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The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. Why you need a non-discrimination policy in the workplace. Non discrimination policy statement example.

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. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. We know that discrimination is a “bad” thing, but unfortunately discrimination, both intended and unintended, still occurs. You must know the definitions.

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Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees

HR Counselor's Corner

On June 15, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That’s because it is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.”. This ruling essentially provided clarity on if sexual orientation and gender identity were covered under sex 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. 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.

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.

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.

Build an Anti-Racist Workplace Culture

EverFi - HR

In the first blog in our ongoing series, I posed the question of whether our culture encourage leaders to “be right” or “be effective” as they seek out ways to reduce harassment and discrimination in their organizations. To which the searcher responds, “What do you mean?

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. Monday, July 19, 2010 My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work Dear Evil HR Lady, Im a female in my mid-thirties. During the night we were also texting. Yesterday at work he cornered me in the hallway and caught me completely off-guard.

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. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) – prohibits discrimination with respect to compensation because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination. From the Department of Labor’s announcements on FMLA designations and a new salary threshold for overtime to bans of salary history questions and evolving harassment guidance, there is a ton for busy HR teams to stay on top of.

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. There are three employment law changes at the federal level that may affect your organization. Anti-harassment training requirements.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2020

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2020: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date. It should be the go-to authority for policies.

Remind bosses: Reckless behavior can bring personal liability

Business Management Daily

Federal laws permit employees to sue their discriminating, cheating, or negligent employers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ) and the Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ). ” The keyword is person.

Best Practices for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Business

Synergy

The pressure is on for businesses to move beyond a simple definition of diversity and reach a level of inclusion. Even with diversity, if a company culture is still focused on one group of people, then the richness diverse populations bring to the workplace is lost. In that environment, employees can feel like they are not part of the group. Diversity is most powerful when differences are embraced throughout the organization. The Power of Listening.

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. Consistent employee discipline is the key to managing insubordination. Generally, insubordination is the willful defiance of authority. There is no strict legal definition that applies to all situations and all employers.

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. In addition, they offer online training courses for different restaurant services. It is a well-known practice that restaurant employers most of the time do not get any of the social benefits.

How to develop and refine critical human resource skills

PeopleStrategy

“To maximize success in HR, you need the right complement of skills.” For example; payroll, the administration of health care and other valuable benefits, adherence to specific compliance regulations and timelines, and sensitive tasks like managing employee disputes or sexual harassment complaint. Payroll management represents one of the key hard skills in HR. Any lapses in compliance regarding these matters can lead to serious penalties for the company.

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. But in truth, the most successful businesses are built on the backs of their employees. Workers who do not feel fulfilled or properly compensated leave organizations to seek better career paths.

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. Since nonprofits are funded solely through donations and grants, it can definitely be a challenge for new or growing organizations to find the time or resources to build out a dedicated HR department. Here’s what we’ll cover: Understanding the Essentials.

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.

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. For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

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.

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. Working with a PEO helps by writing comprehensive job descriptions to attract the best candidates and screens those candidates, saving time. If you’ve got the best talent at your company, it means that your competitor doesn’t, which puts you at a distinct advantage. Bring You the Benefits.

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. With an estimated four million freelancers in the New York City Metro area, the new law looks to rectify the payment challenges freelancers sometimes encounter. For instance, in 2014, the Freelancers Union discovered that 50% of reported freelancers had trouble collecting payments owed for their work.

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.

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. It’s critically important for employers to understand what constitutes as wrongful termination, and how to fire employees legally without violating their rights or putting the company at risk. Primarily, applicable regulations are anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.

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., The new overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are a hot topic for everyone in HR, but how do these changes in the salary basis test for white collar overtime exemptions impact California? 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. In this session, you will learn the most important steps you can take right now to train your employees on effective cybersecurity awareness, to place your company in the best position to protect against a costly data breach. And the best part? Discrimination.

How to Select and Implement an HRIS You’ll Love

HR Payroll Systems

HRIS solutions offer a large number of benefits for companies, including saving valuable HR time, attracting top talent, and even saving the company money. However, choosing the right HRIS for your company can be a long and costly process. Not to mention the document was enormous.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany Recruiting

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). Integration: Using various technologies effectively and efficiently with different functionalities in the business processes. Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack? Do you know the difference between HRIS and HRMS?

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.

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. It’s important to recognize this distinction because binary thinking around gender can exclude a large — and overlooked — part of the workforce. of the adult population. Photo by The Gender Spectrum Collection.

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 american scientist Albert E. The subjects got to see each photo twice, once of a man with a full head of hair and once of the same man with his hair shaved off. The U.S.