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3 Ways to Make Your Performance Management Process More Effective

by Sissy Meredith

perfromance-managementIf you were to poll a random number of employees about your organization’s performance management process, what do you think they’d say? Chances are, they’d lament that it is not helpful, that it’s just one of those “must-do” tasks or that it doesn’t add value to their work. So how can we as HR professionals help turn the tide of ineffective performance management? How can we help managers understand the importance of creating a hands-on, ongoing dialogue surrounding an employee’s performance throughout the year?

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DOL’s Persuader Rule Permanently Blocked

by CUPA-HR

On November 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a nationwide, permanent injunction in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez. The decision made permanent a June 27 preliminary injunction and prevents the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the persuader rule, which was scheduled to go into effect July 1.

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CUPA-HR Submits Comments on Proposed Regulation on Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices

by CUPA-HR

The comments express our concerns that the proposed rule grants the Department of Justice investigative powers that go “far beyond the boundaries of [the Immigration and Nationality Act] in a way that ignores the statutory context, runs contrary to Congress’s intent, and is not necessary to the effective administration of the immigration-related unfair employment practices provisions of the INA.”

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Blacklisting Regulation Enjoined

by CUPA-HR

On October 24, hours before the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule (the blacklisting rule) was set to take effect, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction to halt most of the provisions of the rule from going into effect. The one provision that the court left in place was the pay transparency requirement, which will go into effect January 1, 2017.

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Administration Issues Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals

by CUPA-HR

The guidance is based on previous enforcement actions the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have taken against employers who have “agreed not to compete for employees” and sets forth basic principles that HR professionals can follow in order to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws.

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The Countdown Is On – New Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect December 1

by Missy Kline

december_1Update: On November 22, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the overtime rule, meaning the rule will not go into effect on December 1.

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The Post-Columbia Rush to Organize

by CUPA-HR

Following the NLRB’s August 23 decision in Columbia University, which held that student workers at private institutions are employees entitled to collective bargaining and other rights and protections under the National Labor Relations Act, colleges and universities have seen a rapid increase in union organizing efforts employing disparate approaches and increased union activity on campus from student workers and other employees.

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NLRB General Counsel Advises Northwestern Against Unlawful Rules

by CUPA-HR

On September 22, an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, responding in an advice memorandum to NLRB regional director Peter Ohr, declared that rules in Northwestern University’s Football Handbook, which restricted players’ social media use and media appearances and prohibited discussion of the athletes’ health, were “unlawful.”

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How One HR Organization Is Using Data to Drive People Strategies

by Missy Kline

data-analysisUniversity of Missouri System’s HR organization is a great case study in how human resources can use people data to identify workforce trends, identify and address challenges, and help university leaders and managers make sound workforce-related decisions.

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5 Emerging Trends in HR and Higher Ed

by Missy Kline

istock_50546534_xlargeKeeping a finger on the pulse of current and emerging higher ed and HR-related trends that may have implications for our students, employees and campus communities is a crucial part of our role as HR professionals. A few members of CUPA-HR’s Corporate Advisory Council have prepared white papers in which they share their insights into emerging trends and issues and how institutions can prepare.

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