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First Circuit Upholds Federal Pre-Emption of Massachusetts Wage Act Claims

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that an employer failed to pay...
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Virginia Issues Workplace Poster on Disability Accommodations

The Virginia Office of Civil Rights has issued its new poster for employers regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities...
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Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment

Ageism in employment — a bias against workers 40 years of age and older — is experienced more during the...
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SHRM-CP Communicates Commitment to Learning, HR

At Northeastern University, qualified applicants who hold the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials or the SHRM People Analytics Specialty Credential can...
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‘Always Be Excellent’ by Choosing SHRM Certification

Nikolas Kapantais, SHRM-SCP, of Attica, Greece, says his decision to pursue SHRM certification was rooted in his personal philosophy to...
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Exam Disappointment, Renewed Focus, Later Success

When Andrew Marcotte sat for the SHRM-SCP exam the first time, he didn't pass. He was disappointed but quickly rallied...
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Successful Remote Onboarding Is More than Paperwork

Dom Merritt, chief people officer at Buildout Inc., will tell you that an onboarding plan for remote workers can only...
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Virtual Summer Internships 2.0: How Can Employers Improve from Last Year?

After last summer’s abrupt switch to virtual internships, employers are planning new experiences to keep this key source of talent...
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Nonmanagerial Company Owner Wasn’t Liable for Wage Violations

A company owner who was not involved in managerial decisions could not be held personally liable for alleged violations of...
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Beyond Email: How Technology Trends Help Newly Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns have given many thousands of employers — and millions of their employees — a crash course...
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Employer Failed to Show Worker Electronically Signed Arbitration Agreement

An employer failed to prove that an employee electronically signed an arbitration agreement, so the worker could not be forced...
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Marijuana Use Laws Budding in Virginia

Virginia weighed in on the nationwide marijuana debate by enacting two new comprehensive cannabis-related laws. Here's what employers need to...
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Here’s What Employers May Expect from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shifted priorities when President Joe Biden took office in January, and many guidelines and...
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401(k) Plan Match Formulas, Automatic Features, Add Value for Participants

Generous 401(k) features can be an effective recruiting and retention tool. Data from retirement plan service providers can help employers...
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Administration Issues Initial Rule Limiting ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

Federal agencies issued an interim final rule to protect health plan enrollees from unexpected "surprise" out-of-network health care charges. Employers...
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Employers Not Required to Provide Holiday Pay for Federal Holidays

Now that Juneteenth (June 19) has become a federal holiday, are we required to provide holiday pay to our employees...
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How Companies Can Support Single Parents

Solving workplace burnout takes more than a trip to the spa or an afternoon nap. Systemic changes need to happen...
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SHRM Announces HR Tech Competition Finalists

The five startups battling it out in the inaugural SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Finals will showcase their innovative workplace...
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Arizona Employers Should Note Expanded State and Local Anti-Bias Laws

Arizona recently expanded a statewide civil-rights law to cover pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. Additionally, cities in the state have passed...
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California’s COVID-19 Right of Recall Guidance Released

California’s limited COVID-19 right of recall law (SB 93) has been in effect since Governor Gavin Newsom signed it on...
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