Are We Condoning Discrimination Through Outsourcing?

Nobscot

I hate to even mention outsourcing since it''s been discussed and debated ad nauseum. However I did come across an aspect of outsourcing that I haven''t heard before that warrants attention. This comes from the unlikely place of a letter to the editor in CFO magazine. The letter writer, a corporate controller, writes: "As a female accountant, it has been many years since I have been exposed to

Price tag for training policy that led to sex discrimination in hiring: $3.1 million

HR Morning

A new lesson in hiring from the EEOC: You can’t get away with discriminating against a specific group of applicants by improperly structuring your training program. .

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Arbitrary maximum leave policy, disability discrimination costs retailer $8.6 million

HR Morning

Think the feds aren’t serious about enforcing laws against disability discrimination? Discrimination & Harassment Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter ada disability Lowe's maximum leave policy

Walmart to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle Same-Sex Benefits Discrimination Suit

HR Daily Advisor

District Court for the District of Massachusetts, retail giant Walmart has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against gays and lesbians in the administration of its spousal health insurance benefits. Benefits benefits discrimination employees insurance

If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again. Then, file an age discrimination lawsuit. Then try again.

The Employer Handbook

In 2004, she obtained a Masters of Arts in Education. From 2004 through 2012, she volunteered in her children’s schools, substitute taught, and observed various classes as part of her post-graduate coursework. So, she gave up applying and just sued for age discrimination.

The EEOC has a new Chair and a quorum. Here’s what this means for employers.

The Employer Handbook

Dhillon began her legal career at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she worked from 1991 to 2004. From 2004 to 2009, she held a variety of roles at US Airways. Better yet, don’t discriminate. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

Appeals Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Violating Sick Leave Policy

HR Daily Advisor

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer. by Brittany E. Medio, JD, Saul Ewing LLP. The U.S.

Pretextual Failure to Promote Produce Worker Is a Recipe for Disaster

HR Daily Advisor

HR professionals are all too familiar with the McDonnell-Douglas burden-shifting standard for establishing discrimination from circumstantial evidence. At some point, apparently following a complaint of discrimination, Neil promoted him to supervisor.

Machinist Contends That Race Was ‘Motivating Factor’ In His Unpaid Suspension

HR Daily Advisor

A machinist claims he was erroneously placed on an unpaid suspension due, in part, to race discrimination. In 2004, John Deere & Company hired “Turner,” who worked his way up to the position of machinist 3 years later. Training discrimination employees employer overtime

Harassment Cases: High Profile or Not, a Volatile Thicket

HR Daily Advisor

Indeed, one of FOX News’ most popular hosts, Bill O’Reilly, settled harassment allegations leveled by one of his producers in 2004, and his alleged behavior has come up in another suit filed recently against the network. Harassment discrimination EEOC employment litigationBy Jeffrey M.

Refusal to Undergo Medical Exam Tanks Michigan Worker’s ADA Claim

HR Daily Advisor

Sam” began working for the city of Flushing, Michigan in 2004. Sam took medical leave again in July 2013, claiming he was experiencing stress caused by discrimination and retaliation at work. Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance ADA business discrimination employeesThe U.S.

EEOC data show Title VII retaliation cases rising

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019 , the largest number alleging retaliation. In 2004, the first full year of EEOC tracking this category, 1,100 charges resulted in $2.2

Two tough lessons on training

HRExecutive

After a female trainee charged the company with sexual harassment and the EEOC sued, the company in 2004 adopted a new procedure: women trainees were paired only with female trainers. discrimination EEOC gender diversity harassment training

CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camps

HRWatchdog

Discrimination and harassment prevention. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience.

DOL Last-Minute Reply Brief Drops Defense of Final Overtime Rule

HR Daily Advisor

This means that until further action, the minimum salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions will remain where it has been since 2004, at $455 a week. The U.S.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination. This salary level was set in 2004.

10 reasons your employees keep leaving, and what you can do to change their minds.

LifeSpeak

Take note of their concerns and complaints, and be ready to act on them — especially if they relate to serious transgressions like discrimination, harassment, or assault. We’re very fortunate that, here at LifeSpeak, several of our staff members have been with us since our founding in 2004.

Educated Evaluations

HRO Today

A prominent example is a 2004 study of racial bias titled, “Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” The resume audit method hasn’t changed much since 2004. But despite its longevity and success at uncovering discrimination, this approach has a few major limitations.

Study 52

If at first you don’t succeed, sue, sue, and sue again.

The Employer Handbook

Lawsuit #1 (1991) : Fake Don Beebe sues the school district for race discrimination and retaliation. Lawsuit #2 (2004) : Fake Don Beebe sues the school district for race discrimination and retaliation. Lawsuit #3 (2010) : Fake Don Beebe — stop if you’ve heard this one before — sues the school district for race discrimination and retaliation. Lawsuit #4 (2017) : Fake Don Beebe sues the school district for race discrimination and retaliation.

Marijuana Laws Are Changing: Here’s What to Consider for Your Workplace

Sterling Talent Solutions

Workplace drug testing positivity rate is at its highest levels since 2004, and the positivity rate for marijuana has increased nearly 17% since 2014, and nearly 24% for federally-mandated drug testing.

DOL Opinion Letters Rise from the Ashes

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Vermont Recreational Marijuana Goes Into Effect July 1, 2018

Precheck

Although medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, the passage of Act 86 expands protections for medical marijuana cardholders in ways that could potentially impact employers. As of 2004, Vermont has had medical marijuana available to state residents with qualifying conditions.

Paying Police and Firefighters: Serving the Public and Our Workplaces

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Violence in the workplace is an important safety and health issue; one that is too often overlooked or ignored.

Recordkeeping for the Newly Nonexempt Effective December 1, 2016

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Every employer covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must keep certain records for each covered, nonexempt worker.

CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence

HRWatchdog

She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Register now!

A stinker of an ADA lawsuit: employee claims illegal firing over excessive gas

Ohio Employer's Law

The Huffington Post has the details: Richard Clem started working at Case Pork Roll in 2004 as a comptroller and believes he did a good job…. A New Jersey pork roll manufacturer is accused of unlawfully firing an employee because of his excessive flatulence in the office.

Secrets And Lies: 5 Ways To Free Your Hiring Bias

TalentCulture

They’re routinely considered “too short” to be leaders in the C-suite, as shown in a study from 2004 that turned into a long-lasting benchmark on implicit bias. Hiring bias? Did I just use the b -word? Not us. So say countless companies, recruiters.

Overtime in Limbo—What Employers Should Do Now (Infographic)

HR Daily Advisor

This means that until further action from the courts, Congress, or the new administration, the minimum salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions will remain where it has been since 2004, at $455 a week.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017.

Trump's First Labor Nominee: Burgers, Bikinis and Mocking Low Wage Workers.

The HR Capitalist

Sales in established restaurants increased in 2004 for the first time in years. They always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case.”.

How to Write Job Descriptions

BerniePortal

By the 2000s, this was really the standard practice for advertising a job - Monster bought jobs.com in 2002, LinkedIn was launched in 2003, and Indeed was launched in 2004. *This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, How to Write Job Descriptions, which you can view below.

Circuit Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Violating Sick Leave Policy

HR Daily Advisor

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an employee’s gender discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer. by Brittany E. Medio, Saul Ewing LLP. The U.S.

DOL Issues First Opinion Letters in 9 Years, Provides Clarity on FMLA and FLSA Matters

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. As we previously reported , last June the U.S.

Public Employees Who Volunteer: Do You Know the Rules Under the FLSA?

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Not everyone who performs services for an employer is an employee.

How FLSA Public Employer and Employee Coverage Differs from Private

HR Daily Advisor

Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.