February 2021
President's Message
Greetings NSHRM Members and Friends,

I want to first thank everyone who attended our January virtual professional meeting with NSHRM Legislative Director, Michael Weiner. The prognostications provided were encouraging for 2021. Thank you also to our sponsor Paycor. Our sponsors help us to continue to provide great programming and hold down our costs to the members.
 
With pandemic uncertainty still lingering, we anticipate the first half of 2021 programming to be virtual. We want to make sure you get the quality of continuing education you want and need in 2021 so we are being very creative and purposeful in how we do this. What we have learned is that there are many perks of being virtual, the first one includes attending a NSHRM Professional Development meeting from the comfort of your home or office. Another perk is the ability of expanding our search for presenters. In February, we are able to offer a workshop. We’re excited to have Lorne Epstein, a national talent acquisition executive from Arlington, VA present an interactive "unconscious bias" workshop. We hope to see many of you there. 
 
 
As mentioned above, planning our future meetings and events are happening. Please share your ideas and the things you would find valuable OR better yet, volunteer. If you are a member and interested in being a volunteer for one of our committees, including our upcoming forum, or being on the Board of Directors someday, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of our Board of Directors.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!

We hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to join us for our upcoming Chapter Meetings!


Yours in Service,

Cecilia “CeCe” Boudreaux SHRM-CP, PHR
2021 NSHRM President 
Legal Update

What’s Happening in HR

President Biden freezes all administrative rule making and postponing rules that have not yet taken effect 

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a memorandum freezing rule making until the rule has been approved by the new Administration. In addition, the Administration suggested postponing rules that have been published, but have not taken effect, for 60 days and opening a new 30 day comment period to evaluate the rule further. This later request would include the recent Independent Contractor Rule issued by the DOL that becomes effective on March 8, 2021. 

Biden issues executive order requiring OSHA to consider emergency temporary standards on Covid-19 

On January 21, Biden issued an executive order that requires that OSHA consider emergency temporary standards, including with respect to whether makes in the workplace are necessary, and if such standards are necessary, that they be issued by March 15, 2021. 

In addition, the Order required that within two weeks OSHA issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the Covid-19 pandemic and to focus OSHA enforcement efforts on Covid-19 related issues.   

Biden administration introduces plan to address Covid-19 and economic recovery. 

Biden administration requested that congress pass a law that includes the following: 
  • Requirement that employers provide paid leave for Covid-19 reasons through September 30, 2021, and expand coverage to include all employers. 
  • Continued tax credits to pay for the leave for employers under 500 employees. 
  • Expansion of the FFCRA leave to 14 weeks. 
  • A maximum paid leave benefit of $1,400 per week for eligible workers. 
  • Extension and expansion of unemployment insurance. 
 

By Michael F. Weiner, JD, SHRM-SCP
NSHRM Legislative Director 

Update: New Scheduled 2021 Openings of EEOC Data Collections

After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and the 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections on May 8, 2020 in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the EEOC is pleased to announce the data collections are now on schedule to open in 2021.

Filers should begin preparing to submit data in anticipation of these openings. The EEOC will open four data collections in 2021 including the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection as well as the 2020 EEO-3, 2021 EEO-4, and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections.

The collections are scheduled to open in the following months:

  • April 2021: 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection
(Private Sector Employers)
  • July 2021: 2020 EEO-5 Data Collection
(Public Elementary/Secondary School Districts)
  • August 2021: 2020 EEO-3 Data Collection (Local Referral Unions)
  • October 2021: 2021 EEO-4 Data Collection (State/Local Governments)

The precise opening dates of the collections, as well as the new submission deadline dates, will be announced by posting a notice on the EEOC’s home page at www.eeoc.gov as well as on the new dedicated website for the EEOC’s data collections at https://EEOCdata.org.

As in previous years, a notification letter will also be sent to eligible filers. Please visit https://EEOCdata.org for more information regarding updates on the data collections.

When the collections open, resources to assist filers with their submissions will be available online at https://EEOCdata.org.

The EEOC Filer Support Team will also be available to respond to filer inquiries and to provide additional filling assistance.
January Professional Development Meeting
Upcoming Events

Former Saints player and current adjunct professor at UNO, Marques Colston is the Keynote speaker at this year's Summit

February 25 & 26, 2021


April 29 & 30, 2021


2021 Professional Development Workshop/Meetings/Forum

February 11th WORKSHOP
March 11th Meeting
April 8 Meeting
May 13 Meeting
June 10 Meeting
July NO MEETING
August 19 Meeting
September 17 ANNUAL FORUM
October 14 Meeting
November 18 Meeting
December 9 Meeting
January Meeting Recap
A special thank you to our meeting sponsor Paycor and our speaker Michael Weiner, JD, SHRM-SCP for starting our year off.

Michael provided our attendees with a recap of 2020 case law relevant to HR. He also provided a look forward into 2021 and changes that may come with the new presidential administration.
2021 Membership Drive
Membership News

New for 2021 membership: with the adoption of our new Bylaws, your annual NSHRM membership will renew on a rolling calendar year depending on the month in which you renew or join. For example - if you join/renew your membership in the month of January, your membership will be for the entire year of 2021. You will receive an email reminder when your membership is expiring and need to renew. You must be a current member in order to qualify for the discounted monthly chapter meeting rate.

The cost:
·        $30 for National SHRM members (must provide number at time of application)
·        $40 for Non-National SHRM members

There will be only 3 categories for membership for 2021:
1.      Professional
2.      Associate
3.      Student

Info regarding NEW associate membership – The new Bylaws also state that moving forward, Associate membership shall not exceed 20% of the total membership at the time of application. No Associate Member shall lose membership status or be denied renewal of their membership if the loss of professional members should cause the professional membership to fall below the majority requirement. As a reminder, no member shall actively solicit business from any other member at Chapter meetings without the approval from the Board of Directors.

For further information regarding our new Bylaws, please go to our website at https://northshore.shrm.org/about-us

This is a great investment in your career, as an HR Professional, for very little expense. Please encourage your fellow HR professionals to join.
 
Linda Beaucoudray, PHR, SHRM-CP
Membership Director  
2021 Fall Forum Committee Volunteers Needed
Under the direction of the Northshore SHRM Committee Forum Chair, the committee's primary focus is to provide a forum of great programming and networking opportunity. There is also a focus to achieve SHRM & HRCI Certification through the forum programming and offering recertification credits.

Committee meetings are held monthly (virtually) and commence approximately 6 months prior to the scheduled forum date. This year's forum date is September 17, 2021.
 
Committee perks:
  • Great Networking opportunity.
  • Recognition to you and your company during conference and in Conference Program.
  • Receive NSHRM committee apparel.
  • As a forum committee member, you will receive a discount on the regular registration rate:
 
Contact Katie Bergeret, NSHRM Forum Committee Chair, at kberget@kortsconstructionservices.com. 

The first committee meeting will be scheduled soon.
Have Job Openings?
Northshore SHRM has opened up the job board to allow members and non member submissions. If you have openings please submit a pdf description as well as how to submit resumes/applications to
The Reboot Your Career program is designed to support workers who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 to re-train for available jobs on high-wage career pathways.

Governor John Bel Edwards prioritized federal CARES Act funding for this critical initiative, which is available now through the spring of 2021.


Additional funding is available to pay tuition costs through Tri-Parish Works, making most training courses free for students to attend.

For more information on funding assistance, visit www.triparishworks.net/training


NSHRM is looking for educational topics and conference speakers for our monthly membership program meetings and our modified annual HR Forum.
 
We encourage both members and non-member suggestions for topics and great speakers or presentations that you have attended in the past. 
 
2021 Board of Directors
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