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. The U.S.

EEOC claims $486 million for victims of workplace bias in 2019

Business Management Daily

The EEOC secured $486 million for victims of discrimination in the workplace in fiscal year 2019, according to the commission’s annual financial report. That’s down slightly from the $505 million collected last year, but on par with FY2017’s $484 million.

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6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? Plus, humans often use humor as a cover for hostility or for creating an in-crowd vs. “the others” feeling in a group.

HR’s Role in Dealing with Office Misconduct

Astron Solutions

Every night on the news, it seems like more stories of workplace harassment are coming to light. In this issue of Astronology® , we take a look at the current challenge of harassment in the workforce. How does HR communicate that harassment will not be tolerated?

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. The rest of this winning comment? For the record, he is con, con, and WTF?!

Decreasing the Generational Divide

HRO Today

A new phrase has gone viral on the internet and social media, bringing to light a fundamental disconnect between younger generations and baby boomers: “Ok, boomer.”. The Power of Collaboration. It was estimated that by this year, 50 percent of the workforce would be over the age of 55.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. via Work Place Coach Blog News.

5 nonprofit HR challenges and how to fix them

Insperity

Here’s a close look at what makes nonprofit HR unique and five challenges you can learn to avoid. Reviewing the structural differences between for-profit and nonprofit organizations helps expose the roots of many nonprofit HR challenges. Challenge 1: Employment law compliance.

WIRTW #480 (the “another Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Indulge me, as this morning I once again take off my employment-law blogger hat, and replace it with my proud dad / music blogger hat. Fake ID had quite the successful opening weekend of music. Someone hacked the White House chief of staff’s personal phone — via The Verge.

Top 17 Hr Blogs that you must follow in 2019

CuteHR

In the beginning, whenever people discuss the topic of HR, it was mostly offline. Issues centred around leave, payroll, policymaking, training, and recruitment were only in the paper and publications. We were hoping for the best, and things changed.

Bullying In The Workplace – Facing Big Bad Bosses

TalentCulture

The amount of information you can find on bully boss behavior is staggering. There are thousands of internet links on the subject, not to mention books, support groups, organizations, and legal funds dedicated to this specific form of bad boss behavior. And is this really the answer?

WIRTW #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Whether you are left or right, blue or red, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, it’s hard to argue that the first 28 days of POTUS 45 have been anything other than a dumpster fire. He nominated someone eminently qualified to run the Department of Labor.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not a one-off to-do to check off your corporate calendar. Here are some thoughts, from the archives, to make employee appreciation part of your corporate culture. The DOL’s Model FMLA Forms Expired Just Days Ago.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show, LOVE (an absolute must-do if you find yourself in Vegas). Should You “Facebook” the Jury?

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019

PlanSource

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.

WIRTW #394 (the “re-gift” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

John Oliver shares his ideas on the dos and don’ts of re-gifting. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Trojan travails: Coach Sarkisian’s alcoholism-discrimination lawsuit against USC — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

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.

Strategic HR: Writing a Strong Termination Letter

HR Daily Advisor

A few straightforward strategies can help you prepare a termination letter that provides all the benefits and helps you manage the risks that accompany all termination decisions. It will be scrutinized by the employee. Every word will be parsed by the employee’s lawyer.

Screening for Psychopaths

HRExecutive

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.