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Check out our weekly blog posts and see the latest news and discussions happening in the HR world of business.

In the News: SHRM debuts new certification program

The Society for Human Resource Management has released its new certification program, the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. The certification, which was first announced in May, is designed to cover people, organization, workplace and strategy operations and also incorporate the knowledge …

Law & Order: Massachusetts enacts domestic violence leave act

Massachusetts recently became the first state to enact legislation that provides victims of physical or mental domestic violence leave from their work. While this law is only currently relevant in the one New England state, as with many employment laws, it could …

In the News: Survey reveals top desires of millennial job seekers

A new survey led by employee success platform Achievers and student guidance platform ConnectEDU outlines what recent college graduates expect of the workplace and what companies in search of new talent should expect from them. According to a press release announcing the …

In the News: How to prep your office for an Ebola (or other communicable disease) outbreak

If the hysteria is to be believed, we are all mere days away from contracting Ebola. In all reality, as of this writing, a recent web posting states that more people in the US have been dumped by country songstress Taylor Swift …

In the News: Obamacare reporting requirements for ALEs in 2015

Who’d have thought that one of the most complicated facets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) would be figuring out which parts of the law actually apply to your business based on its size? Enter the …

In the news: Friendships are an important component of workplace happiness, retention

Working with your friends can make for a more fun work day, but a new report suggests that it can actually bolster your perception of your workplace, happiness in your role, and even how long you’re willing to stay on the job! …

In the News: Five steps to prep for flu season

It seems like we’ve barely just said farewell to summer, but already it’s time to start thinking about a whole other type of season: Flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 111 million workdays are lost …

In the News: EEOC completes third wellness-related lawsuit of the year

According to recent surveys, implementing a wellness program is one of the most coveted health benefits that a company can offer. Plus, there is no denying that it can also reap benefits for the company, which can reap a reduction in insurance …

In the News: Could internet addiction become the next frontier for disability claims?

The American Psychiatric Association recently added “Internet Use Disorder” to its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the condition is now also recognized under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act. Now, a serviceman for the Navy has been …

In the News: Violators of Fair Labor Standards Act now more likely to face jail time

*** Before we delve into the wage and hour rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind companies to pay employees during the “fall back” hour. Per the Fair Labor Standards Act, a company may …