All Items: HR Management

  • Noel Canning: Supreme Court Invalidates President's NLRB Recess Appointments

    Date:
    27 June 2014

    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Noel Canning v. NLRB that President Obama's three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012 are invalid and unconstitutional. This decision is critical for employers because, by concluding that the President lacked the power to make the three recess appointments to the NLRB, the NLRB lacked the legal authority to issue over 800 (including several controversial) decisions that affect both union and non-union workplaces.

  • Supreme Court Narrows ERISA Plan Fiduciaries' Defenses in Employee Class Actions

    Date:
    25 June 2014

    A unanimous Supreme Court in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer has reversed the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals - with ramifications for employers that offer a defined-contribution retirement savings plan with investment options in an "employee stock ownership plan" (ESOP). In its decision, the Supreme Court resolves a split among the federal circuits by eliminating the special presumption of prudence to which ESOP fiduciaries had been entitled.

  • SHRM Releases HR Certification Program Details

    Date:
    19 June 2014

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) releases details about its new competency-based HR certification program, including the names of the two new certification levels, eligibility requirements and timing for applying for the exam or taking the tutorial.

  • SEC Brings First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Action

    Date:
    18 June 2014

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled the first case brought under its new authority to bring anti-retaliation enforcement actions against a NY-based hedge fund advisory firm. The firm's owner was also charged with conducting conflicted transactions.

  • Considering an HR Career? 'Follow Your Passion', Experienced HR Pros Say

    Date:
    05 June 2014

    This report is based on the findings of an XpertHR survey of 231 experienced HR professionals working in organizations large and small across the US and in all sectors of the economy.

  • Massachusetts Employer Alert: Morgan Lewis Discusses Legal Trends

    Date:
    04 June 2014

    Massachusetts employers must be on constant alert for changes in the state's employment law landscape. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, shares their legal and professional insights with XpertHR into the legal trends affecting Massachusetts employers.

  • Business World Sees Value of HR, XpertHR Research Reveals

    Date:
    29 May 2014

    This report is based on the findings of an XpertHR survey of 231 experienced HR professionals working in organizations large and small across the US and in all sectors of the economy.

  • Washington State Employer Alert: Barran Liebman Examines Recent Legal Developments

    Date:
    29 May 2014

    XpertHR author from Barran Liebman provides useful information to help keep Washington employers abreast of recent developments in the state that may affect their workplaces.

  • Whistleblowers: Supreme Court, CFTC and Court Developments

    Date:
    27 May 2014

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case weighing the public's right to know with national security issues; the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) awards its first bounty under its whistleblower program; and the circuits continue to debate Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) whistleblower provisions.

  • Conference Speakers Advise HR How to Be Leaders in Times of Change

    Date:
    23 May 2014

    Conference participants at the recently concluded SHRM - Long Island Chapter's 23rd Annual Conference and Exhibitor's Showcase had the opportunity to attend a workshop titled "Rolling With the Seas of Change: Developing HR Leadership Qualities During Times of Crisis and Turmoil" presented by Christopher M. Valentino, Esq., managing shareholder of Jackson Lewis' Long Island office, and Aoifa O'Donnell, CEO of National EAP, Inc.

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