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The mission of NISHRM is to advance, through mutual and cooperative efforts, the knowledge, training, efficiency, expertise and ability of individual members in the profession of Human Resources.

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!



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How to Encourage Employees to Take Vacation

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Many HR professionals across the country are struggling with how to convince employees to take vacation. They worry that workers'... Read more

In Spain, Employers Contend with Pandemic's Changing Impact

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Employers in Spain are contending with the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to raise health and safety... Read more

Ask HR: Can I Collect Unemployment If I Can’t Return to Work Due to Lack of Child Care?

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employees are able to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave if... Read more

Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule OK to Proceed

Wed, 05 Aug 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Aug. 5 that the Trump administration may implement its so-called... Read more

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  • We are providing this summary of a recent employment law development in Illinois:  The Illinois Law Banning Salary History Inquiries Took Effect September 29, 2019  A new law in Illinois prohibits employers from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories.  The law is...
    November 2, 2019
  • Our legal update was packed with a great dialogue and important information about upcoming laws.  Recent new Illinois legislation, agency responses, and what has been keeping you up at night: •Sexual Harassment (IL #MeToo Key Amendments) •Revamp of Illinois Department Human Rights...
    September 6, 2019