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Aug 02, 2021

California Employee's Associational Disability Bias Claim Fails
An employee who claimed she was fired because she took time off to care for her ill sister failed to prove her discrimination claim under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Aug 02, 2021

Chicago Amends Paid-Sick-Leave Law
The Chicago City Council amended its paid-sick-leave law to expand the reasons employees can take paid leave and add provisions on wage theft. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Aug 02, 2021

Connecticut Limits Inquiries into Age of Job Applicants
Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed a law that bans Connecticut employers from inquiring into the age of a prospective employee on an initial employment application. The new law takes effect on Oct. 1.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

Canada's Federal Pay Equity Regime Soon Begins
Canada's Minister of Labor has announced that Canada's federal Pay Equity Act will take effect on Aug. 31.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

Certain California Employers Face Hurdles When Recalling Laid-Off Workers
Although Californians must continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, the Golden State has reopened its economy and hotels, airports and other businesses have experienced a surge in demand. This brings complications for some employers that must recall laid-off employees.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

DOL Clarifies Timing of 401(k) Lifetime Income Disclosures
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) answered key questions regarding a new 401(k) requirement to annually provide lifetime income estimates to participants based on the value of their accounts.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

California Worker Whose Individual Claim Is Time-Barred May Bring PAGA Suit
An employee's individual claim against her employer for a violation of the California Labor Code was time-barred, but she could still bring a representative action under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

2022 Salary Increases Look to Trail Inflation
Pay raises in the U.S. are returning to pre-pandemic levels but aren't likely to keep pace with inflation, new research shows. This could lead to greater demand from workers and unions for cost-of-living adjustments in 2022.

SHRM HR News
Jul 30, 2021

Ask HR: Will the Pandemic's Casual Wardrobe Be Welcomed in the Office?
Are employers likely to relax dress codes as employees return to worksites? How can you ask your supervisor for help becoming a manager? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

DOL Rescinds Prior Administration's Joint Employer Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has rescinded a final rule issued under the Trump administration that narrowed the definition of "joint employer" under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Federal Government, Large Companies Roll Out Stricter Vaccination Policies
President Joe Biden announced on July 29 that federal employees will be required to confirm that they are vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to frequent testing for COVID-19. Additionally, some large employers—such as Facebook and Google—will require workers to get vaccinated before returning to the office due to the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the highly transmittable Delta variant.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Colorado Revises Guidance on Job Posting Requirements
Employers covered by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act will have to post wage and benefit information for all covered promotional opportunities and job openings—including remote jobs that can be performed anywhere—unless that work is specifically tied to a non-Colorado worksite.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Committee Approves Antidiscrimination Protections for Older Job Applicants
A congressional committee recently passed the Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021, clarifying that external job applicants can bring disparate impact discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

First-Time Jobless Claims Resume Decline
States reported that 400,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending July 24, a decrease of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. New unemployment claims fell after a surprising rise the week before, as the labor market continues to recover from COVID-19 and its more recent Delta variant.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

It's National Intern Day
July 29 is National Intern Day, created to recognize and celebrate interns.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Letting Go of Legacy Systems
Sometimes the largest companies are the most hampered by legacy systems because they've made the largest investments in technology. HR professionals hoping to make the case for replacing legacy systems that have outlived their usefulness can take some steps to convince their companies to let go.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Scenario Planning Produces Better Benefit Strategies
HR can use scenario planning to explore how different benefits packages could maximize value for employees and minimize employer costs. Doing so can help organizations respond to issues such as hybrid workforces and rising turnover rates.

SHRM HR News
Jul 29, 2021

Scenario Planning Produces Better Benefits Strategies
HR can use scenario planning to explore how different benefits packages could maximize value for employees and minimize employer costs. Doing so can help organizations respond to issues such as hybrid workforces and rising turnover rates.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Labor Law Poster State Changes
Click on the state, local, or federal links below to view the latest posting updates and requirements States highlighted in RED have recently changed or are...

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Biles, High Performers Put Priority on Mental Health
?U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is the latest among high-profile people who have taken a momentary step back in their careers to focus on their mental health....

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Biles, Top Performers Put Priority on Mental Health
?U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is the latest among high-profile people who have taken a momentary step back in their careers to focus on their mental health....

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Biles' Withdrawal from Olympic Finals Shines Light on Mental Wellbeing
?U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is the latest among high-profile people who have taken a momentary step back in their careers to focus on their mental health. ?Employers, too, are paying more attention to employees' mental wellbeing.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Can Employers Require Vaccines for Those Who Have Gotten COVID-19?
Federal law allows employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees who've been infected with COVID-19 and those who haven't, legal experts say.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

Employers Now Able to Petition for Additional Returning H-2B Workers
Employers seeking to file H-2B petitions for returning workers are now able to do so, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

EU Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses for Data Transfers
The European Commission has approved new standard contractual clauses to permit transfers of personal data from the European Union to other countries, such as the United States.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

New Hampshire Adopts Paid Leave Program
Gov. Chris Sununu recently signed the New Hampshire budget, which includes a voluntary program called the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

New York Employers Must Act Immediately to Comply with HERO Act
Employers in the Empire State must take these steps to comply with statutory requirements aimed at preventing the spread of infectious disease in the workplace.

SHRM HR News
Jul 28, 2021

The Class of 2021 Wants to Work in the Office
The good news is that the Class of 2021 is entering a much more advantageous labor market than graduating college seniors were a year ago. But employers and job seekers are still navigating the changes to the world of work introduced by the coronavirus pandemic, and recent research reveals a surprising preference related to one of the most consequential workplace changes of the past year—working remotely.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Survey: Increasing Number of US Workers Support Hiring People with Criminal Records
Recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation found that people in the U.S. embrace the idea of second chances and would be...

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Keeping Workers Safe as the COVID-19 Delta Variant Continues to Spread
Workplace safety guidelines from federal, state and local authorities are rapidly changing in response to the highly transmittable COVID-19 Delta variant, and employers...

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Survey: Increasing Number of U.S. Workers Support Hiring People with Criminal Records
Recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation found that people in the U.S. embrace the idea of second chances and would be proud to work for an employer—and would patronize businesses—that hire people who have a criminal record or have been incarcerated.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Viewpoint: The Turnover Tsunami Is Real
In a knowledge-based economy with an aging workforce and a slowing birthrate—not just in the U.S. but around the globe—leaders are facing a perfect storm when it comes to talent acquisition and retention. As CEOs, this is the challenge of our time.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Medical Groups Urge Employers to Require COVID-19 Vaccination
In response to the recent nationwide uptick in coronavirus cases, health care associations are calling on employers to require inoculation. Additionally, some cities and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are issuing mandates for high-risk workers.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Military Personnel in a Civilian Workforce: Top 5 USERRA Questions
Employers are likely, at some point, to receive a military leave request or questions related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Here are the answers to five common USERRA-related questions.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

How to Develop a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy
A seven-step process that can help employers decide whether to mandate that their workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, with guidelines for allowing workers to be temporarily or permanently exempted from the mandate.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

CDC: Vaccinated People Should Resume Wearing Masks Indoors in Some Areas
Employers may want to reinstitute mask requirements in light of new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

Fire Department Extinguishes Overtime Claims
The Kansas City, Mo., fire department did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act when calculating the overtime for emergency medical technicians or when classifying firefighter/paramedics as partially exempt from overtime, according to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Jul 27, 2021

First Amendment Does Not Extend to Personal Grievances
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment retaliation claim by an employee who did not demonstrate he was punished for any speech or conduct protected by the First Amendment.

SHRM HR News
Jul 26, 2021

How to Ace Video Interviews During the Pandemic
During the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers are less likely to go to an employer's workplace for an in-person job interview. Many interviews will be done over videoconferencing platforms, which can be more nerve-racking—and revealing—than phone interviews, writes career columnist Martin Yate. This first meeting is when you make indelible first impressions.

SHRM HR News
Jul 26, 2021

Learning Continues Through Virtual Conferences
As employers adjust to the lifting of mask mandates, the persistence of travel restrictions, and the spike in COVID-19 cases in some parts of the U.S. and the world, trainers and professional development providers are still offering a mix of in-person, hybrid and virtual sessions.

SHRM HR News
Jul 26, 2021

Messaging Apps Pose Security Issues
The past year brought a security and privacy situation to the forefront that has been bubbling for years—the use of messaging apps at work. Within some organizations, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and other channels were heavily used during the pandemic despite not being corporately approved or monitored.

SHRM HR News
Jul 26, 2021

Viewpoint on Remote Work Depends on Gender, Ethnicity, Industry
Employees are divided about the positive and negative aspects of remote work—and their perceptions are colored by gender, ethnicity and caregiving responsibilities and even industry, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Open Enrollment Guide & Resources
An HR professional's survival guide to employee benefits open enrollment season.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Not All AI Is Really AI: What You Need to Know
A wide range of technology solutions purport to be "driven by AI," or artificial intelligence. But are they really? Not everything labeled artificial intelligence really is. The technology, in reality, has not advanced nearly far enough to actually be "intelligent."

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

IRS Updates Self-Correction Program for Retirement Plans
The IRS has made important changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), which could make it easier for employers that sponsor 401(k)s or pension plans to self-correct some plan errors.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Health Plan and Provider Price Transparency Obligations Can't Be Ignored
The government has proposed penalties for hospitals that don't comply with a price transparency rule that took effect this year. Meanwhile, group health plans should prepare for their own transparency requirements, which start to take effect in 2022.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Celebrate the ADA's 31st Anniversary by Promoting Inclusion
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which helped transform the lives of people with disabilities, turns 31 on July 26. Here are five resources for HR professionals, employers and business leaders to help promote inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Ask HR: How Should I Approach Hiring a Candidate with a Criminal Record?
What are best practices for hiring people with criminal records? How should you deal with the CEO's son who may be acting unethically? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

Analysis: Short, Personalized InMails Work Best
A recent analysis of recruiters' use of InMail, LinkedIn's e-mail feature, to potential job candidates found that shorter, personalized messages get more attention.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

San Francisco Clarifies Vaccination Mandate for High-Risk Jobs
As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread, San Francisco revised a pandemic-related order to provide clarity about a vaccination mandate for workers in high-risk settings. The order also urges everyone to wear masks indoors.

SHRM HR News
Jul 23, 2021

What Walmart's New App Portends for the Future of HR Tech
One downside of the proliferation of new human resource technologies is that HR professionals and employees often find themselves navigating an ever-expanding maze of different apps and platforms to get their daily work done. Whether the software tools are for scheduling, communication, recruiting, learning or project management, the need to constantly switch between apps or access different systems for various purposes can cause frustration and waste time.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

Weekly Jobless Claims Shoot Back Up
?New weekly unemployment claims reversed course during the week ending July 17, as the labor market continues to recover from COVID-19 and its more recent Delta variant. States reported that 419,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits, an increase of 51,000 from the previous week's revised level.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

Retraining Is Key Employment Strategy at Kaiser Permanente
A Q&A with Monica Morris, senior director for national workforce planning and development at Kaiser Permanente, on how the health care giant is meeting unprecedented staffing and training challenges.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

Calif. Employers Not Required to Calculate Overtime Using Weighted Average
Calculating employees' "regular rate of pay" for overtime purposes can be complicated when they receive different rates of pay in a single pay period. A California appeals court recently said employers did not violate state law by using the "rate-in-effect" method rather than the "weighted-average" method.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

DOL Proposes Rule to Enforce Federal Contractor Wage Increase
Many federal contractors would have to pay workers at least $15 an hour by 2022 under a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would implement and enforce a recent executive order.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

Minnesota Amends Rules on Lactation Breaks and Pregnancy Accommodations
Gov. Tim Walz has approved an amendment relating to pregnancy accommodations and barring reducing compensation for lactation breaks, among other changes. The amendment takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

SHRM HR News
Jul 22, 2021

Los Angeles County Mandates Mask Use Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status
In response to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department issued a revised mask order that went into effect on July 17.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

California Employers Must Pay 'Regular Rate' for Missed Break Premiums
Businesses in California must provide employees with meal and rest breaks or pay workers a premium equal to an hour of pay. The California Supreme Court recently ruled...

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

California Employers Must Pay ‘Regular Rate' for Missed Break Premiums
Businesses in California must provide employees with meal and rest breaks or pay workers a premium equal to an hour of pay. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the extra pay must be calculated at the employee's "regular rate of pay," which is the formula used to determine overtime premiums under the state labor code.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

Automation Can Help Reduce Cost of Benefits
Many organizations are expanding their benefits offerings to compete for scarce talent. While effective as a recruiting and retention tool, that strategy also can prove costly if HR and benefits leaders don't protect against a growing problem: cost "leakage" from billing errors that often are discovered too late because of outdated auditing or reconciliation processes.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

Benefits Managers Can Help Health Coaching Find Its Niche
Health coaches can help people living with chronic conditions by acting as intermediaries with their health care providers. Here's how benefits managers can help promote effective coaching.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

5 Steps Florida Employers Should Take to Protect Trade Secrets
Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a law aiming to protect intellectual property in Florida from theft by foreign governments and their agents—but the act also creates important new considerations for employers in their efforts to protect their closely held trade secrets.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

Federal Court Upholds Obligations to Follow Employer's FMLA Notice Procedures
A federal court in Oregon ruled that an employee's noncompliance with his employer's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice requirements meant he wasn't entitled to FMLA protections. Employers may want to consider implementing absence notification policies, if they do not already have one in place.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

Intersectionality: Allowing DE&I Programs to Thrive
For employees to bring their full selves to work, employers need to understand that individuals are not defined by just one characteristic. People can identify with multiple marginalized groups, and employers should be mindful of that.

SHRM HR News
Jul 21, 2021

What Focus Means to Executives—and What It Should Mean
Focus may get short shrift from executives who prefer a full plate and like to explore as many tasks and ideas as possible. Yet spreading yourself too thin and saying yes to myriad distractions is a major recipe for failure for executives.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Job-Hunting Tactics That Match Corporate Recruitment Strategies
What are the different recruitment methodologies that companies use, and how should they direct your own job search and career management tactics? Here's how to make the...

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Jury Awards $125 Million to Former Walmart Employee in Disability Bias Suit
A jury recently awarded more than $125 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Walmart employee with Down syndrome. Walmart noted, however, that the compensatory and punitive damages will be reduced to $300,000, which is the maximum award allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Jury Awards $125 Million to Former Walmart Employee in Disability-Bias Suit
A jury recently awarded more than $125 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Walmart employee with Down syndrome. Walmart noted, however, that the compensatory and punitive damages will be reduced to $300,000, which is the maximum award allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Getting Employment Off to a Good Start in Canada
Many components go into getting the employment relationship off to a good start. Here are some key aspects employers in Canada should keep in mind as the pandemic slows and hiring picks up.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

A CEO's Advice on Adopting an Alternating Four-Day Workweek
An alternating four-day week, giving workers every other Friday off, can foster greater employee engagement and productivity, says the CEO of a technology firm that put this schedule in place.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Agreements May Not Always Protect Against Post-Employment Competition
A former employee's patent applications containing methods and trade secrets obtained during his employment may breach confidentiality obligations in an agreement with his former employer. But they did not violate a provision in the agreement that required him to disclose inventions created during or immediately following employment.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

DOL, NLRB Nominees Appear Before Senate Committee
A recent Senate hearing with Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Administrator nominee David Weil hinted at how he might, if confirmed, respond to potential worker misclassification or wage theft by franchisors. The hearing also included testimony from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member nominees.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Washington State LTC Program Requires Employers to Collect Premiums
Washington State's mandatory long-term care (LTC) insurance program imposes a new employee-paid premium of $0.58 per $100 of earnings, starting Jan. 1, 2022. Other states may follow Washington's example.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Viewpoint: The Biden Administration Didn't Ban Employee Noncompetes
President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order that broadly addresses "promoting competition in the American economy." The order indicated that some noncompetes may be unfair, but the order itself did nothing to change the enforceability of such agreements, which are generally governed by state law.

SHRM HR News
Jul 20, 2021

Vague Wording of CBA Dooms Employer's Attempts to Compel Arbitration
?A pilot's claims that his employer violated his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act were properly considered in a jury trial rather than through arbitration.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

TopGolf Settles Biometric Privacy Lawsuit
Biometric information privacy continues to be a risky area for employers—especially in Illinois. The state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), passed in 2008, sets forth a number of rules about collecting, retaining and disclosing biometric identifiers and biometric information.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

The No-FEAR Confrontation
The No-FEAR Confrontation method is a four-step process to define conflict and start resolving it. Former employment law attorney Jathan Janove recommends it to keep troubled relationships from becoming toxic.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

Shaking Off the Handshake?
Many people are done with shaking hands due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are opting for other greetings that don't involve touching or spreading germs. They acknowledge, though, that it can be awkward.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

DACA Ruled Unlawful, New Applicants Blocked from Program
A federal judge in Texas has ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is illegal, but the program's current beneficiaries still have employment authorization and are protected from deportation as the issue moves through the courts.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

4 Tips for California Employers on Piece-Rate Pay
Employers in the Golden State should know how piece-rate pay rules under the California Labor Code differ from federal law.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

How to Keep Telecommuting Employees with Disabilities Engaged
If employers grant continued telework as an accommodation for employees with disabilities, they need to ensure the workers are engaged and have the same promotional opportunities as others.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

More 401(k) Plans Want to Keep Retirees' Investments
Many 401(k) plans now prefer to keep the accounts of retiring employees. There are pros and cons, however, to encouraging retirees to leave their money in their employer's plan.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

Oregon OSHA Issues Temporary Heat Standard
Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently adopted emergency heat-illness prevention rules that apply when temperatures in a work area reach or exceed 80 degrees. The rules are effective immediately.

SHRM HR News
Jul 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Repeals Rule Increasing Exempt Salary Threshold
As a result of a compromise reached during recent budget negotiations, Pennsylvania repealed an administrative rule that would have substantially increased the salary threshold needed to qualify as an exempt executive, administrative or professional employee under the state's wage act.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Though Socially Conscious, Generation Z Remains Practical
Although members of Generation Z are perhaps more focused on social issues than any prior generation, they may also be among the most practical.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Some Courts Say States Can't Halt Enhanced Federal Jobless Benefits
Enhanced unemployment benefits under a federal COVID-19 relief program are set to expire in September. About half the states have opted to end the program early, but courts have ordered some governors to continue providing the benefits in light of ongoing litigation.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

State Auto-IRAs May Drive Small Businesses to Sponsor Their Own Plans
In states that have enacted retirement savings programs for private sector workers, employers with retirement plans continue to offer them and businesses without plans are still adopting new ones, new research shows.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

State Auto-IRAs May Drive Some Small Businesses to Sponsor Their Own Plans
In states that have enacted retirement savings programs for private-sector workers, businesses that have their own plans are not switching to state-run plans, and businesses that don't yet have their own are often not choosing the state-run plans, new research shows.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Pranks Often Cross the Line
People pull pranks at work for any number of different reasons—boredom, the desire to build esprit de corps or be the office clown—but HR should make sure practical jokes don't go too far. All too often they do.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Remind Returning Employees of Professional Expectations
Employees who have gotten used to casual work from home may need a refresher on professional expectations when they return to the office.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

July 31 Form 5500 Deadline Reminders
July 31 is the annual Form 5500 information return filing deadline with the IRS for non-calendar-year benefit plans, with an optional extension to Oct. 15. Overlapping penalties for failing to timely file Form 5500 are imposed by the Department of Labor and the IRS.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Ask HR: Can I Be Fired for Not Being a Culture Fit?
Can an employer fire an employee for not being a "culture fit"? What responsibility do employees bear to tell employers about their activities outside work? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Jul 16, 2021

Brexit: More Than Six Months In—Where Are We Now?
More than six months have passed since the U.K. officially left the European Union on Dec. 31, 2020, yet the post-Brexit landscape remains far from settled.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

McDonald's Offers Emergency Child Care, Tuition Assistance to Win Back Employees
?McDonald's is among the latest employers to offer caregiving benefits to attract and retain employees. Now desperate to attract and keep employees, companies are...

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

McDonald's Offers Emergency Childcare, Tuition Assistance to Win Back Employees
?McDonald's is among the latest employers to offer caregiving benefits to attract and retain employees. Now desperate to attract and keep employees, companies are getting creative in the incentives they dangle in front of prospective workers.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

New SHRM Recertification Providers for July 2021
?Take the guesswork out of the recertification process for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. When you see the SHRM Recertification Provider seal, you know these programs have been preapproved for professional development credits. Here are the providers approved in July 2021.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

First Circuit Upholds Federal Pre-Emption of Massachusetts Wage Act Claims
The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that an employer failed to pay wages in accordance with Massachusetts law. The court held that the Labor Management Relations Act pre-empted the plaintiff's wage claims.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

First-Time Jobless Claims Decline to New Pandemic Low
New weekly unemployment claims fell to the lowest level since March 2020 during the week ending July 10, nearing its pre-pandemic level as the labor market continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. States reported that 360,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised level.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

Tech Hiring Is Booming in India
As organizations around the world increase their technology adoption in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for technology and software professionals in India has risen dramatically.

SHRM HR News
Jul 15, 2021

Virginia Issues Workplace Poster on Disability Accommodations
The Virginia Office of Civil Rights has issued its new poster for employers regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities under a law that took effect July 1.

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