Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. .

How the Latest Employment Law Changes Affect Your Company


Each day, news outlets reveal yet another story about a new law that affects hiring, employee management, or HR in general. Whether it’s merely a debate, a formal proposal, or the passage of actual legislation, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Let’s take a look at the latest employment law changes and how they might affect your company. New Tax Laws Alter Benefit Offerings. Spotlight on Harassment Grows.


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CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor


October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. Two of the bills are particularly damaging to businesses, and CalChamber has identified them as Job Killers. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

HR Morning

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem. Part of the problem is employees have become more sensitive to harassing behavior. What the agency wants now. So both groups think the responsibility falls on the employer.

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. Harassment claims constitute approximately one-third of all charges filed with the EEOC in recent years and can take a devastating toll on employers. The EEOC recently convened a task force to investigate harassment in the workplace.

EEOC offers sage advice on following checklists for harassment compliance

Ohio Employer's Law

Last June, the EEOC issued a comprehensive, bi-partisan report on harassment in the workplace. One such tool the EEOC provided was a series of four checklist for employers to use to create an effective harassment prevention program. Anti-harassment policies. Harassment reporting systems and investigations. Compliance training. Leadership has allocated sufficient staff time for a harassment prevention effort.

Resist assuming that employee’s disability might cause a safety hazard

Business Management Daily

Challenging a disabled employee’s capacity for work can backfire badly, especially if it looks as if the decision to challenge was really based on disability discrimination and harassment. For example, making repeated requests for medical assessments and other records to prove the employee can safely work when he has already been doing so can create a hostile work environment. Recent case: Joseph went to work at the U.S.

Courts Uphold Dismissal of Fired NFL Coach’s Defamation Claims

HR Daily Advisor

You may remember that Jonathan Martin, a former starting offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, suddenly left the team during the 2013 season. During the 2012 season, he played at 6’5″ and 304 pounds—not someone you would think could be bullied. Then again, his work crew—the Dolphins’ offensive line—weren’t your normal size either. The U.S. Flag on the Play. As a rookie, he started every game for the Dolphins.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

California leads the United States in foreign-born and non-English- speaking residents. According to data from the U.S. Nearly one-third of the state’s population is foreign-born (10 million people), which accounts for about a quarter of the foreign-born population in the entire country. As a result, workplace protections addressing national origin require particular attention in the Golden State.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities


While many HR professionals might be confident in their knowledge of employment law related to more common, visible disabilities such as mobility problems, so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities – such as dyslexia and autism – pose a much greater challenge. In a recent CIPHR employment law seminar, Matthew Huggett, partner at Carbon Law Partners , explained how employers can best support people with these conditions. . What does the law say?

A Guide for Technology Risk Management


Technological innovation has paved the way for tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to dream up–and run–cutting-edge tech-based companies. But according to our research , one area where tech leaders could use some help is properly assessing and quantifying business risk. This article is a guide to the essential steps of technology risk management : identification and analysis, quantification, and the decisions you’ll need to make to properly cover your risks. .

4 HR Technology Trends that Affect Your Business


Technology has changed the world as we know it, and as other industries and departments have evolved accordingly, so too has human resources. A strong HR department is essential to every business, and the advent of new tech often promises vast improvements to the field. But when it comes to such a human-centric industry, new technology isn’t always better. Here are four HR technology trends that, for better and for worse, are changing human resources practices.

Labor Law Developments in Canada

Global People Strategist

The federal and provincial governments in decide the labor and employment laws in Canada. Each of the provinces shares similar employment laws except for Quebec. Most of these amendments were introduced after the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 HR Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intoo USA

To say that HR challenges exist is to say that the sky is up, and the ground is down. Because human resource management comprehensively engages with many aspects of a corporation, there are sure to be bumps along the way. In fact, the work has really just begun.

10 HR Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intoo USA

To say that HR challenges exist is to say that the sky is up, and the ground is down. Because human resource management comprehensively engages with many aspects of a corporation, there are sure to be bumps along the way. In fact, the work has really just begun.

HR Department of One: How to Succeed

Analytics in HR

Being the only HR employee in a company is both daunting and exciting. If you are inheriting a previously-established structure, the experience may be less challenging. Contents What precipitates the need for an HR professional? What precipitates the need for an HR professional?

Why the Future of HR Looks Bright for New Grads

Cornerstone On Demand

You're about to graduate and the panicky “How am I going to support myself?" Even tiny start-ups without the critical employee mass to hire a full-time HR person use third-party providers, meaning job opportunities abound in agencies as well as in individual businesses. And as business becomes increasingly global, companies are hiring HR people like never before—the employment of HR specialists is expected to grow by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020.

HR Glossary of Terms


ATS, employee handbook, HRIS, workers’ comp … there are plenty of acronyms and terms in the HR world to know and stay on top of. Sometimes you need a glossary on hand when you’re stuck trying to remember a definition, or you’re wanting to learn some new terminology.

How to Prevent Retaliation in the Workplace: An HR’s Guide

Analytics in HR

Retaliation in the workplace comes in many forms, including false allegations, unfair scrutiny, blacklisting, unwarranted discipline, and wrongful termination of employees. Contents What is retaliation in the workplace? How to prevent retaliation in the workplace.

How to Build an HR Department: A Practical Manual

Analytics in HR

Getting HR right from the start has a massive impact on the success of an organization. Maybe your organization hasn’t had an HR department and has been doing just the bare minimum to get along. Explore the state of HR in your organization 2.

Law Firm Staff: Best Employment Practices


So, you’ve recently started your own law firm, and you’re ready to start bringing on employees. That’s a massive step in the growth of your law firm. . That means it’s crucial to hire the right people for your law firm staff—and then entice them to stay. . Many small law firms don’t devote enough time to learning and developing good practices for hiring and managing productive teams. The average cost of one bad hire is nearly $15,000.

How to Become an HR Generalist [A Practical Guide]

Analytics in HR

An HR Generalist is usually the first HR hire of an organization and a crucial one at that. The question is: How do you become an HR Generalist? In this article, we’ll briefly walk you through the roles and responsibilities of an HR Generalist. Knowledge of the HRIS is a must.

Screening for Psychopaths


Well this report from JD Supra Business Advisor that appeared recently on the HR Grapevine site not only puts a label on these miserable folks, what JD Supra refers to as the “Dark Triad,” but suggests there are ways of weeding them out of your workforce. While many companies use psychometric testing during the recruitment process, few test for indicators of social malevolence. assessments bullying HR profession

Top 10 Legal HR Questions For Navigating Through and Out of The Coronavirus Crisis, Answered?

Intoo USA

Changing employment laws. The coronavirus crisis has quickly transformed work as we know it, requiring HR professionals to adapt to new challenges on a weekly, sometimes even daily, basis. Below is a condensed version of the Q&A, edited for clarity.

Top 10 Legal HR Questions For Navigating Through and Out of The Coronavirus Crisis, Answered?

Intoo USA

Changing employment laws. The coronavirus crisis has quickly transformed work as we know it, requiring HR professionals to adapt to new challenges on a weekly, sometimes even daily, basis. Below is a condensed version of the Q&A, edited for clarity.

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary


More than 18,000 people registered for Paycor’s two-day online Rise Web Summit, held in February, where industry experts offered advice on all things HR, from employee engagement to hot button compliance issues. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the webinars live, feel free to watch them on-demand. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of each session and some of the key takeaways. The Future of HR. Know the business. Commit to the success of others.

The 100 Year History of the Human Resources Department

Visier - Talent Acquisition

The HR department has been around since early 1900s, and it’s changed a lot—from managing payroll, to enforcing equality laws, to the modern strategic business partner it is today. “HR” So, how did the idea of a department to manage “human resources” start?

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer


Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. But if it seems like it’s harder to run an organization now than in the past, your perceptions are correct. Among the top business challenges for employers are those related to managing compliance and employment risk.

6 dos and don’ts of responding to negative employee reviews


Master carpenter Norm Abrams made famous the old saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” The careful thought implied in this good advice also applies to how and when a company should respond to negative online reviews from employees. The consequences of rash retaliation can be significant. For instance, the EEOC recently sued a company for the way it responded to an employee’s negative review on Don’t conduct the investigation yourself.

5 reasons why every small business needs an HR department

Zoho People

Every small business needs self-motivated and enthusiastic employees, who go above and beyond to take their organization to the next level. On the other hand, establishing a lean HR team can help your organization recruit and retain top talent.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. In this instance, the manager may have discriminated against the applicant based on age.

Whistleblower Retaliation: Risks Both Sides Need to Know


What is your first thought when you hear the word “whistleblower”? If you are an employer, how would you react if there was a whistleblower in your company? SEC Whistleblower Advocates indicate in their statistics report that they received more than 12,200 whistleblower submissions in the fiscal year 2021. The same report also shows that whistleblowers received more than $1.1 billion in reward in the same period. The U.S.

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019


Several new and exciting trends emerged while technology continued to grow in the areas of artificial intelligence, decision support and more. In this edition of ‘ Ask The Industry ’, we spoke with HR experts from across the nation on what their top predictions are for the upcoming year. David Miklas , Labor and Employment Attorney at Miklas Employment Law. “HR HR professionals should be paying attention to the trend of remote workers.

Your Mid-Year Guide to HR Process Improvement


While the end of the year seems like a natural time for reflection, taking a hard look at your human resources practices is something that should happen more than once every 12 months. In fact, summer is an ideal time to review HR processes to see what’s been working so far this year, what hasn’t, and how to address any red flags before the fall. How many roles were open in the first half of the year, and how many of those actually got filled? Training.

EEOC Releases Annual Performance and Accountability Report


The EEOC obtained more than $525 million for victims of discrimination in the workplace in fiscal year 2015. Responsible for enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to focus on its strategic priorities as outlined in its annual Performance and Accountability Report. According to the EEOC’s Report, the agency obtained a record $356.16 The EEOC obtained $1.2

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. Since July 1, 2018, the agency has filed 19 lawsuits alleging various violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has collected more than $6 million in settlements. A major area of focus for the EEOC is employer leave policies that haven’t been updated to align with its position on leave as a reasonable accommodation.

HR’s 2018 year in review part one


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. However, much has changed in the expectation of HR’s role as a profession.

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Costs Employers

HR Daily Advisor

It’s no secret that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims based on disability cost employers plenty—and it’s not just the dollars awarded in damages (although, admittedly, some jury awards are eye-popping). It’s the expense of litigation. It’s the time employers must spend defending claims. It’s the bad publicity for the company. It’s the damage to employee morale.

The Employee Handbook—Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Not only does this document serve as a means to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities but it also acts as a reference guide for all employer policies. Policies concerning the use of employer-provided equipment and software. Beyond the basics above, here are some best practices for creating, communicating, and maintaining an employee handbook. Ensure that nothing in the employee handbook could be construed as an employment agreement.

Insights from Sterling’s 4th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Summit

Sterling Check

The challenges of marijuana legalization, staying up-to-date with regulatory changes, hiring and retaining top talent in a tight job market, and forecasting what’s down the road for healthcare and life sciences HR professionals in 2020 were all important topics of discussion at Sterling’s 4 th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit, which took place in New York City October 23 and 24. The challenges of pay equity.