Volume 11, No. 1 • January 2014



Career Advancement

HR Practice


  • Recruit at ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House

    As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2014, from10:30am – 12:00 noon during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

    Representatives from various libraries and library-related companies can take advantage of the opportunity to talk with conference attendees about their specific work environments—things that make their place of employment unique. There is no cost to participate in … Read the rest

  • US Labor Department announces final rules to improve employment of veterans, people with disabilities

    Two rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and for people with disabilities will go into effect March 24, 2014. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 40 years these laws have required federal contractors and subcontractors to affirmatively recruit, hire, train and promote qualified veterans and people with disabilities respectively.

    “In a competitive job market, … Read the rest




HR Law

  • FMLA Poster Requirements

    During 2013, the Family and Medical Leave Act notice was revised to reflect changes caused by the approved rule and was effective March 8, 2013. The definition of “Veteran” was revised to include both those who serve and those discharged in the past 5 years (previously it was only those who served). The explicit definition of “Serious Injury or Illness” was removed as well, replaced by a notice that there are differences between the definition of “Serious Injury or Illness” … Read the rest

  • Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act Takes Effect

    The Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act, passed in 2011, went into effect October 2013. Website hrbenefitsalert.com offers an overview of the regulations.… Read the rest

  • The NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided not to seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private sector employers to post a notice of employee rights in the workplace.

    The NLRB remains committed to ensuring that workers, businesses and labor organizations are informed of their rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. Therefore, the NLRB will continue its national outreach program to … Read the rest