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EBSA Missing Participant Investigations Triggered by Failure to Take Distributions

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will review efforts by defined contribution retirement plans to locate participants who reached age 70 1/2 and failed to take required minimum distributions.

OSHA Updates Aim to Reduce Burden on Employers

Employers may be able to streamline processes, reduce paperwork and save money under a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that takes effect July 15.

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

Leave Laws by State and Municipality

A chart of leave laws by state.

New Final Rule Lets Employees Use HRAs to Buy Health Insurance

A Trump administration final rule lets employers of all sizes fund individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs), a new kind of HRA that gives employers without a group coverage plan a way to help workers purchase their own health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's public exchange.

Advocates Push House to Vote on $15 Minimum Wage This Summer

​The U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats hold sway, may vote as early as August on a measure that would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

How Humor Can Keep Employees Engaged

Too often we feel that if we are laughing during work, people may think we are "slacking off." But being happy at work is important. Studies suggest that if you're not happy at work, you're less productive, more likely to take sick days, and likely to become a poor problem solver.

The Battle over Paid Sick Leave in Texas Continues

Several Texas cities recently enacted paid-leave laws, but local lawmakers have hit a serious roadblock: State law might pre-empt these mandates.

Uber and Lyft Leaders Speak Out Against California Contractor Bill

Uber and Lyft have teamed up to combat proposed legislation in California that would make many of the state's gig workers employees—rather than independent contractors—unless an exception is added to the bill.

UAE: Accommodate People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should familiarize themselves with a resolution passed last year by the UAE Federal Cabinet requiring accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Australia: Costs Awarded Against HR for Destruction of Confidential Information

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded legal costs against an HR manager who destroyed confidential information belonging to his former employer.

Report: Diversity on Boards Growing Slowly but Steadily

The boards of Fortune 500 companies are expected to achieve gender parity among the incoming class of directors by 2023, according to projections from Heidrick & Struggles' recently released 2019 Board Monitor.

A Dozen Ways Boards Can Become More Diverse

​A new report, Diversity in the Boardroom: Pushing Forward, Reaching Back, offers 12 recommendations on how boards of directors can diversify their membership.

SHRM Instructor's Top 20 Test Tips: Part 2

Here are 10 more test-taking tips to help you reach your goal of SHRM certification. Instructor Adam R. Calli, SHRM-SCP, shares insight from his years of teaching SHRM certification courses.

Why I Attend the SHRM Annual Conference to Help Me Recertify

After I earned my first HR-related certification in 2001, I pledged to myself to try to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, as it was an affordable way to earn 17 or so recertification credits at one time. After attending that first conference in San Francisco, I was hooked! The SHRM conference has opened doors to me that I would not have been able to walk through otherwise.

Practice Makes Proficient: Grow Your Competencies at Conferences

As you make your plans to attend the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, or any of the other SHRM local, state and national conferences this year, keep in mind that developing competencies is all about action and application of knowledge. Setting goals, taking notes and following up are critical if you want to develop yourself.

Was Your Company Trashed Online? What to Do with Workers’ Negative Reviews

If online negative reviews threaten a business’s brand, reputation and future hiring prospects, what’s a company’s recourse? And what if the review is accurate about a negative aspect of working for your company?

Learning and Development at IBM: A Q&A with Deb Bubb

SHRM Online spoke with Deb Bubb, HR vice president and chief leadership, learning and inclusion officer at IBM, about the company's learning and development initiatives.

New Mexico Supplement: Table of Contents

New Mexico employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

Virginia Supplement: Table of Contents

Virginia employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

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