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The HR I.Q. Test: July ’22

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

EEOC now allows employees to choose nonbinary label

The EEOC has implemented plans to let employees select a nonbinary “X” gender designation when they file discrimination charges.

Snapshot: Even the C-suite feels burned out

69% of senior executives have seriously considered quitting for a job that better supports their well-being.

In their own words: Lessons from the SHRM22 conference

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’

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

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

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

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

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.

41% of workers report more burnout now than last year

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