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Bill Would Restrict Hiring of Temporary Workers in California

SHRM Article ImageCalifornia employers with 10 or more employees would be required to offer additional work hours to existing staff before hiring new employees or contracting with staffing firms under a proposal introduced in the state assembly.

Viewpoint: How to Sell Top Talent on Joining Your Small Company

SHRM Article ImageWhat can small organizations do to convince employees to join them instead of their large corporate competitors? Here are some ideas.

IRS to Accept Tax Returns Lacking Health Care Status; Employer Reporting Unchanged

SHRM Article ImageAlthough the IRS has announced it will not reject taxpayers’ 2016 returns that are missing health coverage information, employers still must distribute 1095 forms to employees and report employee health coverage to the IRS, as deadlines loom.

Leave Management Continues to Vex, but Outsourcing and Integrated Systems Help

SHRM Article ImageIf you think managing your employees' leave is getting more complicated, you're not alone. A new survey reveals that outsourcing leave administration is popular, and that using automated software systems and platforms is helpful for the majority of employers that are still managing their leave obligations internally.

What to Consider When Relocating Millennial Workers

SHRM Article ImageStereotypes persist about relocating Millennial or Generation Y workers, as this age cohort has a penchant for job-hopping.

How to Take a Tactical Approach to Veteran Hiring

SHRM Article ImageFormer military members often face a difficult transition to civilian life. Companies seeking to hire veterans struggle with identifying skills and integrating veteran employees into the workforce. But with a little understanding and mentoring, both sides can benefit.

In Focus: DHS Empowered to Broaden Scope of Immigration Enforcement

SHRM Article ImageUndocumented immigrants suspected of committing a crime—including using false documents to gain employment—are now eligible for arrest and deportation, under new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidance released Tuesday. Previously, only convicted criminals were prioritized for deportation.

Viewpoint: Caught in the Middle

SHRM Article ImageEver find yourself on the receiving end of two people's incessant small complaints about each other? Here's a two-tiered approach to conflict resolution that allows each party to first voice his or her concerns and then determine how to be part of the solution. With clear expectations set, the problem should stop once and for all.

Most Recent New Regulatory and Case Law Developments in Sweden

SHRM Article ImageAs of Jan. 1, 2017, a number of changes in the Swedish Discrimination Act have entered into force.

U.K. Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regs Apply in April

SHRM Article Image​In December 2016, the U.K. government published a revised version of the gender pay gap regulations that are expected to come into force on April 6, 2017.

Franchisors Shouldn’t Micromanage Franchisees’ Compliance Training

SHRM Article ImageWhat responsibility do franchisors have for ensuring that franchisees comply with employment laws?

‘Brogrammer’ Attitude May Hinder Technology Diversity

SHRM Article Image​Forty-five percent of female technology workers say they have witnessed exclusionary behavior in the workplace, according to a new study of more than 1,000 tech workers by Austin, Texas-based tech job board Indeed.

Grassley Reintroduces Mandatory Nationwide E-Verify Proposal

SHRM Article ImageA Republican senator reintroduced legislation that would permanently authorize and require all employers to use the E-Verify program, currently a mostly voluntary online system that helps organizations determine the employment eligibility of workers in the United States.

House Votes to Halt Rules on Government-Run IRAs for Small Businesses

SHRM Article ImageThe House passed two resolutions to block Obama-era Department of Labor rules that allow state and local governments to require employers without workplace retirement plans to automatically enroll employees in state- or local-government-run individual retirement account (IRA) programs that, some say, encroach on private-sector 401(k) plans.

Congress Needs to Clear up FLSA Confusion, SHRM Testifies

SHRM Article ImageThe blocked Department of Labor overtime rule provides an opportunity for future rulemaking to address employers’ Fair Labor Standards Act compliance concerns and provide regulations appropriate for the 21st century workplace, according to testimony presented before a House subcommittee on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Your Career Q&A: Communication Skills Drive Career Success

SHRM Article ImageEffective communication has a truly positive impact on your career, whether in a job interview, in a meeting with your boss, when speaking with co-workers, when making a presentation to the board or when interacting with clients. Working to improve your communication skills is a smart career move and a readily achievable goal.

Congressional Republicans Call for Reform at NLRB

SHRM Article Image​The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made employers' operations unnecessarily cumbersome over the past eight years of President Barack Obama's administration, according to congressional Republicans.

In Focus: Suspended Travel Ban Impacting U.S. Business

SHRM Article ImageA federal court ruling suspended President Trump’s executive order of Jan. 27 that banned immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States. Still, the president’s actions sent shock waves and confusion through the business community and prompted a nationwide immigrants’ strike Feb. 16. Such a travel ban, if enacted, would have significantly changed how many U.S. companies do business.

Alexander Acosta Is Trump’s New Pick for Labor Secretary

SHRM Article ImageA day after CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for U.S. Labor Secretary, President Donald Trump announced his second pick for the job—Alexander Acosta, a Miami native who served in three presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed positions and who has a history of prosecuting high-profile figures and targeting white-collar crime.

In Focus: 'A Day Without Immigrants'

SHRM Article Image​In support of a national movement, "A Day Without Immigrants," held on Feb. 16, some schools, shops, restaurants and other businesses temporarily closed as individuals marched and attended rallies to support immigrants' contributions to the nation and to protest President Trump's proposed immigration reforms.

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