Vol 20 Issue 1 January 2013

Chapter Meeting - February

Fri, 02/08/13 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Speaker:  T.Wayne Bowling, Senior Vice President & Practice Leader - Human Capital Practice, Willis of Alabama

Topic:  Healthcare Reform Act: What you need to KNOW and WHAT you need to know for the future.

Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests

Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693

Please be sure to register so that we can provide the correct number for catering!

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Our Newest Members!

New Members

Announcements Next Month

ATTENTION New Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org). After logging-in on the "CLUB LOGIN" go to "My Profile" and update your information. There is log-in assistance if you can't remember your log-in or password. Of particular importance is your e-mail address. This is the groups preferred manner of communications and is extremely important. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the treasurer, at treasurer@mobileshrm.org.


Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank You

We appreciate your support of our chapter and our mission! ** All Door Prize Donors will be recognized in our Monthly Newsletter **

For more info contact  
Jane Bahr - jpbahr@es2.com

(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)

2013 Meeting Sponsorships!

Would you like to have an opportunity to market your company’s products or services to a captive audience of HR professionals? Sponsor a Mobile Society for Human Resource Management chapter meeting and you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to do just that! For only $400, sponsors may have an exhibit near the check-in table, place literature on each table, and have an opportunity to speak briefly about their companies during the meeting agenda. What could be better than that?

Limited opportunities are available, as there can be only one sponsor for each regular meeting. Contact Kay Watson at pres-elect@mshrm.org to reserve your month.

Late Registration Possible for PHR-SPHR Prep Class

hurryMSHRM’s 2013 PHR-SPHR certification preparation class will begin on January 28. While the registration deadline has passed, late registrations can be accepted on a space-available basis. Please note that SHRM Learning System materials will not arrive until after the first class meeting for late registrants.

Classes will meet on 13 Monday evenings from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. The final class meeting will be May 13, with no classes the weeks of February 11 (Mardi Gras), March 25 (Baldwin County Public Schools Spring Break), or April 22 (Mobile County Public Schools Spring Break).

The course is $895, which includes the complete 2013 SHRM Learning System and professional instruction in a classroom setting. Note that the HRCI body of knowledge changed in 2012 and supplemental materials are available in an online-only format, so older editions of the learning system cannot be used. An additional six percent processing fee will apply for Visa or MasterCard payments. Seating is limited and pre-registration (including payment) is required by January 11, 2013.

For more information or to register, see http://www.mobileshrm.org/story/2013-sphr-phr-certification-class or contact Mary White, M.A., SPHR at mgwhite@mtimail.com or 251-478-6848. Classes will be held at the MTI Business Solutions Training Center, located at 1301 Azalea Road in Mobile


Is EEOC Allowing Discrimination Against Older Workers, People With Disabilities?
By Bob Gregg

EEOC states that employers can discriminate in favor of people with disabilities or older workers. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission discussion letter states that nothing in the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits an employer from hiring only people with disabilities, or people over 40, or from discriminating against people somewhat over 40 in favor of people even older. The language of these laws cover only one-way discrimination; they do not cover those without disabilities or the more youthful. This is different from the other EEOC laws, which prohibit discrimination against any race, any religion, any national origin and both genders, equally; one cannot discriminate in favor of one over another. Employers should be cautious about any reliance upon this EEOC letter. It will only apply if the rejected party’s complaint is limited solely to being of a younger age or not having a disability. The moment the plaintiff claims that a preference for a person with a disability or an older person led to rejection of qualified people of a different race, sex, national origin, etc., then the EEOC will likely see a viable discrimination case. So the letter probably has only a very limited real-life application.

Posted in: http://www.diversityinc.com/legal-issues/is-eeoc-allowing-discrimination-against-older-workers-people-with-disabilities


The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.

6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609