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Employers Pressed Over Health Plan Coverage of Transgender Treatments for Minors

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Employers are facing increasing—and conflicting—pressures over health plan coverage of puberty-blocking medications used to treat some minors for gender dysphoria.

Tech Salaries Stayed Strong Through Mid-2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Tech workers saw big salary increases this year, driven by pay growth for experienced professionals, a new report shows. With a slowing economy, however, tech pay raises...

4th Quarter 2022 'Quick Hits' for Plan Sponsors

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

From required notices to plan document deadlines, the fourth quarter is a busy time of year. Here are issues and dates to keep in mind.

Job Openings Tumble By Over 1 Million

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Job openings fell to 10 million in August, a drop of over 1 million open positions, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Judge Applies Supreme Court Decision to Dismiss Representative PAGA Claims

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A federal judge issued an order compelling arbitration, on an individual basis only, of the plaintiff’s individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)...

Massachusetts Updates Paid Family and Medical Leave Contribution Rates

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced changes to the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the Paid Family and Medical...

Limits to Scheduling Flexibility Did Not Show Discriminatory Motive

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

An employee who violated a paid-time-off policy was not retaliated against for time off due to her disabilities, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Political Affiliation Bias Strains Some Workplaces

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A growing number of workers are feeling the effects of political affiliation bias and would benefit from greater inclusiveness, according to a recent Society for Human...

How to Talk with a Worker About Body Odor

Monday, October 3, 2022

As summer nears, how to address the issue of body odor is a real concern in the workplace. Here are some do’s and don’ts for addressing this problem.

James Abeyta-Stevens: Shaping Culture via Interaction and Empathy

Monday, October 3, 2022

James Abeyta-Stevens, SHRM-CP, chief human resources officer at Stefanie Juliano Therapy and New Mexico Wellness Center near Albuquerque, joins host Tony Lee to discuss...

Supreme Court Ready to Address Affirmative Action, Religious Freedoms

Monday, October 3, 2022

The 2022-23 Supreme Court term starts Oct. 3. Key topics in upcoming cases include LBGTQ rights, religious freedoms, race and affirmative action, overtime pay...

Wash Your Hands! Clean Your Cubicle!

Monday, October 3, 2022

It's the little things that can make you crazy in the workplace—people coming to work sick, leaving the restroom without washing their hands, or taking credit for your...

California Revises Formula for Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance Benefits

Monday, October 3, 2022

California Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 951, which increases wage replacement rates for low-wage earners under the state Paid Family Leave program (PFL) and the...

Avoid Common FMLA Certification and Recertification Mistakes

Monday, October 3, 2022

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification and recertification are among the best ways to reduce FMLA abuse. But employers often make mistakes with both. Here’s a...

Viewpoint: Women Should Discuss Professional Development with Female Friends

Friday, September 30, 2022

Women who share professional-development tips and opportunities with their close female friends could help them overcome barriers that have historically held women back...

California Proposal Would Mandate Bereavement Leave

Friday, September 30, 2022

A bipartisan bill appears likely to pass in California that would guarantee bereavement leave for workers, making the state only the third to mandate such time off.

Chief Diversity Officer Talks the State of DE&I in the US

Friday, September 30, 2022

LaQuenta Jacobs, chief diversity officer for freight transportation company XPO Logistics, Inc. in Marietta, Ga., will speak at the SHRM INCLUSION 2022 conference on...

What Does Workplace Racism Look Like?

Friday, September 30, 2022

Kim Crowder, founder & CEO of consulting firm Kim Crowder Consulting in Carmel, Ind., will talk about the importance of leveraging and improving DE&I data at the SHRM...

CEO Who Urged Staff to Work Through Ian Unleashes Storm of Outrage

Friday, September 30, 2022

​The CEO of a marketing company headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., created a storm of outrage when she urged her employees to work in the office during Hurricane Ian....

Ask HR: What Does Burnout Look and Feel Like?

Friday, September 30, 2022

How can you tell if you or others have burnout? What are an employee's options if he or she is laid off? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., answers HR...