paying attention to federal changes
The Trump administration is having a significant impact on the workplace. There has been a continual push toward a smaller federal government, directing more authority to states and localities. Some of the leading federal issues that will remain top of mind in 2019 include the Affordable Care Act and the uncertain future of healthcare.