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4th Circuit: Lack of Skills Does Not Equate to Age Discrimination

4th Circuit: Lack of Skills Does Not Equate to Age Discrimination

The Summary 4th Circuit rules lack of skills does not equate to age discrimination. In Palmer v. Liberty University, Liberty University commented that a 79-year-old professor would “have great difficulty with any changes” didn’t prove age discrimination.   The...
USCIS To Disclose Revised Form I-9

USCIS To Disclose Revised Form I-9

On August 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. These changes are to support remote work. Since 2020, we’ve been fudging the numbers a little, but we need to play by the...
Oregon Legislature Passes Consumer Privacy Act

Oregon Legislature Passes Consumer Privacy Act

The Oregon Consumer Privacy Act, S.B. 619, is sitting on Governor Tina Kotek’s desk waiting to be signed. Oregon legislature voted on and passed the new bill on June 22, 2023. If enacted by Governor Kotek, Oregon will be the twelfth state (sixth in 2023) to pass...
Don’t Fall For The Swag at SHRM23

Don’t Fall For The Swag at SHRM23

Meeting new people at these events can be tantalizing. They give out free shot glasses and t-shirts and all the sudden you can’t remember what their company does.   Remember what you went to SHRM for Whether it’s making new connections, learning new...
Bring What You Learned At SHRM Back to The Office

Bring What You Learned At SHRM Back to The Office

SHRM conferences get a bit hard to manage, and being in Vegas doesn’t help with that. You will often feel like you’ve learned so much from so many different people, but when it comes to translating that to the workplace, it becomes overwhelming. KRESS is...
How to Take The Best Notes at SHRM23

How to Take The Best Notes at SHRM23

SHRM is filled to the brim with information from all corners of the market, and we all want to soak in as much as possible to improve our professional lives. Here are some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your note taking during SHRM sessions.   1. You...
Planning For SHRM23 in 7 Easy Steps

Planning For SHRM23 in 7 Easy Steps

Planning for SHRM can be overwhelming. Trying to decide which sessions to go to is like picking which buffet items to select at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Everything looks so good! Here are some tips that will hopefully help you narrow down your itinerary.  ...
How to start a conversation at SHRM23

How to start a conversation at SHRM23

Introduce Yourself  Walk up to other professionals and say hello. It sounds simple, but it really is the easiest way to start a conversation. Have a good handshake and a confident smile. Start with “Hi! I’m …” and give the other person a chance to engage. Consider...
SHRM23 Speakers We’re Looking Forward To

SHRM23 Speakers We’re Looking Forward To

Mark your calendars for June 11-14, SHRM23! This four-day extravaganza offers an extensive program with over 300 sessions and featuring a diverse lineup of more than 320 speakers. Each year, SHRM unites experts, creating a platform for insightful discussions on...
DeSantis Signs E-Verify Law For Private Employers

DeSantis Signs E-Verify Law For Private Employers

  Summary Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an immigration reform bill into law on May 11, 2023. The law mandates that private employers use the federal E-Verify system to verify workers’ immigration status. The law goes into effect July 1. Supporters of...