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How Can Employers Recognize Fake Vaccine Cards?

November 23, 2021

Via: SHRM

Now that many employers are requiring their employees to be vaccinated in order to return to the workplace, employers are facing a surprising amount of vaccine card fraud. “Similar to fake IDs used by underaged students to obtain alcohol, the […]


News

Black Male Employee’s Equal Pay Act Claim Advances

November 23, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employer’s failure to show that its reason for a wage disparity explained the disparity, rather than being a possible explanation, was enough for an Equal Pay Act claim to go forward. The plaintiff, a Black man, worked as an […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Fielding Interview Questions: An HR Leader Offers Advice

November 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

What are some typical questions that an applicant for an entry-level HR position can expect to be asked—and just what are employers hoping to learn from those answers? At VSP Global, a vison, hospital and health care company based in […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Humble Managers Improve Business Performance

November 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

The best workplace managers are often described as confident, charismatic and highly persuasive. Yet a recent study points out that humility is also a critical leadership trait for cultivating high-performing employees. The study from the University of South Australia Centre […]


Research

After Repeal of Employee Retention Credits, Next Steps for Employers

November 17, 2021

Via: SHRM

President Joe Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on Nov. 15, 2021, retroactively eliminates an employer’s ability to claim employee retention credits (ERC) for eligible wages paid after Sept. 30, 2021. This means the maximum ERC […]


Research

Stakeholders Want Specific Guidelines from OSHA Heat Standard

November 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

When it comes to prevention of heat-related dangers in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has always had a simple mantra: water, rest and shade. But those guidelines are about to get more complicated as the Biden […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

HR Leads Conversations About Redesigning Office Space Post-Pandemic

November 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

As cases of COVID-19 wane and rates of vaccination and testing increase, many company leaders feel it is safer for some employees to come back to their workplaces. They are reconsidering and redesigning their office spaces to better accommodate collaboration […]


News

FMLA Claim of Employee Fired While on Leave Survives Motion to Dismiss

November 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

A worker, fired while on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) after his supervisor told him to apply for an employee assistance program based on his medical conditions, can proceed with his lawsuit. He sufficiently pleaded that […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

With Virtual Interviews Here to Stay, Best Practices Are Needed

November 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

The use of videoconferencing technology for virtual job interviews exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and surveys show that the practice has become a part of the hiring process for good. A recent poll of 1,100 U.S. employers conducted by Indeed […]


Research

Ruling Helps Employers Ending Union Pension Funding

November 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) recently issued a long-awaited decision about the appropriateness of interest rate assumptions used by union pension funds to calculate withdrawal liability. The court affirmed a district court’s opinion holding […]