SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

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Since then, SHRM has developed a certification that aligns with the competency model. I thought the update was well-presented and very relevant, so I asked Alex Alonso, PhD , vice president of the certification team, if he would share a few details with you.

Choosing the Best HR Certification – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

One of the ways that HR professionals can demonstrate their knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitment to the profession is by obtaining a certification. There are quite a few certifications related to human resources. What’s the criteria for maintaining certification?

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HR Certifications, Are They Really Important?

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Certification adds credibility to your experience while broadening your skillset and your knowledge base. Passing any of the HR exams requires a working knowledge of the HR BOK® (Human Resources Body of Knowledge), and certification communicates this knowledge to potential employers.

Georgia Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

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It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

The essential guide to FMLA certification

Business Management Daily

FMLA certification guidelines are absolutely essential for properly managing your workforce. Plus, employers need to understand that there are different FMLA guidelines for different leave needs. Works at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles.

Employment Laws Every Alabama Business Owner Should Know

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It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

Best Tips for Passing the HR Certification Exam

HR Topics

According to SHRM , the average person who successfully passes the HR certification exam spends 120 to 160 hours of time studying in preparation. It’s a lot of time to invest, and it’s well worth it because passing the HR certification exam can push your career to the next level.

New North Carolina Law Aims to Help Employers Relying On Certificates of Relief

HR Daily Advisor

A new North Carolina law offering protections against negligent hiring and retention claims is set to take effect December 1. The law is designed to help shield employers from certain claims filed in connection with their hiring or retention of employees with criminal records.

Insights Wanted for Our HR Certification Survey

Workology

In 2001, when I began working in HR with little to no experience in human resource foundations and employment law, I set out to learn and educate myself on […] Source. From the moment HR choose me, I’ve taken it as a personal challenge to learn, grow, and understand what it’s like to be in human resources.

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave. But only ask about what’s covered on the certification form.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. Changes in marijuana laws.

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime: what’s changing?

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As the SMCR is set to extend to 47,000 firms by the end of 2018, Lucy Gordon, senior solicitor at ESP Law, explains what HR professionals can do to prepare. The Senior Managers and Certification regime (SMCR) was introduced to UK banks, building societies, credit unions and some investment firms in March 2016. You can use 2018 to familiarise yourself with what the regime looks like; audit your policies, processes and contracts of employment; and make sure that you are compliant.

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime: what’s changing?

cipHR

As the SMCR is set to extend to 47,000 firms by the end of 2018, Lucy Gordon, senior solicitor at ESP Law, explains what HR professionals can do to prepare. The Senior Managers and Certification regime (SMCR) was introduced to UK banks, building societies, credit unions and some investment firms in March 2016. You can use 2018 to familiarise yourself with what the regime looks like; audit your policies, processes and contracts of employment; and make sure that you are compliant.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Imagine my surprise then when I found the following: California Employees Must be Paid Immediately at the Time of Discharge: In California, if an employer discharges an employee, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of discharge are due and payable immediately.

Connecticut Court Affirms Employer’s Request for Enhanced FMLA Certification

HR Daily Advisor

Indeed, the FMLA gives employees who request and take leave plenty of advantages and provides significant penalties for employers that fail to comply with their obligations under the Act. The enhanced fitness-for-duty certification procedures set forth in Section 312 of the U.S.

Video: Medical Certification Process for Employee Leave Requests Explained

HR Daily Advisor

When an employee requests a leave of absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the employer must provide a medical certification form to be completed by the employee’s health care provider.

What is ‘enhanced’ FMLA fitness-for-duty, and how can you use it?

HR Morning

It’s being referred to as an “enhanced” fitness-for-duty certification. These certifications go beyond the standard fitness-for-duty certifications you’re used to. The certification process in practice.

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018

HRWatchdog

2018 was quite a year for employers with several new laws and regulations: an intern test, laws on using salary history in hiring decisions, national origin protections and many others. Tax Reform Impact on Employers and Employees.

Returning to work presents ADA compliance challenges for employers

Business Management Daily

Employers have to provide help to keep vulnerable disabled workers safe when they insist on returning or you need them. The ADA bars employers from asking questions that are likely to reveal an employee’s disability. However, during a pandemic, employers have considerable leeway.

Mitigate compliance risks: protect your business with HR software

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From GDPR compliance and data security certifications to health and safety compliance, there are huge demands on businesses to keep their data and people safe. Employment law HR software Staff management

How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers

Cisive

Resume fraud is a global problem that affects employers, the gig economy, and volunteer agencies whether they are screening in the U.S., Among the minority of employers who do check college credentials, most only check a student’s attendance or graduation dates.

Stop summertime FMLA abuse: The Friday Monday Leave Act

HR Morning

Many employers fail to request the medical certification form from the doctor which states why an employee is in need of leave. But only ask about what’s covered on the certification form.

Ask the Attorney: FMLA and parents in the pandemic

Business Management Daily

These questions were submitted by participants of the recent online training and answered by speaker and employment lawyer, Anniken Davenport. Employers may want to request proof that these are unavailable should parents still request leave after school ends.

DOL’s FMLA Forms Now Sporting 2021 Expiration Date

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Tammy Binford writes and edits news alerts and newsletter articles on labor and employment law topics for BLR web and print publications. Employment Law DOL Health Care Provider Military Family Leave serious health conditionThe U.S.

Handling suspected COVID-19 in the workplace – dos and don’ts

Business Management Daily

Employers may fear that sending home a sick worker can trigger legal liability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) or other federal or state law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its 2009 guidance for the H1N1 flu to address COVID-19.

Five tips to help HR apply and comply with the SMCR

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How would you rate your compliance so far with the Senior Management and Certification Regime (SMCR)? And you might be surprised at the high volume of individuals that need annual certification. Advice Employment law Leadership and management

How to design a return to work policy that doesn’t trigger a lawsuit

Business Management Daily

Various federal and state laws apply, including your state’s workers’ compensation rules, the FMLA and the ADA. When the injury isn’t permanent and the employee is expected to resume work, employers need to set parameters for returning. Employment Law FMLA and Employee Leave

Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

HR Daily Advisor

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves.

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

HR Morning

Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.

The Growing Importance of Detailed Job Descriptions in HR

Cisive

The fast-evolving legal landscape of employment drug testing laws, primarily with state-specific marijuana laws, has brought increasing challenges for employers. In the early years of medical marijuana legalization, most state-specific marijuana laws had no significant impact on or failed even to mention employment drug testing programs. Marijuana – The Language of the Laws are Changing. Cisive Drug Screening Employment Law Hiring HR Industry New

Firing for vacation during FMLA? Hit ‘pause’

Business Management Daily

Even if it appears that an employee is misusing his FMLA leave , you must make discipline or termination decisions based on a rational review of the facts, including the doctor’s certification. Nancy Delogu, an expert employment law attorney, tackles this tough question from an HR director.

EEOC charge trends contain good news & bad

Business Management Daily

Good news and some bad news for employers lurks within the EEOC charge statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. There were 39,110 employee complaints that alleged the employer retaliated against an employee for reporting or complaining about some form of discrimination. What employers can do.

A Refresher Course on FMLA Return-to-Work

HR Daily Advisor

In my opinion, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) remains one of the most (if not the most) difficult employment laws to administer. Often, employers place employees on FMLA leave, either temporarily or permanently, for legitimate business reasons.

Reasonable accommodation can require additional leave

Business Management Daily

Basic requirements for disabled workers: Managing an employee who is ill or injured can be one of the most challenging tasks employers face. Employers must know all federal, state and local leave laws. The FMLA covers employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius.

What HR needs to know about parental bereavement leave

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At the moment, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents, despite the prevalence of childhood deaths: around 7,600 babies, children and young people under the age of 18 died in 2017.