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.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

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Mitigating Harassment

HRO Today

Over the past three years, Google, Ford Motor Company, 21st Century Fox, Bank of America, and the New York Knicks are among an exhausted list of companies that have experienced employment practice liability (EPL) lawsuits due to sexual harassment claims. Companies of all sizes can experience harassment or employment practice-related claims. Could the increase in claims be driven by the #MeToo movement? million from the 2017 fiscal year.

New California Required Harassment Prevention Training FAQs White Paper

HRWatchdog

Our latest white paper answers all your questions about the new harassment prevention training requirements. You’ve all heard the news that California employers with five or more employees located anywhere must now provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees — not just supervisors, as was the previous law. CalChamber’s new white paper, Required Harassment Prevention Training FAQs , answers all of those questions.

Charting Your Course Through Changing Regulations

Speaker: Bonnie Treichel, Senior Consultant & CCO, Multnomah Group

The world of work is changing. Today it is easier than ever to have employees in multiple cities across several states. Multistate offices used to be reserved for very large employers, but with today’s technology, even smaller employers can embrace this game changer. For employers, the multistate workforce allows the opportunity to cast a broader net to attract the best and brightest talent to the workplace. At the same time, it comes with challenges, including compliance with a variety of rules and regulations across different states and municipalities – some of which may conflict with federal law – and failure to comply could be quite costly.

Reminder: New California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Deadlines

HRWatchdog

Your training deadline depends on when you last trained employees. I just read that the Governor signed a new law that changes the timing for the new sexual harassment prevention training. What are the new deadlines for getting my employees trained? For many years, employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. The goal?

Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

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3 Ways Online Harassment Training for Employees Can Positively Impact Your Company

EverFi - HR

With heightened awareness of workplace harassment around the country, several states and municipalities are creating or strengthening laws related to mandatory harassment training for employees. Harassment can be costly as many companies have discovered.

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy. to 2019 ($68.2).

Ringing in the New Year: 10 Things HR Should Do Now

Speaker: Kirsten Goulde SHRM-SCP, M.S., Principal, K. Goulde & Associates,

From #MeToo to the mid-terms, 2018 was a banner year for significant events and momentous societal movements that should make HR practitioners sit up and take notice. HR’s role in protecting organizations as well as their human assets is a complicated business, yet so necessary particularly during tumultuous times. Here are areas for HR to focus to help ensure their companies are on the right track for 2019.

Sexual harassment training: Does your state have a new law?

HR Morning

In the wake of #MeToo, where does your state stand on the expanded sexual harassment training trend that’s starting to spread to more workplaces? In the last two years, a growing number of states have passed laws to expand sexual harassment training.

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute

Precheck

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute Apr. 16, 2019. The 23rd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute gathered more than 3,000 healthcare compliance professionals in Boston, Massachusetts last week. The Compliance Institute offers the opportunity to learn about the latest developments and priorities from regulators, and this year’s event was no exception. Top CMS Initiatives for 2019.

New Research: 2019 Remote Work Statistics

Ultimate Software

The future of work is in flux. Emerging technology has enabled an “anywhere, anytime” workplace, and both employees and employers are reaping the benefits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 23% of the workforce works remotely at least part of the time—yet remote workers are frequently perceived as being somewhat disconnected from the rest of the workforce. 2019 Remote Work Statistics. The average American spends 25.4

CalChamber Podcast: Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

HRWatchdog

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In the podcast, Shaw mentions that in an effort to increase efficiency, many companies choose to use resume scanning software, and it is possible that this staffing agency simply made an error by checking a wrong box and not reviewing the final job announcement before it was published. Subscribe to The Workplace.

The Role of Tech & AI in Helping Employees Feel Safe and Respected at Work.

Speaker: Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company, & George Swisher, CEO of LiiRN

They'll expose how technology and artificial intelligence can help prevent and predict issues of sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion before they become an avalanche internally or worse, publicly – and how they cannot.

New York Mandates Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

FingerCheck

To keep you informed of all the latest HR news and policies, we at Fingercheck want to make you aware of the Oct. 9th deadline to conduct Anti-Sexual Harassment Training. In case, you didn’t know, Governor Cuomo and New York State are leading the nation with new laws combating sexual harassment in the workplace – part of the 2018 Women’s Agenda for New York: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity. Attention All New York State Employers!

How can HR convince the C-Suite to purchase anti-harassment training in 2019?

The Employer Handbook

But, you need to speak the right language. In 2016, The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace concluded that t here is a compelling business case for stopping and preventing harassment. The report cited several supporting reasons, among them, reputational harm and legal costs. The inevitable lawsuit will be expensive to defend and pay out if you lose. And I’m not talking about representing the defendants.

#RespectWorks: Ensuring Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is kicking off #RespectWorks , a campaign to promote inclusiveness and prevent harassment in the workplace. A large and growing list of California companies have joined the campaign, pledging to use proven best practices to prevent harassment. Harassment has no place in our workplaces,” said Allan Zaremberg, President of CalChamber. California companies, join this free campaign now!

New York’s Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Goes Into Effect October 9

Grovo HR

On October 9, 2018, New York will join California, Connecticut, and Maine as the fourth state in the nation to require mandatory training in sexual harassment prevention for all organizations statewide. New York City is doing its own part too, with additional training legislation going into effect in April 2019. These new laws are part of a comprehensive set of legislation passed on the heels of the #metoo movement.

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2019 Prevention Progress: A Year in Review

EverFi - HR

As 2019 draws to a close, we also approach the end of a decade in higher education that has largely been defined by issues of health, wellness, inclusion, and safety. EVERFI prevention experts weigh in below on the issues and updates that shaped the industry in 2019 and set the stage for the challenges and opportunities that will kick off the decade ahead. The biggest sexual assault prevention story this year was the news that wasn’t.

4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken. Improving the effectiveness of sexual harassment training.

Harassment Investigations: What Comes Next?

Workology

With the rise of #metoo and #timesup, HR offices are ensuring more and better training to staff on harassment and what do to if you are harassed, or see harassment. With more training comes more. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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.

Answering the Top 5 Questions That Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) Have About Mandatory Harassment Prevention Training in Illinois

Synergy

Over the past few years, the visibility of sexual harassment and assault at work has heightened dramatically, and for good reason. In an effort to address this pervasive issue, a statewide mandate for annual sexual harassment training is going into effect in 2020.

Harassment training entirely via text message. Could this actually work?

The Employer Handbook

Pluto claims to offer a text message harassment training course that helps startups get compliant in less than 5 minutes a day. . So, I headed over to the Pluto website to learn more. SB 1343 mandates that all Californian companies over 5 people conduct harassment training for their employees by January 1, 2020. Unfortunately, harassment training can be expensive and difficult for startups to conduct, despite it being absolutely vital.

Agency Issues Clarification for Sexual Harassment Training Deadline

HRWatchdog

SB 1343 requires that all employers with five or more employees provide 1-hour training for employees and 2-hours training for supervisors. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements that will have an impact on virtually every business in the state and all those businesses’ employees and supervisors.

Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

HR Topics

In today’s world, workplace harassment is a hot topic and one that likely will continue to be. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. Lead from the top.

Fast Food Giant Under Fire for Harassment

HRWatchdog

The claims alleged misconduct at locations in 20 U.S. Twenty-five sexual harassment claims were filed against McDonald’s Corp. this week — 20 were complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and five were civil lawsuits. Employees —some of whom were teenagers when the alleged harassment occurred — who worked at corporate and franchise stores in 20 cities filed the recent complaints.

Harassment training continues to evolve in response to #MeToo

Business Management Daily

Sexual harassment training continues to be a primary focus for employers, as recent court cases prove the EEOC still sees it as a major workplace problem. The post Harassment training continues to evolve in response to #MeToo appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Discrimination and Harassment Human Resources

Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Requirement

GoCGO

Illinois has made a lot of changes for 2020, not the least of which is the requirement that ALL employers provide sexual harassment prevention training for their employees on an annual basis. Require restaurants and hotels to provide supplemental annual training and to establish, distribute and post a written policy on sexual harassment prevention.

Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

GoCGO

Last week, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) released its model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers in compliance with Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act). model training.

3 Ways Harassment Prevention Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

The Harvard Business Review recently posed the question : “Has sexual harassment at work decreased since #MeToo? MeToo has raised awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence which has provided employees with a sense of community and feelings of confidence to be able to address and report incidents of harassment. And yet we can and should do more harassment prevention training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

CalChamber #RespectWorks Campaign Continues to Build Support for Harassment-Free Workplaces

HRWatchdog

A new HR tip posted online this month as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace. The monthly HR tips and related resources at respectworks.calchamber.com aim to help employers determine what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and to maintain an anti-harassment environment. ?Not Not All Harassment Is Sexual.

It’s never too early to conduct anti-harassment training

The Employer Handbook

Liz [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Last week, my friend, Jon Hyman, had a nice post on his Ohio Employer Law Blog entitled, “ If you want to stop workplace harassment, start by educating our children. “ If, after reading the title of his blog post, it’s in any way unclear what Jon may have written about, I’ll send Tommy back to hit you over the head with a tack hammer here’s the thrust: Bullying and disrespect are such a huge problem in our society.

Handling Employee Harassment by Customers

HSD Metrics

Much of the focus of harassment in the workplace tends to center around how employees interact with one another, but for those who have to work directly with customers and clients, it is entirely possible to encounter harassment from outside the company. Even though these individuals are not part of the company or organization, it is important for the employer to take the necessary steps to protect employees from any sort of harassment.

New in 2019 – Expansion of Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

MapHR

Effective January 1, 2019 employers, required by California SB 1343, with 5 or more employees, are to provide 1-hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to all employees. In addition, those same employers must provide employees with supervisory responsibilities a 2-hour sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training. These trainings must be completed by the end of 2019 and are to be repeated every 2 years.