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FLSA clarification, Starbucks' racial bias training + more HR news

Posted on May 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

This April, we saw people take action for civil and labor rights, moving the tides in the HR landscape. Starbucks took fire for racial bias in the wake of two unwarranted arrests, and state attorney generals join the fight against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit. We’ll also take a look at changes regarding overtime exemptions, and the human capital and tech investments Home Depot has made to remain as a successful brick and mortar store in a digital period.

Keep reading for more HR happenings in our latest HR Roundup:

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Leave Management, 100 Best Companies to Work For & More

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

Next hurricane season, don’t expect your pizza delivery in the midst of an evacuation. Despite a current administration that favors employers, some ordinances passed and proposed in February went in favor of workers, including pizza delivery guys. In this article, we look to Texas and Florida for the latest in HR legislation, as we expect their changes to be the start of larger trends across the nation. We’ll also take a look at leave management’s biggest challenges and Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list in 2018.

Nearly a quarter of the way through 2018, and there’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources. Keep reading for more HR news in our latest HR Roundup!

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[HR Roundup] ACA extension, new overtime rule proposal + more HR news

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 10:23:40 AM by John Duval

As we closed out 2017, a wild year for regulatory changes and workplace legislation, we witnessed some big changes that will affect the new year (and the years to come). This last month, employers received a Christmas gift from the IRS in the form of an extension, Congress passed a controversial tax bill, the DOL released its fall regulatory agenda, and we see more businesses tapping into the benefits of augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Preventing Workplace Harassment, Overtime Rule Halted & More

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

Lately, it seems you can’t look at the news without another sexual harassment scandal popping up. It’s a serious problem in America, especially in the workplace, that has been swept under the rug for far too long. As HR professionals, you can’t let these situations go unaddressed. Fortunately, lawmakers and government agencies are taking steps toward change to help HR take action and prevent sexual misconduct in the workplace.

In this edition of the HR Roundup, we'll take a look at the latest legislation surrounding workplace sexual misconduct. We also discuss the ACA noncompliance penalties, FLSA overtime rule litigation, OSHA’s filing extension, and research on compensation for HR executives.

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[HR Roundup] New California labor laws, 2018 benefits trends + more HR news

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

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[HR Roundup] FLSA injunction, lessons from Harvey and Irma + more HR news

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

From natural disasters to last-minute repeal efforts, September has been full of buzzworthy news. Read on for the latest round up of HR news and how it could impact your organization. 

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[HR Roundup] ACA draft forms, OSHA security breach + more HR news

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 10:30:00 AM by John Duval

Summer is coming to an end and school is back in session. In the spirit of learning, let’s take a look back at this last month and see what’s been happening in the world of Human Resources. From the ACA to the FLSA and an OSHA security breach, we’ve got plenty of news to bring you for August. Here’s the August HR Roundup!

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[HR Roundup] ACA repeal rejected, competitive hiring market + more HR news

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

This month, all eyes have been locked on the Senate. Debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the future of American healthcare continue on Capitol Hill. But that’s not all that’s been happening in HR news lately. In July, the USCIS released a new I-9 form and we gained insight into employers’ hiring plans for the rest of the year. Keep reading for this month’s HR roundup, with the HR news you need to know.  

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ACA Repeal Vote Delayed, Employee Benefits & Latest HR News

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 1:15:00 PM by John Duval

 June marked the official beginning of summer—but that has not slowed down the happenings in the world of Human Resources. In our June edition of the HR Roundup, we’re bringing you news from Capitol Hill, the Department of Labor, and our friends at SHRM. So grab a limeade, and read about the latest workplace regulation updates and HR trends.

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Bills Pass the House, FTC advises HR & Class of 2017 News

Posted on May 30, 2017 9:30:00 AM by John Duval

What’s happening in the world of HR this month? Congress has been busy developing, refining, and voting on bills in the House. The political landscape is keeping everyone on their toes, especially employers and HR managers. Many of the matters facing Senate vote will have a large impact on businesses and their employees—so it’s important for HR to stay in the know. Read on for this month’s HR Roundup, full of HR news and updates.

And congrats, Class of 2017. There’s good news in store for you!

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