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Nontraditional Wellness Benefits Improved Firm’s Engagement and Retention
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageFrom standing desks to five-minutes of meditation and taking team walks, nontraditional wellness benefits can help employees to manage their health.
Viewpoint: AI Arrives in HR
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
2018 Payroll Tax Cap Will Nudge Slightly Higher
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageThe maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax in 2018 is $128,700 up by $1,500 from the $127,200 maximum for 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Oct. 13. Of the estimated 175 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2018, about 12 million will pay more because of the increase in the "taxable-maximum amount," beginning on Jan. 1, 2018.
Flat Salary Increase Budgets Create Winners and Losers
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageAs organizations continue to contend with the changing jobs landscape and falling unemployment, they’re luring and keeping good workers by directing pay raises to star performers and using promotions and nonmonetary benefits to keep in-demand workers engaged, recent research shows.
Your Career Q&A: Starting an HR Department from Scratch
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageYou have a rare career opportunity to work for a vibrant, growing company that has the leadership foresight to include HR management in its plans for growth and financial success. It's a big responsibility and a long-term challenge, but the experience gained can benefit your career for a lifetime.
How Text Messaging Broadens Recruiting Outreach, Cuts Time to Fill
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageTexting can foster better engagement among younger people who grew up with it and often consider traditional forms of communication, such as e-mails and phone calls, to be inconvenient and old-fashioned.
The Challenges of Showing Appreciation on Boss's Day
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageToday is National Boss's Day! Do you think employees feel obliged to give their managers a card or gift£ Should the company to take the lead by having leaders, instead of rank-and-file workers, arrange tokens of appreciation for supervisors£
Despite CEO Reluctance to Participate, DOL Announces Apprenticeship Task Force
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Department of Labor today named 20 business, trade, union and government leaders to a task force on apprenticeships.
Singapore: New Standards on Flexible Work Arrangements Issued
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article Image​The Singapore Ministry of Manpower, National Trades Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation jointly released new standards on flexible work arrangements.
UK FAQs: Performance Management
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article Image​This month we tackle some of the complicated issues that arise in the context of performance management in the United Kingdom.
Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2017
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017.
Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:24:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageA chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.
Trump's Executive Orders Seek to Roll Back Health Plan Requirements
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImagePresident Donald Trump's executive orders, which direct federal agencies to issue new rules allowing businesses to buy health insurance across state lines through association health plans and to use stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements to pay plan premiums, were praised by some for offering new flexibility in health coverage, especially for plans offered in the small group market. But others raised concerns about higher costs for those who remain in individual and small group health plans.
Combatting the Prescription Drug Crisis
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImagePrescription painkiller abuse is taking an enormous toll at work. It's costing billions in missed workdays and productivity and also driving up health care and workers' compensation costs. Yet the stigma of drug abuse prevents employees and employers alike from addressing the issue. Here's how you can help.
HR, Safety Experts Identify Lessons from Las Vegas Tragedy
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article Image​The Las Vegas mass shooting has left HR and security professionals wondering what, if anything, they can do to help prevent an event like it from happening again.
Is ‘Taking a Knee’ a Protected Activity Under Labor Law£
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImagePlayers in the National Football League (NFL) have recently drawn considerable attention for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police violence against black Americans. Some people support the protest, while others call for the NFL to fire players who participate—but the players may be engaging in protected concerted activity.
Wage Statement Violations Need Not Be Intentional to Recover PAGA Penalties
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageAn employee's claim for civil penalties under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) alleging an employer's failure to list required information on itemized wage statements can proceed to trial—even though the employer claimed it did not know it was violating the law, the California Court of Appeal ruled.
Arbitration Agreement Employer Never Signed Is Still Enforceable
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article ImageAn employer that never signed an arbitration agreement it presented to an employee could still enforce the agreement because the circumstances surrounding the worker's hiring showed that both parties intended to arbitrate employment disputes, the California Court of Appeal ruled.
Ethics Chief to Agency Heads: Promote Safe Culture for Reporting Misconduct
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article Image​David Apol, the federal government's ethics chief, is "deeply concerned" that some government leaders have engaged in impermissible conduct, he wrote in a recent memo.
Does the ADA Require Preferences in Hiring for Applicants with Disabilities£
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
SHRM Article Image​Suppose that you employ someone who, during the course of his employment, becomes disabled. This disability makes it impossible for the employee to perform his current job. Meanwhile, there is another open position that your company has been looking to fill. In fact, you found a highly-qualified candidate. Except, here's the thing: The disabled employee is also qualified to perform this job—just not as qualified. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability where doing so will allow that individual to perform the essential functions of the job without creating undue hardship for the employer. One such accommodation is a transfer to another open position for which the employee is qualified. Does the ADA require minimally-qualified disabled employees to be granted special preferences in hiring over nondisabled applicants£
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