"Weekly Conversations May Boost Employee Engagement" and other #HR News for March 18, 2015

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14 States, D.C. Seek to Stay Injunction of Obama’s Immigration Action

By Allen Smith  3/17/2015

The popularity of President Barack Obama’s immigration action is increasingly divided along red- and blue-state lines.

Led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 14 states and the District of Columbia filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on March 12, 2015, seeking to stay a Texas district court’s preliminary injunction of Obama’s immigration action. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Weekly Conversations May Boost Employee Engagement

More frequent check-ins can engender trust, create openness 

By Dana Wilkie  3/17/2015

Most U.S. workers are frustrated by a lack of honesty in their workplaces, a situation that could be remedied with more frequent—even weekly—monitoring of employee engagement, according to a new survey. To continue reading this article, please click here.

ACA Employer Reporting Requires Coordinated Effort

By Allen Smith  3/17/2015

HR and payroll will need to work together more closely than they historically have to ensure compliance with Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements that take effect toward the beginning of 2016, according to Melanie Thomas, senior vice president at Burnham Benefits Insurance Services in Irvine, Calif. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Create a Succession Plan That Works

By Bill Leonard  3/17/2015

Small and family-owned businesses that delay creating succession plans are endangering their company’s survival, according to Henry Hutcheson, founder and president of the consulting group Family Business USA in Chapel Hill, N.C. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Staying Compliant is Costly, Difficult for Many HR Departments

By Aliah D. Wright  3/13/2015

Organizations are squandering resources by using different IT systems or using manual processes to remain compliant with regulations and laws governing their employees, according to a new study released by ADP and CFO Research.

What’s more, the research reveals, relying on separate systems to stay on top of human capital management-related (HCM-related) compliance can increase the overall cost of being compliant. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Calif.: No Employer Liability If There Is No Actionable Harassment or Discrimination

3/13/2015 Jackson Lewis To read this article, please click here.

Wis.: Unions Sue to Stop New Right-to-Work Law

3/13/2015 Jackson Lewis

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