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Nov 15, 2019

Women Like Technology Work. It's Time to Hire More of Them
If women have the chance to stay in their tech jobs and advance in their careers, many of them will find they'll enjoy the work they do, reap the rewards of their labor and find a suitable work/life balance, reveals a Capital One survey that examines why women stay in tech jobs and why they bolt.

SHRM HR News
Nov 15, 2019

What Does It Take to Prove a Race-Discrimination Case?
When employees sue for race discrimination, do they have to show that the employer's bias was the ultimate cause or one of several motivating factors that led to an adverse employment decision?

SHRM HR News
Nov 15, 2019

Active-Shooter Security Drills Are ‘Ineffective,' Researchers Find
Employers may think that security drills can help save lives in the event of a mass shooting—like the one that happened Nov. 14 at a California high school—but two researchers argue that such measures aren't much help because most school and workplace shooters are insiders "well-rehearsed in the security procedures."

SHRM HR News
Nov 14, 2019

USCIS Proposes Raising Immigration Filing Fees
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed today to increase several immigration benefit filing fees for employers and to separate the Form I-129 petition for temporary workers into different forms with different fees for each visa classification.

SHRM HR News
Nov 14, 2019

Learn About Social Security Contributions in Western Europe
Social security contributions are as varied in western Europe as in the Americas and eastern Europe. This article provides guidance to employers and workers on social security contributions in western Europe.

SHRM HR News
Nov 14, 2019

Ontario: Without-Cause Termination Provision Upheld
A Canadian employee's attempt to invalidate an employment contract failed, even though one provision in the contract, the just-cause termination provision, was invalid.

SHRM HR News
Nov 14, 2019

Departure of McDonald's CEO Reflects Companies' Sensitivity in #MeToo Era
The abrupt departure of Steve Easterbrook highlights how sensitive companies have grown about their leaders dating employees.

SHRM HR News
Nov 13, 2019

HR Director's Comment About Low Performance Supports Defamation Suit
An HR director's statement that an employee who was being fired was a "low performer" could serve as the basis for a defamation action against the employer, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Nov 13, 2019

HHS Issues Guidelines for Oral Fluid Drug Testing
Federal agencies, contractors and industries regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), including trucking, airline and railroad companies, will soon have an alternative to urine testing for the first time since federal drug-testing guidelines were published in 1988.

SHRM HR News
Nov 13, 2019

New York Issues Updated Guidance on New Anti-Discrimination Laws
New York significantly amended its anti-discrimination laws and recently issued updated guidance. While the guidance leaves many questions unanswered, it provides valuable information about the new requirements.

SHRM HR News
Nov 13, 2019

SHRM Advocates Are Shaping Workplace Policies in Washington
More than 400 HR professionals will descend on Capitol Hill Thursday to lead the conversation on workplace public policy with their elected officials. Here are the key proposals advocates with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are supporting.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Recertification Q&A: Participating in Research
Did you know you can earn recertification credits by participating in SHRM research and surveys?

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

The Pursuit of SHRM Certification and Lifelong Learning
In the relatively short time since I graduated from university and started my career as an HR professional, I have realized how quickly the world of work shifts and how a learning mindset is key to effectively adapt to changing needs. To keep up and prove my competency, I decided to pursue SHRM certification.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Practice Makes Proficient: Where to Start
Different HR competencies are needed at different HR career stages. By looking at your current career level as well as the next level you want to attain, you can determine which proficiencies to work on.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Have a Plan for Unannounced H-1B, L-1 Audits
HR and global mobility professionals should be ready to respond when inspecting officers show up to review H-1B and L-1 visa programs for compliance.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Meal and Rest Break Premiums Should Be Paid at Employees' Regular Hourly Wage
A California appeals court held that the "regular rate of compensation" for calculating meal or rest break premiums does not mean the same thing as the "regular rate of pay" for calculating overtime premiums.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Social Security Contributions Vary in Eastern Europe
Employers and employees make social security contributions at different rates across eastern Europe, presenting coordination challenges for multinationals.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Hostile Work Environment Claim Advances
Workplace harassment that prompts employees to document their concerns about the alleged behavior in writing can show that the behavior in question constituted a hostile work environment, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

School Lawfully Fired Coach Over Facebook Photos
A public high school did not violate the First Amendment when it fired a football coach's employment following his refusal to remove photos that federal law from his Facebook account, ruled the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Nov 12, 2019

Company Gifts That Workers Hate
More than 8 in 10 U.S. employees have received a workplace gift—mostly from managers—that they didn't want and that made them feel unappreciated. Regardless, most of them pretended to be happy with the gift.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

Can the Supreme Court Overturn the Decision to End DACA?
The Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Trump administration has the authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhool Arrivals program, or DACA. Children brought at a young age illegally to the U.S. have received work permits, education and protection from deportation. The Trump administration says is time for the the temporary program to end.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

Save Your E-Verify Records Before They Are Deleted
As of Jan. 2, 2020, employers won't have access to E-Verify records that were created on or before Dec. 31, 2009.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

How Technology Is Helping Global Mobility Professionals
Technology is smoothing the way for global mobility and immigration professionals who want to make the employee experience better and strengthen compliance.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

Organizations Struggle to Comply with GDPR
Most organizations covered under the European Union's (EU's) data-privacy law find compliance a challenge, according to a recent study. Just 18 percent of the respondents said they are highly confident in their organizations' ability to report a data breach to the relevant regulators within the required 72-hour timeframe set forth in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

California Employees Now Have Two Extra Years to File Bias Claims
Among the numerous worker-protection bills California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last month was AB 9, which gives employees a two-year extension to file Fair Employment and Housing Act claims.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

Tips to Support Employees Returning from Mental Health Leave
Here are accommodations companies can implement for employees who return to work after taking leave for mental health reasons.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

4 Things to Know About Mental Health at Work
Employees who are successfull may be contending with mental health issues. An organization's executive, who battles depression and anxiety, tells fellow workplace leaders how they can support their employees who are going through mental health challenges.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

4 Steps for Employers to Develop a Reliable People Analytics Process
Artificial intelligence can help employers streamline their hiring processes, improve diversity and inclusion efforts, and monitor their practices for pay disparities and other workplace biases. But people analytics can be scary—and ineffective—if employers don't know how to use it properly.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

7 Labor Department Priorities for 2020
Deregulation has been a major priority for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) during President Donald Trump's administration, and the federal government wants to make processes less burdensome for employers, according to DOL officials. Here are some of the department's top priorities.

SHRM HR News
Nov 11, 2019

Is the Shorter Workweek for Everyone?
The 40-hour, five-day workweek is "outdated," according to 70 percent of U.S. workers recently surveyed. Nearly half 45 percent said it would take them less than five hours a day to do their jobs if they were able to work uninterrupted.

SHRM HR News
Nov 10, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Making a Successful Career Change
Career change almost always demands a professional step backward. Make sure there are good odds for that strategic career move to ultimately take you two steps forward. Play to your strengths and make the most of your industry knowledge.

SHRM HR News
Nov 09, 2019

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Legalizing Foreign Farmworkers, Requiring E-Verify
A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would offer legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented foreign national farmworkers and require the use of E Verify among agriculture employers. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would also make a number of reforms to the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural workers, changing how wages are determined and adding new, three-year temporary visas and additional green cards to meet year-round labor needs.

SHRM HR News
Nov 09, 2019

Should Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?
On Veterans Day, as we honor those who have served in the nation's military, we should also remember the sacrifices made by military service members' spouses. This group of mostly women are constantly uprooted, following their loved ones around the country and overseas at the expense of their own jobs and careers.

SHRM HR News
Nov 08, 2019

What Can Employers Do When Workers' Civil Rights and Labor Rights Clash?
Employers must take steps to prevent and stop workplace discrimination and harassment, but they can't interfere with employees' right to work together to improve working conditions and join a union. So what can employers do when these rights conflict?

SHRM HR News
Nov 08, 2019

Will Reporting EEO-1 Pay Data Help Close the Wage Gap?
Employers have many incentives to pay their workers fairly: to attract and retain top talent, promote an inclusive work culture and comply with employment laws. But will mandatory reporting requirements actually help employers close the wage gap for women and people of color?

SHRM HR News
Nov 08, 2019

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Stock-Drop Case
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could open the floodgates of litigation against plan fiduciaries when the prices of company stocks in employee stock ownership plans drop.

SHRM HR News
Nov 08, 2019

Brazil's Data Protection Law: HR's Perspective
With less than a year remaining before Brazil's General Data Protection Law (referred to as the LGPD) takes effect, HR professionals should start preparing.

SHRM HR News
Nov 07, 2019

2020 Benefit Plan Limits and Thresholds Chart
Chart: 2020 Retirement Plan Limits

SHRM HR News
Nov 07, 2019

Court Strikes Down HHS Rule on Health Providers Opting Out
A federal judge struck down a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would have let health care providers opt out of participating in medical procedures based on their religious or moral objections. HHS argued the rule would protect health care workers who object to performing abortions and doctor-assisted suicide, while critics said it would curtail women's reproductive freedom and access to care for transgender patients.

SHRM HR News
Nov 07, 2019

Correct Retirement Plan Mistakes Before They Soar out of Control
Administering 401(k)s and similar retirement plans is complex but making a mistake does not have to be a calamity—as long as employers and their plan vendors are vigilant and catch problems early. If left unchecked, however, mistakes can be costly and inconvenient for both the employer and participating employees.

SHRM HR News
Nov 07, 2019

Study Up to Do Business in China
Familiarity with three things—fluctuations in economic growth, a U.S. law affecting foreign investments and a Chinese law that may make operations more difficult—are necessary to grow a business in China.

SHRM HR News
Nov 06, 2019

Reducing Digital Distractions at Work
It's a paradox: digital workplace tools like e-mail, instant messaging and collaboration software have quickened the pace of office communications, but at the same time they are significant obstacles to getting work done.

SHRM HR News
Nov 06, 2019

How to Reduce Digital Distractions at Work
It's a paradox: digital workplace tools like e-mail, instant messaging and collaboration software have quickened the pace of office communications, but at the same time they are significant obstacles to getting work done.

SHRM HR News
Nov 06, 2019

The Paralysis of Depression in the Workplace
Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost of $17 billion to $44 billion to employers. Here's how employers can create a supportive workplace.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

2020 FSA Contribution Cap Rises to $2,750
?Employees can put an extra $50 into their health care flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) next year, the IRS announced on Nov. 6. But with open enrollment for the 2020 benefits year already under way, the increase may have come too late for some employees to take advantage of it.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

Viewpoint: What Not to Say in Written Communications
Think about your e-mail and Slack messages. Are they really saying what you mean for them to say? Common phrases may be giving off a different impression. Here are 10 phrases early-career professionals should learn to avoid.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

What Not to Say in Written Communications
Think about your e-mail and Slack messages. Are they really saying what you mean for them to say? Common phrases may be giving off a different impression. Here are 10 phrases early-career professionals should learn to avoid.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

NLRA Is a Dead End for Reckless Driver
?A union striker who engaged in dangerous vehicular activity on a highway with drivers who weren't on strike was not entitled to the protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and therefore was lawfully fired, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

Employers Should Look After Their Own in Global Assignments
How can employers make sure they get a good return on their investment and retain the employees they send on expensive global assignments? Make sure the employees working abroad know the organization cares for them and is watching out for them.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

‘Mosaic' of Evidence Was Enough to Send Case to Trial
Sometimes it's not one action but many considered together that can result in discrimination claims going forward to trial, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

SHRM HR News
Nov 05, 2019

What's the Difference Between a ‘Good' Job and a ‘Bad' Job?
Fewer than half of U.S. workers have "good" jobs, according to a new Gallup study that rated "good," "mediocre" and "bad" jobs based on 10 dimensions that included pay, benefits, job security and sense of purpose.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Illinois Leads the Way on AI Regulation in the Workplace
Illinois continues to lead the way in privacy and security legislation. The Prairie State is home to the Biometric Information Privacy Act, the Personal Information Protection Act, and the unanimously passed Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. Here are several key employer obligations under the new act.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

5 Steps for Creating a Mental Health-Friendly Work Culture
In a tight labor market, employers can improve their ability to hire and retain qualified workers by supporting mental health programs in the workplace.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Trump Revokes Federal Contract Workers' Hiring Priority
President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order repealing an Obama-era rule that gave federal contractors the right of first hire when a new employer took over a service contract with the government.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

DOL Proposes Updates to ‘Fluctuating Workweek' Overtime Calculations
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its anticipated proposal to cover more workers and provide employers with greater flexibility under the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Care Management Aids 'Big Spenders' Who Drive Up Health Care Costs
A lack of effective chronic care is common among employees and family members who are the highest health care spenders year after year. Small wonder that employers plan to make monitoring and managing high-cost claimants a top health care priority going forward.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Chronic Care Management Keeps Health Spending Under Control
A lack of effective chronic care management is common among those who are the highest health care spenders year after year. Small wonder that employers plan to make monitoring and managing high-cost claimants a top health care priority going forward.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Offering 529 Savings Plans Helps Families Avoid Student Debt
Offering 529 Savings Plans Helps Families Avoid Student Debt Although 529 plans provide a tax-advantaged opportunity for college savings, employers have not fully embraced them as an employee benefit funded through salary deferral contributions. That could be short-sighted.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

Make Your Voice Heard at Work
To have a "voice" at work means you share meaningful ideas to move forward on an initiative, solve a problem or brainstorm new ideas. Most employers struggle to find recent college graduates with this soft skill. Here are five things you can try to ensure your voice is heard at work.

SHRM HR News
Nov 04, 2019

How to Make Your Voice Heard at Work
To have a "voice" at work means you share meaningful ideas to move forward on an initiative, solve a problem or brainstorm new ideas. Most employers struggle to find recent college graduates with this soft skill. Here are five things you can try to ensure your voice is heard at work.

SHRM HR News
Nov 03, 2019

McDonald's Fires CEO for Office Fling. Does Your Worksite Have a Dating Policy?
Although no law bans managers from having consensual romantic relationships with subordinates, many employers have policies against such behavior because it can cause productivity and morale issues and lead to sexual-harassment and other legal claims against the employer. Still, one in three U.S. adults are or have been in a workplace romance, according to a poll from the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Nov 03, 2019

Develop Future Leaders with Rotational Programs
Rotational programs—assigning employees to short work assignments abroad—can be an innovative way for an organization to retain future leaders.

SHRM HR News
Nov 03, 2019

Trump's Skills-Based Immigration Plan on Track for 2020
?The U.S. immigration system is first and foremost for the benefit of the United States, said Kenneth Cuccinelli II, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), seeking to define the Trump administration's approach to immigration. Speaking at SHRM's Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium in Washington, D.C., Cuccinelli said that President Donald Trump's plan to reshape the U.S. immigration selection system to give greater preference to green card applicants' skills over their family ties not only makes the country more competitive, but also prioritizes the needs of employers and the talent they seek.

SHRM HR News
Nov 03, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Moving from Job Loss, to Temp Jobs to Permanent Employment
When things aren't going well professionally, people can end up with a tattered ego. To lose a job is devastating and not something that is quickly overcome. But you seem ready to move forward. Keep a few things in mind as you get your professional life back on track.

SHRM HR News
Nov 03, 2019

Political Discord Is Disrupting the Workplace
Nearly half of U.S. workers have had a disagreement in the workplace over politics, according to new research released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The "Politics at Work" survey suggests many workers are involved in political discussions in the workplace, and those discussions are leading to conflicts.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

Viewpoint: How to Prepare a Labor Relations Rapid-Response Team
Most employers concerned about increased union activity quickly come to the same conclusion: "We need a rapid-response team." But do they?

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

Compare Social Security Contributions Across the Americas
Social security contributions vary enormously by country. Employers operating in different jurisdictions must take note of these differences when implementing cross-border initiatives to ensure compliance with the law.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

3 Open Enrollment Reminders for Employees—and HR
At many organizations, the open enrollment season for 2020 benefits is underway or about to begin. As HR representatives address open enrollment meetings, speak with employees one-on-one and send out enrollment reminders, they can use these pointers to help employees make smart decisions.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

Open Enrollment Reminders for Employees—and HR
At many organizations, the fall open enrollment season for 2020 benefits is underway or about to begin. As HR representatives address open enrollment meetings, speak with employees one-on-one and send out enrollment reminders, here are pointers to help employees make smart decisions.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

U.S. Employers Add 128,000 Jobs in October
U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs in October, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, a larger increase than economists expected. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, which had been the lowest rate since 1969. Data released by ADP and Moody's Analytics earlier this week shows private-sector employment rose by 125,000 jobs last month.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

Unemployment Ticks Up to 3.6 Percent
The unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.6 percent and U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs in October, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Average monthly job growth has continued to soften since 2018, as employers have become more cautious in hiring, but the labor market is still healthy and certain sectors such as health care remain strong. Data released by ADP and Moody's Analytics shows private-sector employment rose by 125,000 jobs last month.

SHRM HR News
Nov 01, 2019

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Manage Risk, Don't Avoid It
?Many HR professionals view their responsibility toward legal risks as being to identify and then avoid them. Try this perspective: HR's job should be to identify, assess and manage legal risks.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Court Orders EEOC to Continue Collecting 2017 and 2018 Pay Data
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must continue collecting EEO-1 Component 2 pay data—broken down by job category, race, sex and ethnicity—for 2017 and 2018 even though the deadline for employers to file the information has passed.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Using AI to Improve Engagement Surveys, Continuous Feedback
Improving employee engagement is at the top of many human resource leaders' to-do lists. But combing through an ever-growing amount of engagement survey data to extract actionable insights can be overwhelming.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

AI-Related Lawsuits Are Coming
As HR managers use artificial intelligence (AI) to make recruiting decisions, evaluate employee performance, and decide on promotions and firings, HR executives should know that several law firms are preparing for what they believe is inevitable: AI-related lawsuits.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Work Permits for Salvadoran TPS Beneficiaries Extended to 2021
Employment authorization for workers from El Salvador covered under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be extended for an additional 12 months, through January 4, 2021.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Germany: Works Council Must Consent to Time-Keeping via Spreadsheet
In October of last year, Germany's Federal Labor Court decided that using standard software such as Excel for time-keeping requires the works council's consent. This decision merits analysis, as employers are still coming to terms with its meaning.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

New Law Protects Whistleblowers in Australia
Australia has passed a law to protect whistleblowers and require companies to have a formal whistleblower policy in place before Jan. 1, 2020.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Why Are CEOs Jumping Ship?
CEO turnover appears to be at an all-time high, and while some exits can be blamed on ethical lapses, such as fraud or sexual harassment, others have workplace experts wondering what's afoot.

SHRM HR News
Oct 31, 2019

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Should You Contest Unemployment Compensation Claims?
Many employers routinely contest unemployment benefits claims in an effort to keep unemployment taxes down. However, there are some powerful arguments against doing so. Columnist Jathan Janove explains why employers may benefit from paying these claims.

SHRM HR News
Oct 30, 2019

How to Boost Inclusion over a Meal
Breaking bread together is a far more intimate shared experience than hunkering over an Excel spreadsheet, said Tracy Stuckrath, a dietary needs advocate. During a Smart Stage presentation Monday at the Society for Human Resource Management's Inclusion 2019 event, Stuckrath encouraged employers to understand, respect and accommodate dietary needs to create an inclusive workplace.

SHRM HR News
Oct 30, 2019

How Saints QB Drew Brees Leads a Multigenerational Team
"When people feel they are appreciated, when they feel they have an important role [to play], I think that's when you can really bring out the best in them," said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. That sense of purpose and value "will directly result in a positive way of winning in the workplace," he told attendees at SHRM's 2019 Inclusion event.

SHRM HR News
Oct 30, 2019

How Saints' QB Drew Brees Leads a Multigenerational Team
"When people feel they are appreciated, when they feel they have an important role [to play], I think that's when you can really bring out the best in them," said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. That sense of purpose and value "will directly result in a positive way of winning in the workplace," he told attendees at SHRM's 2019 Inclusion event.

SHRM HR News
Oct 30, 2019

Cloud Platforms Add Oomph to Corporate Philanthropy
For years, employers have supported employees who have organized fundraisers to give back to the community. Now employers are using philanthropy management tools based on cloud platforms, social media tools, mobile apps and data analytics software to help workers process and track their donations and volunteering activity, as well as keep abreast of the nonprofit activities, charity drives and causes they care about.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Viewpoint: The Cost of Being Exempt in Pennsylvania is About to Soar
The federal government issued its final rule on the new minimum salary employees must earn to be exempt from overtime pay. But employers cannot forget about state laws that may set higher rates. Following other states, such as California and New York, Pennsylvania is poised to have its minimum salary soar.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Election Day is Coming. What are Your Obligations as an Employer?
With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Employee Isn't Required to Arbitrate Claim Despite Handbook's Arbitration Policy
An employee handbook that said employees agreed not to file workplace-related lawsuits against the employer and described an arbitration process did not constitute an actual arbitration agreement, a California appeals court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

University Could Fire Professor Who Had Already Retired
A university could lawfully dismiss a retired university professor under the terms of its academic-employee manual, a California appeals court ruled. The court reversed a trial court ruling that the university had no authority to fire the professor after his retirement.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Can Help Close the Skills Gap
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help employers close the skills gap by encouraging them to hire applicants who often are overlooked, such as ex-offenders, military veterans and the long-term unemployed. The program is set to expire in 2019 but has been reauthorized many times since 1996.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Company Violated ADA by Reassigning Forklift Driver Who Is Deaf
?A steel manufacturing company that employed a person who is deaf as a forklift driver for seven years violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it reassigned him to another position out of safety concerns, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Critical Supervisor's Conduct Was Nondiscriminatory
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee could not maintain a discrimination claim against her supervisor whose negative remarks about her were not motivated by either age or gender.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Labor Department Close to Releasing ‘Fluctuating Workweek' Proposal
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to update its rules on the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay to cover more workers and provide employers with greater flexibility. The department sent a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget over the summer, and the OMB completed its review of the proposal on Oct. 25.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

California Employers May Have Obligations During Wildfires
As multiple wildfires forge a path of destruction through California and displace workers and their families, employers should understand their obligations under the state's employment laws.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Making Up for a Bad Interview
Lots of hardworking, conscientious professionals are terrible at job interviews. In fact, while the ability to turn job interviews into job offers is probably a professional's most important skill, very few of us have it. Most of us think that being good at our job is all we need to do to get new positions and promotions—but not quite. We must be able to package and sell those skills.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

SHRM CEO: Learn to Work with People You Disagree With
Refusing to work with people because of differences in personal or political leanings goes against the concept of inclusion, SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, told HR professionals at SHRM's 2019 Inclusion event. It cuts us off from different points of view and limits our effectiveness.

SHRM HR News
Oct 29, 2019

How Much Will Brexit Hurt the UK Economy?
Crashing out, extensions, deals and no deals, divorce debt. Welcome to the rollercoaster that is Brexit, said Georgie Collins, head of intellectual property and media with Irwin Mitchell in London, speaking at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting. Attendees heard about the effects Brexit could have on their businesses overseas.

SHRM HR News
Oct 28, 2019

How to Collaborate with Global Teams
Collaboration with globally dispersed teams requires overcoming language barriers, learning about differences in social customs, and endeavoring to include all offices in global meetings, despite time differences.

SHRM HR News
Oct 28, 2019

Fairer Layoffs: How Do You Decide Who Stays and Who Goes?
Now is the time to prepare for the next recession, since the economy, like the stock market, does not expand indefinitely.

SHRM HR News
Oct 28, 2019

Total Worker Health Focus Advances Employee Well-Being
Years before employee experience became a buzz phrase, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched a research and advocacy program encouraging employers to redesign their workplaces to improve worker safety, health and well-being. Since 2011, the agency's Total Worker Health® approach started with the recognition that work directly affects one's health, and that job-related factors such as wages, work hours, workload and stress levels, and interactions with co-workers and supervisors impact the well-being of workers.

SHRM HR News
Oct 28, 2019

Workers Say Their Companies Cause Them Mental Health Problems
Survey after survey, study after study, indicate that an increasing number of people suffer from mental health problems at work—and sometimes because of their workplace. One of the most recent surveys found that on average, almost half of respondents said that their workplace culture had a negative impact on their mental health. What's going on?

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