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Oct 18, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination to Be Required at Canada, Mexico Borders
In January 2022, foreign nationals crossing over land into the United States from Canada and Mexico for work or business will be required to be fully vaccinated.

SHRM HR News
Oct 18, 2021

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Be Required at Canada, Mexico Borders
In January 2022, foreign nationals crossing over land into the United States from Canada and Mexico for work or business will be required to be fully vaccinated.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

Crossing Cultures: Unpacking the Expatriate Learning and Adjustment Process over Time
Crossing Cultures: A Qualitative Study of Expatriate Experiences with Mentors during International Assignments A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE...

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

DOL Proposes Rule to Remove Barriers to ESG Funds in Retirement Plans
The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed easing restrictions that have discouraged retirement plan fiduciaries' from considering climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when they select investment funds for 401(k)s or other retirement plans.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

DOL Sues Over Firing for E-Mail Allegedly Sharing Coronavirus Concerns
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has filed suit against an Austin, Texas, car dealer for firing an employee who warned managers and other co-workers in an all-staff e-mail about potential coronavirus hazards in the workplace.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

Ask HR: How Can Restaurant Owners Attract and Keep Good Workers?
Are there ways other than raising salaries to find and keep good hospitality workers? What are some tips for someone looking to switch to a project management career? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

Cal/OSHA Modifies Quarantine Rules for Asymptomatic, Unvaccinated Workers
Without any fanfare, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) updated its FAQs on the state's COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

Survey: Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Will Be Difficult to Implement
Nine out of 10 recently surveyed organizations said it will be somewhat or very challenging to implement the Biden administration's expected vaccine-or-testing requirements.

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

UK Poised to Expand Workplace PPE Obligations
Employers in the United Kingdom that require personal protective equipment (PPE) on the jobsite will need to supply the health and safety gear to a broader worker population under proposed changes to the country's 1992 law governing PPE in the workplace. 

SHRM HR News
Oct 15, 2021

Using Technology to Prepare Workforce for Post-Pandemic Times
As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs in India and companies prepare models for a hybrid work environment, they are looking to technology to find ways to keep a distributed workforce productive and connected.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

Unemployment Claims Move Toward Pre-Pandemic Level
States reported that 293,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending October 9. New claims are down significantly from earlier this year and are closing in on their 2019 weekly average of just over 200,000.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

When May an Employer Reject a Religious Accommodation Request?
An employer that requires vaccinations against COVID-19 must grant sincere religious accommodation requests, so long as they don't cause an undue hardship on the company.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

Court Puts United Airlines' Vaccination Mandate on Hold
A federal district court temporarily halted United Airlines' vaccination mandate, keeping the employees who challenged the policy on the payroll while litigation proceeds.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

DHS to Stop Workplace Immigration Raids
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will put an end to mass immigration enforcement operations at worksites, a mechanism used by the Trump administration.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

Employers, Workers and Leaders React to Texas Ban on Vaccine Mandates
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued a broad executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state—a directive that covers private employers and conflicts with federal requirements. Until the conflict is resolved, many businesses in the state will have to choose between complying with federal or state orders.

SHRM HR News
Oct 14, 2021

Expert Q&A: Helping Employees to Be Smarter Health Care Consumers
An authority on health care consumerism offers steps employers can take to improve employees' understanding of health care costs and how to shop for nonemergency health care services.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

Does Your COVID-19 Employee Health-Screening Policy Need an Update?
Employers that conduct daily temperature checks and other COVID-19 health screens may want to review and revise their policies as rules and recommendations change, particularly in locations with high COVID-19 transmission rates.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

COBRA Election and Payment Periods: Does One Year of 'Tolling' Really Mean One Year?
The IRS clarified that the one-year suspended deadlines for COBRA elections and initial premium payments, as part of COVID-19 relief, run concurrently, not consecutively. Some ambiguities regarding the extended deadlines remain, however.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

2022 Wage Cap Jumps to $147,000 for Social Security Payroll Taxes
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase. By the start of the new year, U.S. employers should adjust their payroll systems to account for the higher taxable wage base and notify affected employees that more of their pay will be subject to payroll withholding.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

New York Ordered to Provide Religious Exemptions to State Vaccine Mandate
New York State must let employers provide religious exemptions to a mandate that state health care workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, at least while litigation over the mandate proceeds, a federal district court judge decided.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

October Brings Changes to Washington, D.C., Leave Laws
October Brings Changes to Washington, D.C., Leave Laws Policies that may be affected by changes to leave laws in Washington, D.C, include those related to parental leave, family and medical leave, disability leave and more. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

OSHA Sends COVID-19 Vaccination Rule to White House for Review
Businesses with at least 100 employees may soon receive direction on an anticipated COVID-19 workplace vaccination and testing mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On Oct. 12, the agency sent its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to the White House for final review.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

First Amendment Protects Against Viewpoint Discrimination
A sheriff failed to demonstrate that his interest in maintaining an efficient workplace outweighed a sergeant's free-speech interest in voicing political support for the sheriff's re-election opponent.

SHRM HR News
Oct 13, 2021

Title VII Required Temporary Duty and Time to Express Breast Milk
Absences related to pregnancy apart from the Family and Medical Leave Act or other leave laws may be protected under Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

What's Your Favorite ‘Golden Rule'?
Many company leaders say they instill their own "golden rules" at work and strive to make those rules stick. They're gratified when they see their employees follow those...

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

How Managers Can Move Employees with Disabilities into Leadership
Employees with disabilities often believe they don't have the same opportunities for advancement at their company as other employees. It often depends on a manager...

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Report: ‘Allies' Aren't Taking Basic Actions in the Workplace
?There is a notable difference between workplace allyship actions that women of color find most meaningful and the actions white employees prioritize, according to a new...

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Risk Managers: What's Your Plan for a Public Relations Crisis?
Companies have no shortage of business risks to avoid, with the COVID-19 pandemic, a labor shortage and rising consumer costs all at the top of this year's management...

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Los Angeles County Issues Vaccine Verification Rules for Hospitality Businesses
An updated order in Los Angeles County sets new vaccine and COVID-19 testing requirements for certain industries. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

In Times of Upheaval, Leaders Must Model Empathy, Transparency, Agility
It's worth the effort to cultivate genuine relationships with your workers because candid conversations with employees may be the best tool leaders have right now for assessing the health of a company. But keep in mind that employees often have a good sense of whether their managers are honestly interested in them.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Italy Implements Mandatory Green Pass for Workers
Italy's Green Pass—a domestic COVID-19 passport that indicates if someone is fully vaccinated or has tested negative for the virus in the last 72 hours—will soon be required for any employees who are working onsite.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Massachusetts Extends COVID-19 Paid Leave Obligation
Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed legislation extending the statewide mandate for employers to provide emergency paid leave related to COVID-19. These COVID-19 paid leave obligations will now continue until April 1, 2022.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Some States Are Pushing Back on Workplace Vaccination Mandates
Leaders in some states are considering measures that would require employers to accept negative COVID-19 tests or proof of natural immunity as an alternative to vaccination requirements.

SHRM HR News
Oct 12, 2021

Report: 'Allies' Aren't Taking Basic Actions in the Workplace
?There is a notable difference between workplace allyship actions that women of color find most meaningful and the actions white employees prioritize, according to a new report from McKinsey and Lean In.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

MBO Partners Adds HR Technology to Support Remote Workers
When Kelly Beckner, vice president of corporate human resources at MBO Partners, began transitioning employees to remote work due to the pandemic, she realized a key...

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Premium Surcharges for Unvaccinated Health Plan Participants Are Lawful Within Limits
In guidance, the Biden administration surprised plan administrators by announcing it would limit vaccine incentive or surcharge programs for unvaccinated health plan...

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

7 Reasons Why HR Technology Investments Fall Short
Investment in human resource technology is booming, with venture capitalists pouring money into the space at a record pace and organizations feverishly purchasing new HR...

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Celebrate LGBTQ Representation on National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is observed on Oct. 11 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ ) people "coming out of the closet" and being their authentic selves in public, with friends and family, and at work.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Celebrate LGBTQ Representation on National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is observed on Oct. 11 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ ) people "coming out of the closet" and being their authentic selves in public, with friends and family, and at work.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

DE&I Without Cancel Culture
Not everyone will be supportive when new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiative is announced. The people who oppose it may be met with hostility, rejection or avoidance, and some may call for the person to be "canceled." These negative assessments and the negative feelings and emotions they generate will undermine the overall DE&I initiative, writes columnist Jathan Janove. Make an effort to hear--and include--everyone, Janove advises.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Premium Surcharges for the Unvaccinated Are Lawful Within Limits
In guidance, the Biden administration surprised plan administrators by announcing it would limit vaccine incentive or surcharge programs for unvaccinated health plan participants.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

OSHA Cites Employer for COVID-19 Safety Violations After Worker's Death
A national auto insurance company is facing $23,406 in proposed penalties after investigators found that a Colorado branch ignored pandemic-related safety rules and "needlessly exposed" employees to co-workers with COVID-19 symptoms, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

How Content and Structure Improve Resume Readability
To be found in resume databases, your resume must be data-dense—packed with content that is relevant to your target job, writes career columnist Martin Yate. It also needs to be organized so an overworked recruiter can easily scan and read it once it is discovered by the database software.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Get Rid of Performance Reviews
Pointing to research that finds annual performance reviews cause more emotional responses than positive change, speakers at the recent SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021 called for employers to ditch yearly reviews in favor of more frequent, less stressful feedback.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Why a Layoff Is Not an Alternative to Terminations for Cause
?One of the biggest mistaken assumptions in the workplace is that companies can simply lay off their weakest performers rather than proceed with progressive discipline. In almost all cases, progressive discipline is the method of choice when dealing with substandard performance or conduct issues. To simply make the person and problem magically disappear via a no-fault layoff may feel like the path of least resistance, but it often leaves managers unaccountable, workers neglected and the organization vulnerable.

SHRM HR News
Oct 11, 2021

Why More Employers Are Leveraging Tuition Assistance to Attract and Retain Employees
A growing number of companies are providing educational benefits to employees at a time when they're struggling to find workers to fill vacant positions and retain the workers they have. Amazon, Target and Walmart have joined Starbucks, Whirlpool and Liberty Mutual Insurance in offering to cover college tuition costs for their employees.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

Labor Law Poster Report
October 2021 Copyright 2021 J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Labor Law Poster ReportBe ready for posting changes in 2022 Minimum wage increases and new...

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

Health Plan Cost Increases Are Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels
U.S. employers expect their group health plan premiums to increase, on average, around 5 percent in 2022, even after taking cost-management initiatives into account, according to recent employer surveys. Overall costs for health claims are also expected to rise, health insurers forecast.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

HR Executive and Staff Pay Rose During the Pandemic
New studies highlight changes to compensation for HR executives and staff, as well as ways in which the pandemic has changed how HR professionals work and the challenges they face.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

New California Laws Extend AB 5 Exemptions for Certain Industries
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed several bills extending exemptions from the state's ‘ABC' test, which is used to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

Fine-Tune Call-In Procedures to Reduce FMLA Misuse
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) procedures that clearly outline the information employees must provide when they call in absent can help reduce fraudulent intermittent leave requests.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

2021 End-of-Year Plan Amendment Deadlines and Other Considerations
As the year draws to a close, it's helpful for employers to pause and evaluate employee benefit plan amendment deadlines and other crucial fourth quarter benefit considerations.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

Ask HR: How Can Older Workers Better Compete for Jobs?
In a labor market that seems to prefer younger workers, how should older jobseekers prepare to compete? Is it a good idea to recommend your boyfriend or girlfriend for a job at your company? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

White House: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Persuade Many Workers to Get Shots
?Employer vaccine mandates are becoming common and are persuading many employees to get inoculated against COVID-19, according to White House data. Health care systems, schools, public-sector agencies and private businesses with COVID-19 vaccine mandates have seen vaccination rates increase 20 points—often to over 90 percent.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

September Hiring Comes In Well Under Expectations
U.S. employers added a disappointing 194,000 new jobs in September, with hiring in leisure and hospitality leading the way, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent in August. Economists had forecast that employers added about 500,000 new jobs last month.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

September Hiring Well Under Expectations
U.S. employers added a disappointing 194,000 new jobs in September, with hiring in leisure and hospitality leading the way, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent in August. Economists had forecast that employers added about 500,000 new jobs last month.

SHRM HR News
Oct 08, 2021

UK Government Starts Consultation on Flexible Work
The U.K. government has launched a consultation which sets out a number of proposals on flexible work.

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

Viewpoint: How to Combat the 'Resignation Tsunami'
Just as companies are ready to bring everyone back into the workplace, employees are working more than ever before, feeling burned out, and ready to jump ship. How can leaders ensure attrition doesn't become the most serious consequence to their business after nearly two years of leading through the pandemic?

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

Big Companies Are Raising Wages for Lowest-Paid Workers
As they struggle to find workers amid an ongoing labor shortage, more companies are raising minimum wage rates for their lowest-paid employees, boosting pay for hourly-wage jobs to levels never seen before.

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

How to Handle Conn. Family and Medical Leave that Spans 2021 and 2022
Amendments to the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act take effect on Jan. 1, 2022, and the state labor department recently released guidance on how employers should handle leaves that start in 2021 and continue in the new year.

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

First-Time Jobless Claims Improve
States reported that 326,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending October 2, falling by 38,000 from the previous week's revised level after three weeks of increases. Although new claims are down significantly from this time last year—and have decreased by 50 percent from April 2021—they are still elevated compared to their 2019 weekly average of just over 200,000.

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

Puerto Rico Adopts Minimum Wage Act
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has sign into law the Puerto Rico Minimum Wage Act, which supersedes the lower federal minimum wage beginning in 2022 and creates a board that will periodically review and potentially increase the minimum wage every two years.

SHRM HR News
Oct 07, 2021

San Diego COVID-19 Recall Ordinance Survives Legal Challenge
A federation of hotel and motel owners and operators lost a challenge to a San Diego ordinance that requires certain building service and hospitality employers to recall workers laid off due to the pandemic before hiring new employees.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Remote Work Was Not a Reasonable Accommodation for a Team Member Position
A health care fraud specialist for the Defense Health Agency who worked on a four-person team could not establish that remote work was a reasonable accommodation for his position, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

New Rule Initiates Health Care 'Surprise Billing' Arbitration
New guidance from federal agencies explains how mandatory arbitration will work, beginning in 2022, to resolve disputes over unscheduled "surprise" out-of-network health care charges that drive up claims costs.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Jury Awards Former Tesla Worker $137 Million in Race Bias Suit
A federal district judge ordered Tesla to pay a black former elevator operator $137 million in damages on his claim that the electric carmaker ignored racial epithets and graffiti that created a hostile work environment.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Connecticut Employers Must Disclose Wage Ranges for Vacant Positions
A Connecticut law aimed at eliminating gender-based pay discrimination took effect Oct. 1. Here's what employers need to know about their new legal obligations.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Evolving Rationale for Disciplinary Action Supported Inference of Retaliation
The Drug Enforcement Administration's failure to provide a consistent reason for revoking the worker's security clearance supported an inference of retaliation under the Rehabilitation Act, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Syracuse University Agrees to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Pay Equity Claims
Syracuse University and plaintiffs' law firm Outten & Golden agreed to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination raised by five female faculty members. Under the settlement, the university will pay $3.7 million to resolve the claims.

SHRM HR News
Oct 06, 2021

Workplace Savings Accounts: Open in Case of Emergency
To help employees avoid financial hardship, employers are offering emergency savings accounts funded through payroll deductions, sometimes with employer matching contributions or above-market interest rates as an added benefit.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

USERRA Judgment for Demoted Reservist Overturned
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a judgment for a reservist under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) against his employer due to his alleged demotion resulting from restructuring while serving in the military.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Taking Another Look at Cafeteria Plans
Cafeteria plans are getting new attention during the pandemic as a way to let employees select—and fund with pretax dollars—qualifying insurance benefits and spending accounts that meet their health and caregiving needs.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Sotomayor Declines to Block NYC Vaccination Mandate
On Oct. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court's Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined to block New York City's vaccination mandate against COVID-19 for all city Department of Education employees.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Should Job Seekers Disclose Their Vaccination Status Upfront?
As more companies consider establishing a vaccine mandate, a trend is taking shape: Job seekers are promoting themselves as "Fully Vaccinated" on applications, resumes and their LinkedIn profiles to stand out.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Wellness Portals Help Fill Employee Need
Employee wellness, particularly mental health wellness, has become an area of increasing concern for companies and their HR leaders during the pandemic, especially as many employees continue to work remotely.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

What Is a 'Safety-Sensitive' Job Under State Marijuana Laws?
As employers grapple with evolving marijuana laws and their impact on the workplace, they should note that many states that provide employment protections for cannabis users have exceptions for workers in safety-sensitive roles. But what exactly is a safety-sensitive job?

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Federal Contractors, Private Employers Confused About COVID-19 Vaccine Rules
The federal government recently issued guidance to agencies on implementing the White House COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors, but many covered employers are still confused about the details of the requirement.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Discipline of Employee for Mass Union E-Mails to Co-Workers Violated NLRA
T-Mobile's discipline of a call-center employee for sending e-mails to co-workers encouraging them to support the Communications Workers of America (CWA) violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

DOL, State Regulators Step Up Enforcement Around Mental Health Parity
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and state regulators are stepping up enforcement actions under a law that bars group health plans that provide mental health benefits from imposing stricter limits on those benefits than on physical health treatments.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Employer's Failure to Produce Records Justified ‘Slight Windfall' for Worker
An employer produced no records showing the hours a former employee worked or the compensation he received. So a trial court correctly used the employee's imprecise records in a lawsuit for unpaid overtime.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

Choosing the Right Leave Management Vendor Pays Off
Leave management ranks among HR's most challenging tasks since it requires balancing employees' needs with a complex web of legal regulations.

SHRM HR News
Oct 05, 2021

New Data Privacy Law Will Soon Take Effect in China
China's new data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Law, was passed on Aug. 20 and will go into effect on Nov. 1. It's the latest in a series of laws designed to protect the personal data of individuals and increase data security in China. 

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

Answers to the Most Common COVID-19 Coronavirus Questions
Find the answers to common questions about coronavirus as it relates to the workplace in general, employee leave, and employer policies and practices.

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

Supreme Court Preview: Employment Attorneys Are Watching These Issues
The U.S. Supreme Court's new term begins on Oct. 4. Although only a few employment-related cases have been accepted so far, employment law attorneys are following some...

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

CFRA Covered Employee's Leave to Care for Adult Sister Prior to Expanded Law
The California Highway Patrol violated the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) when it fired a worker in 2014 after he took leave to care for his adult sister, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

Font and Font Size Matter in Your Resume
?So much about a resume's effectiveness comes down to readability. Make sure your chosen font never distracts from the message. Career columnist Martin Yate advises jobseekers on the best fonts to use in their resumes.

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

Harassment Today
Jurors and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are holding employers to higher standards in recent workplace harassment cases, according to experts speaking at the recent SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021. And the switch to remote work doesn't mean employers can let down their guards.

SHRM HR News
Oct 04, 2021

Hold On to Your High-Potential Workers
There are substantial benefits to retaining and developing leadership from internal staff. Here's how companies can determine what skills they are looking for in leaders and how to identify them from within the company.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

Maine's Public-Sector Employers Must Follow OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
The Maine Department of Labor recently announced that the state's public sector employees will be subject to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate due to Maine's state plan agreement with the federal government.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

Congress Considers 'Commonsense Reporting Act' to Streamline ACA Filings
The Commonsense Reporting Act, if enacted, could simplify employers' annual Affordable Care Act reporting of health plan information to the IRS.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

CDC's Plea to Vaccinate Pregnant Women Doesn't Eliminate Need for Accommodation
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued "urgent action" to increase COVID-19 vaccination among women who are pregnant, recently were pregnant or who might become pregnant.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

Ask HR: Why Would Employers Check Your Credit Report in the Hiring Process?
Why do employers check applicants' credit history reports during the hiring process? What's a good answer to the common interview prompt "Tell me about yourself"? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

DOL Issues Final Rule on Tip Sharing and Employer Penalties
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may fine employers in more circumstances when they violate federal tip-sharing regulations under a recently issued rule. The rule also clarifies when managers and supervisors can keep gratuities they received.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

DOL Issues Final Rule on Tip-Sharing and Employer Penalties
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) may fine employers in more circumstances when they violate federal tip-sharing regulations under a recently issued rule. The rule also clarifies when managers and supervisors can keep gratuities they received.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

EU and Beyond: Workplace COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Protocols
Return-to-office policies were a hot topic this past summer as employers were busy preparing for the fall re-opening of workplaces. The question of the accompanying health-and-safety measures remains a tricky one to deal with for global organizations.

SHRM HR News
Oct 01, 2021

Shell's Control over Gas Station Operations Made It a Joint Employer
A gas station manager could sue Shell Oil for violations of the California Labor Code even though Shell operated its gas stations through contracts with separate companies that ran the day-to-day operations, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Sep 30, 2021

Student Athletes Deemed Employees Under the NLRA
Certain student athletes are employees entitled to all the protections of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), according to National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo in a Sept. 29 memo.

SHRM HR News
Sep 30, 2021

Unionized Employees at AT&T Must Be Vaccinated
AT&T announced on Sept. 29 that it will extend its COVID-19 vaccination requirement to its unionized employees, mandating full vaccination by Feb. 1, 2022, unless there is an approved accommodation.

SHRM HR News
Sep 30, 2021

Passed Over for Promotion—Now What?
?Promotions can be tricky to manage. They are exhilarating for the person who moves up, but potentially devastating for the person who is passed over. Columnist Jathan Janove offers tips on how you can best handle the fallout.

SHRM HR News
Sep 30, 2021

Required Vaccinations to Replace U.S. COVID-19 Travel Bans
The Biden administration plans to rescind the COVID-19 travel bans imposed in 2020 and replace them with vaccination and testing requirements to enter the U.S., beginning in November.

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