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McDonald’s, Siemens Exit Russia

Friday, May 20, 2022

McDonald’s and Siemens are planning to sell their businesses in Russia, the companies recently announced, the latest companies in a long list of organizations to do so following the invasion of Ukraine.

Dubai, UAE, Financial Services Authority Whistleblowing Regime Has Taken Effect

Friday, May 20, 2022

Changes made to ensure more consistent procedures and policies pertaining to whistleblowers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), have taken effect.

Changes Made to Paid Sick Leave for British Columbia Employees

Friday, May 20, 2022

The British Columbia government amended the new paid sick leave provision to reference the “calendar year” rather than the “employment year”—simplifying the provision’s implementation for employers.

High Inflation Disrupts Retirement Savings Strategies

Friday, May 20, 2022

Surging inflation has many older employees worried if they've saved enough and if the buying power of their savings will continue to fall in relation to rising prices. It's also causing employers to re-evaluate the investments offered in their retirement plans.

Dealing With Undocumented Workers in ERISA Plans

Friday, May 20, 2022

Many undocumented workers are accruing benefits in plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Dealing with such plan participation creates another layer of legal exposure for employers.

Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Linked to Declining Abortion Rates

Friday, May 20, 2022

Insurance coverage for long-acting contraception has aided the decline in U.S. abortion rates, research indicates. Fewer abortions are performed now than in 1973, when the Roe decision was handed down.

House Committee Advances Wage Theft Bill

Friday, May 20, 2022

A bill to raise penalties on employers who violate wage and hour rules is advancing through Congress. It would also require employers to regularly provide workers with paystubs detailing how their wages are calculated.

Ask HR: Should You Do Training If You Don’t Want a New Role?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Should a worker accept an offer of leadership development and training if they aren't interested in a leadership position? When should applicants who haven't graduated college apply for jobs that require a four-year degree? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.

Implementing Alternative Workweek Schedules in California

Friday, May 20, 2022

Under California law, employees normally accrue daily overtime for hours worked over eight hours in a day. Alternative workweek schedules permit workplaces to adopt different schedules longer than eight hours without accruing overtime.

Apple Puts Plans to Work in the Office Three Days a Week on Hold

Friday, May 20, 2022

Noting a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Apple Inc. informed employees May 17 that it is delaying its plans to require employees to work in the office three days a week.

Microsoft to Nearly Double Salary Budgets, Expand Stock Compensation

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Microsoft Corp. plans to nearly double its budget for employee salary increases and boost the amount of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25 percent,...

The Risks and Rewards of Substance Abuse Benefits

Thursday, May 19, 2022

While there is much to be gained by offering employee benefits that address substance abuse, there are also some potential risks for employers. Those can usually be...

All Things Workle: SHRM Introduces Online Word Game

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Check out All Things Workle, the Society for Human Resource Management's version of popular word game Wordle. The game challenges players to brush up on words related to...

Students, Check Out These Sessions

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Society for Human Resource Management has created the following sessions and activities for students attending SHRM22 from June 12 to 15 in New Orleans.

Meet Exhibitors, Have Fun at SHRM22 Expo

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

​The SHRM22 Expo will showcase more than 500 companies with the newest HR-related products and services, offer educational seminars and opportunities for attendees to...

Chicago Adopts New Sexual Harassment Prevention Obligations for Employers

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Chicago City Council has created new employer obligations to provide training to employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and how bystanders should...

Employees Need Not Contemporaneously Experience Harassment to Bring a Claim

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

An employee need not contemporaneously experience harassment to bring a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Colorado Issues Regulations on Its Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The first phase of the Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, which means that employers should start planning for this...

Request for FMLA Leave Can Serve as Request for ADA Accommodation

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A registered nurse could pursue a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when she was fired after she requested Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time...

EEOC, DOJ Warn Companies: Do Not Use AI to Discriminate

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence to support efforts such as hiring, training and performance evaluations. But federal agencies are warning...