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Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Anti-discrimination.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.

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Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend.

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? So, come join me on the Evil Side. During the night we were also texting.

Hostile Work Environment Guide: What you can do as an employer

HR Digest

A hostile work environment is an issue even shows like Mad Men – a drama set in the sixties that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive folks of Madison Avenue advertising – have plunged into. Perhaps, the clue lies in the world ‘hostile.’ While it’s an ambiguous term, it also allows employers and practitioners of the law to witness it in all its forms as new cases and claims leading to a hostile work environment build up.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Pay equity is getting more attention in the media, and as the public becomes more aware of the pay gap issue, employees are raising questions internally with employers, according to Joseph Beachboard and Lara de Leon of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Insubordination in the workplace: Managing misconduct

Business Management Daily

Even the best-run business can have problem employees. Others may bring problems at home into the workplace. Managers must resist both the impulse to overreact and the temptation to ignore the defiant behavior. has given the employee an order.

A Guest Post: Why Should Restaurant Companies Have HR Departments?

OmegaHR Solutions

Today’s guest post focuses on the restaurant industry. She currently writes for Kiwi, which is a restaurant LMS that aims to help restaurant owners train their staff in an easier and more effective way. All the previously mentioned elements lead to a satisfied employer.

How to develop and refine critical human resource skills

PeopleStrategy

“To maximize success in HR, you need the right complement of skills.” Here are a few of the key abilities that HR team members of all levels must possess and continually develop to ensure successful operations that best serve the business as a whole: HR Skills: the hard stuff.

How to Retain Valuable Employees

HR Partner

The face of successful companies are CEOs who know exactly how to navigate their way through the dizzying world of entrepreneurship. Their success stories make it to the front pages and are printed in bold as inspiring headlines for the masses to see.

Nonprofit HR | Complete Overview for Small Organizations

Astron Solutions

Think of it this way — you’re given donations to steward towards a good cause, and your staff and volunteers are the ones who use that support to actually drive your mission forward. Here’s what we’ll cover: Understanding the Essentials. Compensation Strategy.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

When you’re unsure of the difference between API and RSS, grab this resource to help you keep it all straight (and help you pick the best HR tech solution for your company). Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack?

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company. Purpose of the handbook. Driving for the company. Leaving the company.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company. Purpose of the handbook. Driving for the company. Leaving the company.

Can Human Resources Be a Growth Driver? Yes.

AbelHR

When you think of revenue drivers in your company, you probably don’t consider those one or two beleaguered human resource folks as bringing in the big bucks. Bringing in the Talent. Bring You the Benefits. Drive the Train(ing). Keep an Ear to the Ground.

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) back in November 2016. The law goes into effect May 15th, 2017. For instance, in 2014, the Freelancers Union discovered that 50% of reported freelancers had trouble collecting payments owed for their work.

7 Tips to Be Sure You’re Managing Diversity in the Workplace Correctly

Insperity

Remember the last time you went to a lively dinner party? You may not have noticed, but the host was busy bringing people together, making them feel welcome and moving the conversation along. Managing diversity in your company is much the same as hosting a lively dinner. Assembling the right mix of employees on your team and in your business is the first step, but you’ll need to be vigilant and committed to make it a success. Recruit outside the box.

What Employers Need to Know About Wrongful Termination Claims

Zenefits

When a claim or lawsuit is filed against an employer for wrongful termination, they can expect to bear the full weight of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the justice system. Primarily, applicable regulations are anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.

How to protect yourself from the employee lawsuit

Effortless HR

This is why you need to take any possible precautions, including training your HR department well, so as not to end up losing your reputation and a lot of money in the final outcome. Bullying and sexual harassment are the most frequent types of complaints today. It is crucial to have all the findings documented, that way reducing the chances that the employee who is terminated if the allegations are true doesn’t have any legal basis for pressing charges.

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

HR Daily Advisor

feels the pain of HR pros. Presenting at the recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Siegel notes that it’s the first time the feds have a higher threshold than the Golden State.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. Because it’s a virtual conference, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your desk.

15 Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Linkedin Talent Blog

You’ve probably read an article or two about how male and female candidates approach the job search differently , use different language in interviews, and have varied styles for negotiating compensation. But those articles don’t tell the whole story. of the adult population.

NEW YORK CITY ISSUES GUIDELINES ON CREDIT RESTRICTION REGULATION

Aurico

New York City issues interpretative guidelines on their credit restriction law “Stop Credit Discrimination Employment Act”. New York City employers should review these guidelines : NOTE: Portions of this guide will be subject to future rulemaking pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act, N.Y. The New York City Human Rights Law (hereinafter the “NYCHRL”) prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.

WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I need to get something off my chest. I’ve been crushed by the weight of success, intelligence, and sheer masculinity. Men with bald heads are often seen as more dominant and successful by everyone around them, according to a study of the University of Pennsylvania. The U.S.