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How One HR Officer Tackled the Task of Staffing Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00

Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum—home court for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Milwaukee Bucks and site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention—opened in August 2018. But when plans for the new arena were hatched four years earlier, the Bucks organization, which owns and staffs the sports and entertainment venue, didn’t even have an HR department.

EEOC Asks Industry Leaders How to Help Employers End Harassment

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to end workplace harassment and is turning to business leaders for their insight.

Inclusion at Work Starts with Creating Pathways to Belonging

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00

It's important for organizations that want to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces to create opportunities for dialogue—not debate—in the workplace.

Viewpoint: How to Foster a Culture of Workplace Safety

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00

A security professional explains how he created corporate security awareness models at General Motors Financial, ESPN and Capital One through effective marketing and messaging, employee recognition, leveraging of partnerships, and buy-in from company executives.

Facebook to Make Sweeping Discrimination Reforms

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00

Facebook will change how it manages job, housing, and credit ads on its platforms, following what it called "historic settlement agreements."

Don’t Assume Job Seekers Will Relocate

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00

If your organization’s leaders and hiring managers assume that most candidates will move to a new location for a job, they’re wrong. While some job seekers in the United States will relocate, most won’t.

States Impose Paid Family Leave as Congress Weighs National Policy

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:00

U.S. employers face a growing patchwork of state paid leave laws while momentum builds for federal paid family leave legislation. Employers should help to shape government policies so that they make sense for their companies and their employees, the Society for Human Resource Management told HR professionals at the 2019 SHRM Law & Legislation Conference.

Premium Processing Will Be Available for This Year’s H-1B Cap Cases

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

Premium processing—the federal government’s popular service which promises employers a judgment on their visa petition within 15 days—will be an option for this year’s cap-subject H-1B visas, but only after a delay and split into two-phases.

Misconduct Did Not Rise to the Level of Harassment

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

Allegations that may cause outrage in the workplace in the #MeToo era may fall flat in a court of law.

ADA’s Interactive Process Is a Two-Way Street

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

An employer that grants schedule adjustments that aren’t required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may later stop allowing such changes when the employee declines to help the employer identify a reasonable accommodation.

State Legalization of Marijuana Presents Thorny Issues for HR

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, HR continues to struggle with the challenges presented by applicants and employees who use the drug.

3 Steps in Aligning Culture Across the Globe

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

Considering the critical importance of alignment, how can multinational companies keep a consistent culture across countries and regions?

Careful Review of California Workplace Law Is Critical for Compliance

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:00

California is a state where one tiny mistake can lead to class-action claims and seven-figure verdicts—but the good news for HR is that understanding California law is a career builder, an employment attorney said at the 2019 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

H-1B Employers Are Feeling the Squeeze Ahead of Visa Filing Season

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

"There was a time when filing for an H-1B visa was pretty predictable," said immigration attorney Andrew Greenfield. "It's not predictable anymore, and employers have had to learn to adapt," he told the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

Trump Administration Report Offers Ideas on Expanding U.S. Labor Force

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

​A new report from the Council of Economic Advisors explores strategies to get more people in the labor force as millions of Baby Boomers are expected to retire. In 10 years, nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Meanwhile, more U.S. workers are quitting their jobs now than at any time since 2000, when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began recording the employee quit rate.

Companies Find Ways to Bridge Skills Gap

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

JPMorgan Chase is committing $350 million to pilot innovative education and training programs aligned with high-demand digital and technical skills. It's joining organizations throughout the country looking for new ways to fill the skills gap.

Tougher State Laws Increase Scrutiny on Pay Equity

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

As states strengthen their pay equity laws to be more strict than federal legislation, ​factors that HR professionals have long relied on to make compensation changes, such as seniority and education, may not withstand court scrutiny, according to David Cohen, president of DCI Consulting in Washington, D.C., speaking at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

SHRM CEO Outlines 2019 Public Policy Initiatives

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

​The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is focusing its attention on employing people with criminal backgrounds, hiring older workers, encouraging workforce development and supporting the #MeToo movement. By collaborating with CEOs, policymakers and HR professionals, SHRM will influence work, the workplace and the workforce, said SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP.

Prepare for New Overtime Rule Now but Wait to Make Changes

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new federal overtime rule, which would raise the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308. Nothing has been finalized yet, but the DOL may give employers little time to bring their pay practices into compliance so it can ensure that a final rule is in place well before the 2020 election, said Tammy McCutchen, an attorney with Littler in Washington, D.C

New State, Local Laws Challenge Multistate Employers

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:00

​In recent years, much of the legal action impacting the employer-employee relationship has been at the state and local—not the federal—level, said Jonathan Segal, an attorney with Duane Morris in Philadelphia, speaking to attendees at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference on March 19.

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