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Stacy Zapar Advises New Recruiters on How to Build Their Careers

SHRM Article ImageStacy Zapar talked with SHRM Online about the career path choices for entry-level and junior recruiters, critical skills to develop in order to stand out from the pack, the importance of knowing Boolean search techniques, and why you should let your personal brand take care of itself.

What to Do When You Receive an Out-of-Network Shakedown Letter

SHRM Article ImageSelf-insured health plan sponsors shouldn't be intimidated when an out-of-network health care provider sends a demand letter threatening action over a denied benefits claim. Here are options for responding.

For 2018, Expect Steeper Health Plan Premium Increases

SHRM Article ImageThe average premium hike for employer-sponsored health plans next year is expected to be the highest since 2011. But there's some good news: prescription drug coverage cost increases may finally be slowing. Here's a look at the cost trends and steps employers are taking to rein in costs.

Building Your HR Resume While Building Your HR Career

SHRM Article ImageThink of your resume as a living document that will change in content, format and presentation over time as your career develops. You'll constantly be adding new information and editing older information. Your resume will develop as your career progresses.

Yes, HR Pros, Helicopter Parents Do Exist

SHRM Article ImageA Facebook discussion reveals what parents have done to try to get jobs for their adult children—and how HR professionals stopped them.

Accounting for a 'Failure' to Prospective Employers

SHRM Article ImageFor this week's column, best-selling author Martin Yate advises readers on how to explain past career missteps. Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR.

Member Spotlight: Pat Duncan

SHRM Article ImageMeet Pat Duncan, an HR consultant with Calyx-Weaver & Associates in Boise, Idaho, who is director-elect for the Idaho State Council affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Ask an HR Expert: Can I Fire an Employee for Repeated Workplace Injuries?

SHRM Article ImageDiscipline may be warrated for repeated workplace injuries in some circumstances, but it should be proportionate to the offense.

Calif. Court Upholds Oral Contract Despite Offer Letter Purporting to Supersede It

SHRM Article ImageDoes an employment offer letter that expressly supersedes any oral statements on the part of supervisors concerning conditions of employment preclude verbal wage promises made after the employee is hired?

New York Courts Rule on 24-Hour Nonresidential Home Care Workers’ Pay

SHRM Article ImageA pair of New York state appellate decisions has serious implications for employers that offer 24-hour home care for clients by ruling that sleep and meal periods must be included in the hourly wages of home care attendants.

Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act Takes Effect

SHRM Article ImageEffective Oct. 1, the Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act will apply to businesses with 15 or more employees and will expand the scope of protections provided to female employees for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Professor Denied Tenure Had One Year from Last Day of Employment to File Claim

SHRM Article Image​A community college professor who was denied tenure had until one year from his last day of employment to file a discrimination claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Rhode Island Employees May Soon Be Entitled to Paid Sick Time

SHRM Article ImageOn Sept. 19, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill that would require, with limited exception, all Rhode Island employers with 18 or more employees to provide their employees with paid sick time.

Study: Tech Miscommunications May Erode Employee Engagement

SHRM Article ImageA new study reveals that although technology has expanded the ways we communicate, it has also created opportunities for miscommunication. And these miscommunications may contribute to a decline in employee engagement.

What Should Employers Do with Their DACA Employees?

SHRM Article ImageSince President Donald Trump’s announcement rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, media focus has been on the 800,000 DACA recipients. However, there is going to be another entity affected: employers of those individuals.

DOJ Halts Plan to Create Website Accessibility Regulations

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had planned to write regulations for employers to follow to make sure their websites are accessible and readable by people with disabilities, but no more. The DOJ has moved the regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to its “inactive list,” leaving private employers with an unclear standard for compliance at a time when ADA lawsuits focused on websites—including careers sites—are proliferating.

Viewpoint: If an Employee Attends a Beyonce Concert While on FMLA Leave, Can She Be Terminated?

SHRM Article ImageEmployers often hesitate to conduct workplace investigations or take disciplinary action against an employee taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). A recent court decision is an endorsement to carry on with your internal investigations and disciplinary measures, when warranted.

The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies

SHRM Article ImageToo many companies' HR policies are overly restrictive. Such policies are often convoluted and overly paternal, and attempt to control the behavior of regular people through rules designed to rein in the "bad apples."

Afraid to Speak Your Mind at Work? So Are Many of Your Colleagues

SHRM Article ImageLack of communication—and miscommunication—may be inevitable in the workplace. But new research released by Fierce Conversations and Quantum Workplace demonstrates that not only are both commonplace, but they can also be detrimental to employee morale and productivity.

The Future of HR: A Q&A with Henry G. Jackson

SHRM Article ImageHenry G. Jackson, retiring CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), looks back at his career and discusses the future of HR.

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