SHRM HR News
Apple Latest Tech Company to Expand U.S. Operations, Add Jobs
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
​Apple is the latest tech giant to announce plans for a major expansion of its operations. It took a less hyped approach than Amazon in its search.
Top 7 Benefits Articles for 2018
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
As the year winds down, here's a look back at some of SHRM Online’s most-read articles about employee benefits this year, describing developments and trends that will have continuing impact in 2019.
IRS Offers Relief for 2018 Taxes on Parking Benefits
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
The IRS clarified how employers can calculate the tax on qualified parking benefits that took effect this year. The guidance also provides some relief for tax-exempt organizations, which now must pay unrelated business income tax for parking benefits.
Can a Worker Sue an Employer’s Payroll Provider for Negligence?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
A worker sued her former employer’s payroll provider asserting claims for failure to pay wages in a timely manner and provide accurate wage statements. The California Supreme Court will soon decide whether the claims against the provider are permissible or if the worker’s only remedy is to sue the employer.
How Will California’s New Governor Approach Workplace Bills?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Democratic Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom will be taking the reins of the California state government in January, and many employers are hoping that he will be more responsive to business needs because of his entrepreneurial background. Here's what California employers should know about the governor-elect.
District of Columbia Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT
District of Columbia workplace labor and employment law poster chart.
Recruiting Scams Are on the Rise
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Online recruiting scams have re-emerged to prey on job seekers and employers. The Better Business Bureau tracked more than 3,000 recruiting scams in the first 10 months of 2018.
6 Big Compensation Articles in 2018
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
The hot compensation topics for the year were reflected in these top-read articles from SHRM Online.
Congress Passes Bill to Make Lawmakers Financially Liable for Harassment
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Dec. 13 that would require members of Congress to pay for sexual-harassment settlements out of their own pockets. Some had feared such a requirement would discourage public service, but it got both chambers' stamps of approval as needed to deter harassment.
Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:13:00 GMT
A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.
How Does Your Workplace Handle Crying at Work?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
People cry at work for a variety of reasons. For both employees and managers, it’s important to practice emotional intelligence and think before reacting.
SHRM Introduces Specialty Credential in People Analytics
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Earning the SHRM People Analytics Specialty Credential demonstrates that HR professionals have the foundational knowledge and analytics literacy to examine relevant, real-world business issues and effectively communicate data-supported recommendations to their organizations.
Family of Practitioners Joins Family of SHRM Certification-Holders
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
​Patricia Clendening, SHRM-SCP, her husband, David, SHRM-CP, and son Christopher, SHRM-CP, work together in the HR consulting practice that she founded.
Veterans at Work Certificate Open for Registration
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
​The SHRM Foundation's new Veterans at Work Certificate Program is now open to all HR professionals. This free, educational program, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, is part of the SHRM Foundation's commitment to building more-inclusive workplaces and focuses on best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining veterans.
Career Resources and Tools for SHRM Members Really Work
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
​SHRM's career resources pages for SHRM members reflect the Society's commitment to advancing the HR profession and serving HR professionals through continuous improvement. These user-friendly, interactive tools help you meet your commitment to developing your career and helping your organization.
Why Are Workers Quitting Their Jobs in Record Numbers?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
More U.S. workers are quitting their jobs than at any time since the numbers have been recorded. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 3.5 million people—or 2.3 percent of the total workforce—left their jobs voluntarily in October, the most recent month for which data exists. Private-sector workers quit at a rate of 2.6 percent in October, up from 2.4 percent the previous year.
Year-End Tax Bill Modestly Expands Tuition and Retirement Benefits
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Congress is considering a year-end tax-relief package that would further delay the Affordable Care Act "Cadillac tax," ease some regulations on retirement savings plans and expand the use of tax-exempt tuition benefits, although not as broadly as employer groups wanted.
When Under Stress, Managers Reveal Their Dark Sides
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Nearly 3,000 comments that workers made about their bosses reveal that, when under stress, their managers can be condescending, ridiculing and indecisive.
13 Ways to Improve Written Warnings and Manage Employees Better
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Written warnings are meant to help document employee behavior or performance problems, but they can fall short.
Emojis Deemed Harmless but Retaliation Claim Advances
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT
A plaintiff who was fired a week after reporting unwanted advances could proceed with her retaliation claim.
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