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Embracing Courageous HR Leadership

SHRM Article ImageAs this issue of HR Magazine reaches your desk, I will be settling into mine at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). My professional journey has included time as an HR strategist and a CEO, so I feel incredibly privileged to have been appointed to lead SHRM, where I can be both.

Ask an HR Expert: Can We Require an Older Employee to Get a Medical Exam?

SHRM Article Image​One of our older employees needs to lift objects and climb ladders on the job but has vision and balance problems. Can we require him to undergo a medical exam?

Squid Challenge, Swimming to Work Among 2017's Most Offbeat Workplace Stories

You don't have to turn to the movies or TV for wacky, offbeat and sometimes disturbing tales about the workplace. We've collected some of the strangest true stories from 2017 to share with you.

What Happens If Tax Reform Scuttles Employers' Deduction for Commuting Benefits?

SHRM Article ImageEmployees like receiving subsidies from their employers to defray commuting and parking costs, but tax reform—if enacted—could transform this common benefit, leaving more employees without a monthly employer contribution to help them get to work.

Your Career Q&A: Where Your Future Begins

SHRM Article ImageOften, we make New Year's career resolutions: to get back to work, change employers or careers, win a promotion, become more successful, and so on. Yet all too often we forget to harness these dreams to the activities that will bring them to reality. Here are some practical career resolutions that will help manage your professional destiny.

How to Lead From Where You Are

SHRM Article ImageThose with influence aren’t always found at the top of the organizational chart.

New Bill Would Ban Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims

SHRM Article ImageA bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that would make it illegal for businesses to enforce mandatory arbitration agreements for sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. But employment attorneys told SHRM Online that meaningful changes need to start with corporate culture.

Senate Hearing Explores Combating Age Discrimination, Strategies for Employers

SHRM Article ImageA Senate hearing on Dec. 6 discussed strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, which prohibits employment discrimination against people ages 40 or older but was weakened by a 2009 Supreme Court decision.

Social Media Is a Major Consideration in Wave of Sexual Harassment Allegations

SHRM Article ImageSocial media figures prominently in the flood of sexual harassment allegations swamping high-profile political, news, entertainment and tech industry figures—playing a role that employers would be wise to heed.

Good Jobs for High School Graduates Still Exist

SHRM Article ImageMany believe good jobs for workers without a bachelor’s degree no longer exist in a labor market buffeted by automation and globalization, but there are still plenty of “middle-income” jobs out there, according to recent research.

How Companies Are Grappling with Sexual Harassment—From Firings to Oversight Panels

SHRM Article ImageFirings, forced resignations, independent investigations and HR-led oversight panels are some of the ways companies across the nation are dealing with revelations that their employees have engaged in sexual harassment.

Merry Un-Christmas: Untraditional Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Work

SHRM Article ImageIt may be time to re-evaluate your workplace festivities to ensure that the days are merry and bright for all. Here are some ideas to help you reimagine—and reignite—the holiday spirit.

UK: Don’t Give Misleading Reason for Dismissal

SHRM Article Image​An employer's false explanation that the reason for dismissal was reorganization, when it was poor performance, breached the implied term of trust and confidence, the United Kingdom Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled.

India: Government Launches Online Complaint Mechanism to Fight Sexual Harassment

SHRM Article Image​India's Ministry of Women and Child Development launched an online complaint management system for women to lodge complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Supreme Court Declines to Clarify Law on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

SHRM Article ImageEmployers are stuck with uncertainty over whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. That's because the Supreme Court announced it would not yet resolve a split among the appeals courts over this question.

The Top 7 California HR News Articles of 2017

SHRM Article ImageCalifornia’s ever-changing workplace laws are a perennial challenge to employers. It’s no surprise that news about recent legislation, the state’s high court, and wage and hour class actions topped the list of most-read articles on the SHRM Online California Resources page. Here’s a list of this year’s top stories.

California's WARN Act Applies to Temporary Layoffs

SHRM Article ImageA California appellate court has ruled that California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires 60 days of advance notice of “mass layoffs,” applies to temporary layoffs and furloughs.

Back Away from the Mistletoe: Holiday Parties Get Post-Weinstein Makeover

SHRM Article ImageThe company Christmas party is likely to be a bit more restrained this year, with headlines of allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace uppermost in many people's minds.

Employers Report Strong Job Growth, Unemployment Holds Steady

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, marking 86 months of consecutive job growth, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, its lowest level since 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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