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In Focus: Puzder Nomination Hangs in the Balance

SHRM Article ImageCEO Andrew Puzder may be having second thoughts about his nomination, sources say. But others indicate he's up for the confirmation battle.

In Focus: First 100 Days—Slow Action on Some Items, Swift on Others

SHRM Article ImagePresident Donald Trump’s first 100 days will be dedicated to initial steps such as repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and proposing paid maternity leave.

More Companies Offer Flexible Benefits for Relocating Employees

SHRM Article ImageThe practice of offering relocating employees a core set of benefits plus optional, flexible add-ons is gaining popularity, according to new research.

Recruiters: Challenge Hiring Managers to Improve the Search Process

The working relationship between recruiters and hiring managers can often be strained by poor communication, especially when recruiting for tough-to-fill roles. But recruiters can make that crucial relationship better by acting as talent advisors, coaching hiring managers on the talent market, managing their expectations and providing valuable information to develop an optimal recruitment strategy.

What It’s Like to Recruit for the CIA

Recruiting for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has got to be markedly different than talent acquisition anywhere else, right? Well, yes and no. SHRM Online spoke with Ronald Patrick, a 30-year veteran of the agency, about those similarities and differences.

Price Stresses Health Care Affordability and Choice at Confirmation Hearing

SHRM Article ImageRep. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, outlined broad goals but was short on ACA replacement specifics during his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Measuring ROI Leads to Better Apprenticeship Programs

SHRM Article ImageOrganizations that use apprenticeships to recruit and train employees in a cost-effective way are discovering an impressive return on investment (ROI), which can be even greater when detailed data is collected and used to evaluate the program.

California Lawmakers Revisit Parental Leave

SHRM Article ImageThe California Legislature is once again considering a bill that would expand parental leave requirements to smaller businesses.

Trump’s Ideas for Change in the Workplace

SHRM Article ImageNow that Donald Trump has been elected president, the electorate is taking a closer look at his priorities. For HR professionals, his positions on issues affecting the workplace are of particular interest. In some cases, he is calling for less regulation; in other situations, he calls for more. And his proposals aren't without some controversy.

$275,000 Awarded for Harassment Despite Employer’s Investigation

SHRM Article ImageLiability may be imputed against the employer where "the employer either provided no reasonable avenue for complaint or knew of the harassment but did nothing about it," according to a federal district court.

Supervisor’s Comment on Timing of Leave Supports FMLA Claims

SHRM Article ImageA school district director who was reassigned shortly after taking medical leave could go to trial on his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims because his superintendent said that she was "frustrated" that his leave did not begin immediately, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois ruled.

Overtime Rule May Still Partially Apply

SHRM Article ImageThe Nov. 22, 2016, court order blocking implementation of the new federal overtime rule’s higher salary level for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions arguably does not apply to the rule's increased salary level for the highly compensated employee exemption.

Supreme Court to Rule on Class-Action Waivers

SHRM Article Image​Nonunion and union employers alike will be affected by three cases the U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 13 that it will review to determine whether class-action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful.

Snapchat Sued by Former Employee

SHRM Article ImageThe social sharing platform Snapchat is being sued by a former employee who claims the company misrepresented its finances while recruiting him and then insisted he divulge Facebook’s proprietary information, which he refused to do.

Employee by Day, Adult Film Actress by Night: What Should HR Do?

SHRM Article Image​What would you do if you discovered through social media that one of your employees was moonlighting as an actor in pornographic movies?

Foreign Student Work Exchange Program Faces Overhaul

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Department of State has issued a proposed rule amending the labor requirements for foreign students working in the U.S. on cultural exchange visas.

New Form I-9: Key Changes HR Needs to Know

SHRM Article ImageEmployers have until Jan. 22, 2017, to get up to speed on using the newest version of the Form I-9.

How to Write Winning Business Proposals to Get the Results You Want

SHRM Article ImageHere are six steps to follow to help you write winning business proposals.

Views Differ on How ACA Repeal Could Affect Employment

SHRM Article ImageThe repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses, some researchers believe. Or it could lead to job growth, others maintain, given that many companies say ACA coverage and compliance mandates led them to cut full-time jobs at their firms.

Is 2017 the Year of Employee Financial Wellness Programs?

SHRM Article ImageHow well a financial wellness program is designed can determine whether it succeeds in reducing employees’ money-related stress, which can affect worker productivity and engagement.

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