Solid Job Gains in December Close Out 2019

U.S. employers added 145,000 new jobs in December 2019 Read More

H-2B Visa Demand for Spring 2020 Far Exceeds Cap

Employers in the U.S. filed applications for nearly 100,000 H-2B visas for 33,000 available slots, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 6. Read More

How to Earn an Entry-Level Job in HR

"How do I find an entry-level job in HR?" It's one of the most common questions posed on the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) social media channels, and you might think there is an obvious answer. Read More

SECURE Act Will Alter 401(k) Compliance Landscape

President Donald Trump is poised to sign into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, a bill to help employers create and run retirement plans for workers. Read More

5th Circuit Says ACA Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled Dec. 18, in Texas v. United States, that the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) individual coverage mandate, effectively repealed as of this year, is unconstitutional. But the appellate panel then sent the case back to the district court to adjudicate whether the individual mandate's removal leaves the rest of the law standing. Read More

NLRB Rule Gives Employers More Time Before Union Elections

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Dec. 13 major modifications to union election procedures Read More

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Calculating 'Regular Rate' of Pay

This is the first time in 50 years that the DOL has updated the FLSA definition of the regular rate of pay Read More

H-1B, L-1 Visa Reforms on Tap for 2020

The Trump administration plans to move forward in 2020 with new regulations redefining key aspects of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs, rescinding employment authorization for certain spouses of H-1B workers and restricting or even eliminating work-training programs for foreign-born students with F-1 visas. Read More

Take Precautions When Planning Company Holiday Parties

Providing employees with the opportunity to socialize with co-workers in a relaxing environment is an excellent way to improve employee morale," Read More

It's Time to Prep for ACA Reporting in 2020

Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) must distribute 1095 reporting forms to employees and transmit copies of these forms to the IRS early in 2020. Read More