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Creating Workplaces Where Employees Can Thrive

Thriving workplaces begin with prioritizing mental health. Reuters Workforce Health USA 2023 recently explored strategies for fostering supportive cultures during a mental health panel where HRCI CEO Amy Dufrane was a participant. Discover the key takeaways from Amy Dufrane's insights.

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NLRB Joint Employer Rule Disapproval Proposed

A resolution has been introduced in Congress under the Congressional Review Act that would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule. The IRS has announced the 2024 pension contribution limits. The Employee Benefits Security Administration has proposed a rule updating the investment advice fiduciary definition.

Champion Juan Paolo

HRCI Champion Profile: Juan Paolo Arao, GPHR

Juan Paolo Arao, GPHR, is a talent and organizational development consultant working with international organizations to continually improve best practices in people, organizational culture, talent development, and performance management.

3 Signs It’s Time to Switch HR Tech Vendors

Overtime Rule Comment Period Ends

The Department of Labor has refused to extend the November 7th deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed rule that would increase the salary basis threshold for executive, administrative, and professional employees to over $55,000 per year. The EEOC has begun the EEO-1 annual data collection period and an Executive Order and legislation concerning artificial intelligence has been introduced in the Senate.

Blockchain Changing Credential Tracking

Elevating HR Practices: Human Resources Development Corporation, Promeritus, and HRSI Join Forces

Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) and Promeritus SDN BHD, the key strategic partner of HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) in Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding during HR Corp’s annual flagship event, the National Human Capital Conference & Exhibition (NHCCE) 2023.

Really a Gender Confidence Gap.

Proposed Workplace Harassment Guidance Issued

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) issued proposed workplace harassment guidance with comments due by November 1st. A Subcommittee in the House of Representatives held an oversight hearing examining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The EEOC reported undertaking additional litigation in the recently completed fiscal year and the Labor Department and Federal Trade Commission entered into a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration.

Disruptive HR Trends: What You Need to Know Heading Into 2022

Leadership Agility–The Critical Skill Leaders Need Now

In today’s tumultuous workplace—where so many situations are complex, uncertain, and highly fluid—leaders must be open to new ways of thinking and working. Instead of leadership agility being characterized as a rare superpower, I think we need to begin thinking of it as a fundamental leadership competency.

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US Supreme Court to Decide Employment Case

The first Monday in October marks the start of a new term for the US Supreme Court and the court will review a Title VII gender discrimination case. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced that would allow Section 529 plans to be used for expenses for workplace training certification and credentialing programs.

Developing a Comprehensive Pay Equity Strategy

Minimum Wage Hike Legislation Introduced

Members of Congress have introduced proposals that would increase the federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009.

What the Biden Infrastructure Plan Means for HR

FLSA Overtime Rule Released

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its long awaited proposed rule raising the salary basis threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that would be used in determining the exempt status of executive, administrative, and professional employees.

Launching and Managing an Employee Assistance Program

Proposed Rule Implementing PWFA Issued

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposed rule implementing the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (PWFA), which became effective on June 27th.

How to Integrate Business Scenario Planning and HR

A Path to Better Delegation

Delegation. It’s a two-way street. If you’re a manager or leader, it’s a way to empower your team and help your direct reports grow, develop, and operate more autonomously. It’s also a means to balance your workload and survive today’s fast-paced, always-too-much-to-do workplace.

How to Learn HR Skills on the Job

Remote Completion of I-9 Forms Authorized

The Department of Homeland Security finalized a rule allowing employers who participate in E-Verify the option of completing the I-9 employment verification form electronically. In response to the summer heat wave, President Biden has directed the Department of Labor to take steps to protect workers.

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Substantial Increased Cost Needed to Deny Religious Accommodation

The United States Supreme Court ruled that in order to deny a requested religious accommodation by an employee, Title VII requires employers to show substantial increased costs would result.

How the aPHR Inspired Jacqueline White-Tolefree to Strengthen Her Leadership Skills and Pursue Higher Education

For professionals like Jacqueline White-Tolefree an HRCI certification came with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Her aPHR not only inspired Jacqueline to strengthen her leadership skills, but also to pursue higher education in a field that she loves.