Test your HR Benefits Knowledge!

Compensation and Benefits administrators are the key specialists in charge of managing the impact of compensation and benefits packages on an organization’s bottom line while ensuring fair and equitable pay rates for employees while working within the legal and regulatory framework governing employment. This quiz is just a small sample of what you will learn by attending one of our Employment Laws or Workplace Compensation and Benefits Certificate Programs.

(HRTrainingClasses) Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program with Elga

2-Day Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program: The Race to Disrupt Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Everyone nowadays is talking about Diversity and Inclusion, about disrupting the unconscious bias that we all have and people ask, “why now, why now?”. Well, why not now? Why have we not done this before? By joining in this comprehensive training program, “Diversity and Inclusion – The Race to Disrupt Unconscious Bias in the workplace”, you will understand the concrete ways that nowadays are needed to engage in respectful and positive workplace interactions while reducing discrimination and unconscious bias, stereotypes and prejudice based on gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status. HRCI – 15 HR(General) Credits SHRM – 15 PDC’s

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COVID-19 and High Unemployment in 2020

In April 2020, 23 million workers lost their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During April, the unemployment rate peaked at an unprecedented level of 14.7% (in the last 80 years) before declining to a still-elevated level of 6.9% in October. Due to the large amount of uncertainty in the economy, it is estimated that high unemployment will persist in the next few years, despite the significant gains seen in employment since April.

Human Resources professionals can help laid off workers by providing a prepared list of resources such as unemployment compensation, eviction protection, credit card debt and loans. Compassion and empathy can also go a long way to ease the difficult transition for employees. Employers may face rising tax rates for unemployment compensation during this period as their rates are determined partially by how many employees are claiming unemployment benefits.

In this blog we posed the following question, do you know what the answer is? Read on to test your knowledge and see if you know the correct answer:

Which of the following is not true about unemployment compensation?

a) It was established as part of the Social Security Act of 1935.

b) Employees are eligible for unemployment compensation from their first day of hire.
c) Employees terminated for misconduct are not eligible for unemployment.

d) Fraud is a serious problem for unemployment insurance programs.

Constructive Discharge occurs when an employee resigns as a result of the employer creating a hostile work environment. Since the resignation was not truly voluntary, it is, in effect, a termination. For example, when an employer places extraordinary and unreasonable work demands on an employee to obtain their resignation, this can constitute a constructive dismissal.