HR Hot Topics

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HR Hot Topics - June 2024: Mastering Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Leaders

This month, we’re taking a break from legislative updates to delve into a subject that’s close to my heart and crucial in the HR field: managing difficult conversations effectively.

HR Hot Topics – May 2024: Major Changes Impacting Employers: DOL Earning Thresholds & FTC Noncompete Ban

Join host Jodi Schafer as she dives into the significant changes announced at the federal level by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will impact employers nationwide. In this episode

HR Hot Topics - April 2024: Important Announcements that will Impact Employers

Join host Jodi Schafer as we celebrate the 11-year anniversary of her ownership of HRM Services and dive into the latest updates and proposed rule changes impacting employers.

HR Hot Topics – March, 2024: Appealing to ‘Unretired’ Older Workers

Join Jodi Schafer in this month’s episode of HR Hot Topics as she delves into a novel approach to the labor shortage crisis—unretirement. This focuses on creative strategies for re-engaging retirees in the workforce.

HR Hot Topics - February, 2024: DOL Updates Independent Contractor Rule

Welcome to the February edition of HR Hot Topics! In this episode, host Jodi Schafer provides an update on the Department of Labor’s recent reinterpretation of the independent contractor rule.

HR Hot Topics – January, 2024: Benefit To-Do's in New Plan Year

Welcome to HR Hot Topics January 2024! Join Jodi Schafer and HRM’s newest team member, Gin Gibson, an expert in employee benefits, as they delve into important HR subjects.

HR Hot Topics – December, 2023: Handbook Updates Based on Recent NLRB Ruling

Welcome to the final edition of HR Hot Topics for 2023! Join Jodi Schafer as she guides us through an insightful discussion on the crucial updates in HR policies and handbooks, prompted by recent decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).


HR Hot Topics - November, 2023: Generative AI in the Workplace: Employer Responsibilities

Welcome to this month’s edition of HR Hot Topics with your host, Jodi Schafer. In our latest video, we’re tackling the pivotal role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in HR, including an overview of President Biden’s executive order that sets new guidelines for AI.

HR Hot Topics - October, 2023: - Paid Leave and Earning Threshold Changes

Welcome to the October edition of HR Hot Topics! This month, we’re diving deep into two significant pieces of legislation that should have employers of all sizes on their toes.

HR Hot Topics – September, 2023: Getting Creative with Benefit Offerings

Welcome to the September edition of “HR Hot Topics” with your host, Jodi Schafer! As we embrace the fall season, it’s time to reflect on open enrollment and craft the perfect benefit plans for the upcoming year.

HR Hot Topics - August, 2023: NEW I-9 and Verification Rule Changes

Hello Leaders, Welcome to August’s edition of HR Hot Topics! This month we bring you the new I-9 form and we explore recent verification rule changes made to the I-9 process.

HR Hot Topics – July, 2023: Understanding the CROWN Act

Welcome to July’s edition of HR Hot Topics! I thought I’d take a break from sightseeing in Italy to share with you this month’s video – which has to do with racial or ethnic identity.

HR Hot Topics – June, 2023: Hiring Summer Help: Youth Employment Standards

Hello Leaders, Welcome to June’s edition of HR Hot Topics! School is out for most teenagers and that means it is time to secure a summer job.

HR Hot Topics – April, 2023: Potential Changes to Overtime Rules & Exciting HRM Announcements

Hello Leaders, Welcome to April’s edition of HR Hot Topics! This month I share with you potential rule changes that would impact the Fair Labor Standards Act, including who is eligible for overtime pay.

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