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Apr 23, 2021

Ask HR: Why Does My Male Colleague Earn More Than Me?
Pay is a sensitive topic, but that doesn't mean you can't ask questions about it--especially if you suspect inequity. Plus, how can workers overcome age discrimination? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2021

California Adopts Statewide ‘Right to Recall' Law for Certain Industries
Certain California businesses must prepare now to comply with new obligations to rehire laid-off workers who are qualified for available jobs. The statewide law does not pre-empt local ordinances that create greater employee rights or have additional enforcement provisions.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2021

New Mexico and Virginia Approve Recreational Marijuana Laws
2021 has brought a flurry of activity surrounding marijuana laws, particularly recreational marijuana use, and the number of states approving recreational marijuana continues to grow.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2021

Viewpoint: How to Avoid Being Overshadowed Early in Your Career
Early on in your career, there will be times when you feel like you are in the your manager is getting more attention for your work than you are. It's important to establish yourself and receive credit for your hard work.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

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

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

DHS Plans to Increase H-2B Visas This Summer
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced April 20 that an additional 22,000 H-2B visas will available for employers who are seeking seasonal foreign guest workers this summer.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

Do Your Remote-Work Policies Comply with California Wage Rules?
California's stringent wage and hour laws have led to unique legal risks for employers as they manage remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic—which makes it essential for employers to understand the common pitfalls to avoid.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

Employers Have a Role in Creating Health Equity
?The COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn and the nation's reckoning over social justice have shed more light on health equity. Part of employers' responsibility in creating health equity is guaranteeing that all employees have equal access to health care and that health care plans go beyond taking care of basic needs.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

No-Code, Low-Code Software Comes to HR
The do-it-yourself movement has come to HR, as more professionals are using low-code and no-code software—tools that require little to no programming experience to master—to build their applications.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

How to Prepare for India's New Labor Laws
India will soon start enforcing a range of new labor codes, and companies are taking steps to prepare for them.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

Jobless Claims Trend Downward
States reported that 547,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 17, a decrease of 39,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 3.6 million. The labor market recovery has been choppy in recent weeks, but the general trend in new jobless claims has been edging downward. Even with the high levels of unemployment, many employers report labor shortages as well as hiring difficulty more than one year since the pandemic began.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

New Cisco Pilot Program Prepares Visually Impaired for Cybersecurity Work
A new training initiative works with job seekers who are blind or visually impaired and instructs them virtually on how to install, configure and troubleshoot networks. The Cisco Academy program operates under a two-year grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2021

When Should Employers Consider Lifting Mask Mandates?
Employers may want to lessen their COVID-19 safety protocols as vaccines become more widely available and state and local governments ease their restrictions, but employment law attorneys caution employers not to move too quickly.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Small Businesses Can Get a Tax Credit for Providing Vaccination Paid Leave
President Joe Biden has announced a new paid leave tax credit to employers that provide full pay for any employee who takes time off to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

White House Announces Tax Credit for Small Businesses that Provide PTO for Vaccinations
President Joe Biden has announced a new paid leave tax credit to employers that provides full pay for any employee who takes time off to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Independent-Contractor Status Is Still a Hot Topic in California
Several years after the "ABC" test was first used in California to distinguish between independent contractors and employees, the controversial law continues to change as it is amended and more exceptions are made.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Per Diems Should Have Been Included in Calculation of Overtime
A health care staffing agency should have included weekly per diem benefits in their traveling clinicians' regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating their overtime pay, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

SHRM Emerging Professional Champions: Chi Nguyen
For HR students, a great way to stand out among your peers is taking on an internship. But one internship might only provide you with a limited amount of experience. That's why Chi Nguyen is currently on her third and will soon be on her fourth.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Employers Deal with Workers' Lost Vaccination Cards
Employers who require proof that employees have received COVID-19 vaccinations have options about what to do when workers lose their vaccination cards.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Employee Who Allegedly Bought Marijuana at Work Removed from Job
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the removal from federal service of a postal carrier who appeared to buy marijuana from the postal truck of a co-worker while on duty.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Administrative Professionals Are Valued—and Rewarded—for Their Services
A new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that administrative professionals are highly valued by managers and colleagues. Separately, SHRM reports pay ranges and median compensation for clerical and administrative staff.

SHRM HR News
Apr 21, 2021

Avoid These Common Misconceptions About Weingarten Rights
A unionized employee can request that a union representative be present during certain investigatory interviews, but this prerogative is frequently misunderstood.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

7 Ways Managers Can Develop 20-Something Workers
Talented workers, especially members of Generation Z, tend to lean heavily on their bosses for professional development, and their companies should relish that passion...

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

Are Your Job Posts Biased?
HR and talent acquisition professionals need to seek out bias in their hiring processes—knowing that it may be their own bias they need to eliminate. Here are some important steps they can take and considerations they can keep top of mind to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

California Bills Would Create More Workplace Flexibility
The coronavirus pandemic forced many employers to make rapid changes to their operations as many employees made the switch overnight from onsite to remote work. Proposed legislation in California would create more flexibility for workers who want to telecommute.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

DOL Issues Cybersecurity Best Practices for Retirement Plans
The Department of Labor issued much-anticipated cybersecurity best practices for employee retirement plans. Responsible plan fiduciaries, the guidance says, are obligated to ensure proper mitigation of cybersecurity risks.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

Dynamic Duos: A Survival Guide for ‘One-on-One' Meetings
Managers may have differing views about engaging and bonding with team members, but one area where interpersonal skills are in high demand is one-on-one employee meetings. To reach that engagement level, management experts advise embracing these one-on-one strategies.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

SHRM Survey: Some Workers Favor Required Vaccinations
Nearly two-thirds—62 percent—of employed Americans do not think the government should require people to get a COVID-19 vaccination, according to new research from the Society for Human Resource Management. However, a slight majority of respondents do think employers should make these vaccinations a condition of employment.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

SHRM's People Manager Qualification Wins Two Gold Awards
A new virtual learning program designed for people managers has won the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) two top awards.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

HR from the Ground Up
In a workplace that has never had a formal HR function--just people completing HR tasks--what should be the first steps in building a department from the ground up? Career columnist and former HR professional Martin Yate suggests getting help from your local SHRM chapter and strengthening relationships with colleagues.

SHRM HR News
Apr 20, 2021

What Traits Separate a Leader from a Manager?
Managers who don't develop leadership skills may be hobbling their career growth. Whether it's an inability to persuade or inspire others, craft strategy, or engage with team members emotionally, bosses who ignore their weaknesses risk getting stuck at the lower end of the management ladder—unless they learn how to tap into the traits it takes to become a high-level leader.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

Will Colleges Be Ready for In-Person Classes This Fall?
Incoming and transferring college students are hoping for in-person classes this fall, according to new research. But for that to happen safely, COVID-19 vaccinations will need to increase dramatically.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

Survey: Many HR Leaders Report to Head of Organization
?The head of HR at many organizations reports directly to the chief executive officer, president or owner, according to a new examination of the HR reporting structure.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

Viewpoint: 17 Creative Recruitment Strategies to Attract More Job Applicants
Employers say they are struggling to fill open positions, even as pandemic restriction are lifting. Their usual tactics to attract job applicants just aren't working. Here are some new ideas from RecTech Media's Chris Russell to get more candidates in your door.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

HR's Emerging Role in Required Human Capital Reporting
HR professionals have a relatively new role to perform at public companies—contributing to the organizations' required human capital reporting in annual reports, an obligation that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has mandated.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

How to Thank Your Administrative Professionals
This year, recognition of administrative professionals during the last full week of April may be especially valued, as many of these employees have been working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways for managers and colleagues to show their appreciation.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

Highest Paying Internships Are Mostly in Tech
Some interns will be earning over $8,000 per month this year, even as millions of workers have been driven out of the workforce due to COVID-19 and others await an uneven recovery that is slowly gaining momentum.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2021

Foreign Students Can Now File for Work Authorization Online
Foreign students with F-1 visas interested in applying for work authorization in connection with optional practical training (OPT) may now file their applications online, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

DOL Guidance Focuses on 401(k)-to-IRA Rollover Advice
Investment advisors who encourage employees to roll over their 401(k) savings into an individual retirement account (IRA) must adhere to the "best interest" fiduciary standard, and do so from the first conversations about rolling over fund assets, according to new guidance from issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

British Columbia Implements Vaccination Leave
British Columbia's Employment Standards Regulation has been amended to create an unpaid leave for employees who require leave to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to assist a dependent who is being vaccinated.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

Class of 2021 Starting Salaries Rebound
As the economy recovers and hiring picks up, average starting salaries for Class of 2021 graduates earning bachelor's degrees are increasing compared to the Class of 2020. Making an offer to a new graduate is an opportunity to explain the organization's approach to compensation.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

Ask HR: How Can Laid-Off Workers Get Rehired by Their Former Employer?
Can a worker who was laid-off get his job back from his former employer? Why do employers lower workers' salary ranges?? SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

IRS Guidance Clarifies Business-Meal Deductions for 2021 and 2022
The business-meal deduction for the cost of food and beverages provided by a restaurant rises from 50 percent to 100 percent in 2021 and 2022, if certain conditions are met. IRS guidance explains when the temporary 100 percent deduction applies and when the standard 50 percent limit continues to apply.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

Internal Marketplaces Are the Future of Talent Management
Identifying employees for internal opportunities as they grow in their careers has taken on new significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies that needed to restructure quickly found that strong internal mobility programs, aided by talent marketplace technology, helped them redeploy employees to meet quickly changing business needs.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

Remote Workers Expect Pay to Reflect Their Locations
Policies that set and adjust pay for remote workers based on local factors are becoming more common among employers. For many, however, overhauling pay structures to account for geographic differences can seem daunting.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2021

Ontario Government Issues Emergency Stay-at-Home Order
On April 1, the government of Ontario activated its pandemic "emergency brake," sending the entire province into the shutdown zone, as COVID-19 cases surge in the province.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Paycheck Fairness Act
On April 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) by a vote of 217 to 210. The legislation, if enacted, would require employers to...

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Utilizing Employee Engagement Surveys
?Employee engagement surveys are a tremendously effective way to understand how engaged the workforce is and to drive change. Organizations large and small should seek opportunities to create and implement them.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

SHRM Certification Exams: Exploring Depth of Knowledge
In the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, knowledge items assesses one distinct piece of knowledge. Each of these questions is classified according to the depth of knowledge, or level of understanding, required to answer it. To help you understand the exam and how to answer the questions, here are the four levels of exam questions in the depth of knowledge framework and examples of each.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

To Build a Diverse Company for the Long Term, Develop Junior Talent
Diversity efforts across industries have struggled to deliver. Why aren't these efforts gaining traction? For employers to make meaningful progress, they need to focus less on hiring and more on creating the internal escalators necessary to raise diverse talent up from within.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Winners of the Fifth Annual SHRM 'HRaiku' Contest
?The editors of the SHRM Certification Update are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 SHRM HR Haiku Contest, celebrating National Poetry Month. Art in any form helps people seek connection and common ground, and poetry in particular is a great facilitator of communication.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Nurse's Refusal to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Protected
An employer whose onsite nurse refuses, for religious reasons, to administer a COVID-19 vaccination must offer the employee a reasonable accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Recertification Q&A: Categories of Professional Development Credits
How are recertification credits categorized, and how many in each category must you earn? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Have additional questions? Send them to SHRMCertNews@shrm.org.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

SHRM Emerging Professional Champions: J.D. Conway
As part of an effort to recognize the next generation of human resource leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is naming students, alumni and others who work on behalf of emerging professionals as SHRM Emerging Professional Champions. This week, we're looking at J.D. Conway, head of talent acquisition at BambooHR and director of college relations for Utah SHRM.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Jobless Claims Data Shows Big Improvement
States reported that 576,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending April 10, a decrease of 193,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits remained at 3.7 million. Jobless claims numbers have bounced up and down in recent weeks, but the number of people receiving unemployment assistance is slowly declining as the labor market recovers.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2021

Employers Are Hiring More Remote HR Leaders
Data indicates that employers are hiring more remote senior roles as they decide to sustain remote workforces.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Career Development Challenges and Possibilities
What were once recommendations to workers—that they demonstrate the capacity to adapt to changing conditions, new developments and emerging challenges—are now requirements. Fostering an environment that elevates employee well-being and career development presents employers and HR professionals with an opportunity to strengthen engagement and productivity in their organizations and elevate worker morale.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Colorado Introduces a Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Bill
Colorado recently became the latest state to consider a comprehensive consumer privacy law, but there may be an exception for employment-related data.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Justices Challenge ‘Amateur' Defense in Student-Athlete Pay Suit
This year's March Madness college basketball tournament might be over, but the debate about student-athlete pay continues. In recent oral arguments, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed likely to side with student athletes in a challenge to the NCAA's rules limiting education-related benefits for players.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Remote Work Drives Desktop-as-a-Service
The deployment of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) technology enabled the rapid move to WFH without the need to reconfigure IT systems or make major changes.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Young Adults Cope with Mental Health, Substance Abuse in the Pandemic
Workers are struggling with mental health and substance abuse in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. But by a wide margin, young people are suffering more than their older counterparts.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

Utah Creates Safe Harbor for Companies Facing Data-Breach Litigation
Utah's data breach notification law was recently amended to creating several defenses to claims arising from a security system breach.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

UK Delays Deadline for Employers to Report Gender Pay Gap Data
The U.K. government recently extended the deadline for employers to submit their data on the gender pay gap.

SHRM HR News
Apr 14, 2021

UK Supreme Court's Uber Ruling May Prompt Gig-Economy Changes
The U.K. Supreme Court's recent ruling that Uber drivers should be treated as workers, not independent contractors, could have far-reaching and costly consequences for gig-economy firms and other companies.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

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SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

State by State: Paid Sick Leave
This interactive chart maps the various state and local paid-sick-leave laws currently enacted, upcoming or on hold due to legal challenges.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

States and Cities Update COVID-19 Paid-Sick-Leave Laws
As the coronavirus pandemic persists, employers should look for updates to COVID-19-related paid-sick-leave mandates at the state and local level.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

USERRA May Require Employers to Pay Reservists on Military Leave
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a United Airlines pilot's claims that he should receive profit-sharing-plan credit and pay for military-training leave.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Many Employers Must Offer Paid Sick Leave Beyond the Pandemic
Although employers may be focused on COVID-19-related leave obligations during the coronavirus crisis, they should note that some states and cities have paid-sick-leave laws that extend beyond the pandemic.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Investigations, Safety Risks Result in Involuntary Leave
Placing an employee on an administrative leave should be done sparingly but may be appropriate during an investigation or if an employee poses a direct threat to health or safety.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Rethinking Where We Work
?When the scourge of COVID-19 is behind us, what will that mean for organizations that changed from onsite to remote work? Do they go back to mainly in-person work or keep the current status quo? Many companies are choosing a third, blended option: hybrid workplaces.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Complying with COVID-19 Paid-Sick-Leave Laws in California
The COVID-19 pandemic added another layer of compliance challenges for California employers as they navigate paid-sick-leave mandates at the state and local level.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Customer's Conduct Arguably Created Hostile Work Environment
A customer's rejected advances, love letters and conversations with co-workers about the plaintiff could meet the severe and pervasive requirement for sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Employers Still Have COVID-19 Safety Duties as California Plans Reopening
While California has announced tentative plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions by June 15, the difficulties for employers are not over. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2021

Fighting the Double-Whammy of Ageism, Sexism
"Gendered ageism" is a type of sexism, affecting women in their 40s and beyond. SHRM Online spoke with the author of Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power about how women can advance their careers and conquer on-the-job gendered ageism.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

All Things Work Podcast
The All Things Work podcast is hosted by Tony Lee, SHRM's VP of Editorial, and features conversations and timely tips for HR professionals, people managers and anyone...

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

As Employees Catch Up on Delayed Health Care, Claims Could Surge
Health claims in 2021 could reflect the consequences of letting risky health conditions go untreated for more than a year, exacerbated by stress, poor diets and suspended gym memberships.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

As Employees Catch Up on Their Delayed Health Care Needs, Claims Could Surge
Health claims in 2021 could reflect the consequences of letting risky health conditions go untreated for more than a year, exacerbated by stress, poor diets and suspended gym memberships.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

Higher ACA Subsidies Expand Options for Small Employers and Retiree Plan Sponsors
With expanded federal subsidies, small employers may want to help workers enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans instead of providing group coverage. Large employers can do the same for early retirees.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

Court: Montana Wrongful Discharge Act Applies to Out-of-State Employer
Montana law requires employers to have just cause for firing employees after an initial probationary period. A recent Montana case highlights issues for employers to consider if they have employees who work in Montana—even if those employees live in or are based out of another state.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

Recruitment Training for a Virtual World
Many companies have used virtual hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some continue to do so, training HR staff, managers and others to operate in this new world.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

How Young Candidates Can Show They Are Ready for Senior Roles
Right now, you may feel that you are perceived as too young and inexperienced to be taken seriously at the level of your next target job. Here's how to boost your own confidence and your perception by senior leaders and hiring managers.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

How to Purchase an Applicant Tracking System
ATS technology has undergone considerable change, with providers introducing AI capabilities, automated workflow features and reporting tools designed to make the lives of recruiters, hiring managers and job candidates easier.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

More Workplace Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
The pandemic forced HR professionals and employers to rethink how their workforce operates. SHRM Online collected these lessons learned when COVID-19 changed the way work is done; more responses are shared here.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

Virginia Enacts Overtime Wage Law
Virginia currently follows federal overtime pay rules, but beginning July 1, employers in the state will be subject to new requirements.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2021

Workers' Comp Bars Claim that Bullying Led to Employee's Suicide
The family of a worker alleging that he committed suicide after experiencing workplace bullying could not bring a wrongful death claim against his employer and supervisor, a California appellate court ruled. Workers' compensation was the exclusive remedy, and therefore, barred the lawsuit, the court said.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2021

As Offices Reopen, Hybrid Onsite and Remote Work Becomes Routine
Many workers aren't eager to return to their offices full time. Those who do come back are likely to find office designs and routines have changed as businesses rethink...

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2021

Ask HR: Feeling Out of Step with Remote Team
How can a new team member bond with colleagues while working remotely? And what are some tips for people searching for their first jobs in HR? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2021

Amazon Defeats Unionization Drive in Alabama
Amazon defeated the unionization drive at its warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., according to a count on April 9. The president of the union that led the organizing drive indicated that the union would challenge the vote.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2021

Preparing California Workers to Return to the Worksite
With COVID-19 vaccines reaching more Californians, it's natural for employers that have been operating remotely to think about bringing workers back to the physical workspace. But sorting out the details of how and when to reopen the worksite will take some planning.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

Your Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems
Legacy applicant tracking system platforms have long been the targets of scorn by recruiters for their inflexibility, cumbersome functions and disregard for the...

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

Court Says Texas Law Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination
For the first time, Texas law has been interpreted to provide workplace protection for LGBTQ workers. The state appeals court decision follows on the heels of the June...

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

Court Says Texas Law Prohibits Sexual-Orientation Discrimination
For the first time, Texas law has been interpreted to provide workplace protection for LGBTQ workers. The state appeals court decision follows on the heels of the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

Canada Replaces U.S. as Top Work Destination
Canada is now the most desirable destination for international workers, overtaking the United States for the first time, according to a new study of more than 209,000 people from 190 countries.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

First-Time Jobless Claims Edge Up
States reported that 744,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Apr. 3, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 3.7 million.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

Pandemic Prompts Global Initiatives for Women in the Workplace
The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected many women worldwide as they struggle to meet the needs of their families and employers—and the pandemic has highlighted the importance of promoting gender equity in workplaces across the globe.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2021

The First 100 Days: President Biden's Employment-Based Immigration Agenda
President Joe Biden has "hit the ground running" as he directs changes to the U.S. immigration system in his first 100 days in office.

SHRM HR News
Apr 07, 2021

Labor Law Poster Report
April 2021 Copyright 2021 J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Employment Law Poster ReportPosting compliance for remote workers: Top 5 FAQs Electronic posters are a...

SHRM HR News
Apr 07, 2021

Retaliation Claims over Need for Future FMLA Leave Sent to Jury
A jury will hear retaliation claims brought by an employee who alleged she was fired after telling her employer of her need for future leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

SHRM HR News
Apr 07, 2021

Use of AI in the Workplace Raises Legal Concerns
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools flooding the HR technology marketplace can bring great value to organizations but also carry significant legal risks if not managed properly. Any employer who wants to use AI in the workplace needs to weigh the benefits against the potential legal risks and must also keep a close eye on emerging laws to stay in compliance, according to two experts speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Compliance Conference.

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