5 Things You Need to Know This Week…

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Happy belated Mother’s Day to all our wonderful readers who are not only HR Pros, but Kick-#$$ moms too! Here are 5 things you need to know this week in HR:

1. Introducing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The newly proposed bill would “require an employer to make a reasonable accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions”, so that mom’s would not have to decide not to work because of pregnancy.

2. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is stepping down. After falsifying his resume to reflect a different degree earned, Scott Thompson is stepping down as Yahoo CEO and will be replaced by Ross Levinsohn in the interim.

3. Eight states will roll off the federal extended benefits program this week, leaving more than 200,000 long-term unemployed Americans without unemployment checks this week.

4. LinkedIn is among a handful of companies expressing interest in Monster Worldwide as a potential acquisition target.

5. For our visual learners: The History of Social Recruiting Technology [Infographic].

Have a wonderful week!

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Holland Dombeck
Holland Dombeck is the former the Editor turned blogger here at Fistful of Talent. She joined the group in August of 2011, with the sole responsibility of making our writers look like rock stars. Now she gets to participate in all the HR/talent pundit fun. Check her out on Twitter via @Holland_Dombeck.

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