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Supreme Court to Further Clarify Class Arbitration Issues

SHRM Article ImageThe justices will consider whether an employer can be forced into class arbitration—as opposed to individual arbitration with a single employee—if there is broad language in the arbitration agreement that appears to cover all claims.

California Bill Would Expand Harassment-Prevention Training

SHRM Article ImageA California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would expand harassment-prevention training requirements—and the bill has both pros and cons for employers,

Congress Could Ease E-Delivery Barriers for 401(k) Information

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Congress is weighing legislation to simplify and modernize 401(k) retirement plan administration for employers, such as by expanding electronic delivery of plan information. The measures have attracted bipartisan support, suggesting that they might be able to move forward.

How to Help a CEO Thrive

SHRM Article ImageFrom freshly minted entrepreneurs to highly compensated CEOs, the world is brimming with leaders. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly a quarter million CEOs in America alone. But the latest installment of State of the American Manager, Gallup’s yearly report, states that only 1 in 10 people possess the talent that’s required of a CEO. So, if 90 percent of people lack management skills, how can new leaders arrive—and thrive—in the C-suite?

Global Recruiting Tips for HR

SHRM Article ImageRecruiting talent from outside the U.S. requires HR to develop a comprehensive program, starting with a strategy based on business needs.

How to Bridge the Language Gap

SHRM Article ImageFacing worker shortages, HR leaders are helping workers learn English, creating a new pipeline for middle-skill workers.

Ontario: New Act Takes Aim at Gender Wage Gap

SHRM Article ImageOntario's newly enacted Pay Transparency Act, 2018, contains some important implications for employers with respect to compensation history, job postings, pay transparency reports and anti-reprisal.

Senegal: Work Permit Approval Required Before Start Date

SHRM Article ImageEmployment contracts for foreign workers in Senegal can no longer have a projected start date that takes effect prior to the issuance of the work permit.

More Employers Ditch Performance Appraisals

SHRM Article ImageDoing away with formal performance reviews is a trend that continues to grow.

Will California Employers See an Opportunity-to-Work Law?

SHRM Article ImageThough some Northern California cities require employers to offer additional shifts to their part-time workers before hiring more staff, an effort to expand the measure statewide failed to gain traction.

Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person

SHRM Article ImageU.S. employers are willing to hire someone with a record if that applicant is the best person for the job, according to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute released May 17.

How to Talk with a Worker About Body Odor

SHRM Article ImageAs summer nears, how to address the issue of body odor is a real concern in the workplace. Here are some do’s and don’ts for addressing this problem.

The Art of Servant Leadership

SHRM Article ImageServant leaders are a revolutionary bunch–they take the traditional power leadership model and turn it completely upside down. This new hierarchy puts the people–or employees, in a business context–at the very top, and the leader at the bottom, charged with serving the employees above them. And that's just the way servant leaders like it.

5 Ways HR in Canada Is Different

SHRM Article ImageHR professionals on both sides of the border deal with similar issues, but a closer look reveals five key differences between the U.S. and Canada.

Career Lessons from Amy Bastuga: Leaders Pull Others Along

SHRM Article ImageAmy Bastuga, SHRM-SCP, senior vice president of human resources at Radio Flyer, shares lessons from her career journey.

DACA Program’s Fate Considered by Appeals Court

SHRM Article ImageDid the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have the authority to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program? The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a case challenging the agency’s decision.

How Yearlong Paid Leave Works

SHRM Article ImageThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's benefit for new parents—52 weeks of paid leave—is in its infancy, just three years in existence, but it is popular with employees, some of whom are planning on using it a second time.

Shell Oil Wasn’t Joint Employer of Service Station Manager

SHRM Article ImageA class-action wage and hour lawsuit brought against Shell Oil could not go forward because the service station manager bringing the suit was not an employee of the oil company.

Georgia Bans Use of Hand-Held Devices While Driving

SHRM Article ImageGeorgia has become one of 16 states in the country that bans the use of hand-held devices while driving. The new law takes effect on July 1.

Some States Limit Noncompetes, Others Work to Ban Them

SHRM Article ImageSeveral states have recently enacted modifications to their respective noncompete laws or have legislation in the pipeline. Most continue the trend of limiting enforceability of noncompetes.

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