U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

States reported that 262,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending August 6. Unemployment claims have generally been rising this year and are hovering near the highest level since... Read more »

C-Suite Exec Aspired to Work in HR as a Child

​Hockey player. Musician. Veterinarian. Kids have all sorts of dreams about what they’ll do when they grow up. As a third-grade student, Jessica Rush wanted to be an HR professional like her... Read more »

New SHRM Recertification Providers for August 2022

Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal... Read more »

Reflections on Five Decades of Employment Law

​Michael Patrick O’Brien, a lawyer with Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, has been practicing employment law since the Reagan administration. In 2001, he was named Utah State Bar Employment... Read more »

White House Aims to Reinstate Health Care Protections for LGBTQ Workers Other Groups

​A proposed regulation by the Biden administration would once again protect transgender and other LGBTQ workers seeking health care services from discrimination. The proposed new rule would reverse a Trump-era regulation by... Read more »

Federal Law Supersedes California Sick Leave Rules for Railroad Workers

​Employers in the transportation industry earned a rare win when a California appeals court held that a federal law covering railroad employees preempts sick leave provisions under California law. In short, this... Read more »

California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions

​On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the long and arduous journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. Since the California Division of Occupational... Read more »

Pennsylvania Updates Overtime Rules for Salaried, Nonexempt Employees

​On Aug. 5, new Pennsylvania wage-and-hour regulations for tipped and salaried, nonexempt workers under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) went into effect. This article focuses exclusively on the new rules for... Read more »

New Jersey Enacts New Workplace Poster Requirements

​Earlier this year, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) issued proposed regulations to allow employers to satisfy the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (NJFLA) poster requirements... Read more »

Connecticut Will Add More Privacy Requirements

​While the federal government attempts to move forward with a more uniform national law, Connecticut joined California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia in passing a comprehensive consumer privacy law. The legislation, signed by... Read more »
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