Can an employer ask you to do tasks not in the job description of a new position? Ask HR

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human-resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society. The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor’s answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Have a question? Do you have […]

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4 ways to make sure we find out what’s in Robert Mueller’s Russia report: Watergate lawyer

William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, gave assurances to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that he would not interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump team ties to Russia. He was far vaguer on what would happen to Mueller’s anticipated report when he received it. My interpretation of Barr’s testimony is that he would not release […]

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Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent

Tesla shares fall after company missed delivery estimates Point View Wealth Management President David Dietze discusses why he isn’t bullish on Tesla and where investors should allocate their capital. Tesla is swinging the job axe in an attempt to trim costs. Continue Reading Below The electric automaker is cutting several thousand  jobs, while it ramps up the production of its […]

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Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow development: report

President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Buzzfeed News reported Thursday night. After the 2016 election, Trump told Cohen to claim that negotiations for the project ended months earlier than they did, in order to conceal Trump’s involvement, Buzzfeed reported. Cohen had […]

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Gates urges donors to invest in health for global security and growth

Bill Gates on role US should play in global poverty fight The Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Gates Foundation joins Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ LONDON (Reuters) - Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on […]

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From Gillibrand to Beto, one-time moderates shift left in preparation for 2020

Democrats are breaking the norm in their 2020 presidential bid announcements, even on late night TV Former National Republican Senatorial Committee general counsel Alex Vogel and former DNC communications director Mo Elleithee weigh in on the growing field of 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls. The 2020 presidential race is just beginning, and already several declared or possible Democratic contenders once seen as moderates […]

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Pelosi urges Trump to delay State of the Union until partial shutdown ends

Pelosi asks Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the government shutdown ends House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the government reopens or submit it in writing to Congress; Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the extraordinary step Wednesday of urging President […]

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