Why Do Students Invest in a Certification Prep Course?

Q: Why Do Students Invest in a Certification Prep Course? A: More diverse reasons than you might think. By Paul Young, SHRM-SCP When I started teaching SHRM certification prep courses at Northwestern University several years ago, I was surprised by the number of students who were taking the course for reasons other than preparing to … Continue reading Why Do Students Invest in a Certification Prep Course?

A New Year Brings New and Amended Laws in Illinois

By: Heather Becker and David Moore of Laner Muchin, Ltd. Human resources professionals know all too well that with each passing year there are typically changes in the law that impact their company’s employment policies and procedures. The same holds true for 2020; except this year, in Illinois, we have more new laws and amendments … Continue reading A New Year Brings New and Amended Laws in Illinois

New DOL Rules on Exempt Employee Salaries Approach

By HUB International Article originally published on hubinternational.com. The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has issued the final rules changing the salary basis effective on January 1, 2020. Currently, the Fair Labor Standards act requires that exempt employees receive a minimum salary of $455 each week ($23,660 annually). Employees that are … Continue reading New DOL Rules on Exempt Employee Salaries Approach