"Top 10 Mistakes in Handling I-9 Forms" and more #HR News for March 11, 2015


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Quits Rate Continues to Rise, Signaling Worker Confidence

By Roy Maurer  3/11/2015

More Americans are quitting their jobs—a sign that labor demand is strengthening, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The March BLS report examines the hires and separations in the U.S. labor market from January 2015, but also contains the total 2014 annual hires and separations data. To continue reading this article, please click here.

How HR Can Prepare for the Future of Work

By Roy Maurer  3/11/2015

Significant demographic changes, the automation of labor, the disconnect between skills and organizational needs, and new models of work are all predicted in the transformed workplace of the near future, according to a range of experts.

How can HR professionals prepare for these changes?

Members of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2014 special expertise panels answered the challenge and provided recommendations in a new report issued by the SHRM Foundation, an affiliate of SHRM. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Top 10 Mistakes in Handling I-9 Forms

By Allen Smith  3/10/2015

Internal I-9 audits should result in documented changes in practices, not just corrections to the forms, according to Mira Mdivani, an immigration attorney in Overland Park, Kan. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Sheriffs Argue for Federal Pre-Emption of Colorado Marijuana Law

By Allen Smith  3/10/2015

The case for federal pre-emption of state laws legalizing the use of marijuana “is very strong,” said Mark A. de Bernardo, an attorney with Jackson Lewis in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2015, announcing a lawsuit on behalf of sheriffs challenging Colorado’s Amendment 64. However, some court observers have doubts about whether a separate lawsuit seeking to enjoin implementation of the law will succeed. The Colorado law permits personal use of marijuana and the lawful operation of marijuana-related facilities in Colorado. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Is Competency-Based Education the Wave of the Future?

By Bill Leonard  3/10/2015

Competency-based education programs are gaining traction in the workplace, though the standards of instruction and the mechanisms for how students earn credits for work experience vary among the schools and organizations that offer the learning opportunities. To continue reading this article, please click here. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Supreme Court Sides with DOL on Change to FLSA Interpretation

By Joanne Deschenaux  3/10/2015

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held March 9, 2015, that federal agencies do not have to go through formal rule-making to makes changes to rules that interpret regulations. The high court concluded that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) acted properly in issuing an “administrator interpretation” that reclassified mortgage loan officers as overtime-eligible under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Perez v. Mortg. Bankers Ass'n, No. 13-1041).  To continue reading this article, please click here.

Winter Weather Disrupts Worker Attendance

By Kathy Gurchiek  3/10/2015

Ice and snow covered much of the U.S. this year, impacting business operations and affecting nearly 79 percent of workers, according to findings from a 2015 survey released March 3 by temporary staffing agency Kelly Services Inc.  To continue reading this article, please click here




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