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Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance 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. 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 Harassment Prevention Training.

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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. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. The prime law is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which covered race, religion, color, sex and national origin. HR professionals need to be on the constant lookout for racial discrimination.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

Advos

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Bookmark this page and refer to it during the conference if you need someone’s Twitter ID. The Basics. Location: The Venetian®, Las Vegas. The best is yet to come!

Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

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. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

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. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

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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What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

Paycor to Host Bi-Annual Web Summit on HR Trends and Best Practices for Compliance

Paycor

CINCINNATI – October 2, 2018 – Human Capital Management (HCM) company Paycor today announced its bi-annual Web Summit, a free online webinar series taking place October 3-4, 2018, to help HR leaders stay informed of industry trends and best practices for compliance. The summit will include eleven informative and insightful 30-minute to one hour sessions, led by industry leaders, including Scott Conklin, Vice President of HR at Paycor. 3, 2018.

CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camps

HRWatchdog

Space is filling up fast for the one-day, topic-packed seminars focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination, presented by the California Chamber of Commerce. CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals: Register Now! Wage and hour; exempt and nonexempt classifications. Discrimination and harassment prevention.

What your business can do NOW to prepare for the DOL ‘Blacklisting’ rules and guidance.

The Employer Handbook

In 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Folks like me on the management-side refer to this Order as the Blacklisting rules. In general terms (I’ll get a little more specific below), the Blacklisting rules require prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose anything that may appear on a laundry list of labor-and-employment-law faux pas. Who is covered by the Blacklisting rules? So, the U.S.

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

HRWatchdog

The following list summarizes CalChamber’s top priority employment-related bills and their status as of July 6. A review of action on major employment-related legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6 shows both good and disappointing outcomes for the employer community. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

4 Reasons to Consider Leaving Your PEO after Employee #50

Namely

For growing companies with threadbare HR teams, the thought of leaving a PEO might cause cold sweats. Clients enter into a “co-employment” relationship with the PEO, where the latter becomes their workforce’s employer-of-record for tax and compliance purposes. It can be, which is why many companies don’t revisit the decision to continue the arrangement. The bigger your company gets, the more expensive a PEO becomes. Change is scary.

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.

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. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

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. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

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. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

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. From pay equity to transgender rights to anti-bullying, the pendulum is once again swinging in favor of greater protection of employees. Minimum wage. Harassment, discrimination and bullying.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Products & Services

HRExecutive

Google on the Move. Google leapt into the world of recruiting when it released Hire by Google, and it’s now working on a new feature focused on candidate discovery. This addition searches a company’s candidate database to discover high-potential employees and resurfaces applicants who performed well during interviews but either weren’t hired or declined the job. Though the feature is still in beta, clients who currently use Hire by Google have access to candidate discovery.

Quebec: Changes to Labor Standards for Employees

Global People Strategist

Intended to take effect in January 2019, Québec’s National Assembly recently enacted Bill 176, entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labor standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (Bill). The Bill was approved on June 12, 2018 and is set to affect non-federal employees in Quebec, or about 90 percent of the workforce. These changes will also affect many staffing firms and employers alike, all over the province.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello. On Day 2 of the Conference, during the prize drawing before the final keynote , one lucky winner will get a free on-site workplace training session from the Your Blogness.

That EEO-1 you just filed will look a lot different next time. Oh, good…

The Employer Handbook

I’ve got to be on my game at the SHRM Lehigh Valley Annual Conference. I’m presenting 5, yes five , sessions over the next two days. If you are in Bethlehem, PA for the conference, please check out the schedule , enjoy a sesh with me, or just stop by and say hello. On Day 2 of the Conference, during the prize drawing before the final keynote , one lucky winner will get a free on-site workplace training session from the Your Blogness.

Most Important Developments for 2/5

GetFive

Employers will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that allowed businesses to self-report federal minimum wage and overtime violations in an effort to avoid litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. The good news?

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Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

HR Daily Advisor

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies. In part one of this article series , we discussed the various agency appointments, and lack thereof, as well as a few Obama-era Executive Orders that were put on the chopping block.

The Role of HR in Risk Management

Paycor

Wage and Hour Penalties Pay Equity Harassment Policy Termination. Yet day to day, you step carefully, balancing the complexities of the workplace. We love to talk to HR professionals about their strategic goals – for inspiration, check out Unlock the True Power of HR. of the most common risks HR professionals need to balance throughout the employee lifecycle, starting with…. HR Risk : Not building compliance into your recruiting process.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

WIRTW #495 (the “guns” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Just skip down to the links, or come back on Monday, or don’t come back at all (although the latter is a bit closed-minded). The solution starts with a conversation about universal background checks for all owners of firearms, mandatory waiting periods, and bans on assault weapons. Eliminating all guns, however, isn’t the solution. But do you know what else isn’t part of the solution? I do not want guns around the American workplace, period.

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

HR Daily Advisor

feels the pain of HR pros. Presenting at the recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sunburn #1: New Wage and Hour Regulations. The new overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are a hot topic for everyone in HR, but how do these changes in the salary basis test for white collar overtime exemptions impact California? This bill sets the hourly minimum wage at $10.50