North State SHRM News & Legal Updates
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2022 California COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Pay is effective February 19, 2022 and is retroactive to January 1, 2022. The official POSTER and FAQs are now available on the State of California’s website as of February 18, 2022.
Employers may need to reconsider how they use nondisclosure agreements in the wake of recent congressional action and new state laws.
Many companies are enhancing their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. But too often, they place more emphasis on diversity and inclusion than they do on equity. A new report by the SHRM Research Institute and Work Equity, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Boston College School of Social Work, revealed the importance of equity in the workplace, the root causes of inequity and other DE&I-related findings that could help organizations create more equitable workplaces. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/behavioral-competencies/global-and-cultural-effectiveness/pages/how-can-organizations-improve-workplace-equity.aspx
Nuffield Health’s 2022 Healthier Nation Index study revealed one in three adults claims their mental health has got worse in the last year. The same statistic is also true of physical health, with a third of UK adults reporting a decline over the last 12 months. Employers have a responsibility to help individuals manage their wellbeing. However,…
Effective January 1, 2023, Washington employers must comply with SB 5761, commonly known as Washington’s Pay Transparency Law, signed by Governor Jay Inslee on March 30, 2022. SB 5761 amends Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act (RCW 49.58) to require employers with 15 or more employees to include in each job posting the wage scale […]
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States reported that 230,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 3, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/jobless-claims-december-8-unemployment.aspx
Los Angeles is set to strengthen protections for retail workers in a sweeping law known as the Fair Work Week Ordinance. The ordinance aims to improve working conditions… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/los-angeles-retail-workers.aspx