​On May 24, the Mexican Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare issued general provisions on outsourcing. The agreement issued by the ministry contains the general provisions for the registration of individuals and legal entities that provide specialized services or perform specialized works referred to in Article 15 of the Federal Labor Law, and was published
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​President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making June 19—Juneteenth—a federal holiday. Most federal employees will have it as a paid day off; workers at some private employers, such as Allstate, Citigroup, JC Penney, Nike, Target and Twitter, already do. Others likely will follow the federal government’s lead. A tweet by the U.S. Office of
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​When Jafar Najafly began his new job as a geographical information systems executive at Getir, a Turkish grocery delivery company, on May 1, his onboarding and all his work duties were remote. “The whole process was online; all of the interviews, case studies, reference checking, it was all online. I only had to go to
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​SHRM and the China International Talent Exchange Foundation (CITEF) have formed a strategic alliance to expand the presence of SHRM certification and certification preparation across China. SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, and CITEF Deputy Director Jinfa Wan signed the agreement on Feb. 9, 2021. Over the next three years,
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Now that 2021 is passing the halfway mark, it is a good time to look at trends emerging in human resources. The world has seen a lot of change and shifts in perspective and priorities over the past year and reassessing the current state of the field as well as what might come next is
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​Over the past several years, organizations have been placing a greater emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 only heightened the need for employers to improve their efforts, though many received backlash for doing little more than issuing vague statements. Against this backdrop, some workers—from entry-level employees all
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​Promoting diversity and inclusion within an organization has become essential not only to employers, but also their employees, customers and clients. While there has been a lot of focus on being inclusive of women and people of color, employers and their HR professionals are also increasing their efforts to build workplaces that incorporate the LGBTQ
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​As India continues to battle a devastating second wave of COVID-19 infections, some organizations are seeking ways to provide emotional support to their employees. Many are enlisting employee assistance programs (EAPs) for the first time, while other companies that already offer such programs are encouraging employees to give them a try. “We’re getting more demand
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​In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a person who enters the U.S. unlawfully is not eligible for an adjustment to permanent resident status, even if the person was granted temporary protected status. The ruling has implications for businesses seeking to sponsor employment-based green cards for certain workers. The federal government grants temporary protected
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​The U.K.’s Commission for Racial and Ethnicity Disparity recently recommended that all employers voluntarily report pay gaps among ethnic groups to identify and rectify disparities. In a report released April 28, the commission declined to make this reporting mandatory. It suggested that employers should separate ethnic groups in their reporting, rather than aggregating groups. “The
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​The Ontario government made updates to unpaid Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) on April 29 and amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), introducing the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit. In addition to the unpaid IDEL, employers are now required to provide eligible employees with the new paid IDEL—more specifically, up to $200 (approximately USD 166) a
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