In today’s rapidly evolving job market, traditional hiring practices that focus solely on academic degrees are becoming outdated. Recognizing this shift, the SHRM Foundation, in collaboration with the Charles Koch Foundation, has announced an exciting new partnership and the launch of the “Ready for Success: Adopting a Skills Mindset in Employment Practices” toolkit. This alliance aims to equip employers with the necessary tools and training to embrace skills-based hiring and navigate the emerging skills-based economy.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with the right to take unpaid leave for family or medical reasons while maintaining their health coverage. To effectively manage FMLA leave and prevent abuse of policy, employers have the option to choose from four different methods to calculate the 12-month period in which the 12 workweeks of leave occur.
This year, New York joined the ranks of states such as California, Connecticut, and Washington who have pay transparency laws on the books.
Compliance is only one piece of the puzzle, although a crucial one. Companies must provide their employees, both able-bodied and disabled, with access to career development opportunities as well as reasonable workplace accommodations.