SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

Since then, SHRM has developed a certification that aligns with the competency model. In my role as a SHRM special expertise panel member and as one of the initial item writers for the SHRM certification exam, I had the opportunity to hear an update about the certification program during this year’s SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Alex, for those readers who aren’t aware, what is the SHRM certification and what does it represent?

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’s a lot of information on the SHRM and HRCI certification programs, but I wanted to know if there are any other certifications that would make a candidate more attractive to an employer. 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?

PerformanceICreate

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.

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.

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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Georgia employment laws every small business owner should know.

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.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

OmegaHR Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act which goes into effect September 1, 2015. It amends the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Lastly the US Department of Labor has issued “new” forms for FMLA certification. Five news items to pay attention to in HR.

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. We’ve compiled the 5 best tips for passing the #SHRM #HR #Certification Exam. 5 of the Best Tips for Passing the HR Certification Exam.

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.

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.

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.

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. If you aren’t using these guidelines, meet with employment counsel to audit your FMLA policies. Employment Law Employment Law>FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act

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

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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. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. Changes in marijuana laws. This has many employers won-dering how this will affect their workplace.

Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Don’t judge me. -_- …So the other day I was chatting with another HR Pro about state laws 1 , and at one point she commented that “opening a business in California is like opening a business in another country” , going on to say that having a California designated SPHR certification is a table stakes requirement for any HR Leader hoping to make informed policy recommendations around how to manage the workforce.

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. In recent years, plenty of disgruntled former employees have successfully relied on seemingly minor errors and omissions in employers’ efforts to comply with the FMLA’s detailed and nuanced technical requirements as the basis for a lawsuit. Different FMLA Certification Requirements.

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. In this video, Michael Bansback of LeClairRyan explains your rights and responsibilities as an employer regarding the medical certification process. Barnsback presented on the topic at a recent Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS).

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

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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. We summarized some of the most important Tax Bill provisions impacting employers with respect to their employees. Make sure you are using the new 2019 W-4 — Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate.

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. Under a standard certification, a healthcare provider may simply state whether or not an employee is able to return to work. An employer must have a uniformly-applied policy or practice that requires all similarly-situated employees (i.e., The certification process in practice.

FFCRA leave run out? Workers may be entitled to more anyway

Business Management Daily

Perhaps assuming cases would fall quickly, lawmakers set an end date of December 31, 2020, when the law sunsets. Employers need a plan to manage both kinds of FFCRA leave. FFCRA notices, poster and certification forms. Employers may also ask for supporting documentation.

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. If you aren’t using these guidelines, meet with employment counsel to audit your FMLA policies. Employment Law Employment Law>FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act

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 managementCompliance risks can vary from industry to industry, but there are some risks that matter for all organisations.

DOL’s FMLA Forms Now Sporting 2021 Expiration Date

HR Daily Advisor

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.

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., has brought resume verification into the spotlight and many employers are wondering if they have done enough to protect themselves from liability in similar situations. Among the minority of employers who do check college credentials, most only check a student’s attendance or graduation dates.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

New school year brings heightened anxiety around FMLA

Business Management Daily

Upon certification from her children’s doctor, she requested intermittent FMLA leave to attend the meetings. Her employer denied the intermittent leave request. State laws. Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island and Vermont have family and medical leave laws requiring paid leave when parents must care for their kids who are sick. Employment Law FMLA and Employee Leave

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.

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. Additionally, the FMLA may intersect with a variety of employer-provided leaves and policies, including those for short- or long-term disabilities.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

Cisive

Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

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. The regulations seem to contemplate that if the employee cannot telework because of a covered COVID reason, she may have leave UNLESS the employer arranges a deviation from the usual schedule to allow telework. Employers may want to request proof that these are unavailable should parents still request leave after school ends.

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. It’s especially important to be on top of your game since, according to the law, the burden of establishing eligibility for FMLA leave is on the employer.

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. Recent case: Richard, an IT manager in Massachusetts, took FMLA leave for foot surgery, and his certification form said he’d need four to six weeks of recovery. Nancy Delogu, an expert employment law attorney, tackles this tough question from an HR director.

Gone Are the Days of ‘Maternity’ and ‘Paternity’ Leave

HR Daily Advisor

The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides other employees who give birth to new babies—but without opening the floodgates to male employees taking “excessive” parental leave. What Should Employers Do?

How the California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Background Checks

Cisive

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and it will rank amongst the most stringent privacy laws in the U.S. The new law will provide California residents with more control over their digital information and provide significant penalties to covered companies who fail to comply. state privacy laws limit their definitions of “personal information” to certain identifiers that could be used to commit identity theft (e.g.,

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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. When a disabled worker asks for a reasonable accommodation, employers are required to engage in an interactive accommodation process. Employers cannot demand a return to work certification unless the requirement was stated up front.

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 ADA requires employers to provide qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to perform their job’s essential functions. Employers can’t simply declare the disabled worker can’t take time off because he hasn’t earned time off yet.