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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!



Upcoming Events

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  • July 21, 2020 - 2:45pm
    Virtual Conference

    2020 ILSHRM Virtual Strategic HR Conference:

    Unlock Your People Potential

    Presenters:  Aaron Levy & Shiri Bade, Raise the Bar Consulting

    This virtual conference will be held over two days - July 21st and 22nd - and has been pre...

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Nowhere to Go and Nothing to Do: Managing Vacation Time in California

Thu, 04 Jun 2020
With no vacations to anticipate, employees may prefer to work steadily throughout the summer months during the coronavirus pandemic. Employers... Read more

Ask HR: Can My Company Require Temperature Checks?

Thu, 04 Jun 2020
Can my company stipulate that employees are required to take a temperature screening before coming into the office each day?Read more

University of Utah Students Help Businesses During Pandemic

Thu, 04 Jun 2020
The Hope Corps, a job program for students that the University of Utah created after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, places... Read more

Pending Legislation Seeks to Limit Penalties for Employers in California

Thu, 04 Jun 2020
As California proceeds through the stages of reopening businesses in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, the California state legislature... 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