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Welcome to Brookings Area Human Resources Association

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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Employers Add Jobs in November, Unemployment Drops

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
Employers added a few more jobs than expected in November, according to latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of... Read more

Ask HR: Can Employers Limit Religious Displays in Employees’ Work Areas?

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
Can employers make workers remove religious items from their workstations? Can an employee continue to be reimbursed from a health... Read more

New Alabama Law Exempts Overtime Pay from State Taxation

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
New Alabama Law Exempts Overtime Pay from State Taxation Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, hourly paid employees in Alabama will not pay... Read more

Reprimand Letter Was Not Adverse Action for Retaliation

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims at summary judgment that stemmed from... Read more