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Small Businesses Favor Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans

SHRM Article ImageWhen 401(k) testing fails, it's usually business owners that bear the brunt of the consequences. So it's little wonder why business owners find safe-harbor 401k plans attractive. Here’s a look at various safe-harbor options.

Gender Pay Gap Pegged to Lack of Promotions

Lack of career advancement tends to keep women in lower-paying nonmanagement roles, and spending fewer hours on the job is a contributing factor. Flexible work policies and career-mobility support can help to address these issues.

7 Ways People Quit Their Jobs

SHRM Article ImageThere are seven ways people quit their jobs, and there are two key factors that determine whether a person resigns in a positive way or in a manner that could harm an employer.

Labor Relations Will Change Under Trump

SHRM Article ImageThe election of Donald Trump as president turned the landscape of labor relations law upside down.

Regulatory Reform Likely Under Puzder

SHRM Article ImageEmployers can expect Department of Labor regulations implemented under the Obama administration to be re-examined or repealed.

How to Survive Your Office Holiday Party

SHRM Article ImageThree out of four companies are expected to host holiday parties for workers, and while alcohol, dancing and late hours can make such parties risky, there are simple ways to let employees have fun while reducing liability, experts say.

‘Office Christmas Party’ Is HR’s Worst Nightmare

SHRM Article Image"Office Christmas Party" co-directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck said they researched HR and corporate life for the R-rated holiday film.

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Diminishing Wage Gap Helps Keep U.S. Jobs Onshore

SHRM Article ImageAlthough emerging market countries have lower wage costs than the U.S., many have rapidly rising pay rates that are outpacing those of American workers, making the case for sending U.S.-based jobs out-of-country less clear-cut.

Being the Boss Not a Career Priority for Millennials

SHRM Article Image​Making money is a top career priority for Millennials, but being the boss? Not so much, according to a new ManpowerGroup survey released in November. Working for employers that are socially responsible and in line with their own values is more important to them, along with working with great people.

California Court Allows Statistical Sampling to Prove Class Certification

SHRM Article ImageA California appellate court has reaffirmed statistical sampling as a viable method available to class-action plaintiffs to prove their cases.

Supreme Court Will Hear ERISA Church-Plan Dispute

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear a trio of cases asking whether pension plans maintained by church-affiliated organizations, such as hospitals, are exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Congress May Use Review Act to Nullify Overtime Rule

SHRM Article ImageCongressional Republicans plan for the House of Representatives to adjourn early for the year so they can buy time—until President-elect Donald Trump takes office—to try to override the new overtime regulations.

Meet Mary Winetoss, the ‘Office Christmas Party’ Head of HR

SHRM Article ImageSNL star Kate McKinnon plays Mary Winetoss, a rules-obsessed head of human resources and the latest example of Hollywood's unflattering portrayal of HR professionals.

Relinquishing the HR Role

SHRM Article ImageRetirement presents the opportunity to rediscover the real you. Once you retire from HR, who will you become?

Trump Appoints Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

SHRM Article ImagePresident-elect Donald Trump reportedly will name Andrew Puzder, the chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants (the parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's burger chains), as secretary of labor.

Speedier Online Access for SHRM-Certified SHRM Members

SHRM-certified SHRM members need only one e-mail/password combination to enter both membership and certification portals.

SHRM Certification Exams Achieve Accreditation

SHRM Article Image​The Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) certification exams have been accredited by the nation's premier test review center, demonstrating that they meet the highest standards in testing.

Bill of Rights Day Is Dec. 15

SHRM Article ImageU.S. Constitution’s first 10 amendments help shape our workplaces

SHRM Certification Commission Chair Wins International Award

SHRM Article ImageThe World Federation of People Management Associations has given its biennial George Petitpas Lifetime Achievement Award to Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP.

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