Agencies Cleared to Apply Trump’s Orders on Federal Labor Relations

Federal agencies may now roll out President Donald Trump's executive orders that could make it easier to fire employees and weaken their union representation. Read More

Workers Want Bosses Who Can Help Them Thrive

Read these comments from Kathy Gurchiek, Associate Editor, Global Issues, OED & Diversity. Kathy has been with SHRM Online since September 2004. She is a frequent contributor to HR Magazine and is a top influencer in the SHRM LinkedIn discussion group. Read More

GE Freezes Pension Plan for 20,000 Employees

Traditional pensions continue to disappear from corporate America Read More

4 Key Employment Law Issues on the Supreme Court Docket

The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments Oct. 7 for the 2019-2020 term, and it will tackle big employment law issues starting in the first week of oral arguments. Read More

Unemployment Falls to 3.5 Percent in September

Wage growth disappoints Read More

Despite Worker Complaints, Google Is Still World’s Most Reputable Employer

Google retains its rank as the world's most reputable employer for the second consecutive year, according to the Reputation Institute's 2019 Global Workplace 100 study based on 230,000 individual ratings from online public surveys collected in the first quarter of 2019. Read More

New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cut-Off to $35,568

Employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Read More

OCHRS Announces Meeting Change for October

OCHRS announced a change for the October chapter meeting to Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Read More

Labor Board Rejects Boeing Workers’ Micro-Bargaining Unit

A proposed bargaining unit at a South Carolina Boeing plant—which was limited to only two job classifications within an aircraft production line—wasn't appropriate for a union election, according to a Sept. 9 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling. Read More

U.S. Jobs Increase by 130,000 in August

U.S. employers added 130,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Job growth has been showing signs of slowing down, but a slowdown in employment growth doesn’t necessarily mean the labor market is weakening. Data released by ADP and Moody’s Analytics shows private-sector employment grew by 195,000 jobs in August. Read More