Workplace Drug Policy Updates: Just Say Yes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:00

Although marijuana is still against federal law, 30 states have permitted the drug for medicinal purposes and nine of them also allow—or soon will allow—recreational use. Moreover, in the past year, some state courts have held that employers can’t discipline workers based on their status as medical marijuana cardholders.

Ask an Expert: Are We Required to Let an Employee on Short-Term Disability Work from Home?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:00

Start by reviewing any medical documentation to confirm that the employee has been released to return to work and determine if he or she has any physical limitations that would impact a work-from-home arrangement. Consider whether to require a doctor to certify that the employee is able to work in accordance with your normal fitness-for-duty policies.

Elevating the Next Generation of HR Leaders

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:00

The war for talent hasn’t spared HR. The leaders of our organizations are constantly working to recruit and develop the best and the brightest for this dynamic career. However, our profession has a prestige problem. When I speak to audiences of business majors and ask how many of them want to pursue a career in HR, few, if any, raise their hands. That is our challenge.

Member Spotlight: Melissa DeVore

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:00

Meet the vice president for HR at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Alabama SHRM State Council director.

How to Buy the Right HR Tech Solutions

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Know your objective before you go shopping for HR tech tools and stick to solutions that can meet that goal.

Experts Weigh In on Starbucks' Racial-Bias Training

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00

Starbucks will conduct staff training on racial bias May 29. SHRM Online reached out to diversity and inclusion experts and asked what they would do if they were tapped to deliver this training.

Know the Law Before Paying Students Less Than Minimum Wage

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
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The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the nationwide minimum wage for most employees, but some workers, such as student learners, can be paid less if certain conditions are met. Employment attorneys say, however, that the student-learner exception is limited.

New Jersey Becomes Latest State to Pass Equal Pay Legislation

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
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New Jersey will become the latest state to mandate a comprehensive equal pay law, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he will sign the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act.

Washington Lawmakers Put Employee Privacy Front and Center

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
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This coming June will be a busy month for employers in Washington. The impending activity is due to Gov. Jay Inslee's recent signature of a series of bills that directly impact the employer-employee relationship and impose novel restrictions and obligations on employers.

IRS Issues First FAQs on Paid Leave Tax Credit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
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When the IRS posted a set of frequently asked questions regarding the new employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave, it provided some assurance for employers that plan to take advantage of the credit while leaving many compliance details still to be addressed.

Teleworking Can Be an ADA Accommodation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00
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An appeals court affirmed a $92,000 verdict under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a lawyer at a city utility who was denied her request to telework during her 10-week bed rest for pregnancy complications.

Prioritize Your Recruiting Based on Job Impact

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00
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Expending the same energy and resources recruiting and hiring for all roles equally is one of the biggest mistakes employers make. Instead, use those resources on hiring for the most critical jobs, and design a strategy to handle the rest.

7 Tips for Managing Your Company's 401(k)

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00
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While the 401(k) still offers lots of options and opportunities for companies and employees, HR leaders who have to manage a plan on behalf of their workforce may be the ones feeling growing pains.

How to Refresh Recruiting

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00
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A resource that takes recruiters and hiring managers at all levels through the entire talent acquisition process.

Instead of Trying to ‘Handle’ a Bad Boss, Try Not to Hire One in the First Place

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00
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Can you avoid hiring a bad manager? Are there telltale signs during the hiring process that can tip someone off to a job candidate who may end up making employees miserable? There are, workplace experts say.

7 Tips for Managing a Much Younger Boss

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:00

The key to thriving under your Millennial manager is to understand and address the dynamics that the age difference creates. Follow these tips to cultivate a connection with a younger boss.

When Should Employers Tell Employees That Layoffs Are Looming?

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:00
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​Many employers don't plan adequately for layoffs and don't inform employees soon enough that a staff reduction might be needed, according to HR and legal experts. Poor planning, communication and implementation of layoffs raise the risks of costly mistakes. Lost productivity, reduced morale and expensive class-action lawsuits are among the pitfalls, experts say.

IT Workspaces Grow Up

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:00

Technology companies have abandoned designs that emphasized frat house fun to appeal to a more diverse talent pool. Office layouts now accentuate work-life balance, professionalism and wellness.

6 Ways to Make Your Careers Site More Accessible

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:00
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Employers committed to diversifying their applicant pools and improving their candidate experience need to be aware of problems that applicants with disabilities may have when they try to access careers sites, job portals and electronic applications.

How to Ensure Rightful Terminations in California

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:00
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Employers that need to conduct layoffs must comply with federal and state laws. These are the rules you need to know.

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