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Jul 18, 2019

Does Diversity Training Work the Way It's Supposed To?
Virtually all Fortune 500 companies offer diversity training to their employees. Yet surprisingly few of them have measured its impact. What would happen if we created a training program and rigorously tested its effects?

SHRM HR News
Jul 18, 2019

Know the Perils of the Gig Economy
The gig economy is getting a lot of attention these days—some good, some not so good. Gig work is increasingly attractive to a growing percentage of the workforce, particularly Millennials and members of Generation Z, who value autonomy, flexibility and work/life balance. It can also provide benefits to employers that may not need full-time staff year-round or that may be struggling to fill jobs.

SHRM HR News
Jul 18, 2019

New York Legislators Upend the Workplace Legal Landscape
New York employers should be aware of sweeping changes to the state's employment laws impacting settlement and separation agreements, employment-related litigation, and hiring and pay practices.

SHRM HR News
Jul 18, 2019

Service Charge Paid to California Banquet Hall May Be a Gratuity Owed to Workers
A 21 percent service charge added by a banquet hall operator to the facility's food and beverage bills may be a gratuity, which California law requires to go to nonmanagerial employees who serve food and beverages, a California appellate court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 18, 2019

The Pros, Cons and Possibilities of Onsite Health Care
Providing employees with onsite health care has helped companies tamp down rising health coverage costs while reducing employees' time off the job to visit doctors' offices. Even small employers have opportunities to offer employees access to onsite or nearby health care services, with options ranging from clinics shared with other local businesses to telehealth kiosks at work.

SHRM HR News
Jul 18, 2019

Viewpoint: Why Punishing Employee Mistakes Can Sabotage Your Company
Mistakes are useful. A report published in Scientific American found that our brains actually grow as we learn from our mistakes. They build paths that eventually lead to success if we leverage that information properly. In other words, we should celebrate mistakes because they get us one step closer to our desired outcome.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

Training First-Time Employees? Don't Forget Soft Skills
Teenage workers can be a source of seasonal or part-time labor for businesses looking to fill entry-level jobs. But managing these young employees can also present challenges, especially if it's their first experience in the workforce.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

training teen workers
Teenage workers can be a source of seasonal or part-time labor for businesses looking to fill entry-level jobs. But managing these young employees can also present challenges, especially if it's their first experience in the workforce.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

Supervisors' Comments Are Direct Evidence of Disability Discrimination
A trial is warranted under the Americans with Disabilities Act when the employer's supervisors are alleged to have directly discriminated against and failed to accommodate an employee suffering from episodic panic attacks and depression, a federal district court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

Review Promotion Practices to Avoid Turnover, Lawsuits
The HR department has a big stake in ensuring that an organization's promotions process is well-managed, by helping to guide employees' career paths, maintaining clear policies and keeping workers engaged when they're not promoted. Poor promotions practices can create dissatisfaction, high turnover and even charges of discrimination if people believe they've been passed over unfairly

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

House Passes Health Care 'Cadillac Tax' Repeal Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on July 17 to abolish the so-called "Cadillac tax" on employer-sponsored high-value health plans, set to take effect in 2022. If the Senate passes the measure and the president signs it into law, the threat employers have faced from the tax would disappear.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

Is Age a Part of Your Inclusion Strategy?
People are living longer, and there are more older people in the workforce and looking for work. The time is ripe for organizations to make age part of their diversity and inclusion strategies, noted panelists at The Future of Work for All Generations conference that AARP recently hosted in Washington, D.C.

SHRM HR News
Jul 17, 2019

Checklist for Creating an Age-Inclusive Workforce
Here are some ways your organization can commit to creating a workforce that is welcoming to older workers.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Leave Laws by State and Municipality
A chart of leave laws by state.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Texas Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters
Texas workplace labor and employment law poster chart.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Why Executives Give Up the Corner Office
The corner office has long been coveted real estate in the workplace. It affords privacy, often features a window and sends a clear message about status. When you hold the keys to the corner office, you've made it to the top. So why are some CEOs and other executives turning in their keys to private offices and choosing instead to work in more-open and communal spaces?

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Become Today What You Want to Be Tomorrow
This week's letter-writer wants to move into management, but doesn't see opportunities at his current job. Columnist Martin Yate offers advice on how job-seekers with this goal should craft their resumes and which jobs they should look for.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Lack of Awareness, Poor Security Practices Pose Cyber Risks
Cybersecurity training must regularly cover topics around cybersecurity risks and how to handle them if employers hope to change workers' behavior, according to the State of the Phish 2019 report.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Obesity Is a New Protected Class in Washington State
The Washington Supreme Court held that obesity is a protected class under the state's anti-discrimination law. The decision runs counter to recent federal court decisions in other parts of the country.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Oregon Passes Nation's Most Generous Paid Family Leave Law
Gov. Kate Brown recently signed a law into effect that will provide 12 weeks of paid leave to just about every employee in the state. Here's what Oregon employers need to know about this groundbreaking new law.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

Social Media: Workplace Guidance in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium
Social media use creates opportunities for organizations when hiring, but there's also the risk that it could undermine employee productivity and expose employers to liability or reputational damage.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2019

New Jersey Amends Medical Marijuana Law
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed into law amendments to the state's medical marijuana law that provide greater clarity on workplace issues but creates additional obligations for employers.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2019

IRS Proposes Rule to Ease Liability Under 401(k) Multiple Employer Plans
The IRS has proposed a rule that would make 401(k) multiemployer plans (MEPs) more attractive, especially for small employers, by addressing the risk posed to a MEP by one employer member's bad actions. The rule complements a Department of Labor proposal to ease the way for "open" MEPs among employers who don't share a common industry or location.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2019

DOL Proposes Major Expansion of Apprenticeships
The Department of Labor's (DOL's) newly proposed apprenticeship programs would be available to certified industry groups, schools, nonprofits and unions and would be largely free from regulatory oversight.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2019

DOL Proposes Rule to Ease Liability under 401(k) Multiple Employer Plans
The IRS has proposed a rule that would make 401(k) multiemployer plans (MEPs) more attractive, especially for small employers, by addressing the risk posed to a MEP by one employer member's bad actions. The rule complements a previous proposal to ease the way for "open" MEPs among employers who don't share a common industry or location.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2019

Amazon Commits to Investing Millions in Training
Amazon has announced plans to retrain 100,000 workers—almost one-third of its U.S. workforce—by 2025. The more than $700 million initiative amounts to a $7,000 investment per employee.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2019

Building and Leading High-Performing Remote Teams
The popularity of remote work is rising fast. Multiple research studies show that employees who are able to skip commuting and work away from the office, whether at home, a coffee shop or somewhere in between, are happier, more productive and less likely to jump ship. But overseeing a team of remote employees doesn't come naturally to many managers, who are accustomed to seeing their employees in the office at least a few days each week. Some even question how they can know if people working away from the office are really working.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Can Massachusetts Employers Fire Workers for Off-Duty Marijuana Use?
Complying with marijuana laws and understanding their impact on the workplace is tricky for multistate employers, but even the laws in a single state can be difficult to navigate.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

'Niceness' Can Hurt an Organization
A work environment where never is heard a discouraging word can hurt an organization when employees are afraid they will be seen as combative or rocking the boat if they voice an opposing opinion or concern.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Employers Can Limit Union Activities in Public Spaces on Their Property
Employers can now ban nonemployee union representatives from organizing in public spaces on their property—so long as their policies are applied consistently to all nonemployees.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

IRS to Permit Truncated Social Security Numbers on W-2s to Fight ID Theft
To protect people from identity theft, the IRS issued a final rule that will let employers shorten employees' Social Security numbers on Form W-2 statements distributed to employees, beginning in 2021.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Know the Risks of Fighting Unemployment Claims in Kentucky
Kentucky employers that don't hire a lawyer to contest unemployment compensation claims will need to review their policies and practices in light of a recent state appellate court decision.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Resigns; Acting Secretary Said to Be More ‘Pro-Business'
Secretary Alexander Acosta, under fire for securing a plea deal for convicted pedophile and newly indicted Jeffrey Epstein, resigned his post under pressure today, leaving as acting secretary a man who's considered more aggressively pro-business than Acosta.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Summertime—and Working Ain't Easy
How do employers keep workers' heads in the game when their toes are itching for the sand? Or how do they plan for the disruption that summer holidays and vacation schedules inevitably bring? What are their best practices for keeping productivity high?

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Overtime Rule May Be Issued Faster Under New DOL Leadership
Employers can expect to see change more quickly at the Department of Labor (DOL), including issuance of a final overtime rule perhaps as soon as by the end of the year, now that it's under new leadership—new Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella.

SHRM HR News
Jul 12, 2019

Refusing to Rehire Worker Who Filed EEO Charge Is Unlawful
Claims of retaliation—mostly in the forms of demoting, disciplining or terminating employees—are the charges most frequently filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A recent lawsuit reminds employers that refusing to rehire someone who filed a discrimination claim against the company is also illegal.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Workplace Burnout is Now an ‘Occupational Phenomenon'
The World Health Organization has identified workplace burnout as an "occupational phenomenon" that may deserve medical attention.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Workplace Burnout Now an ‘Occupational Phenomenon'
The World Health Organization has identified workplace burnout as an "occupational phenomenon" that may deserve medical attention.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

UK: Avoid Discrimination Based on Language Proficiency
Employers in the United Kingdom must be careful not to discriminate against employees based on their actual, or perceived, language proficiency.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Viewpoint: Court Puts Kibosh on Policy Requiring Two Calls to Request FMLA Leave
Although the reasoning may be suspect in a district court's ruling that an employer's two-call policy to request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was unacceptably burdensome, employers will need to consider the decision's implications.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Ireland: Parental Leave Entitlements Increased
?The Irish Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 has now been signed into law and introduces important changes to parental leave.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Employment Credit Checks
The House Committee on Financial Services on July 11 passed legislation that would prohibit employers from using credit reports for employment decisions, except when required by law or for a national security clearance.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Employers Should Review EEO-1 Guidance Before Pay-Data Reporting Deadline
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a sample form, instructions and FAQs to help employers submit employee pay data—due to the agency by Sept. 30—sorted by job category, race, ethnicity and sex.

SHRM HR News
Jul 11, 2019

Australia: A New Age of Leave Entitlements
The Australian workforce is witnessing a new trend: more leave entitlements.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Appeals Court Hears Arguments to Strike Down the ACA
On July 9, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments in Texas v. United States, a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the appellate court upholds a lower court ruling against the ACA, the case is expected to land before the U.S. Supreme Court next year.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam: Learn How You Learn Best
An accessible new guidebook just published by SHRM, Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam: A Guide to Success on the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Exams, edited by SHRM's vice president of certification operations, Nancy A. Woolever, SHRM-SCP, features expert tips and practice questions that demystify the tests and improve one's ability to understand and prepare for them.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

CBO Analysis: $15 Minimum Wage Would Boost Incomes, Trigger Job Cuts
Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour would raise pay for 27 million workers but also lead to over 1 million job losses, according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Dissimilar Treatment of Workers Undercuts Reasons for Discharge
Different treatment of similarly situated employees may suggest that termination of one but not the other might have been due to race discrimination, a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision shows.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

House Votes to Remove Green Card Caps
The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 10 to eliminate limits on the percentage of employment-based green cards awarded to immigrants from any one country.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Jury Award for Failure to Accommodate a Perceived Disability Upheld
Employers generally don't have to accommodate perceived disabilities, but an employer waived this argument and a jury verdict against it was upheld.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Lunch with Leadership: Small Gestures, Big Impact
Lunches and conversations with leadership on career advancement, organizational direction, the needs of the workforce and the like are ways to start culture change. Shifts in culture can have more impact on an organization than changes to policies, procedures and processes; they can lead to true understanding.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Major Changes to SHRM Recertification Policies Announced
?Three policy changes affecting the process for recertifying the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials--allowing accrual of professional development credits (PDCs) during the grace period, early completion and PDC carryover--will go into effect on Aug. 1. The changes were designed to improve how SHRM certification-holders earn and record PDCs.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

New SHRM Specialty Credentials for Department of One, Immigration
SHRM has issued two new professional development programs, the SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty Credential and the SHRM HR Department of One Specialty Credential. HR professionals who earn these specialty credentials demonstrate specialized knowledge in focused fields of practice and complex, continually-evolving topic areas.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

Pay Equity Shines Spotlight on Compensation Alignment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's decision to require most employers to submit pay data sorted by race, ethnicity, gender and job category—so-called EEO-1 data—gives employers an opportunity to address pay equity issues and to ensure their pay practices are operating as intended.

SHRM HR News
Jul 10, 2019

When It's Time to Change Your Benefits Menu
As an organization's workforce changes, employers should be prepared to add, modify or end benefit programs, recognizing that benefits valued in the past may not be effective in the future.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Why Data-Sharing Remains a Challenge in HR
HR has a data-sharing problem that won't go away. Despite the growing popularity of software "suites" that allow disparate HR systems to communicate, or new application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable connections between different talent management technologies, experts say HR still struggles to communicate the outputs of these systems in efficient and meaningful ways.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Why Should Companies Engage with Millennials
Why are Millennials shrouded in a negativity that prevents companies from engaging with them? Millennials can bring four key elements to the workplace: innovation and technology knowhow, resourcefulness, social media awareness, and social and environmental consciousness.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Women's World Cup Championship Drives Conversation About Pay Equity
The U.S. women's soccer team has won the FIFA Women's World Cup for the fourth time and the reigning champions want equal pay for their accomplishments.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Data Analytics Could Be Your Big Break
Professionals involved in the collection, organization and manipulation of data to help an organization make better business decisions are closely connected to the goal of every company: increasing profitability and growth. They are on the cutting edge of an exploding area of expertise that will offer exciting challenges, opportunity, recognition and reward.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Viewpoint: 3 Trends That Have Transformed HR
Employers, employees and job seekers have witnessed how technology and demographic shifts have changed the hiring process. New technology, the shift in needed skills and demographic changes in the population have reshaped the hiring process and human resource management.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Marital Status Discrimination Claim Defeated
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a former employee's discrimination and retaliation claims because she could not show that her termination occurred because she opposed discrimination based on marital status.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Employee Recognition Tech Must Align with Company Culture
Using employee recognition technology can help companies operationalize the actions they need to take to motivate employees.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Is Human Network Analysis the Next Frontier in People Analytics?
What if software could help identify the employees most likely to collaborate in ways that lead to new product innovation, get new hires up to speed faster or point out high-potential employees earlier than ever? A process called human network analysis (HNA) is designed to achieve those objectives.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Have You Been 'Ghosted'? Your Industry Might Be Part of the Problem
No one likes to be "ghosted," which is more prevalent in certain industries, according to The Knowledge Academy, a provider of training courses that surveyed 1,325 full-time U.S. workers.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Heterosexual HR Manager Loses Discrimination Claim
A heterosexual HR manager fired after writing an angry Facebook post against Target's policy of allowing transgender individuals to use restrooms according to gender identity could not state a discrimination or retaliation claim, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Attorney Who Challenged Murder Prosecution Gets Trial on Whistle-Blower Claim
A former deputy district attorney claims that his employer retaliated against him after he insisted that a criminal defendant who was on trial for murder was innocent. A California appellate court recently ruled that the plaintiff can proceed to trial with his whistle-blower claim.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

California Law Will Ban Workplace Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
California is poised to join New York City and become the first state to protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles associated with race.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

California Lawmakers Ban Workplace Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
California has join New York City to become the first state to protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles associated with race.

SHRM HR News
Jul 09, 2019

Can an Employee Turn Down a Pay Raise?
Many workers get excited about a salary bump or the prospect of a promotion, but what should an employer do if a worker declines either? Here's what employment attorneys had to say.

SHRM HR News
Jul 08, 2019

Viewpoint: Hiring Is Challenging in Azerbaijan
A talent shortage, demanding employers, picky applicants and difficulty recruiting outside Baku, Azerbaijan's capital and largest city, are among the hurdles recruiters face in this country just south of Russia and north of Iran.

SHRM HR News
Jul 03, 2019

9th Circuit Revives Nike and Converse Employee Security Check Claims
In a unanimous decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals resuscitated class claims against retail giants Nike and Converse that allege employees are owed compensation for time spent undergoing security checks when exiting the retail stores.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

California Extends Paid Family Leave Benefits to 8 Weeks
On June 27, Gov. Gavin Newson signed SB 83, which will extend the maximum duration of paid family leave (PFL) benefits from six to eight weeks beginning on July 1, 2020.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

Automation Could Either Boost or Displace Working Women
New technology could disrupt work life for tens of millions of women globally over the next decade, creating both the possibility of greater opportunity and pay and the risk of bigger wage gaps and job loss, a new McKinsey Global Institute report suggests.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

High Court to Review Whether Trump Can End DACA Program
Employers may know in the next year what will happen to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to temporarily work and avoid deportation.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

DOL Offers Wage and Hour Compliance Tips in Three Opinion Letters
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new opinion letters addressing how to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act when rounding employee work hours and other wage and hour issues.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

Companies Urge High Court to Ban LGBTQ Discrimination
More than 200 businesses signed a brief on July 2 calling on the Supreme Court to rule that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

Romney Proposes Making E-Verify Permanent
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, recently introduced legislation that would make the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system permanent. The E-Verify program has been extended repeatedly and will expire on Sept. 30.

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

UK: A New Proposed Pension Scheme Is on the Horizon
Royal Mail, a letter and parcel delivery company, could be the first United Kingdom (U.K.) organization to move ahead with a new form of pension scheme called a collective defined contribution scheme (CDC).

SHRM HR News
Jul 02, 2019

Top 10 Takeaways from #SHRM19
?We asked attendees at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition to tell us the most important thing they learned from the conference speakers. Here are their top 10 takeaways.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Alabama Supplement: Table of Contents
Employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR and SHRM.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Federal Agency Power to Interpret Regulations Remains Mostly Intact
When interpreting vague regulations, courts should continue deferring to a federal agency's view of its own rules, so long as the interpretation is reasonable and consistent with the regulation, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion
Many myths and biases prevent people with disabilities from being hired or promoted, but moving beyond them can help your company attract and retain loyal and productive workers, two Cornell University experts told HR professionals at a June 26 concurrent session at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Canada Modernizes Labor Code
Following in the footsteps of Ontario, Quebec and other provinces that have seen significant changes to their labor and employment legislation in recent years, federally regulated employers will now be adjusting to new amendments to the Canada Labor Code.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Paid Family Leave Is Coming to Oregon
Many Oregon workers will be eligible for paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2023. Lawmakers in the state recently passed HB 2005, and Gov. Kate Brown said she will sign the bill into law.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

New Illinois Bill Sets Rules for Using AI with Video Interviews
The Illinois Legislature recently passed a measure that could provide a blueprint for other states that want to set standards for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in hiring and other HR activities.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Thailand Overhauls Its Employment Law
Thailand's redrafted Labor Protection Act has introduced major changes to the country's employment law.

SHRM HR News
Jul 01, 2019

Viewpoint: Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role
Too many hiring managers avoid telling candidates the truth about a job. Their logic is that if applicants find out how hard they will work or how boring the core of the open jobs are, they will walk away. This is a mistake. To hire effectively, you have to be honest about what working at your firm is like and what it takes to be successful.

SHRM HR News
Jun 30, 2019

E-Verify Laws by State
A chart of E-Verify laws by state.

SHRM HR News
Jun 30, 2019

District of Columbia Supplement: Table of Contents
District of Columbia employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

Temporary Disability Insurance Requirements by State
Temporary disability insurance requirements by state provided by XpertHR.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality
A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

LGBT Bias Hurts U.S. Economic Growth, Fed President Says
The unemployment rate for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is nearly double the national average and is holding back the economic growth of the U.S., according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

Congress Members Honored for Exceptional Workplace Cultures
The Congressional Management Foundation, a strategic affiliate of SHRM recognized members of Congress at the Democracy Awards ceremony for their outstanding workplace cultures and other non-legislative achievements.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

Australian Employers Struggle with Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a serious problem in Australian workplaces: Employers are paying large sums to settle lawsuits out of court, and a human rights commission has launched a national investigation into the problem.

SHRM HR News
Jun 28, 2019

Virginia Employers Must Comply with a New Personnel Record Law
Starting July 1, Virginia employers must give workers copies of certain personnel records when they receive a written request for such information. Here's what HR professionals need to know.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2019
HR professionals and organization leaders have a lot to keep up with: technological developments, economic changes, globalization and automation. All of these factors affect how companies do business and attract and retain talented workers.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Encourages Self-Help After Depression Diagnosis
Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, proved to the world that giving can be good for business. However, the company's rapid growth also took a personal toll, sparking a battle with depression.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

ADA Claim of Worker with Heart Conditions Advances to Trial
A former employee of a restoration company could not show that he was disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) without a medical expert, but he could show that he arguably was regarded as disabled, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

Financial Fitness Benefits Take Center Stage as Debt Worries Grow
Employers that help workers improve their financial health, such as by providing student loan repayment aid, are seeing increased productivity, job satisfaction and retention. Employees taking advantage of these benefits have less stress, reduced distraction and lower absenteeism.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

Professors Are Not Automatically Entitled to Same Pay
A plaintiff who works in higher education cannot rely upon an inference that all professors generally perform equal or substantially similar work to support her wage-discrimination claim, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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