The Importance of Training Managers on Fed and State Labor and Employment Laws

Something Different

The resulting settlement and excoriation by the DOL on its’ website will lead to bad press that may ultimately damage Staples’ employment brand to the tune of damages that far exceed the monetary costs outlined in its settlement with the DOL and employee.

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2016 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. The CalChamber also reminds employers that the minimum wage increases on January 1, 2016, to $10 an hour.

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Does Managing the HR Function in California Require an SPHR?

Something Different

Imagine my surprise then when I found the following: California Employees Must be Paid Immediately at the Time of Discharge: In California, if an employer discharges an employee, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of discharge are due and payable immediately.

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

Right now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) —also known as health care reform—is probably your number one concern when it comes to complying with new government regulations in 2015. Changes in marijuana laws. “Ban the Box” laws.

Annual January Seminars Offer Insights on Paid Sick Leave and Other 2015 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

California recently enacted many noteworthy laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses in 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave makes significant changes to California’s legal landscape, while additional laws and regulations address immigration-related practices, employer contractor liability, unemployment insurance and other employer requirements. Sacramento : Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

SHRM Certification: Why Should #HR Pros Pay Attention

HR Bartender

When considering both of these factors, I advise all my colleagues to consider what an employer is looking for when thinking about HR professionals. This represents an unprecedented rate of adoption among employers. Employers are seeking someone who brings more than job knowledge.

The Secret Sauce of Success?

Something Different

He says: Someday my boys are going to grow up and they may land in a management training program right out of school. Labor and Employment Law Personal Development hr human resources

Stepping Off The Global Cliff

HRchitect

Has legal provided an opinion on all the different hiring laws and requirements which vary from country to country and how these may impact your system design? Do you even employ a similar workforce across the globe? Put focus on Change Management and Training. By Elissa Montoya.

Why your control employees must care about employment laws

Ohio Employer's Law

Like most things in the law, the answer is, “It depends” on the law about which you are concerned. There are also potential common law claims under states law (e.g., If it’s discrimination liability, there is no issue for the individuals under since Title VII and the other federal employment discrimination laws, none of which provide for any individual liability. Here is the part, however, to which Ohio employers must pay attention.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, a Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. Regardless the reason, my favorite band gets billing as the honoree of this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, as we look at the month’s best blog posts through the swarthy lens of some of the Old 97’s best songs. The Mad Pooper, though, is clearly worse, says Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog, in Well, that stinks!

EEOC Task Force Recommends Training, Policies to Prevent Workplace Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

With workplace harassment claims on the rise, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently recommended practical steps and policies to help employers reduce the number of charges filed. Further, conduct regular harassment training for all employees.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. And when harassment or discrimination does happen inside the walls of your business, prior compliance training will have already helped you meet your responsibilities and manage your liability as an employer.

Handling a Negative Sick Pay Balance – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Meyer is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at the Philadelphia-based Dilworth Paxson LLP. I also want to point out that while today’s question comes from a California reader, Eric is not licensed to practice law in California.

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers

Workology

“As part of the settlement, the chain must provide educational material and training to all 1,200 of its employees in New York on discrimination against domestic violence victims. The settlement makes it clear Bon-Ton’s response has been found lacking and beyond the impact on the company itself, there are broader implications for employers in New York state and elsewhere. And with laws on accommodations varying from state to state, disclosure can be risky.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Wreck of the Old 97” Edition #ELBC

Ohio Employer's Law

On September 27, 1903, the Old 97, Southern Railway mail train running between Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia, derailed near Danville, Virginia. Regardless the reason, my favorite band gets billing as the honoree of this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, as we look at the month’s best blog posts through the swarthy lens of some of the Old 97’s best songs. Employment Essentials has some suggestions, in The EEOC Asks: Is Your Corporate Wellness Program Really Voluntary?

Your temporary workers can probably sue you for discrimination

The Employer Handbook

You see, Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 , which is the federal anti-discrimination statute, bars employers from discriminating against employees and applicants. Darden contained the right test to determine whether an employment relationship exists.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

Let’s Talk About the Importance of Great Talent Assessment Ability

Something Different

Conversely, there are also companies like Imperial that heavily focus on interview training of hiring managers to ensure a strong assessment process.

Are you ready for intern season?

HR Morning

In its place, the DOL adopted a more employer-friendly “primary beneficiary” test. Searchlight Pictures in 2015. More wiggle room for employers. The new rules require employers to consider who’s the primary beneficiary of the internship – the intern or the employer.

do we have to pay new hires for training time?

Ask a Manager

I discovered that new entry-level hires are not paid for any training until they have been on the job 90 days. “Training” as defined by my company includes orientation and job shadowing, as well as closely monitored shift work (usually around 2 shifts). I’m not sure if this is legal under current wage laws (our business is located in Michigan, by the way) or if it is considered work without wage. Is “training pay” (i.e. law + order

Krawcheck Calls for Greater Diversity

HRExecutive

The second day of SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference featured a morning talk by Sallie Krawcheck, a former high-profile Wall Street executive who’s now the chair of Ellevate , a New York-based mentoring network for women (formerly known as 85 Broads).

Are you ready for intern season?

HR Morning

In its place, the DOL adopted a more employer-friendly “primary beneficiary” test. Searchlight Pictures in 2015. More wiggle room for employers. The new rules require employers to consider who’s the primary beneficiary of the internship – the intern or the employer. educational training that’s similar to what they’d be given in school. Employment Law>FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) DOL intern rules glatt v.

Job blackmail is not the quickest way to a girl’s heart

OmegaHR Solutions

Then they had to enter into a three year consent decree with the EEOC, which included the following: Agreed to conduct training in Spanish and English for its workers and management. The training will specifically cover sexual harassment. Training.

EEOC begins to crank up new initiative to prevent workplace harassment

HR Morning

The EEOC is pushing employers to take another hard look at harassment in the workplace. . Indeed, as the report noted, almost one-third of the roughly 90,000 charges filed with EEOC in FY 2015 included an allegation of harassment. Training changes needed.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. And when harassment or discrimination does happen inside the walls of your business, prior compliance training will have already helped you meet your responsibilities and manage your liability as an employer. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training. Why is it important to provide HR compliance training?

The woman who worked for a sex-toy store has … wait for it … a sex-plus claim.

The Employer Handbook

If you haven’t signed up for “ The Best-Ever Year-End Employment Law Review that Five Employment Law Bloggers Have Ever Presented ,” you need to fix that so that you can attend the webinar from 12-1 pm ET.

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t seem to stop the problem from occurring. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

How to Hire a Top Notch HR Team for Your Small Business

Spark Hire

This department must be knowledgeable of hiring laws, recruiting, employment laws, the ins and outs of health benefits, as well as have strong communication skills. In addition, interview HR candidates for their legal knowledge when it comes to hiring and employment laws.

Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Those Who Serve

HRWatchdog

According to the Employment Development Department (EDD), young veterans may need particular assistance transitioning into civilian life. The EDD helps veterans and eligible spouses to maximize employment and training opportunities. Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11.

Acknowledging Intersexuals

HRExecutive

So it came as quite a shock to me yesterday to discover a previously unknown — unknown to me, at least — term while participating in my company’s mandatory annual training sessions that addressed (among others) the old chestnuts of drugs in the workplace, IT usage, ethics, and gender, ethnic and sexual diversity. ” After learning a little more, the questions started popping up in my head: How can employers best accommodate such workers?

$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

HRWatchdog

Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

H-1B: Disney Retreats; DOL Investigates

HRExecutive

Some of the IT workers who were to be laid off were told by Disney/ABC managers they would have to train their replacements before leaving, Computerworld reports. This is, of course, reminiscent of the move by Disney’s Parks and Resorts division to outsource 250 IT jobs to workers allegedly brought in under the H-1B visa program and have many of those employees train their replacements in order to receive severance. The Walt Disney Co.’s

Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

HRWatchdog

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. In its Strategic Enforcement plan for FY2013-2016, the EEOC recognized that an outreach campaign aimed at both educating employers and employees is an important strategy to deter future violations. Any harassment against a protected class is prohibited by both state and federal law. Both courses are updated for 2015 to reflect new employment laws.

Jury Award: Employer Can’t Force Drivers to Transport Alcohol Against Religious Beliefs

HRWatchdog

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed the case on behalf of the employees. According to the EEOC, the employer, a transportation company, fired the two employees after they refused to transport alcohol. The employer admitted liability back in March.

Redefining Recruiting, and Is It Really the “Point” of HR?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Being gainfully and happily employed doesn’t stop you from wanting to be wanted. It’s largely ignored and dismissed by academia, and yet there’s a growing need for comprehensive corporate recruitment training programs.