April Issue Highlights
- April 2015 note from the editor
- Profile: Kathleeen McComber, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP
- Preview ARSHRM 2015 HR Conference & Expo April 8-10 in Hot Springs
- 20th Annual Human Resource Conference & Expo May 11-13 in Biloxi
- I’m More Than My Job
- 5th Annual WTSHRM Human Resources & Employment Law Spring Conference May 6 in Jackson
- Tennessee Personnel Management Association Annual Conference April 14-16 in Gatlinburg
- Littler Nashville Invites You to Save the Date – May 12 in Brentwood
- Highlights of Strategic Leadership for HR Executives March 3 at the Crescent Club
- DOL’s New Rule Requiring Employers to Allow FMLA Spousal Leave to Lawfully Married Same-Sex Spouses by Jeff Weintraub
- Navigating Health Reform is Getting Tougher by Tom Hayes
- How Am I Doing? Why Praise and Feedback Matter by Dr. Charlie Cartwright
- What Are My Retirement Planning Opitons? by Charles Sims, Jr.
- Job Restructuring and Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA by Dale Conder, Jr.
- Control Benefits Costs with Voluntary Coverage by Blake Rogers, Jimmy Hinton, Chris Menard and Ricky Reynolds
- Best Practices for Protecting Employee Data in the Age of Cybersecurity Issues by Mary Moffatt Helms
- Unintended Consequences: How Your Bonus Plan May Create Overtime Pay Liability by Gregory J. Northen
- How To Develop a Culture of Health For Successful Workplace Wellness Programs by Cristie Upshaw Travis, Kathy Tuberville, and Renee S. Frazier
- Employee Use of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs While at Work by Elizabeth Darby Rehm and Matthew C. Myrick
- Control Benefits Costs With Voluntary Coverage by Blake Rogers, Jimmy Hinton, Chris Menard and Ricky Reynolds
- OCAHO Finds Company Did Not Retaliate Against Employee by Bruce E. Buchanan
- Employers Embrace Population Health Management by Murray L. Harber
- 7 Habits of Highly Resilient People by Harvey Deutschendorf
(March 25, 2015) Approximately 250 HR professionals who are members of the SHRM A-team visited Capitol Hill to meet with their Senators about four important issues that impact HR and our workforce. The four topics were:
- The ACA definition of a full time employee
- Employment verification for employers and HR professionals
- Proposed changes to the FLSA overtime regulations
- NLRB Ambush Election Rule
The SHRM-supported resolution (S. J. Res. 8) to block the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule passed in the House of Representatives on March 19 by a final vote of 232-186. All House Republicans supported except 3: King (R-NY); LoBiondo (R-NJ); Smith (R-NJ). 14 did not vote: Garamendi (D-CA), Gosar (R-AZ), Granger (R-TX), Graves (R-MO), Grayson (D-FL), Hinojosa (D-TX), Jordan (R-OH), Labrado (R-ID), Payne (D-NJ), Roskam (R-IL) Scott, Austin (R-GA), Smith (D-WA), Young (R-IN). All Democrats opposed.
The resolution passed in the Senate on March 4 with a final vote of 53-16. All Republicans supported the resolution except Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). All Democrats opposed. Only one senator did not vote: Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
For the resolution to be effective, it must be signed by the President, or in the case of a veto, override the President’s veto by 2/3 of both Houses of Congress. President Obama has threatened to veto S. J. Res. 8. The new regulation goes into effect April 14, 2014.
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