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Feb 20, 2019

‘Ghosted' by a Former Employee? Here's What to Do with a Returned Check or W-2
Employees leave their jobs for a variety of reasons, but employers still may need to contact separated workers to send final paychecks and other legally required information, such as W-2 statements. Here's what employers should do if these important documents are returned as undeliverable.

SHRM HR News
Feb 20, 2019

3 Trends That Will Shape Recruiting in 2019
In 2019, employers will entice applicants by hiring for soft skills and potential, offering more-flexible work options and being more open about pay.

SHRM HR News
Feb 20, 2019

What Companies Need to Know to Retain New Moms
Re-entering the workforce after a significant time away for any reason can be difficult. New mothers returning to work after childbirth and women who have taken a career break to have children, however, experience a unique set of stressful challenges.

SHRM HR News
Feb 19, 2019

Worker with Narcolepsy Fails to Show Disability Bias
A hospital in Montgomery County, Ala., did not act unlawfully in discharging an information technology department team head with narcolepsy after he let the hospital's software licensing expire, incurring a penalty of over $300,000.

SHRM HR News
Feb 19, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Why HR Doesn't Exist to Help Employees
Many people join the HR profession because they want to do something meaningful that helps their fellow employees, but I know of no commercial enterprise that exists only to "help people." Companies exist to make money, and staff gets hired to help profitability.

SHRM HR News
Feb 19, 2019

A Workplace Shooting Is Every HR Professional's Fear
?HR professionals' jobs are more dangerous than many realize. An HR manager and an HR intern were among five employees killed at a warehouse in Aurora, Ill., on Feb. 15 by a worker who was being fired. How can HR professionals and others in the workplace protect themselves?

SHRM HR News
Feb 19, 2019

Employee Who Got Work Restrictions Lifted Loses ADA Claim
When an employee abandoned the interactive process for identifying a reasonable accommodation and got her permanent work restrictions lifted, the employer was not liable for failing to provide an accommodation, according to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Feb 19, 2019

New Onboarding Technology Cuts Down Manual Tasks
It's no secret that good onboarding practices can reduce turnover and greatly improve new hires' time to proficiency. What many HR leaders may not be aware of, however, is how next-generation onboarding technologies can eliminate much of the manual work in the process, reduce the chance of problems or delays, and leave more time for HR and line managers to train and socialize new employees.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Saudi Arabia: Reimbursement of Foreign Worker Fee Announced
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that select employers will be eligible for reimbursement of or exemption from the monthly fee paid for each foreign worker under their sponsorship.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Should Multinational Employers Have a Global Handbook?
Businesses based in the U.S. generally create a handbook for their employees that explains workplace policies and procedures, employee benefits, and other important information—but a handbook may not be needed for worksites abroad. Here are some factors that U.S.-based employers should consider when developing policies for international locations.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

One and Done: When to Skip Progressive Discipline
Using progressive discipline can help employers show they treat employees fairly, and it can help them defeat discrimination and retaliation claims. But there are cases when it is better for an employee to be fired on the spot.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Paycheck Fairness Act Would Hold Employers Accountable for Pay Gaps
The Paycheck Fairness Act was reintroduced in Congress on Jan. 30. What would mean for employers if Congress approves it?

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

HHS Proposes Higher 2020 Out-of-Pocket Maximums for Health Plans
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed raising enrollee out-of-pocket maximums by 3.8 percent next year. The proposal would also affect employer shared responsibility assessment penalties for 2020.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Australia: Employee Who Failed to Disclose Criminal History Unfairly Dismissed
An employer who attempted to backdate a requirement that employees have a clean police record was found by the Australia Fair Work Commission to have unfairly dismissed an employee who had a criminal past.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies
When it comes to employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers, dealing with the hodgepodge of state and local laws and conflicting interpretations of federal law can be daunting for employees and employers alike. To ease confusion and provide clarity, businesses should consider adopting the most inclusive policies, employment law attorneys said.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Congress Considers Nationwide Ban on Salary-History Inquiries
The proposed Paycheck Fairness Act would prohibit employers nationwide from asking job applicants about their salary history and require employers to prove that pay disparities between men and women are job-related.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Congress Considers Nationwide Ban on Salary-History Questions
The proposed Paycheck Fairness Act would prohibit employers nationwide from asking job applicants about their salary history and require employers to prove that pay disparities between men and women are job-related.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

During Tax Season, Remind Modest Earners About the Saver's Credit
At tax time, employers have an opportunity to let low- and moderate-income workers know about a special tax credit that can help them save for retirement through their employer-sponsored plan.

SHRM HR News
Feb 15, 2019

Workforce Skills Programs Need More Funding, Policy Reforms
Updating the Higher Education Act to reflect current labor market needs and supporting work-based skills training are two of the top priorities for workforce development policy in 2019.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Workplace Romance Can Give Employers Heartburn
Valentine's Day is a good time for employers to look at their policies and make sure they are doing all they can to provide a safe environment for employees where unwanted sexual advances are prohibited.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Weed at Work: Is Cannabis Covered Under State Benefit Programs?
States that have legalized cannabis may take different views of marijuana use with regard to workers' compensation and unemployment benefit programs. The law is still developing in these areas, but here's what employers should know ... for now.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Viewpoint: Resolving Conflicts, Building Relationships (and Competencies)
In his role as a mediator and fact-finder, Matthew Burr, SHRM-SCP uses many components of the SHRM BoCK to resolve contract disputes in the public sector. They are necessary for any HR professional dealing with union or nonunion disputes.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Union Challenges Decision on California Break Rules for Truck Drivers
A labor union has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a federal agency's determination that California's meal and rest break rules are pre-empted by federal law for certain commercial motor vehicle drivers.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Using Voluntary Benefits to Support Workforce Strategy
Facing a competitive talent market, many employers are shifting voluntary benefits into a more prominent strategic role to attract and keep talent. Decision-support tools available on enrollment platforms can educate employees on how to choose appropriate benefits.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Dutch Court Recognizes Limit on European Works Councils
A recent decision by the preliminary relief judge of the court in Rotterdam, Netherlands, addresses the obligations of international groups of companies to consult with their European Works Council (EWC) if planning a reorganisation in the European Union.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Help Employees Keep Their Wellness Resolutions Past January
Personal health and wellness resolutions made at the top of the year inevitably start to fade as time progresses. Workplace wellness programs drawing on seasonal themes can recharge employees' commitments.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Practice Makes Proficient: Develop Your Leadership
The key to developing leadership, as with all HR competencies, is action and hard work. Even if opportunities are limited in your current role or company, you can take control of your development as an HR leader. Columnist Phyllis Hartman, SHRM-SCP, explains how.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court's Biometric Privacy Ruling Raises Liability Risk
Under a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling, businesses that gather certain biometric data are now at a greater risk of liability if they don't follow the state Biometric Information Privacy Act's procedures.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Resolving Conflicts, Building Relationships (and Competencies)
In his role as a mediator and fact-finder, Matthew Burr, SHRM-SCP uses many components of the SHRM BoCK to resolve contract disputes in the public sector. They are necessary for any HR professional dealing with union or nonunion disputes.

SHRM HR News
Feb 14, 2019

Recertification Q&A: Credit for Consulting; Recertifying Early
Can you earn recertification credit for running your own business? And what if you earn 60 recert credits before your three-year recertification cycle is over? The SHRM Certification team answers frequently asked questions in each issue of the SHRM Certification Update.

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

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

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

SHRM CEO Named to American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., has been named to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which will make recommendations on increasing education and work-based learning opportunities for workers facing a widening skills gap in rapidly transforming workplaces.

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

SHRM-Backed Bill Gives a Tax Break for Student Loan Repayment Aid
Proposed legislation would give employer-provided student loan repayments the same tax advantages as Section 127 tuition assistance. The bipartisan measure is backed by the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

SHRM-Backed Bill Would Give a Tax Break for Student Loan Repayment Aid
Proposed legislation would give employer-provided student loan repayments the same tax advantages as Section 127 tuition assistance. The bipartisan measure is backed by the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

Transfer May Be an Adverse Employment Action
A transfer may be a challengeable adverse employment action for purposes of discrimination claims if the new position is less prestigious or provides less room for advancement, a federal district court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Feb 13, 2019

Weed at Work: Must Employers Accommodate Medical Use?
As employees increasingly turn to cannabis as a treatment option for various health conditions, employers must examine whether their policies—which are no doubt aimed at maintaining safe and productive workplaces—violate their obligations under state disability-accommodation and leave laws.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

These Federal and State Trends May Prompt Handbook Updates in 2019
By now, many businesses have updated their employee handbooks to reflect 2018 changes and new laws that took effect Jan. 1. But keeping policies and practices up-to-date is a continuous process. Here are some key issues that employers should monitor in 2019 that may prompt additional revisions to the handbook.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Viewpoint: Business Education in a 'Jetsons' World
Future workers will need different skills than today's college courses emphasize—and that means that we need to change the skills we teach.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Fighting Age Discrimination
With the realities of ageism in professional life today, you can adapt by determining not which jobs are available, but which job best utilizes the experience and wisdom you've accumulated over the years.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Weed at Work: Is All Cannabis Illegal?
The legal landscape surrounding marijuana and the workplace is dynamic and changing quickly. Employers must navigate a labyrinth of federal and state statutes and court decisions when developing substance-abuse policies and drug-testing practices around cannabis.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Staffing Agency and Client Company Could Both Enforce Arbitration Agreement
A staffing agency and the business to which two workers were assigned could enforce an arbitration agreement between the agency and workers, a California appellate court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Tech Advice for HR Departments of One
?HR departments of one, in which a single person manages all aspects of a company's HR processes, are often the first to say they need some kind of technology to do their jobs. But the HR professional is often asked to rely on the technology and software the company already has to manage all HR functions. That can create some problems.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Tech Industry Pushes for U.S. Version of GDPR
Cisco Systems has joined other Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google and IBM in calling for a new comprehensive federal law governing how businesses handle data.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Mexico: Strikers Gain Salary Increases, One-Time Bonus
More than 30,000 workers at approximately 45 companies in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, recently went on strike demanding a 20 percent salary increase, plus a one-time annual bonus of $32,000 Mexican pesos.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Hey, You! Read This!
Rude e-mails are the bane of the workplace and can have major consequences. Here's how to respond--or not--to thoughtless messages.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

Employer Lawfully Fired Worker Impaired by Prescription Drugs
A former employee failed to demonstrate to a federal appeals court that her termination was based on her disability instead of her admission that she reported to work impaired by prescription drugs.

SHRM HR News
Feb 12, 2019

FLSA Claims Go to Trial
An employee who was paid a fixed amount for certain tasks, not paid for other tasks, and not paid overtime for certain paid tasks raised issues that a jury should hear regarding whether his employer met its legal obligations.

SHRM HR News
Feb 11, 2019

ADP Isn't Liable for Employer's Alleged Wage Violations
ADP—and other third-party payroll service providers—can't be held liable for claims of wage and hour violations against the employers that use their services, the California Supreme Court recently ruled.

SHRM HR News
Feb 11, 2019

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Try Second-Chance Employment
When information surfaces that an applicant has a criminal past—regardless of how much time has elapsed since the crime, the nature of the offense or other circumstances—employers and HR professionals tend to reject the applicant. This risk aversion is understandable but regrettable. Employees with criminal pasts are no more likely to misbehave, perform poorly or create a liability risk than other workers. And in a tight labor market, employers can't afford to automatically eliminate from consideration the nearly 700,000 men and women who are released from prison each year.

SHRM HR News
Feb 11, 2019

Successful but Feel Like a Fraud? How to Deal with Impostor Phenomenon
People who feel like impostors--attributing their successes to good luck instead of their hard work, talent and skill--run the gamut, from students to CEOs.

SHRM HR News
Feb 11, 2019

Sucessful but Feel Like a Fraud? How to Deal with Imposter Phenomenon
People who feel like imposters--attributing their successes to good luck instead of their hard work, talent and skill--run the gamut, from students to CEOs.

SHRM HR News
Feb 08, 2019

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

SHRM HR News
Feb 08, 2019

Employers Experiment with Reduced Workweeks
As increasing numbers of organizations in the U.K. are using evolving technology and communications to streamline processes and automate tasks, could this represent an opportunity for employees to benefit from a reduced workweek?

SHRM HR News
Feb 08, 2019

Hong Kong: Statutory Paternity Leave Increased
Hong Kong male employees are entitled to five days' paid paternity leave for each child born on or after Jan. 18, 2019, an increase from the former entitlement to three days' leave.

SHRM HR News
Feb 08, 2019

Background Check Disclosure Forms Must Be Clear, Standalone
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made clear that a prospective employer violates the standalone requirement of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including extra material, such as state disclosure requirements, that goes beyond basic and clear authorization language.

SHRM HR News
Feb 08, 2019

Medicare-Eligible Employees Pose HR Challenges
As older workers stay on the job longer, employers should be prepared for questions on how Medicare overlaps with the workplace health plan and affects the use of health savings accounts.

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

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

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

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

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

New Benefit Lets Employees Trade PTO for Student Debt Relief
Employers continue to roll out innovative approaches to providing student debt relief to their employees, such as letting employees exchange accrued but unused paid time off (PTO) for payments against their student loans.

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

New Benefit Lets Employees Trade PTO for Student Loan Relief
Employers continue to roll out innovative approaches to providing student debt relief to their employees, such as letting employees exchange accrued but unused paid time off (PTO) for payments against their student loans.

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

How Should HR Set the Stage for Workplace Investigations?
An employee has complained about another worker's behavior. Time to start an investigation into what really happened. Where do you begin?

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

HHS Proposes Targeting PBM Rebates for Prescription Drugs
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed a rule to encourage drug manufacturers to pass their rebates directly on to consumers instead of to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Many employers, in negotiating pharmaceutical benefits, have already begun to require that PBM rebates be passed along to consumers at the pharmacy counter.

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

Getting Fridays Off in Winter Is Now a Thing
In the last few years Summer Fridays have become common in certain sectors of the white-collar work force, with professionals scurrying off from work early to get in a long weekend of sun and heat. Now others are doing the same in colder months.

SHRM HR News
Feb 07, 2019

Viewpoint: New Data Reveals Pay for Compensation and Benefits Professionals
A new report highlights average salary ranges for HR compensation and benefits positions in the U.S.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

New York Supplement: Table of Contents
New York employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

New Jersey Enacts $15 Minimum Wage Law
New Jersey became the latest state to pass a $15 per hour minimum wage bill. The only states with larger populations than New Jersey that have passed such bills are California and New York.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

Massachusetts Releases Proposed Family Leave Regulations
The newly-created Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave recently released proposed regulations clarifying the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers under the Massachusetts Family and Medical Leave Law.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

Manager Who Clocked Out Late Loses Discrimination Claim
A federal district court dismissed an employee's race-discrimination claim by finding that any alleged demotion by the employer was justified by the employee's continuously clocking out of her shift late.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

How to Decide Whether to Fire Someone
One of your direct reports isn't performing up to snuff. You've done everything you can think of to help them improve, but you're not seeing any significant progress. And now you're agonizing about what to do. Should you fire them? How can you know for sure? Is it better to take swift action? Who else should you consult? And what are the costs of delaying the decision?

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

Viewpoint: The Changing Role of HR
"Here comes HR. Better be quiet!" someone hisses as I go by, intending for me to hear. I smile back tolerantly, but I'm secretly annoyed and a little hurt. This happens all the time, not just to me but to the rest of the HR team. Why are we still viewed as the enemy despite our hard work?

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

With the Advent of Remote Work, Is the ‘Sick Day' Becoming Passé?
As remote work continues to rise, workplace experts find that those who do their jobs from home are inclined to stay on the clock while soldiering through colds, the flu and other maladies—in part because they don't want to appear to be taking advantage of their work-from-home benefit.

SHRM HR News
Feb 06, 2019

Trump Calls for Paid Family Leave, Reining in Health Care Costs
Paid family leave, lower health care costs, trade policies that protect American jobs, and infrastructure investment that would create jobs were among the issues that President Donald Trump addressed during his second State of the Union speech.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Your Career Q&A: When a Job Opportunity Rises from the Dead
Always accept any opportunity for a job interview, even one you're not sure about. Of all the professional skills you need for a successful career, your ability to turn a job interview into an offer is almost certainly your weakest, so take the practice when you can get it.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Higher Termination Rate Among Women Suggested Discrimination
A bank manager who presented evidence that her employer fired women at a higher rate than men advanced her gender-discrimination claim to trial.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

401(k) Plan Enhancements Linked to Richer Retirements
Employers are enhancing their 401(k) plans with higher automatic default rates, more-generous matches and earlier plan eligibility, while they benchmark fees to lower plan costs. It's no surprise that participants' savings rates are heading upward.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Letting Workers Choose Their Own Technology Boosts Engagement
Employers that allow workers to choose the specific computer, mobile device or software they use on the job are letting employees shape their on-the-job experience and do their work the best way they know how.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Is a Federal Minimum-Wage Hike Good for Business, or Does It Cost Too Much?
Congressional Democrats' recently announced plan to raise the federal minimum wage has reset the stage for an enduring argument: Do minimum-wage increases lead to more prosperity or fewer jobs for low-wage earners?

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due to CMS by March 1
Employers that provide prescription drug coverage to employees, retirees or dependents eligible for Medicare Part D must annually disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services whether that coverage is at least equivalent in value to a Part D plan. Calendar-year plans must submit this year's disclosure to CMS by March 1.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Self-Service Technology Brings Benefits and Concerns
HR leaders are adopting employee and manager self-service software to improve service, reduce labor costs and shift the responsibility for handling routine transactions from HR to employees, managers and job candidates.

SHRM HR News
Feb 05, 2019

Sleeping on the Job Didn't Justify Termination
The U.S. Postal Service was liable for retaliation in a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, even though the employer said the plaintiff was found sleeping on the job.

SHRM HR News
Feb 04, 2019

NLRB Chairman Defends Proposal to Define ‘Joint Employer'
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring has rejected calls from Capitol Hill Democrats to withdraw the board's proposed rule to define "joint employer."

SHRM HR News
Feb 04, 2019

7th Circuit Curtails Applicants' Age Discrimination Lawsuits
Requiring job applicants to have no more than a certain number of years of experience is not age discrimination, the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.

SHRM HR News
Feb 04, 2019

7th Circuit Curtails Applicants' Age-Discrimination Lawsuits
Requiring job applicants to have no more than a certain number of years of experience is not age discrimination, the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.

SHRM HR News
Feb 04, 2019

California Anti-Harassment Laws Prompt Employee Handbook Updates
California employers are likely familiar with expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements that took effect this year. They should also be aware of additional anti-harassment legislation and update their handbooks accordingly.

SHRM HR News
Feb 04, 2019

Viewpoint: How to Collect Continuous Feedback
Emerging communication technologies offer organizations and employees the ability to exchange real-time feedback that is meaningful to engagement and the tasks and challenges at hand. but be careful in how you handle and interpret the data.

SHRM HR News
Feb 02, 2019

Hot Blue-Collar Jobs
Three blue-collar jobs are among the 20 fastest-growing occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: solar photovoltaic installers, wind turbine service technicians and bicycle repairers.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Germany: Avoid 10 Pitfalls When Employing Staff
German employment law is complex and subject to various statutory regulations that often are widely unknown to foreign companies planning to hire staff in Germany.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Employer Might Be Liable for Accident Caused by On-Call Employee
An employer might be liable for a passenger's injuries resulting from an accident that occurred while an off-duty employee was driving a company truck, because the employee was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Court Applied Wrong Test When It Decided Worker Was Contractor
A trial court erred in dismissing a caregiver's lawsuit against a placement agency for unpaid overtime wages, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

DOL Adjusts Penalties for FLSA, FMLA and OSH Act Violations
Effective Jan. 23, 2019, the Department of Labor has increased penalties for violating federal minimum wage, overtime, posting and safety requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). To minimize potential liability, employers should review their pay practices, postings and safety protocols.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Don't Forget to Post OSHA Injury and Illness Data at Your Worksite
Employers that are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) record-keeping rule must post a summary of 2018 work-related injury and illnesses in a noticeable place from Feb. 1 to April 30. Here are some compliance tips for employers to review.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

DOT Rules for Truck Drivers Pre-Empt California's Meal and Rest Break Laws
It's official: California's infamous meal period and rest break laws no longer apply to truck drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's hours-of-service requirements.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

The Super Bowl Often Means Super-Absenteeism at Work
?Employers may find some of their team members sidelined on Monday, calling in sick the day after the Super Bowl. Here are some ideas employers can use.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Italy: E-Mailing Confidential Data Could Be a Crime
An employee in Italy who e-mailed confidential data to a colleague who was not authorized to access the information violated the criminal code, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation ruled on Jan. 8, affirming a decision by the Milan Court of Appeal.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

Minimum-Wage Bill Ends Low Pay for Workers with Disabilities
Legislation raising the minimum wage aims to raise pay for people with disabilities but could result in eliminating their jobs.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

U.S. Adds Over 300K Jobs in January
The 35-day federal government shutdown didn't hinder the labor market's historic streak of positive job gains from continuing in 2019, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

SHRM HR News
Feb 01, 2019

UK: Work Access for EU and British Citizens Would Change if There Is a No-Deal Brexit
The pressure is on to avoid a no-deal Brexit and there's good reason why.

SHRM HR News
Jan 31, 2019

Women See Taking Big Chances at Work as Risky Business
?Taking risks can benefit a career and boost workers into leadership positions, but many women are more willing to take small risks rather than big ones, a study finds.

SHRM HR News
Jan 31, 2019

South Carolina Workplace Bills to Watch
South Carolina is not known as a hotbed of legislative action protecting employee rights, let alone creating new ones. However, several bills are pending in the state legislature that, if passed, would impact South Carolina employers.

SHRM HR News
Jan 31, 2019

Handling Candidate Data Will Be Under the Spotlight in 2019
Employers that conduct employment background checks will continue to feel the pressure to safeguard applicant and employee data in 2019. HR professionals will also be interested in how artificial intelligence (AI) technology will improve the screening experience, according to experts.

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