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Research

First Amendment Does Not Extend to Personal Grievances

July 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment retaliation claim by an employee who did not demonstrate he was punished for any speech or conduct protected by the First Amendment. The plaintiff was a lieutenant with the […]


News

Blizzard is encouraging its own employees to attend Wednesday’s walkout with paid time off

July 27, 2021

Via: The Verge

On Wednesday, Activision Blizzard employees will walk out of work to protest the company’s response to a giant sexual harassment and workplace discrimination lawsuit filed by the state of California. Now Blizzard, the studio at the center of many of […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Ace Video Interviews During the Pandemic

July 27, 2021

Via: SHRM

Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column. During the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers […]


Research

IRS Updates Self-Correction Program for Retirement Plans

July 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

The IRS has made important changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), which allows employers that sponsor 401(k)-style defined contribution plans or defined benefit pension plans to self-correct plan operational errors. Unless properly corrected, some errors may result […]


Workplace wellness

How to Develop a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy

July 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers grappling with the issue of whether to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases may benefit from the process that Houston Methodist, an academic medical center comprising eight hospitals in Houston, used […]


Research

Federal Court Upholds Obligations to Follow Employer’s FMLA Notice Procedures

July 21, 2021

Via: SHRM

On June 17, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued an opinion and order in Munger v. Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc., addressing an employee’s claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and an analogous […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

A CEO’s Advice on Adopting an Alternating Four-Day Workweek

July 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

Afour-day workweek can be a popular employee benefit. Brian Abernethy, co-founder and CEO of Service Direct, an online advertising and technology company for service-based businesses, tells SHRM Online why his firm adopted an alternating four-day week and how doing so […]


Research

Washington State LTC Program Requires Employers to Collect Premiums

July 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

On April 21, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Trust Act, creating the WA Cares Fund and making Washington the first state in the country to adopt a mandatory, public, state-run long-term […]


Research

Pennsylvania Repeals Rule Increasing Exempt Salary Threshold

July 19, 2021

Via: SHRM

As a result of a compromise reached during recent budget negotiations, Pennsylvania repealed an administrative rule that would have substantially increased the salary threshold needed to qualify as an exempt executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employee under the Pennsylvania Minimum […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Building the Cyber Workforce One Woman at a Time

July 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In recent years, we have seen a revolution in the cybersphere. An increasingly hyperconnected world has opened the doors to more malicious threats from hackers, inside and out. In response, companies of all sizes have begun taking their cyber defenses […]