Demote Demotions

​As a former employment law attorney and now as an organization consultant and executive coach, I’ve encountered many situations where, instead of a problem employee being let go, he or she is... Read more »

The Seven-Pronged Investigations Checklist

​Former employment attorney and author Jathan Janove writes for SHRM Online on how to inject greater humanity into HR compliance. He welcomes your questions and suggestions for future columns. Contact him at the e-mail address... Read more »

Workplace Violence May Jump During Return to Work

​As workers transition from being isolated at home—whether working remotely or furloughed and waiting to return—some experts fear a rise in workplace violence. HR professionals can take proactive steps to minimize this... Read more »

Is It Time to Return to the Office?

Many HR leaders are wondering if they should put their return-to-office plans back in motion because COVID-19 positivity rates and hospitalizations are rapidly declining in many parts of the United States and... Read more »

How to Kindly Conduct Layoffs

Layoffs are an unfortunate but sometimes necessary part of doing business. There was a lot of layoffs at the beginning of the pandemic, and they are still happening. With high inflation and... Read more »

4 Ways Inflation and Higher Costs Impact HR

U.S. President Joe Biden recently laid out his plans to combat inflation and the high cost of living. The average family is spending an additional $327 per month compared to pre-pandemic costs,... Read more »

SHRM Report: Resilient Organizations Are Inclusive Ones

​Since 2020, adverse economic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation have forced companies to exercise resilience to keep their businesses afloat. A recent joint study by the Society... Read more »

Worker Entitled to Unemployment Benefits After Taking Time Off

​Takeaway: An employee who leaves work for good cause is entitled to a presumption of having not voluntarily quit. The presumption may be overcome, but only upon evidence showing the employee positively... Read more »

What Will Change as a Result of Germany’s New Verification Act

​The transposition of a European Union directive into German law leads to a need for action for employers. The Verification Act (aptly called the “Paper Act” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) means... Read more »

Anticipated OSHA COVID-19 Rule for Health Care Employees Criticized

​On Sept. 26, House Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Keller, R-Pa., wrote Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Assistant Secretary Douglas... Read more »

Jobless Claims Drop Below 200,000

States reported that 193,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 24, continuing several weeks of declines and defying experts who had predicted an increase in the number of new... Read more »

Episode 370: Tapping Into the Existing Potential of Young People for Social Justice With Dr Marvin Carr and Tiesa Leggett

With a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds necessary to thrive, we are creating collaborative partnerships and relationships with community-based organizations as well to ensure that young person’s success. And that’s what... Read more »

James Abeyta-Stevens: Shaping Culture via Interaction and Empathy

The following transcript is provided unedited. James Abeyta-Stevens: Every Friday, human resources would have dance parties and invite our team members to attend Inhuman Resources with music and song and dance. And... Read more »

California Law Will Require Pay Range in Job Ads

Editor’s Note: The California legislature recently passed a pay transparency bill. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it into law on Sept. 27. Under the bill, now enacted into law, employers with 15 or more employees will have... Read more »

When Disasters Strike: Pay, Leave and Related Issues

Tragic events bring an all-too timely reminder of pay and benefits issues that HR managers should bear in mind. Although it is practically impossible to be fully prepared for any disaster, it... Read more »

Building Social Capital to Reduce Underemployment

​Labor market data shows that as of June, 41 percent of college graduates ages 22 to 27 were underemployed, defined as “working in a job that typically does not require a bachelor’s... Read more »
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