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In their own words: Lessons from the SHRM22 conference

06/24/2022
Here is some bite-sized advice from last month’s Society for Human Resource Management annual conference in New Orleans.

DOL, Commerce promote creation of ‘good jobs’

06/24/2022
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce have announced an initiative called “Good Jobs Principles,” a coordinated effort to provide employers, workers, federal agencies, state and local governments and other advocates with a roadmap to advance the goal of quality jobs for all workers.

Employers face flurry of new state, local laws

06/24/2022
State legislatures and city councils have been busy in recent weeks and months, enacting new legislation affecting workplaces. Notable new employment laws address the hot topics of family leave and transparency about pay. If similar measures have not yet been adopted where you operate, they soon might be.

Survey: 30% of U.S. workers say they struggle financially

06/21/2022
Three in 10 U.S. workers are struggling financially, and more than two in five workers (43%) are having difficulty meeting basic needs, according to research from the 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

EBSA nomination stumbles for now

06/14/2022
Because of a scheduling conflict, the U.S. Senate on June 8 failed to confirm Lisa Gomez to head the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.

Gilbride gets Biden nod to become EEOC general counsel

06/14/2022
President Biden has nominated Karla Ann Gilbride to become general counsel to the EEOC. An attorney, Gilbride is co-director of the Access to Justice Project at Public Justice, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in California.

Assess policies, practices for LGBT inclusion

06/09/2022
June 15 is the second anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled employers cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. June is also Pride Month, making now a good time to review your legal obligations and perhaps reset policies to make your workplace more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

41% of workers report more burnout now than last year

06/08/2022
Burnout is a growing issue for many workers, including those who have flexible schedules, new research from recruiting and outplacement firm Robert Half shows.

Snapshot: Mental health and the workplace

06/08/2022
Employees say work affects their mental health, but few have workplace access to mental health services.

Retain staff by covering training, certifications

06/08/2022
Facing a vise-tight labor market, employers are pulling out all the stops to retain top talent. One increasingly popular and affordable tool is to cover or offset employees’ costs for their professional training and certifications.