How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Insperity

Avoiding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a top priority for employers. And it’s also a hot-topic these days, especially with the new EEOC guidelines surrounding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. All you can do is provide her with helpful information, such as the safety data sheets, and let her decide if she wants to continue working in the position or move to another position temporarily. This could lead to a discrimination claim.

3 Tech Tools No HR Department Should Be Without

Insperity

As a business leader, you’re expected to provide an environment free from discrimination. Look for a time and attendance system that sends data directly to your payroll system. Finally, as formal performance feedback occurs, centralized data can be a valuable asset.

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#HRPickUpLines and the #SHRM14 Expo Hall

True Faith HR

HRpickuplines — Matthew Stollak (@akaBruno) June 21, 2014 @CBforEmployers "You''re so smokin'', your name is listed on a material safety data sheet." HRPickUpLines — Matthew Stollak (@akaBruno) June 18, 2014 @CBforEmployers "How do you like your quotas?

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online

TalentCulture

According to recent data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 77 percent of all employers surveyed “are increasingly using social networking sites for recruiting, primarily as a way to attract passive job candidates.” Discrimination : Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and state laws prohibit employers from making hiring decisions based on protected class information — information that could be seen inadvertently on a job applicant’s profile.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends

Bersin with Deloitte

That will require a savvy analytics capability, a great deal of change management to gain buy-in, and development initiatives to upskill HR and business staff to appropriately glean insights from data. From the example cited earlier (what if managers start discriminating against employees with high predicted attrition scores?) These are even more prevalent in Europe, where the legal standards on data are higher.

The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening

TalentCulture

There are certainly both the risks and rewards of screening job candidates online, but understanding the legal considerations facing companies that turn to the Internet to check out job candidates due to privacy, discrimination and accuracy is critical. “The vacant laugh. Of true insanity.

‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

He responded by filing a lawsuit against his employer alleging that he was discriminated against in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts Gen. According to Larry, a healthcare professional reviewed the results of his annual physical in 2014.

Internal Investigations—The Cornerstone of Compliance Programs

HR Daily Advisor

Other times it’s more subtle—for example, an investigation should be conducted if your HR department receives a tip regarding unethical activity via a complainant hotline, such as allegations that some employees are falsifying their data to meet performance goals. Allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination. The Feds are always on the lookout for administrative, civil, and criminal infractions. However, Attorney Christine D.

3 Tech Tools No HR Department Should Be Without

Insperity

In addition, by processing all “like data” and providing exception reports, this software can help you easily catch and correct errors or missing information before you run payroll. As a business leader, you’re expected to provide an environment free from discrimination. One way to show that there’s no discrimination – either intentional or unintentional – in the performance review process is to ensure everyone on your staff receives formal feedback on the same cycle.

WIRTW #347 (the “bad santa” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week (and last week): Discrimination Cancer and the Workplace: Tips for Employers and A Thanksgiving to Remember: When Cancer Strikes — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Do you have a “ super” anti-harassment contract with your employees? — via The Tim Sackett Project Fitbit Data May Become Evidence in the Courtroom — via Ride The Lightning The Newest Field of E-Discovery: You — via Above the Law Is Your Company on Instagram?

Feds impose LGBT affirmative action on federal contractors

Ohio Employer's Law

Include sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases of discrimination in the Equal Opportunity Clause in all federal contracts, subcontracts, and purchase orders. Related Stories Federal court holds that Title VII does not protect the transgendered The times they are a changin’ for LGBT discrimination President signs Executive Order banning LGBT discrimination by the federal contractors and government.

10 Ways to Make Good Hiring Decisions Out of Bad Decisions

Aurico

Disregard or ignore objective data if it contradicts your personal beliefs. Use objective data, even if it contradicts your personal beliefs. If you’re not using objective data, you probably aren’t compliant with legal guidelines. HR professionals should only use relevant information, including the data submitted by a candidate, to do a thorough and individual hiring assessment. Have you ever wondered why hiring success rates are only at 50%?

WIRTW #346 (the #grossatwork edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Pick a number, any number: $185 million for pregnancy bias — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered Employers Must Treat Pregnant Workers Mindfully to Avoid Compliance Challenges — via Smart HR Manager Personal desktop printers: convenience or reasonable accommodation? — Gawker wants to know, “ What’s the Grossest Thing You''ve Ever Done at Work? ” I very accidentally walked in on a very naked octogenarian.

10th Circuit: Employers Must Accommodate Pregnant Employees Who Have Restrictions

HR Daily Advisor

Rose was given the operator job description and a chemical data sheet to review with her doctor. A February 28, 2014, letter stating Rose could return to her operator position.

On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. With the additional staff, the OFCCP will provide sufficient expert support for improved data collection and analysis.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

Understanding the Reality of Gender Discrimination in Performance Reviews

Women of HR

The impact of gender discrimination on employees. Hidden biases such as gender discrimination, according to Caroline Simard, the director of research at the Clayman Institute, also create “cumulative disadvantage over a woman’s career over time, resulting in lower access to key leadership positions and stretch assignments, advancement and pay.”. It was made clear in a 2014 Fortune article that women were much more likely to receive a critical performance review than men.

Oracle Sues OFCCP in Federal Court

Berkshire Associates

OFCCP began a compliance review of Oracle’s Redwood Shores headquarters in January 2014. OFCCP requested routine employment data and records as part of the audit.

Sieving Through the EEOC’s Data

HRExecutive

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its breakdown of workplace-discrimination charges that the agency received in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. Yesterday, the U.S.

Opportunities Abound for Individuals with Disabilities

Berkshire Associates

According to 2014 data from the U.S. Applicant Tracking Recruitment Process Affirmative Action Diversity HR Training Disability (IWD) Workplace DiscriminationIncreasingly, Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) are proving they belong in the American workforce.

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From Scrutiny to Transparency: OFCCP Pay Enforcement Uncovered

Berkshire Associates

This started with the issuance of Directive 307 in 2013, then led the way to the agency’s mission to uncover pay disparities bolstered by the revised Scheduling Letter, released in 2014. Compensation Compliance HR Training OFCCP Audit Workplace Discrimination Compensation White Papers

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Those EEO-1s you love to complete are gonna get more complicated

The Employer Handbook

The EEOC wants more data on 63 million employees. The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey, in which qualifying companies report employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. Happy Monday. Like my amateur Photoshop ?

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Retaliation again tops the list of charges filed with the EEOC

HR Morning

The agency released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. 1, 2014, to Sept. Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 (0.3%). Legal staff resolved 155 lawsuits alleging discrimination.

Employee Voluntarily Quits, Could She Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

HR Daily Advisor

Shiloh Community Development Corporation hired “Raegan” to work as a part-time data manager in February 2014. In October, Shiloh learned that certain data Raegan had supposedly entered into the computer had gone missing.

5 costly employment myths we need to discard

HR Morning

Well, when you look at recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you see that employee tenure has actually been on the rise in the past thirty years. In 2014 , the median number of years employees stayed at a company was 4.6 Everyone knows a good myth or two.

Diabetes at Work: Why Should Employers Care?

HR Daily Advisor

population has diabetes (as of 2014) [i]. In the absence of a demonstrated ongoing problem, an employer should not discriminate against an individual simply because he or she has diabetes. ADA & Disabilities HR Management data employees employer wellness

New EEOC statistics highlight a big shortcoming in many workplaces

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, the EEOC released its FY2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data. But, it’s disability discrimination — up a whopping 6% from 2014 — that should have your attention. Consistent with prior years, claims of retaliation continue to dominate (44.5%

5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017

BirdDogHR

In 2014 the construction industry accounted for 20% of all private industry fatalities according to Bureau of Labor. Automate your paperwork process to reduce data errors. compliance discrimination executive action OFCCP OSHA workforce development

A Brief Overview of Pay Equity History in the U.S.

HRsoft

This act prevents against employer’s discrimination of employees based on sex. Just a year later, Title VII was introduced to prevent employment discrimination on the bases of race and color, as well as national origin, sex, and religion. Pay Equity: 2014.

What HR Should Know About Retaliation in the Workplace

LaborSoft

percent in 1997 to 43 percent in 2014. This means that nearly half of all charges filed with the EEOC in 2014 were related to retaliation! This sensitive data requires that maximum security protocols are in place and that your information is protected at all times.