Did You See This? 2023 News That Caught Our Eye

An intern hopping a plane weekly for her commute. An airport worker on a mission to unearth a passenger’s diamond ring. Police conducting a DNA analysis for evidence of the existence of... Read more »

Microsoft Will Be Neutral if Workers Try to Unionize in AI Era

​Microsoft agreed to neutrality on unionization should its employees seek to unionize, announcing Dec. 11 that the company and the AFL-CIO would work together on artificial intelligence issues. We’ve gathered articles on... Read more »

Congress Passes Defense Spending Package with New Limits on IE&D Initiatives

​Congress passed a defense authorization bill on Dec. 14 that funds the military and foreign aid, including large raises for members of the armed forces. But the bill has new limits on... Read more »

How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace for Employees with Deafness and Hearing Loss

​Editor’s Note: SHRM has partnered with The Conversation to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.  Hearing loss is a critical diversity, equity and inclusion issue for managers and employers. Persons... Read more »

Ask HR: Can Employers Limit Religious Displays in Employees’ Work Areas?

​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.  Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like... Read more »

Employee Can Sue Public-Sector Union Over Dues Requirement

​A public-sector union allegedly violated an employee’s First Amendment rights when it denied her request to stop paying union dues, according to a recent ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more »

NCAA Proposes Compensation for College Athletes

​Colleges and some coaches earn millions of dollars from major college sports, but student-athletes don’t even make minimum wage because they aren’t employees, at least not according to the National Collegiate Athletic... Read more »

More Than $1M in Damages Upheld for Violation of Agreements

​Takeaway: Employers should not hesitate to enforce employment agreements if they have a substantial, verifiable claim against a former employee.  ​A former employee was ordered to pay $1.7 million in damages and... Read more »

Will USCIS Proposal to Redefine H-1B Qualifications Limit or Expand Eligibility?

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a comprehensive proposed rule related to the H-1B visa program for skilled workers. Experts agree that much of the proposal codifies current policies and... Read more »

Layoff with No Return Date Entitles California Employees to Immediate Vacation Pay

​Takeaway: This ruling is an example of the impact that enforcement agency interpretations of applicable laws can have when the statutes are silent or ambiguous with regard to a specific issue. Courts... Read more »
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