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Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

HRWatchdog

and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. Many of the new laws stem from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections, while others clear up ambiguities in laws that took effect in 2018, such as the ban on asking about an applicant’s salary history. The cost is $199.00 ($159.20 Register now before seats fill up!

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

Several new laws will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies in 2018 and beyond. The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law.

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Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020. Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only.

Deadline Nears for Sexual Harassment Training in New York

HR Daily Advisor

All employers in New York state are required to have training and policies addressing sexual harassment, including complaint forms, in place by October 9. The new requirements in the state’s Labor Law come on the heels of New York City’s new sexual harassment laws that went into effect on May 9. The state has released guidance in the form of minimum policy requirements and a draft policy and complaint form.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations. For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment.

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. However, SB 778 doesn’t impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017. What should employers take from the new figures? Employers Taking Harassment Claims Seriously. Civility training also is recommended.

Proactive policy changes HR should make: 3 key rulings

HR Morning

HR pros know it better than anyone: Courts are always issuing conflicting employment law opinions, which can make compliance an uphill battle. . But three recent court rulings addressing major HR issues have bigger implications than just another differing opinion thrown into the mix. These court decisions could influence the employment law landscape in the near future, according to Louis Lessig, partner at Brown & Connery LLP.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employerscompliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy! The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2

Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

HRWatchdog

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. But harassment in the workplace has been an issue of concern long before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and affects all types of workplaces, as a recent settlement obtained by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) demonstrates.

Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

HR Daily Advisor

With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state. Training Checklist. The MDOL has published the training checklist on its website, which you can access here.

Compliance fails! What startups consistently overlook

Stratus

If you’ve ever started a business, you already know that from the day you hire your first employee, you’re under scrutiny. When compliance violations occur, it’s not usually because you’re trying to shun responsibilities. Compliance violations: real stories of harassment, discrimination, Fair Credit Reporting and more. We’ve all heard about the HR nightmare there (sexual harassment and so much more), which could have easily been stopped before it ever started.

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. They need a partner with expertise that can be leveraged to design a solution for the unique complexities of their business. Turning to the Reporting Channel.

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Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. The intent of the survey is to develop a clearer picture of how California employers manage diversity and harassment issues, including anti-harassment and diversity policies. Harassment complaint procedures.

HR’s 2018 year in review part one

cipHR

We look at the employment law rulings and legislatory changes that have been affecting UK HR teams over the past 12 months. Compliance requirements dominated the agendas for many UK organisations during the first six months of 2018. Here we assess five major compliance challenges that HR teams tackled this year. Employment tribunals and dispute over ‘worker’ status.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

Eric’s Wild-n-Crazy HR-Compliance Road Show – Coming atcha!

The Employer Handbook

I can guarantee you this assuming that you recover from the hysterical blindness, I’m told it’s only temporary. And I’ll teach you a thing or two about employment law. While I’m there, I’ve got another presentation on training tips for supervisors so that they don’t botch employee leave completely. Two days later, on October 4, I’m presenting an update on the significant changes in 2018 in NJ employment law (e.g.,

Looking for An HR Compliance Tool? HR Leaders Reveal Top 3 Requirements

HR Daily Advisor

Keeping workplace policies and practices current and legal has become increasingly complex, as critical issues like sexual harassment prevention, healthcare coverage, and pay equity work their way through courts, legislatures, and agencies. Your compliance obligations are changing daily. How to track the myriad changes and keep up with your compliance obligations? Online Tools the Overwhelming Favorite. Includes training.

3 Strategic Foci for HR in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

Just Google the term. You will find that many top business publications have recent articles on the topic. For HR leaders, must-dos include hiring for open positions, onboarding, selecting benefit plans, conducting open enrollment, ensuring payroll compliance, and investigating workplace complaints, to list just a few. A solid strategic focus hones in on what is most important to your company so you can maximize the time and energy you devote to those issues.

Harassment and Discrimination: Are You Doing Enough in this Ever-Changing Landscape of New Laws?

Silkroad

2018 was a banner year for changes in legislation regarding corporate harassment training, making it more important than ever for companies to foster a respectful workplace, specifically regarding in harassment, discrimination, and diversity. In order to create a culture of respect in the workplace, companies need to prevent, recognize and act on all forms of discrimination and harassment and foster diversity and inclusion. About the Author.

How the NLRB’s Recent Decisions Can Affect All Employers

HR Daily Advisor

Decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are often thought of in the context of unions, but the NLRB’s decisions can affect all employers because of the federal law it enforces. Recently, the NLRB issued several decisions that reversed or significantly changed its stance on employer policies and work rules, the makeup of bargaining units, and joint employment relationships. Employer Policies.

Top 7 HR Challenges In 2018

Empxtrack

But the job doesn’t end here. The department is always inundated with numerous activities like compliance processes, talent acquisition, payroll processing, retention programs, talent management, and a lot more. Amid the chaos, HR professionals often don’t get time to deal with common challenges that are needed to be addressed for building a smartly managed company. Executing Continuous Compliance. And the issues do not seem to resolve any sooner.

The Top HCM Compliance Issues to Watch for in 2018

Ceridian

The HCM world has seen a flurry of recent compliance changes that will continue into 2018. Employers should start planning their responses to this changing landscape over the coming year. We’ve put together a summary of major HCM compliance issues and trends we believe will be important to employers in 2018. Employers should anticipate major tax reform changes in 2018. House of Representatives and the U.S. employers.

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips.

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips.

Top 7 HR Challenges In 2018

Empxtrack

But the job doesn’t end here. The department is always inundated with numerous activities like compliance processes, talent acquisition, payroll processing, retention programs, talent management, and a lot more. Amid the chaos, HR professionals often don’t get time to deal with common challenges that are needed to be addressed for building a smartly managed company. HR has a key role to play in the organization’s compliance structure.

Recent DFEH Settlements

HRWatchdog

DFEH settlements can cost employers lots of money. In recent months, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled a number of employment cases, and, compared to previous years, enforcement looks as if it’s been stepped up. The employee claimed harassment and discrimination based on national origin, age and perceived disabilities. The store agreed to pay the workers $90,000 and severance packages.

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Overhaul Your Employee Training Procedures

Synergy

The dog days of summer are a time to get outside and get more active. For many businesses however, the second half of summer is often a slower time of less activity. When this is the case, it makes August the perfect time to assess and improve human resources practices before the fall and new fiscal year arrive. Taking a strong look at employee training procedures is a huge part of that. Dig into how training prepared them for their roles.

Top 10 HR trends of the decade

Insperity

The way we work has changed tremendously over the last 10 years, and out of necessity HR has changed with it. Gone are the days when human resources was largely an administrative, paper-pushing department that served as the gatekeeper for job applications and benefits enrollment. The change was quick, and it can be easy to overlook the catalysts of this HR revolution and the resulting positive impacts on businesses and employees.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. These four key developments have taken the form of: Enhancement of their maternity leave benefit act. Protection changes within the workplace and its conditions mainly focusing on women working in the State of Maharashtra, the economic hub of Pune and Mumbai.