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two-year delay for cadillac tax included in stopgap funding bill

while legislation to fund the federal government through 2018 is held up by contentious negotiations on immigration, causing the government to shutdown nonessential services as of jan. 20, republican leaders in congress are supporting a stopgap funding measure that would delay the cadillac tax from taking effect until 2022—a move supported by the society for human resource management (shrm).before the government shutdown, the stopgap funding bill, or continuing resolution, was passed by the house of representatives on jan. 18. although the senate's failure to approve the funding measure led to the shutdown, advocates still hope to pass the cadillac tax delay in a subsequent spending bill.looming levydespite significant lobbying by empl...




demoted l.a. times columnist was not forced out of his job

a sports columnist for the los angeles times was not forced to resign but rather left the newspaper voluntarily after he was demoted, the california court of appeal ruled, affirming a 2016 trial court decision. the appeals court also affirmed the trial judge's decision to vacate a jury award to the former columnist of more than $7 million but ordered a new trial to determine the damage award for his surviving claims of age and disability discrimination.t.j. simers began working for the paper in 2000, receiving uniformly favorable performance reviews. on march 16, 2013, simers, then 62 years old, suffered a neurological event with symptoms similar to a "mini-stroke." he recovered quickly and soon was again writing his column three times a...




predictive assessments give companies insight into candidates’ potential

the popularity of prehire assessments is growing among companies that want more predictive accuracy in their hiring processes. the best of these tests go beyond screening past experience or education to measuring a candidate's aptitude, fit or potential in scientifically validated and reliable ways, adding more rigor to hiring decisions.the data support the growing appeal of assessments. according to the talent board's 2016 candidate experience research report, 82 percent of companies are using some form of pre-employment assessment test, and how they use assessments is evolving. two types of popular screens are job simulations (54 percent of respondents are using these, according to the talent board study) and culture fit (51 percent...




two-year delay for cadillac tax included in stopgap funding bill

while legislation to fund the federal government through 2018 is held up by contentious negotiations on immigration, republican leaders in congress are supporting a stopgap funding measure that would delay the cadillac tax from taking effect until 2022—a move supported by the society for human resource management (shrm).the stopgap funding bill, or continuing resolution, was passed by the house of representatives late on jan. 18. if the senate fails to pass the measure on jan. 19, noncritical federal government funding will be suspended until congress takes further action. looming levydespite significant lobbying by employer advocates, congress did not include a repeal of the affordable care act's (aca's) 40 percent excise tax on h...




it hiring expected to grow in 2018

​organizations in the u.s. plan to add more full-time information technology (it) staff to their payrolls in the first half of 2018 than they did last year, according to the robert half technology it hiring forecast.the survey found that 21 percent of 2,600 chief information officers across 26 major u.s. markets intend to increase staff levels in the first six months of the year, a 5-percentage-point increase from 2017. sixty-three percent said they plan to only fill vacant positions, 12 percent have instituted a hiring freeze and 2 percent plan to decrease headcount."with a strong economy, we are seeing the increase in technology investment across the industries we serve," said greg layok, senior director of the advanced analytics pract...




predictive assessments give companies insight into candidates’ potential

the popularity of prehire assessments is growing among companies that want more predictive accuracy in their hiring processes. the best of these tests go beyond screening past experience or education to measuring a candidate's aptitude, fit or potential in scientifically validated and reliable ways, adding more rigor to hiring decisions.the data support the growing appeal of assessments. according to the talent board's 2016 candidate experience research report, 82 percent of companies are using some form of pre-employment assessment test, and how they use assessments is evolving. two types of popular screens are job simulations (54 percent of respondents are using these, according to the talent board study) and culture fit (51 percent...




it's time to take a new approach to sexual harassment prevention

​i believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead of striving to create cultures grounded in mutual respect. but that's just my opinion. so, for this article, i asked senior hr professionals, employment attorneys and others the following question: what must we do to eradicate workplace sexual harassment? charlotte miller, attorney and human resources leaderi am and have been a chief human resources officer (chro). i've also been corporate general counsel, state bar president and practicing employment law attorney. and i'm a #metoo. so here's my take.forget about the law. get rid of the phrase "sexual harassment." few people bring cl...




new rules on the r visa implemented

​allan, an american citizen, is the vice president of the headquarters of a fortune 500 company. he has been travelling on business frequently between china and the united states, and sometimes, on major projects, he has to stay in china for months. allan would like his wife and his 6-year-old daughter to join him from time to time.recently, allan heard that china has introduced a more open visa policy for overseas talent in order to attract "super brains" from around the world. the application process for a talent visa (also known as an "r visa") will be foreigner friendly. the questions then are: what is this new policy specifically and how will it help in allan's work and life?the introduction and history of the r visathe new rule...




covert surveillance at work prohibited

​the european court of human rights (echr) found on jan. 9 that the covert surveillance of an employee at his or her workplace is a considerable intrusion into his or her private life. such surveillance entails a recorded and reproducible documentation of a person's conduct at his or her workplace, which he or she, being obliged under the employment contract to perform the work in that place, cannot evade.the five employees in the case of lópez ribalda and others v. spain were cashiers working for a spanish family-owned supermarket chain. in 2009, their employer noticed stock level irregularities and took steps to install both visible and covert surveillance cameras in the supermarket. the visible cameras were aimed at customers and trai...




are employers required to give workers meal and rest breaks?

employers may have a difficult time figuring out which employees are entitled to take meal and rest breaks and what rules they have to follow when offering those breaks. do workers have to be paid for breaks? do breaks have to be taken at a certain time during the shift? here's what employment law attorneys told shrm online.federal law does not require meal or rest breaks for adult employees, said richard greenberg, an attorney with jackson lewis in new york city. for employers that choose to offer short breaks (up to 20 minutes), the fair labor standards act does require employers to pay employees for that time and count that time as hours worked when calculating overtime pay. most meal and rest break rules are governed by state law, but c...




what does the aca individual-mandate repeal mean for covered california?

now that the affordable care act's (aca's) individual mandate has been repealed by federal tax legislation, what's next for covered california?the aca created the individual mandate, which requires most americans to have health coverage or else pay a tax penalty. covered california, the state's health care exchange, was developed under the federal aca to provide residents with access to low-cost coverage options. under the tax bill signed by president donald trump in december 2017, the individual mandate will be a thing of the past. according to lawyers, the repeal has led to much uncertainty for covered california. the questions are:by how much will premiums increase?which insurers will remain in the exchange?will california enact a stat...




distracted driving, violence and drug use contribute to workplace fatalities

the number of annual workplace fatalities rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to data recently released by the u.s. bureau of labor statistics (bls). transportation incidents, workplace violence and drug overdoses are key issues that contributed to the rising numbers.driving dangersthe most common fatal events resulted from work transportation incidents, which represented 40 percent of workplace fatalities in 2016, according to bls statistics. distracted drivers using their smartphones, the high number of delivery drivers on the road and the popularity of ride-sharing services in recent years are all factors that contribute to workplace transportation incidents, said aaron gelb, an attorney with conn maciel carey in chicag...




patty mccord: always be recruiting

​patty mccord, former chief talent officer at netflix, is credited with building a workplace culture that prizes transparency over job security, promises freedom from rigid hr policies in exchange for superior performance, and pushes everyone in the organization to abr—"always be recruiting." during her tenure from 1998 to 2012, she helped create the incubator that propelled the company through explosive growth, while slaying many of the traditional standbys of corporate hr like annual performance reviews and employee engagement surveys. she now advises startups and entrepreneurs and is the author of the new book powerful: building a culture of freedom and responsibility (silicon guild, 2018). she will also be speaking feb. 27 at ...




it's time to take a new approach to sexual harassment prevention

​i believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead of striving to create cultures grounded in mutual respect. but that's just my opinion. so, for this article, i asked senior hr professionals, employment attorneys and others the following question: what must we do to eradicate workplace sexual harassment? charlotte miller, attorney and human resources leaderi am and have been a chief human resources officer (chro). i've also been corporate general counsel, state bar president and practicing employment law attorney. and i'm a #metoo. so here's my take.forget about the law. get rid of the phrase "sexual harassment." few people bring cl...




your company’s future leaders may be right under your nose—and you don’t realize it

​maybe she stutters or is nervous speaking in front of others and so doesn't come across as self-confident. maybe he's quite overweight and so you discount him as lazy or undisciplined. or perhaps she's very young and new to your company, and you assume she's not ready for more responsibility. regardless, these employees may have the potential to be leaders in your organization, and you could be overlooking them. that happens more often than one might think, says steve hrop, vice president of organizational development services at caliper, a princeton, n.j.-based company that specializes in employee assessments and talent management. as a result, he says, companies too often look outside their organization to fill top jobs when the ...




it's time to take a new approach to sexual harassment prevention

​i believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead of striving to create cultures grounded in mutual respect. but that's just my opinion. so, for this article, i asked senior hr professionals, employment attorneys and others the following question: what must we do to eradicate workplace sexual harassment? charlotte miller, attorney and human resources leaderi am and have been a chief human resources officer (chro). i've also been corporate general counsel, state bar president and practicing employment law attorney. and i'm a #metoo. so here's my take.forget about the law. get rid of the phrase "sexual harassment." few people bring cl...




how to prevent executive burnout and keep your leader from unraveling

​it's concerning when an organization's ceo starts behaving irrationally or erratically, uses questionable judgment and seems to fall apart. burnout may be the reason.while pressure is a part of any job, senior-level positions come with high demands and expectations from a number of stakeholders—employees, customers, boards of directors, shareholders. that can affect a leader's confidence, temper and ability to perform effectively.the good news is that a person can recover from burnout, and it can even be prevented. [shrm members-only how-to guide: how to establish and design a wellness program]the mayo clinic defines burnout as physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about one's competence and work value. ...




it's time to take a new approach to sexual harassment prevention

​i believe employers' efforts to eradicate sexual harassment may be misguided because they focus on compliance, claim prevention and defense instead of striving to create cultures grounded in mutual respect. but that's just one opinion. so, for this article, i asked senior hr professionals, employment attorneys and others the following question: what must we do to eradicate workplace sexual harassment? charlotte miller, attorney and human resources leaderi am and have been a chief human resources officer (chro). i've also been corporate general counsel, state bar president and practicing employment law attorney. and i'm a #metoo. so here's my take.forget about the law. get rid of the phrase "sexual harassment." few people bring cl...




how to empower a diverse international team

page contentshrm has partnered with security management magazine to bring you relevant articles on key hr topics and strategies.  diverse work teams are smarter than homogenous ones, according to a recent harvard business review study. in "why diverse teams are smarter," authors david rock and heidi grant found that such teams are smarter for three main reasons: they focus more on the facts, they process those facts more carefully, and they are more innovative. working with people who are different from you, the authors found, challenges your brain to overcome rote ways of thinking and sharpens its performance.i know these findings to be true, based on my own experience managing international teams in the information security field. i'v...




refresh your career marketing for 2018

​with the start of the new year comes the opportunity to update, refresh and modernize your resume, linkedin profile and job-search letters. whether you're actively looking for a new job or just want to be prepared in case a great opportunity presents itself, having up-to-date career marketing communications is essential.doing it annually (at a minimum) enriches the content of your career materials by refreshing them with new and important information. think hard about what you've learned, accomplished and contributed over the past year that will add interest, meaning and depth to your career marketing communications.here are recommendations for what to update and the process by which to do it most efficiently. follow the steps in order...