May 2017 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Mary Ila Ward, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director-Elect of the 2017 ALSHRM Conference & Expo
- May 2017 note from the editor
- Profile: Mary Ila Ward, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director-Elect of 2017 ALSHRM
- Need a Killer Business Tax Exemption?
- Industry News & Events
- Highlights of SHRM-Memphis Legal Seminar on March 21
- Highlights of 2017 SHRM-Atlanta Conference March 29-30
- Register for WTSHRM 7th Annual HR & Employment Law Spring Conference May 10 in Jackson
- Register for 2017 ALSHRM Conference May 16-17 in Birmingham
- 2017 ALSHRM Conference at a Glance May 16-17
- Preview of St. Lucie HRA and Treasure Coast HRA Joint Conference May 19
- Highlights of 2017 MSSHRM Conference & Expo April 3-5 in Tupelo
- Highlights of 2017 ARSHRM Conference & Expo April 5-7 in Hot Springs
- NWMS SHRM Chapter Reconvenes March 22 in Southaven
- Preview of 33rd Annual KYSHRM Conference August 29-31 in Louisville
- Register for 2017 TNSHRM Conference & Expo October 1-4 in Nashville
- Register for 2017 SHRM Georgia State Conference October 8-10 in Brunswick
- The “HR Hat Dance” by Theresa J. Allen
- The Rock Hound and the Diamond Cutter by Paula Watkins
- Is Affirmative Action Still Necessary with Globalization by Angie Smith
- Needing Summer Employees, Interns, or Volunteers? Don’t Skip the Background Checks! by Stewart Gott
- 5 Ways to Tell if You Have a Dream Boss by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Book Look: Who is Gen Z? GenZ@Work by Paula Hayes
- Employee Benefits
- Simple, Modern, and Personal Approach to Benefits Communication and Enrollment by Austin Baker
- Using Data for Key Insights into Key Health Levers by Murray L. Harber and Matt Ginn
- Is Chronic Heartburn Burning Your Workplace? by Karen Bobbit
- Employment Law Update
- Earn 2.00 SHRM and HRCI Credits at Ogletree Deakins Complimentary Employment Law Breakfast Briefing May 9 in Memphis
- Earn 5.5 SHRM and HRCI Credits at Memphis Fisher Phillips Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar May 11
- EEOC 2016 Statistics by Anne T. McKnight
- Jeff Weintraub Named to ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’ for 2016
- Living With the Affordable Care Act’s Uncertain Future by Timothy Kennedy
- Predictive Scheduling: Trend and Countertrend by Dale Conder Jr.
- 7 Deadly Sins of Mobile Devices in the Workplace by Rachel V. Barlotta
- FLSA Retaliation Claim by Co-Worker Approved by 5th Circuit by George W. Loveland II
- I-9 Forms – What is Document Abuse and Who is Protected? by Bruce Buchanan
- Next Issue – 2017 Super Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law plus Updates on Employee Benefits – Deadline to reserve space is May 10.
R. Alexander Acosta Sworn in as 27th Secretary of Labor
WASHINGTON (April 28th, 2017) — Alex Acosta was sworn in as the nation’s new labor secretary April 28, completing President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Senate’s 60-38 confirmation vote on April 27 included eight Democrats and one independent who voted yes with Republicans.
Acosta is the nation’s 27th labor secretary. The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces more than 180 federal laws covering about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. Acosta has been a federal prosecutor, a civil rights chief at the Justice Department and a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB.) Acosta has been confirmed by the Senate four times.
The home page of the Department of Labor reflects Acosta’s policy priorities: “Buy American, Hire American.” President Trump’s executive order this week directs the DOL and other agencies to issue guidance within 60 days on policies that would “ensure that, to the extent permitted by law,” federal aid will “maximize the use of materials produced in the United States, including manufactured products; components of manufactured products; and materials such as steel, iron, aluminum, and cement.”
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