What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. GINA bars employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on their genetic information. It prohibits genetic information employment discrimination.

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

Cybersecurity” is a bit like plumbing: most everybody thinks it’s a great idea, but we don’t really give it much thought beyond that until something goes horribly wrong, like a data breach. Why would a hacker want to steal data from little-old-me?” By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

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Cape Town: Employment Equity Compliance Certificate Now Valid For 12 Months

Global People Strategist

Simply defined, employment equity (EE) is the use of hiring policies that encourage fair representation of members of minority groups, women, or other people who suffer discrimination. The Act seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination and to promote the use of affirmative action measures.

A final word (for now) on the EEO-1 reports that you just love to hate

The Employer Handbook

And that EEO-1 must include both the Component 1 data (i.e., the demographic employee data that filers have had to include since like forever) and the dreaded Component 2 data (i.e., lots of W-2 wage data and hours) for calendar years 2017 and 2018.

Make Your HRIS Work for You!


Systems can provide a location/field for an employee or employer to upload their educational data, including level of education and degrees obtained. Licenses & Certification. This data can be tracked and reported on for many reasons. For example, in an industrial setting there may be a need to track OSHA certifications, trainings on different machines, safety training, and other topics. Reporting and maintaining organizational certifications.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Ensure that jobs are benchmarked accurately, and understand where comparable employees are paid in the range for that role, as well as how their experience, degrees, certifications and expertise have impacted that pay. HR Management gender discrimination gender pay gap sexual harassment

Smart practices for SMB HR management


As Fundera noted, you need to keep W-4s, comprehensive payroll details, I-9 s and any certifications of disability essential for ADA compliance on file for every employee.

5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017


Federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from workplace employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin according to the DOL. Automate your paperwork process to reduce data errors.

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

Do you find that many organizations believe you are not as capable without an HR certification? I will say that the HR certification is something that should be considered intentionally. Ask your manager to reconsider an off-cycle adjustment based on all this data.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)


Last month, a federal court ruled that decisions about employees by upper management exercising “unfettered discretion” may qualify for certification in Title VII class action suits. Example of a 9-box generated from objective assessment center data.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)


Last month, a federal court ruled that decisions about employees by upper management exercising “unfettered discretion” may qualify for certification in Title VII class action suits. Example of a 9-box generated from objective assessment center data.

Employers Paid Out $174M to Resolve Background Check Lawsuits


The class certification battle is therefore the decisive point of the litigation in many cases. Before making an adverse decision based on data in the report, the employer must give the applicant a copy and allow time for the person to challenge any inaccuracies in the document. The FCRA cases are the fourth compilation of employment-related class actions to be added to Violation Tracker, following ones covering wage theft , workplace discrimination and retirement-plan abuses.

5 Things Any Company Can Do Right Now to Promote an Inclusive Culture


Instead, setting clear goals and tracking relevant data points provides a clearer picture of how diversity and inclusion approaches are affecting the business’s daily practices and its overall structure. Let Data Drive Your Promotions.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever


Ban the Box ensures that previously incarcerated individuals have a fair chance of getting to an interview stage to demonstrate whether he or she is the best candidate for the job,” says Cisive ’s Chief Compliance and Data Protection Officer, Vice President, and Corporate Secretary Bruce Berger. If the applicant or employee files a charge of discrimination, you must maintain the records until the case is concluded.

What HR needs to know about parental bereavement leave


Under the new legislation, employers will not be entitled to request a copy of the child’s death certificate as evidence of an employee’s right to the entitlement. Refusing to allow an employee to observe their beliefs and customs could amount to religious discrimination.

Cafe Classic: There's Knowledge. and Then There's Wisdom

Compensation Cafe

That data was only as good as its interpretation? Jacque has the following certifications: CCP, GPHR, HCS and SWP as well as a B.S.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #2

Biddle Consulting

This data should be disaggregated by the demographic categories chosen to be in the diversity initiative. Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do!

WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Let’s go the replay : Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Does a Supervisor’s Use of the Words “Historically” and “Old School” Prove Age Discrimination? — What Managers Can Learn From Nasty Gal’s Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit — via Fast Company.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

Discrimination/harassment investigations. HR Generalists handle sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, and national origin discrimination claims. The HR generalist is probably the most varied HR professional out there.

Recordkeeping for the Newly Nonexempt Effective December 1, 2016

HR Daily Advisor

There is no required form for the records, but the records must include accurate information about the employee and data about the hours worked and the wages earned. Such records include payroll records, work certificates, collective bargaining agreements, and individual employment contracts.

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders


Asking only people of a certain race about their financial histories or criminal records is evidence of discrimination. If the applicant or employee files a charge of discrimination, you must maintain the records until the case is concluded. Some background screens take longer because your background screen company may have had to verify and correct inaccurate data.

Step #1 of Bridging the Gender Pay Gap: Do the Audit Already (i4cp login required)


The UK’s Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations , which went into effect in April 2017, requires that organizations with more than 250 employees publish differences in gender pay on their corporate websites and upload the data to a government website annually.

When employees ask for a raise: 5 steps to a win-win outcome


Looking up data on the Internet and thinking they are underpaid. Up-to-date competitive market data. Special skills, education or certifications. You could then elaborate with something like, “I evaluated your performance appraisals and competitive salary survey data, as well as your current and past experience. Treating employees differently can lead to discrimination claims, so you need to be able to explain the legitimate basis for any differences.

7 ways to retain employees (PS its harder than hiring)


It’s essential to look at your own data – whether that’s attrition metrics such as (average tenure, promotion time) or employee surveys to address the causes. Nepotism, discrimination or bias possibly.

Everything to know about Human Resource Management


Performance measurements are very important both for the organization and the individual, for they are the primary data source that is used in determining salary increases, promotions, and, in the case of workers who perform unsatisfactorily, dismissal. Data Analytics is creating a difference.

Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance


The revisions to the form related to USCIS's List of Acceptable Documents and specifically updated List C to reflect the most current version of the certification or report of birth issued by the U.S. Critical Updates for I-9 and E-Verification Compliance Jul. 2, 2019.

What’s New and Critical for in I-9 and E-Verification Compliance


The revisions to the form related to USCIS’s List of Acceptable Documents and specifically updated List C to reflect the most current version of the certification or report of birth issued by the U.S. But if employers take adverse action against an employee based solely on no-match letters, they may be sued for discriminating against the worker based on citizenship.

How to Evaluate Pre-Employment Assessments


Beware of pre-employment assessments that require “special training” or “certification” to interpret, or that require “evaluators” to negotiate or compromise. Statistical validation : Collect your own data over time. – Collect your own data over time.

Check your Blind Spots, Avoiding Unconscious Bias with Technology


WIRTW #362 (the #rockweek2015 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

UPS — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Discrimination Tim Cook: “Religious Freedom” laws are pro-discrimination — via TiPb Transgender Discrimination? He Said, She Said… — via The Employment Brief Hiring for Culture Fit: Discrimination by Another Name? — Cleveland is popping. We landed the 2016 Republican Convention. We keep showing up on national “best of” lists—best city to visit , best food , best beer ….

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


In smaller companies, the compensation analyst makes certain that salaries are meted out fairly, without gender or racial discrimination, and also manages bonus and salary increases. The HRIS manager (Human Resources Information Systems) manages the system and the data.

WIRTW #439 (the “Texas teardrops” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. 7th Circuit To Revisit Title VII Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ruling — via The Labor & Employment Law Blog. Preparing for a Data Security Breach: Ten Important Steps to Take — via Socially Aware Blog.

Get Out the 10-Foot Pole … and Make Sure It Doesn’t Touch These Questions

HR Daily Advisor

AVOID: Questions that Could Appear to Discriminate Based on Aspects that May Be Covered by State Laws or Other Regulations. Asking such questions may appear to be discriminatory based on gender, since such questions do not relate to the individual’s ability to do the job—and in some states, it is illegal to discriminate based on marital status. These questions should be avoided primarily to protect employee privacy and sensitive data.

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary


Key Changes to Employee’s Withholding Certificate: Elimination of Allowances. The Data You Need to Win Over the CFO | Speaker: Tim Ruge. Potential Impact: In 2017, 84,000+ workplace discrimination charges were filed. Around 100K discrimination charges in 2018.

How to build a social media recruitment strategy: An FAQ guide


Here’s everything you need to know about how to use social recruiting to build a strategy that meets your hiring needs: Intro to social media recruitment: Analyzing the data. Intro to social media recruitment: Analyzing the data. Plus, a certification to highlight your sourcing skills.