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Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas.  Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace. 

February 5, 2018

 

 

Most folks only get out to one and if lucky two conferences a year. Of course, the SHRM Annual each June is the granddaddy of them all and one that folks look forward to attending a year in advance. However, it’s not the only conference on the schedule and you have some great options to choose from, especially if you have an interest in one particular area of HR.

February 5, 2018

 

 

Almost every HR professional deals with an attorney.  With strong relationships, sometimes you will refer to the lawyer as your lawyer. Not so fast. Here are 6 recommendations to keep in mind when you deal with “the” lawyer:

August 8, 2017

I have to admit it, I am a quiet political junkie, so when SHRM Governmental Affairs Director Mike Aitken telephoned to ask the Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM to host an event in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, it was very easy to say yes.  I was going to Philly!  You see, I was an Alternate PA Delegate for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and attended the DNC in Denver, CO.  Running as a delegate was not easy, it required obtaining ov

August 4, 2016

CFGI was on the ground at the Republican National Convention (RNC) this week, joining our SHRM colleagues for a second RNC in a row. This year we focused on making the case to candidates for office, current members of Congress and opinion leaders for creating a 21st century workplace, one that ensures a competitive workforce – including a need for immigration reform.

July 21, 2016

Remember that classic Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” On day three of the Republican National Convention, CNN’s Donna Brazile reminded us that when it comes to politics, it’s not about love but instead it’s about the future of our nation. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously?!!”… Let me provide some context.

July 21, 2016

In just a few days, I will be heading to Cleveland and Philadelphia, host cities for this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC), to carry the message that employment-based immigration reform is one key to strengthening America’s economic future.

July 15, 2016

In just a few days, hundreds of delegates will assemble in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. SHRM and our strategic affiliate, the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), will be there. We will also be at the Democratic Convention the week after in Philadelphia when they nominate their candidate for the White House.

July 15, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

May 19, 2016

       
    
 

The 2016 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference is fast approaching! Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran attendee, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event–from the anticipated wide-ranging changes to the FLSA overtime regulations, to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, to impactful advocacy engagement.

March 7, 2016

 

People are funny.

Here’s an example of a common question and the funny corresponding uncommon exchange.

Client: “Rue, if there is a state law and a federal law, how do I know which one applies to us?”

Me: “Both apply.”

Client: “Well which one do I comply with?”

Me: “You must comply with both.”

Client: “How can I comply with two laws at the same time?”

January 23, 2016

Employers Should Prepare Now for ACA Subsidy Appeals

News Updates
September 9, 2015

Are LinkedIn Parties Legal?

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September 9, 2015

Avoiding a Worker May Constitute Retaliation

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September 4, 2015

What the Uber Lawsuit Could Mean for All HR Departments

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September 3, 2015

UK: Employee Fairly Dismissed for Old Facebook Comments

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September 2, 2015

          
 

Despite SHRM’s plea for more time to respond to the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal, the comment period on the proposed changes to the FLSA overtime rules is imminent….11:59pm EDT, September 4, to be exact!

September 2, 2015

Target Will Pay $2.8M Over Employment Tests

News Updates
August 26, 2015

Professor Fired for Being Pregnant Out of Wedlock Sues

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August 20, 2015

Maine Restricts Employer Access to Employees' and Applicants' Social Media Accounts

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August 19, 2015