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May 16, 2019

Happening Today!

If you were not able to attend today's session on HR Fiduciary Responsibility another opportunity to join the DSHRM chapter in professional learning and networking is coming up on

Thursday, June 6th - Using Data Analytics to Define an HR Strategy for an HRIS Implementation

registration is open now at www.dshrm.org

  • Thank you to our 5/16 event presenter - Eric Magyar, Retirement Director for Janas Henderson Investors
  • Thank you to Sheena Rayford, Manager with the Alzheimer's Association for sharing with us about the September 15th Walk to End Alzheimer's event. We encourage all DSHRM associates to get involved in this local event either by forming their own team or joining the DuPage SHRM team - Register
  • Reminder to register for the Illinois State Conference to be held on September 22 - 24 at the Drury Inn Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace - Register

 

The Society for Human Resource Management issued this statement as the Trump administration unveiled its immigration reform plan...

"We appreciate the administration’s efforts in bringing forward a proposal that includes reforms to our outdated workplace immigration system. As America faces a growing skills gap, employers need a modern workplace immigration system that provides greater access to top talent and acknowledges that employers are best positioned to determine their skills and workforce needs."

SHRM Responds to Trump Administration's Immigration Proposal

Don't Forget to join SHRM's Advocacy Team (A-Team) and have an impact on legislative developments, locally, within the State, and Nationally.

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May 6, 2019 Legislative Connection

Employers Must Report 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that employers must report pay data, broken down by race, sex and ethnicity, from 2017 and 2018 payrolls. The pay data reports are due September 30.

Additional Resources to stay up-to-date on current Federal and State legislation:

  Join us at the DSHRM sponsored networking and learning event:

                Fiduciary Responsibility for HR Professionals

                May 16, 2019

                11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

                Hilton Lisle/Naperville

                To find out more and to register: https://dshrm.org/meetinginfo.php

IL SHRM - Governmental Affairs Pending Legislative Tracking System (IL an U.S.) http://ilshrm.org/governmental-affairs/

National SHRM -   https://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx choose: Resources & Tools; Legal Compliance; topic and state for specific areas of interest

Also see what is trending at: Express Requests: Trending Topics

Don't Forget to join SHRM's Advocacy Team (A-Team) and have an impact on legislative developments, locally, within the State, and Nationally.

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DSHRM Chapter News Update 5/1/2019

TO: DSHRM Members and Non-Members:

FROM: Linda Smith, SHRM Interim President and Legislative Director

At the April 25, 2019 chapter board meeting, our directors voted to fill two board positions. The vacancy for DSHRM board Secretary was filled by Mary Weis, SHRM-SCP, CEBS. Mary serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at Aurora University and is a long-time member of both DSHRM and SHRM national. Additionally, the board voted to combine the certification director role and the vice-president of programs role into one position. Kelli Gadbois, SHRM-CP agreed to serve in this capacity and the board unanimously voted to have her serve as the new Vice-President Programs & Certification. Kelli currently works at Peerless Fence as the company's HR Manager.

Please join me in welcoming both Mary and Kelli to their new board positions.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Julie Blomsterberg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP.  Julie formerly served as the VP of Programs and recently stepped down from the role. Julie was responsible for arranging for our professional development program content in 2018 and 2019. I thank her for the work she did to identify relevant HR topics and to identify and secure an excellent roster of presenters. Julie plans to remain involved in the DSHRM chapter and we hope to see her active again on the board when her schedule allows. Thank you Julie!

We need you and your input!

  • If you are interested in serving on the board. We have a vacancy in the director Webmaster role. Please reach out to me or one of the other board members with your interest in serving in this capacity.
  • As we announced at the January chapter event, the board has been working to review and update the chapter's bylaws. The drafted revised bylaws are now posted on the DSHRM website for your review and comment. The review and comment period is 30-days (May 1 - 30, 2019). The board will review all comments at the June 27, 2019 regularly scheduled board meeting.

The current and the document showing the proposed revisions are posted at: https://dshrm.org/join.php

Please submit comments to [email protected], by May 30, 2019.

Revisions to the bylaws will not be effective unless and until approved by the SHRM President/CEO or their designee.

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Don't forget!

Join the May 16th DSHRM event:  Fiduciary Responsibility for HR Professionals.

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DSHRM 3/21/2019 Event Update: Advocacy Invite

Thank you to Neil Dishman and Jody Kahn Mason of Jackson Lewis for providing DSHRM's Legislative Update presentation on March 21, 2019. 

Topics included: changes to the IL minimum wage, identifying exempt and non-exempt employees, calculating OT, expense reimbursement changes, new litigation related to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) of 2008, leave management trends, #metoo impacts in the workplace, and some expectations for 2019 legislative changes.

Additionally, I extend a big thank you to our event sponsor: iSolved HCM

Here is a link to the document I mentioned at the meeting that provides you with an invitation to join SHRM Advocacy Team and details on how SHRM's Policy Action Center can make it easier for you to connect with your local, state, and federal officials. 

Invite to SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team)

This link will be available for 30 days. 

You may also want to read about the current Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime Update

On March 7, 2019 the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.

For additional details visit https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/index.htm

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March 14, 2019

SHRM HR Today: Illinois Supreme Court on Biometric Information Liability Read the Full Article

Join the DuPage Chapter of SHRM on March 21, 2019 for a Legislative Update

   ... and earn recertification strategic credits!

Click here to register for this and other events!

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February 25, 2019

Legislation to watch:

Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7, 116th Congress 2019-2020), was reintroduced in Congress on January 30, 2019.  It is the latest legislative effort to end gender pay disparity by barring discriminatory practices and holding employers accountable for wage equity.

If passed impacts include: changes in Federal reporting requirements and may require compensation studies and/or audits and title/pay scale comparisons among other things.

To learn more – February 15, 2019 SHRM Article by Kathy Gurchiek Paycheck Fairness Act Would Hold Employers Accountable for Pay Gaps

To get alerts: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7/text?r=2

Additional resources to stay up-to-date on current Federal and State legislation:

  Join us at the DSHRM sponsored networking and learning event:

                Legislative Update with Neil Dishman, Principal at Jackson Lewis.

                March 21, 2019

                12:00 – 5:30 PM

                Hilton Lisle/Naperville

                To find out more and to register: https://dshrm.org/meetinginfo.php?id=53&ts=1547737693

IL SHRM - Governmental Affairs Pending Legislative Tracking System (IL an U.S.) http://ilshrm.org/governmental-affairs/

National SHRM -   https://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx choose: Resources & Tools; Legal Compliance; topic and state for specific areas of interest

Also see what is trending at: Express Requests: Trending Topics

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