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Employees Are Key to Curbing Data-Breach Risks

To ensure that company, consumer and employee information is protected, employers should understand the data-security laws that cover their workplace and train employees to know their role in minimizing the risk of a data breach.

Portable Devices Create Data-Security Challenges

Whether on laptops, tablets or smartphones, more employees are taking confidential business information with them nearly everywhere they go—and they may be leaving company data exposed to external threats. Here are some of the associated risks and tips on how companies can protect their data.

Create a Cross-Functional Team to Combat Data Security Issues

Protecting company information and devices may seem like a task best fit for the IT department, but an effective data-security program includes collaboration with human resources and leaders across the organization.

Labor and Employment Law Overview: Alaska

Alaska labor and employment law overview provided by XpertHR.

Labor and Employment Law Overview: Kansas

Kansas labor and employment law overview provided by XpertHR.

Labor and Employment Law Overview: Ohio

Ohio labor and employment law overview provided by XpertHR.

Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Alaska?

Does this law apply in Alaska?

Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Kansas?

Kansas: does this law apply?

Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Ohio?

Ohio: does this law apply?

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

Hoffmann Receives Meisinger Fellowship

​Joshua Hoffmann of Logan, Utah, is the winner of the 2018 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR.

Gerhart Receives Losey Research Award

​Barry Gerhart, Ph.D., is the winner of the 2018 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award. It recognizes lifetime achievement in human resource research and significant research contributions that impact the HR management field.

Pinnacle Winners Serve, Enhance, Advance HR

Preventing sexual harassment, promoting diversity and engaging young professionals were among the themes of Pinnacle Award-winning programs honored Nov. 16 at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Volunteer Leaders' Summit.

2019 FSA Contribution Cap Rises to $2,700, IRS Belatedly Announces

Employees can contribute $2,700 to their health care flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) for 2019, up by $50 from 2018. But for employees who have already completed open enrollment, the IRS's belatted announcement may have come too late.

We Feel at Home While at Work

​In what is good news for employers, the workplace ranks second only to home for respondents to a new study by EY, who were asked where they feel the greatest sense of belonging. What's more, creating that perception is relatively easy: Just ask about their personal and professional well-being.

Saudi Arabia: Spotlight Put on Occupational Health and Safety

In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development recently introduced a new resolution that seeks to give employers a practical framework within which to manage health and safety issues in the workplace.

Poland: Prolonged Sickness Rules Take Effect in 2019

The new law on prolonged sickness that takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, has two main objectives: ensure the continuity of the employment contract in case of prolonged sickness and introduce a gradual return to work for therapeutic reasons.

Fired Employee Claiming Disability Bias Gets Trial

A California appellate court ruled that a systems analyst terminated allegedly for poor performance following a disciplinary probation and suspension was entitled to a trial on her claim of disability discrimination, even though the employer demonstrated a legitimate business reason for the discharge.

Amazon Office Decision Attracts Skeptics, Protests

​It's only been two days since Amazon announced it is splitting its new East Coast command post between New York City and Arlington, Va., yet the welcome mats are already fraying. Politicians and activists in each community are furious that the cities and states dangled more than $2 billion in incentives—such as tax breaks—to hook Amazon.

SHRM Foundation Pledges to Help Prepare Youth for Jobs

​The SHRM Foundation has pledged $155,000 over two years to support the work of Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), and it has committed to building local networking support for JAG students. JAG is dedicated to helping young people stay in school and get ready for the world of work.

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