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Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

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. Wage and hour.

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Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape for California employers in a number of significant ways. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

Pat yourselves on the back, employers. EEOC Charges dipped to a new 27-year low!!!??

The Employer Handbook

Y’all must work in the most compliant workplace in America. Speaking of which… Last Friday, the U.S. Specifically, the charge numbers show the following breakdowns by bases alleged, in descending order: Retaliation: 39,110 (53.8 in the previous year.

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers. Learn about new laws relating to: Leaves of absence; Hiring practices and enforcement; Discrimination, harassment and retaliation protections; Wage-and-hour; and.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

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. Friday, September 03, 2010 Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly I have an overwhelming theme in the advice I write–and that is, stop whining and blaming others and take responsibility for your own choices. Illegal Discrimination in Tech?

A guide to the new California labor laws in 2021

Homebase

The new year brings new legislation across the US, and this includes California labor laws. Some of the regulations signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom aim to prevent COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. The extension will expire on January 1, 2022. .

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. The push for so-called work-life balance isn’t going away. The economy continues to grow and the labor market remains tight. Here’s what you should review to make sure you’re compliant: Mother’s rooms: The Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ) provides unlimited breaks to express milk during the first year of an infant’s life. These may cover sick, family or other time off.

Employment and Labor Law in Australia

Global People Strategist

Australia is the world’s 6th largest country in land size. It is the largest country in Oceania, which comprises 14 independent nations (including New Zealand and other small Pacific island countries). The country is located between the Indian and the Pacific Ocean.

Simple steps to create an employee handbook

Business Management Daily

Employee handbooks are an essential part of the employee onboarding experience for new hires. Employee handbooks help new employees get acquainted with the policies, culture, and expectations of the company. If the answer is nobody, consider outsourcing the project to an expert.

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

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. per hour. Ban the Box.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2021: 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.

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.

Legislative Updates in 2021- What to Expect!

Affinity HR Group

Some changes include: Employers in Colorado, Maine, and New York will be required to offer employees paid time off. California employers will need to expand the permissible reasons for using sick time. New Minimum Hourly Rate. The post Legislative Updates in 2021- What to Expect!

5 Reasons Your Retention Rate Is So Low

Hppy

With the unemployment rate hovering at an historic low of 4.1% and the department of labor reporting average job tenure declining, retaining the employees you have is much more important now than it was a few years ago. Take a look at the data chart below from Indeed showing how long most employees stay with one company. Average number of years employees stay with the same company. An EAP and supportive environment may be all the reason they need to stay.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

6 Clear Signs That You Were Wrongfully Terminated

Career Metis

Getting fired is among the worst experiences an employee will have to deal with in his or her career. According to statistics from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) , more than 150,000 people are wrongfully terminated in the United States each year. . Discrimination.

What you need to include in a small business employee handbook

Business Management Daily

When you’re trying to oversee your business’ sales, marketing, product, and finances it’s easy to put HR tasks like developing an employee handbook on the backburner. Reviewing the employee handbook should be a routine step in new employees’ onboarding process. Paid time off.

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important New Jersey statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage in New Jersey is $10 for employers with 5 or more employees and $8.85 Tipped Wages.

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. Here’s what I read this week: Harassment. Friends Do NOT Let Friends Engage in Harassing Conduct — via Jonathan HR Law. Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR — via Harvard Business Review. Listening for Sexual Harassment — via HR Gazette. Discrimination. via The L•E•Jer. Wage & Hour.

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

Zenefits

Small business owners and HR leaders are working hard to manage the people center of their company while also staying on top of compliance requirements and calendar-based deadlines. Use the following compliance checklist to create your HR policies — or as a way to revamp existing ones.

Test Your Knowledge of Federal Labor Laws

Homebase

Take the federal labor law quiz to test your knowledge , and share it at your workplace. The questions are multiple choice and true or false , and should take only a few minutes. Take the Quiz Below. Am I required to provide paid sick days to a full-time employee under federal law and, if so, how many hours? The amount of time is up to the employer. You are required to give 24 hours every calendar year. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past? How do you stay current with the latest regulatory and governance developments? Do employees know what’s expected of them in the workplace? Is training new employees an issue?

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling, coaching and proper written documentation.

Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired. Pier Sixty employees were in the midst of unionizing when Perez made his post, which ended with “Vote YES for the Union!”. The post Stop Spying on Social Media appeared first on HRExecutive.com.

Taking the Guess Work out of Your HR Decisions

Effortless HR

As I built the EffortlessHR platform – a Human Resource Information System – I kept being asked several questions: Why do I need to …. Include and post information on Harassment. What this really told me was that most companies without a HR Department had no idea how the number of their employees impact which law/regulation they needed to follow and understand. Equal Pay Act (EPA) – Employers must pay male and female employees the same wage for the same job.

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.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. Two of the bills are particularly damaging to businesses, and CalChamber has identified them as Job Killers. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

WIRTW #490 (the “hilarious world of depression” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today, I recommend that everyone check out The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests … to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via The Tim Sackett Project.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling and proper written documentation.

Shiri Avnery of Thistle: “Purpose”

Thrive Global

Having a company mission that aligns with your passion is so important to help keep that spark burning over the long term and go the extra mile. And it’s important to always be able to recenter yourself around your purpose when things get tough and you’re lost in the day to day.

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. Wage & Hour.