It was not that long ago when most everyone in America worked away from home. A 'home-based' business was an exception, and almost no one, it seemed, ever worked from home. That has changed and the remote workforce is a growing phenomenon.
There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.
What is probably one of the most discussed and misunderstood aspects of the Act is the 20 percent deduction on qualified business income. While there a large number of items and changes in the TCJA, this particular deduction has caused both anticipation and consternation because of the language in the law.
Each year, industry experts and others attempt to predict upcoming trends in various fields. This is no less true for HR. Many organizations have done studies and conducted surveys to elicit the collective insights of industry professionals - CHMOs, HR managers, recruiters, trainers, etc. - to determine what is actually or quite likely to be the next big changes.