Employers added a few more jobs than expected in November, according to latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A total of 199,000 new… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/bls-hr-jobs-unemployment-dec-2023.aspx

States reported that 220,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 2, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/jobless-claims-december-7-unemployment.aspx

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on Dec. 6 that will determine whether involuntary job transfers can constitute discrimination in some circumstances.
The court… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/involuntary-transfers-discrimination.aspx

Recent Supreme Court cases and changing cultural attitudes have resulted in a blurrier line between work and religious practice. How can employers best navigate this… https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/winter-2023/pages/navigating-the-complexities-of-religious-inclusion.aspx

This is a three-part article exploring the decline in diversity, equity and inclusion roles in the U.S. and forecasting the future of DE&I in the workplace. https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/winter-2023/pages/the-diversity-dilemma.aspx

A former employee was ordered to pay $1.7 million to his former employer. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the ex-employee had breached his employment… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-damages-upheld-violation-agreements.aspx

Job openings fell by 617,000 in October, to 8.7 million, their lowest point since early 2021, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/jolts-job-openings-quits-turnover-dec-2023.aspx

U.S.-based global employers with operations in Germany should bear in mind that German labor laws include worker protections and other requirements that don’t typically… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/global-hr/pages/germany-hiring.aspx

A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced legislation Dec. 5 that would allow students, for the first time, to apply for Pell Grants for short-term workforce training… https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-news/pages/lawmakers-propose-expanding-pell-grants-for-workforce-training.aspx

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, died Dec. 1 at the age of 93. She occupied a powerful role on the court in a number of employment law cases,… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/o-connor-made-her-mark-in-decisions-affecting-workers-and-women.aspx