SHRM HR News
Shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods Exemplify Alarming Workplace Trend
The recent shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Laguna Woods, Calif. are part of a rise in workplace violence in the U.S. over the past decade. Here are ways companies can protect their employees from workplace violence.
Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Linked to Declining Abortion Rates
Insurance coverage for long-acting contraception has aided the decline in U.S. abortion rates, research indicates. Fewer abortions are performed now than in 1973, when the Roe decision was handed down.
House Committee Advances Wage Theft Bill
A bill to raise penalties on employers who violate wage and hour rules is advancing through Congress. It would also require employers to regularly provide workers with paystubs detailing how their wages are calculated.
Supreme Court Declines to Send Overtime Claim to Arbitration
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to send an overtime claim against a Taco Bell franchise owned by Sundance Inc. to arbitration when Sundance failed to ask the court to compel arbitration until nearly eight months after the lawsuit’s filing.
High Inflation Disrupts Retirement Savings Strategies
Surging inflation has many older employees worried if they've saved enough and if the buying power of their savings will continue to fall in relation to rising prices....
Dealing With Undocumented Workers in ERISA Plans
Many undocumented workers are accruing benefits in plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Dealing with such plan participation creates...
Ask HR: Should You Do Training If You Don’t Want a New Role£
Should a worker accept an offer of leadership development and training if they aren't interested in a leadership position£ When should applicants who haven't graduated...
McDonald’s, Siemens Exit Russia
McDonald’s and Siemens are planning to sell their businesses in Russia, the companies recently announced, the latest companies in a long list of organizations to do so...
Apple Puts Plans to Work in the Office Three Days a Week on Hold
Noting a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Apple Inc. informed employees May 17 that it is delaying its plans to require employees to work in the office three days a week.
Implementing Alternative Workweek Schedules in California
Under California law, employees normally accrue daily overtime for hours worked over eight hours in a day. Alternative workweek schedules permit workplaces to adopt...
Dubai, UAE, Financial Services Authority Whistleblowing Regime Has Taken Effect
Changes made to ensure more consistent procedures and policies pertaining to whistleblowers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), have taken effect.
Changes Made to Paid Sick Leave for British Columbia Employees
The British Columbia government amended the new paid sick leave provision to reference the “calendar year” rather than the “employment year”—simplifying the provision’s...
Microsoft to Nearly Double Salary Budgets, Expand Stock Compensation
Microsoft Corp. plans to nearly double its budget for employee salary increases and boost the amount of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25 percent,...
The Risks and Rewards of Substance-Misuse Benefits
While there is much to be gained by offering employee benefits that address substance abuse, there are also some potential risks for employers. Those can usually be...
Unemployment Claims Stay Flat
States reported that 218,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending May 14. The number of workers continuing to claim unemployment...
Refresher on California Commute Time
Over the last 12 months, many employees have started to return to work at a worksite other than their home, even though some remain remote or partially remote. Employers...
Mississippi Becomes the Last State to Enact an Equal Pay Law
On April 20, Mississippi became the last state in the nation to enact an equal pay law, when Gov. Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
South Carolina Anti-Vaccine Requirement Law Signed
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law House Bill 3126, which has implications for public and private employers that continue to require employees in...
4 Reminders for Employers After a $900K Tip Pooling Mistake
Tip pools can promote teamwork and a better customer experience—but they can also land you in hot water if you don’t comply with federal and state wage and hour laws.
Illinois Equal Pay Act’s Certification Requirement Extended to More Employers
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act requiring companies with 100 or more employees in Illinois to obtain an equal...
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