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Supreme Court Eliminates Deference to Federal Agency Statutory Interpretations

The US Supreme Court has overturned a 40-year precedent, ruling that the interpretation of statutes by federal agencies are not entitled to deference. The decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo means that courts must exercise their independent judgment in deciding whether an agency has acted within its statutory authority.

Federal Agencies Focus on COVID Vaccines & Tests

Supreme Court Rules Clarifies Test for Issuing Preliminary Injunction to the NLRB

Are you caught up on the latest Supreme Court decision impacting labor relations and federal regulations? The Court has set a new precedent with a stricter four-factor test for preliminary injunctions, shaking up the legal landscape for labor disputes, federal contractors, and regulations on worker's rights. Read more in our latest legal blog.

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HRCI Champion Profile: Edison Tao, GPHR

Edison Tao, GPHR, is an HR practitioner with an impressive track record in the biotech, new energy, and auto parts industries. Discover how he's embracing global HR challenges and the transformative power of HRCI certification.

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The Washington Post Recognizes HRCI as a 2024 Top Workplace

HRCI is thrilled to announce it has earned the prestigious 2024 Top Workplaces award from The Washington Post. Derived from the findings of a workplace survey administered by Energage, HRCI has been validated as an employer of choice.

Do Your Employee Performance Evaluations Need an Overhaul

Legal Challenge Filed to FLSA Overtime Rule

A lawsuit challenging the FLSA's new overtime rule could change everything for executive, administrative, and professional employees. Discover the case's implications and the battle for worker rights.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Advances in Congress

Lawsuit Challenges Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Rule

Several states are suing to overturn an EEOC rule related to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The Department of Labor has updated the rules defining investment fiduciaries, while the IRS has raised the contribution limits for health savings accounts for 2025. Additionally, the Department of Labor has set out guidelines for employers and AI system developers.

The State of Leadership, Culture and Purpose in 2021

Federal Trade Commission Bans Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a rule that will ban noncompete agreements from being included in employment agreements, several lawsuits have been filed challenging the rule. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on harassment in the workplace.

HR’s Role in an Integrated Performance Management Process

Future-Focused HR: Navigating Tech, Leadership, and Innovation

For International Human Resources Day, we’re exploring this year’s theme, HR Shaping the New Future, and four critical sub themes. Discover how HR professionals can navigate the ever-changing landscape of technology, leadership, and innovation to shape the future of work.

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HRCI Champion Profile: Wellington Hepburn, MBA, SPHRi

Wellington Hepburn, MBA, SPHRi, exemplifies excellence in global training and HR development, utilizing over 25 years of international business and HR experience. Explore how HRCI certification and a dedication to professional development have helped shape his career.

Creating Fair Sales Compensation Plans

FLSA Overtime Exemption Threshold to Increase

The Department of Labor has issued a new rule increasing the salary basis threshold under the FLSA for executive, administrative, and professional employees. What does this mean for your organization?

How to Cultivate a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

OSHA Rule Allows Representatives to Participate in Workplace Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule, effective on May 31st, that gives employees the right to authorize a representative to accompany OSHA staff during a workplace inspection. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the use of forced arbitration in employment and consumer products.

Navigating Modern HR A Conversation With Lars Schmidt

In Conversation: HRCI, NASCAR, University of Louisville, and Yum! Brands on AI in HR

The University of Louisville College of Business Inaugural CHRO Roundtable recently discussed the implications of AI in HR. The panelists explored how HR teams can support the successful implementation of AI and how it will revolutionize all aspects of work.

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Senate Committee Considers Four Day Workweek

The Senate HELP committee discussed a bill for a 32-hour workweek, while the House committee approved a resolution against a Department of Labor rule for independent contractors. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill for paid annual vacation leave for employees.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Joint Employer Rule Blocked

A U.S. District Court has blocked the joint employer rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that was scheduled to take effect on March 11. What does this mean for employers and employees?

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HRCI Champion Profile: Adnan Faheem, GPHR, SPHRi

HRCI Champion Adnan Faheem, GPHR, SPHRi, a longtime HRCI subject-matter expert and accomplished Human Resources and organizational development professional with experience in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, media, and healthcare. Learn more about his endeavors in HR and how he seeks to grow in the complex landscape of the modern workplace, including thoughts on remote work, mental health, and AI.