A Q&A with John Ring, Former Chairman of the NLRB

John Ring served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from April 12, 2018, to Jan. 20, 2021. On Dec. 16, 2022, he finished his tenure as a member of... Read more »

SHRM75: How a Tragedy Led to a Greater Focus on DE&I

​As it marks its 75th anniversary, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has continuously sought to drive change in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace. SHRM has long offered... Read more »

Discrimination Charge Did Not Cover Retaliation and Constructive Discharge Claims

​Takeaway: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 generally requires an employee to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 300 days in deferral... Read more »

Federal Lawmakers Propose Ban on Noncompete Agreements

​A bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers has introduced the Workforce Mobility Act of 2023, legislation that would largely ban the use of noncompete agreements in employment nationwide. Previously introduced in 2018, 2019... Read more »

Just what a Guy’s Dating Wardrobe States About Him

With regards to the profession, we all know essential it really is to outfit for achievement. Women have a natural good sense about fashion and can pick appropriate clothing for celebration. But... Read more »

How do You Draw In Women?

Perchance you’re questioning exactly why your own friend seems to have no problems getting a night out together, although he isn’t shopping for a gf. Obtainable, it’s more challenging. It is possible... Read more »

13 Books: HR Summer Reading List 2023

For the second time, HR Exchange Network is sharing its summer reading list. There is no scientific method to these suggestions. Instead, they are the result of searches of bestsellers in specific... Read more »

Learning from the Employee Benefits Pandemic Experience

​The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things—and employee benefits are no exception. In response to the health crisis, employers quickly rolled out new offerings, and enhanced existing benefits, to help employees. And they... Read more »

With Inflation, Even Workers Earning Six Figures Feel the Sting

​Financial fragility has been widespread among workers as inflation and prices remain high. And while the pain is being felt primarily among low-income workers, there’s a surprising group of employees who are... Read more »

Mechanic Not Entitled to Overtime Pay Under FLSA

​Takeaway: An employee who repaired hydraulic cranes that were permanently affixed to trucks and could travel on highways was exempt from the FLSA’s overtime compensation requirements because he was a mechanic under... Read more »

Suspicious Timing of Firing Restores Employee’s Retaliation Claim

​Takeaway: Suspicious timing between a protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a materially adverse action may help support a retaliation claim. Courts often look at... Read more »

Defense Contractors Are Learning to Accept Remote Work

​The defense contracting community is not known for making big changes to standard operating procedure. But like many other employers, these firms—which work with U.S. military and intelligence agencies and employ people... Read more »

Building Trust Through Transparency: A Q&A with Shirley Davis

Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, has spent more than 30 years of her career advising companies on such workplace issues as talent management; cultural transformation; and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). She is president... Read more »

How ‘Creator’ Platforms, ChatGPT Are Transforming Corporate Learning

​The learning and development (L&D) team at ZoomInfo, a software company in Vancouver, Wash., had a dilemma. The team wanted to start creating short instructional videos to help new customers and employees... Read more »
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