Groups Seek Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

Litigation challenging the new independent contractor rule issued by the Department of Labor has been filed. The Biden Administration announced several actions designed to advance pay equity that will prevent federal contractors and federal agencies from using prior salary history when setting pay.

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HRCI Champion Profile: Frank González, Ph.D., PHR

As a leader in the DEIB space, Frank González, Ph.D., PHR, specializes in creating sustainable balance for stakeholders and employees through inclusion and diversity. Read how Frank navigates the complexities of HR today and his biggest piece of advice to those seeking to elevate their leadership skills in in our latest HRCI Champion feature.

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Independent Contractor Rule Finalized

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that will be effective on March 11th that revises the determination as to whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act resolution nullifying a joint employer rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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Government Shutdown Deadlines Approaching

Congress returns to Washington and needs to provide funding for the federal government either by January 19th or February 2nd depending on the agency. As part of the continuing resolution passed in November, the Congress established two deadlines for funding the federal government in order to avoid a partial shutdown.

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DOL Plans to Finalize Overtime Rule in April

In the semi-annual regulatory agenda developed by federal agencies, the Department of Labor announced that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed rule concerning overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees will be finalized in April 2024.

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Congressional Committee Reviews Overtime Rule Proposal

The Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to examine the proposed FLSA overtime rule for executive, administrative, and professional employees.

How Organizations Can Return, Re-Engage, Re-Train and Ultimately Retain Their Workforce

Creating Workplaces Where Employees Can Thrive

Thriving workplaces begin with prioritizing mental health. Reuters Workforce Health USA 2023 recently explored strategies for fostering supportive cultures during a mental health panel where HRCI CEO Amy Dufrane was a participant. Discover the key takeaways from Amy Dufrane's insights.

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NLRB Joint Employer Rule Disapproval Proposed

A resolution has been introduced in Congress under the Congressional Review Act that would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule. The IRS has announced the 2024 pension contribution limits. The Employee Benefits Security Administration has proposed a rule updating the investment advice fiduciary definition.

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HRCI Champion Profile: Juan Paolo Arao, GPHR

Juan Paolo Arao, GPHR, is a talent and organizational development consultant working with international organizations to continually improve best practices in people, organizational culture, talent development, and performance management.

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Overtime Rule Comment Period Ends

The Department of Labor has refused to extend the November 7th deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed rule that would increase the salary basis threshold for executive, administrative, and professional employees to over $55,000 per year. The EEOC has begun the EEO-1 annual data collection period and an Executive Order and legislation concerning artificial intelligence has been introduced in the Senate.

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Elevating HR Practices: Human Resources Development Corporation, Promeritus, and HRSI Join Forces

Human Resource Development Corporation (HRD Corp) and Promeritus SDN BHD, the key strategic partner of HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) in Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding during HR Corp’s annual flagship event, the National Human Capital Conference & Exhibition (NHCCE) 2023.

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Proposed Workplace Harassment Guidance Issued

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) issued proposed workplace harassment guidance with comments due by November 1st. A Subcommittee in the House of Representatives held an oversight hearing examining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The EEOC reported undertaking additional litigation in the recently completed fiscal year and the Labor Department and Federal Trade Commission entered into a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration.

Disruptive HR Trends: What You Need to Know Heading Into 2022

Leadership Agility–The Critical Skill Leaders Need Now

In today’s tumultuous workplace—where so many situations are complex, uncertain, and highly fluid—leaders must be open to new ways of thinking and working. Instead of leadership agility being characterized as a rare superpower, I think we need to begin thinking of it as a fundamental leadership competency.

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US Supreme Court to Decide Employment Case

The first Monday in October marks the start of a new term for the US Supreme Court and the court will review a Title VII gender discrimination case. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced that would allow Section 529 plans to be used for expenses for workplace training certification and credentialing programs.

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Minimum Wage Hike Legislation Introduced

Members of Congress have introduced proposals that would increase the federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009.