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Employment law changes to watch in 2021

Insperity

The new calendar year always rings in some employment law changes, and 2021 is no different. Here are some of the major changes we’re following. All these employment law changes are effective Jan. Federal employment law changes in 2021.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Workplace diversity is a hot topic. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs? You are obligated to negate religious discrimination in the workplace.

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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.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This discrimination affects everything from employment opportunities to housing.

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers

Business Management Daily

Working parent discrimination may be the newest legal headache for employers. Working parents with children under 14 constitute about one-third of the workforce, approximately 50 million workers. The COVID conundrum. At the same time, schools and daycare facilities closed.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!” I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. I have been teaching discrimination and harassment prevention classes since 1995.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

Discover how dyslexia, autism and dyspraxia can affect employees’ behaviour at work, and what adjustments you can make to support them. 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. What does the law say? Confuse the order of letters.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says. Two main factors are at play, Jonathan A. In the late 1990s, such claims made up only about 2% of the U.S.

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.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

Advos

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Paysa looked at job postings from the world’s tech “titans” (companies worth at least $100 billion with an IPO more than 10 years ago) and “tech disruptors” (companies worth at least $10 billion with an IPO within the last 10 years) and found that Amazon is hiring six times more employees than any other tech company.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. It also provides a list of “promising practices” employers can use to minimize the risk of national origin discrimination claims. Employment Decisions. Harassment. Employment Law discrimination employees employer recruitment

Two tough lessons on training

HRExecutive

A pair of recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases suggests the situation is every bit as risky — both for drivers and employers — as you might think. The cases involve two trucking companies that got in trouble over sexual harassment of female trainees. One escaped major sanctions and may even recover legal costs from the agency, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lawyers call a victory for employers.

Diversity rising up the Agenda ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

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EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

11 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Civility Partners

Now that it’s Women’s History Month, we’ve revised the list for you. In addition to the list below, I also suggest attending a webinar I’m doing with an employment law attorney on April 1 at 9 am Pacific. Borrow an action from the website, CEOAction.com.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training.

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.

Everything You Need to Build Your Employee Handbook

Zenefits

The employee handbook is the holy grail of workplaces, and every employer should have one, regardless of size. Not having an employee handbook is one of the biggest mistakes small employers can make. Helps keep management and employees on the same page.

Women’s Male Allies Can Contribute to #MeToo Solutions

WorkHuman

One message from #MeToo is clear: When it comes to sexist treatment and harassment of women, men are the problem. There will be no solution to the ugliness brought to light by the #MeToo movement without men’s active participation. How can men put the theory into practice at work? We’ll examine experts’ answers to these complex problems with the working relationships that are key to the success of American business.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Opening an Office in Another State? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

Insperity

If the market seems right and the resources seem available, most growth-minded business owners like you would explore expanding operations into a new state, given the chance. But at the same time, you’re not new to the challenges of being an entrepreneur. You’ve learned to pay attention to every little detail, because small oversights can easily turn into big problems that threaten the stability of your business down the road.

Why creating a culture of HR compliance could reduce risk

Insperity

Business owners in the United States today must abide by and stay compliant with more laws and regulations than at any other point in history. If you establish and ingrain your company’s values into the fabric of the culture, then your business is likely more risk averse. ” Being proactive in compliance, Sarvadi wrote, is the best approach. Prevention is better than the cure.”. Culture is the bedrock of any organization.

HR Advice for Small and Medium Businesses

HR Partner

Most small and many medium sized businesses have to figure out the Human Resources side of business as they go along. . We surveyed hundreds of HR consultants to find out the most crucial HR advice for small and medium businesses that they most frequently find themselves giving.

13 HR Conferences to check out in Q1 2020

Spoke

We wanted to run through 10 great HR conferences in Q1 of next year that you’ll want to put on the calendar (and start convincing your boss to allocate $$$ to): HCI 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference. Where does the automation end and human actions start?

An Employer Toolkit for Reasonable Accommodation

HR Daily Advisor

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has created an online “living” toolkit that continuously updates best and emerging practices in providing workplace accommodations. The contents of the toolkit’s “drawers” and other suggestions for reasonable accommodation were presented by Lou Orslene, a codirector at JAN and Deb Dagit, founder of Deb Dagit Diversity and former Chief Diversity Officer at Merck. A related challenge at work.

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.

Building an Employee Handbook: Top Things You Must Have

Zenefits

An employee handbook gives your HR team the chance to introduce company culture and values, share policies and procedures, and communicate expectations. HR leaders struggle with what to include, how long the handbook should be, and whether or not it’s worth the price to outsource the task.

ADEA Basics

HR Daily Advisor

What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and are you in compliance? The ADEA has been around since 1967. Here’s what it does: It prohibits employers with 20 or more full-time employees from discriminating against anyone who is 40 years old or older. This means employers cannot treat someone in a way that is less favorable simply because of their age. This is important not only in hiring but also in any employment decision.

Immigration, Travel Ban Debates Put Focus on National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

As reports of tense situations related to national origin flood the news—everything from slurs directed toward people from countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban to insults aimed at Hispanic people trying to enter the U.S.—employers employers need to be on notice of the dangers of national origin discrimination. That can constitute national origin discrimination unless there’s a basis for the claim. What Employers Should Do.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Christmas Carol and the Old 97’s are two things that make me very happy. When the Old 97’s sing a Christmas carol. For this week’s musical share, I bring you Rhett and the boys performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, nothing will. Click here to enjoy (sadly, the Austin American-Statesman doesn’t offer an option to embed the video). Boomer Bust — Ageism in the Workplace — via Workforce Magazine.