As we work diligently to strategize ways to safely bring our workforce back to the office, it’s also important that we, as HR professionals, look at new data and make informed recommendations. The natural instinct for most companies right now is to try and get everyone back to normal, but what if this pandemic has changed what normal should be for some organizations?

Managers looking for a boost up the career ladder should take a page out of their CEO’s book—literally. Take a look at what C-level executives are reading in 2020. After all, the data are increasingly clear that book learning and better career outcomes are linked.
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A Department of Health and Human Services final rule removes requirements that employers issue health care nondiscrimination statements to employees and add health care nondiscrimination taglines to other employee communications.
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​With an aging population and a growing number of older people out of the workforce, Persian Gulf states and other countries in the Middle East have started to address the issue of underemployment of older individuals."There are a number of new laws that have been introduced in the Gulf region to specifically facilitate employment at old age, post-retirement," said Shereen Hussein, Ph.D. She is associate director and professor of care and health policy evaluation at the Personal Social

Colorado now joins the growing number of states requiring most employers to provide paid sick leave – not only extending COVID-19-related sick leave protections to take effect immediately, but also creating a traditional paid sick leave requirement beginning January 1, 2021. What do Colorado employers need to know about the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act?

The White House recently announced that nonimmigrant visa holder students may not remain in the United States if they take full online course loads in the fall. Additionally, the Department of State announced it will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester. The directive stemming from the July 6 announcement, enforced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will impact foreign national students studying in the United States on an F-1 or M-1 visa. What do educational institutions need to know about this development, and what can they do to address the situation?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resources has created new cost efficiencies, freed up professionals for more strategic work and often delivered improved service to HR’s clients. But experts say AI also may have unintended consequences for a linchpin of worker productivity and performance: on-the-job learning.
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Claims of retaliation brought by a physical therapist who lost her contract position at a nursing home after reporting sexual harassment by her supervisor failed because she could not establish that the facility was her joint employer or that it had control over her job opportunities with her employer.

In an effort to slow the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases, Mississippi governor Tate Reeves recently issued Executive Order 1507, requiring businesses in 13 counties to require masks for both their employees and customers. The mask mandate is effective Monday, July 13 through Monday, July 20, 2020, and affects the following counties: Claiborne, Desoto, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Sunflower, Washington, and Wayne.

A strong corporate culture is defined by employees sharing the organization’s values and thriving under them. At the Society for Human Resource Management, managers and employees work together to create and strengthen their workplace culture, which is founded on SHRM’s five Guiding Principles. A recent employee engagement survey showed SHRM employees support and align their work with SHRM’s values.