Members of Congress have introduced proposals that would increase the federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009.
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.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposed rule implementing the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (PWFA), which became effective on June 27th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HRCI has partnered with the world-renowned online learning platform Coursera to launch the HRCI Human Resource Associate Professional Certificate.
At the end of its most recent term, the United States Supreme Court ruled that admissions systems that considered the race of applicants violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act became effective on June 27th and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated poster that employers must display. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing recently on skills-based hiring.
In its semi-annual regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor indicated that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed regulations concerning exemption from overtime and minimum wage requirements and determining independent contractor status won’t be released until August.
As a military veteran, Reggie faced a unique set of culture sifts when he switched to a civilian HR career. Earning an HRCI certification gave him the confidence and knowledge to succeed. Reggie Alexander, a former military personnelist shares his journey of transitioning from the military to the civilian sector, and how he achieved his HR certification.
While the right to strike is protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a union could be sued where it called for a strike without taking steps to prevent harm to the property of the employer. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter clarifying the impact of holidays when calculating leave taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a technical assistance document concerning adverse impact under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that results from the use of software and artificial intelligence. Due to the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the EEOC has updated its guidance on COVID-19 and the civil rights laws that the EEOC enforces.
The Biden Administration announced that the COVID vaccine requirement for federal employees and contractors would end on May 11th, the day the COVID public health emergency is over. Members of Congress are urging the FTC to finalize the ban on noncompete agreements and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has introduced legislation to raise the minimum wage to $17 per hour.
With the release of a proposed rule concerning independent contractors by the Department of Labor, a House of Representatives Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the impact of the proposed rule. A federal district court in Texas ruled that some of the preventive care requirements in the Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional. Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would increase the salary basis threshold resulting in more employees qualifying for overtime.