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. All these employment law changes are effective Jan. Federal employment law changes in 2021.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is absolutely essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. 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. Having family-friendly policies can help let an employer stand out as a desirable place to work. The U.S.

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Equal Pay: #Metoo Is Not Just About Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The #MeToo movement has focused on sexual harassment in the workplace, but employers should be cognizant of another major gender issue that has been the focus of regulatory agencies in recent years—equal pay. The Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 both prohibit discriminatory pay and pay disparities based on sex. Ultimately, whether sex motivated the pay disparity was a matter for a jury to decide.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

China: Employers Urged to Review Policies Against Sexual Harassment

Global People Strategist

The anti-sexual harassment movement, commonly referred to on social media as the #MeToo movement, continues to gain momentum as it sweeps the world. More and more countries have become aware of this movement and are beginning to set in place rules and regulations for the workplace that will help protect employees from sexual harassment. The Jiangsu Province recently issued special regulations on the labor protection of female employees.

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.

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. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

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. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

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

PlanSource

This article is a recap of a recent webinar featuring Kate Bischoff from tHRive Law & Consulting. Employment law changes tend to come in waves, driven by public perceptions of what’s fair for workers. 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.

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

Several new laws will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies in 2018 and beyond. 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. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. Workplace safety and workers’ compensation.

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.

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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

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!

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.

Is Workplace Bullying Illegal?

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace bullying is on the rise. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines bullying as “abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger or more powerful,” In the workplace, that could include verbal or written teasing, intimidation, or threats to cause harm. It might take the form of public reprimand, belittling or regularly excluding someone from meetings or social gatherings of their peers. Believe the accuser until proven otherwise.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

5 new California laws for 2018 that could affect all HR pros soon

HR Morning

With the new year came new rules for California employers. And even if you don’t do business in the Golden State, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these new regulations, which could wind up affecting your state sooner rather than later. . Here are five new California laws that went into effect January 1st. If conviction history is used to deny an applicant, the employer must explain why they were disqualified.

Steps to Consider When Employee Telecommutes From Another State

HRWatchdog

Once your employees begin working in another state , they will, in most circumstances, be subject to the laws of the state in which they are performing services for the employer. CalChamber members can read more about Remote Workers/Telecommuters in the HR Library.

EEOC sees retaliation workload rise: How to stay off its radar

HR Morning

The increase in sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have made headlines this fall, but that’s not the only eye-opening statistic coming out of the agency. Retaliation claims and lawsuits now make up almost 50 percent of the EEOC’s workload. Of course, if the reason for your action is compelling and unrelated to that activity, you need to move forward regardless.

Expanding Your Business – 9 Things You Need to Know

Tandem HR

However, have you considered the employer and employee elements? Additionally, 14 states and the District of Columbia contain cities and counties that also impose an income tax. You will need to be educated on the differences and establish an accurate tracking system. The rules are complicated, and the penalties for noncompliance are severe. Employment laws: Every state has its own set of employment laws.

Develop a plan to address negative publicity

Business Management Daily

Employment law violations can result in lawsuits, but that isn’t the only kind of negative fallout. Employers increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs of advocacy groups and media outlets eager to expose perceived wrongdoing. Don’t hide from the exposure.

The Importance for HR Managers to Understand the Law

Get Hppy

The job of HR managers is not just limited to hiring competent staff, ensuring a healthy work culture, and conducting appraisals. Knowing the laws will help them take steps against discrimination, abuse, avoid liability and handle legal issues in human resource management. .

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. New California employment laws (2021).

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.

Employee handbook examples and sample policies

Business Management Daily

Having a great employee handbook helps new employees understand expectations and ensures that all staff members are on the same page in regard to conduct and procedures. The employee handbook examples below can help you start building your own handbook. At-will employment statement.

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

HRWatchdog

Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, penalties or other damages and decreased productivity, one other large cost affects companies: damage to company brand.

Equal Pay Is Not a Favor or a Perk; It’s the Law!

PerformanceICreate

The Equal Pay Act. State employment discrimination laws. State equal pay laws. Salary History laws. Pew Research in 2016 determined: White and Asian men earn the most 100%+. If the pace of change in the annual earnings ratio continues at the same rate as it has since 1960, it will take another 40 years , until 2059, for men and women to reach parity. The answer is simple: You can’t. Run the numbers and do the math.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Business Cases for Interim HR Staffing

hrQ

Here are just a few of the problems that interim HR staffing can solve for your organization. Compliance & Changing Laws. There’s a whole slew of employment laws that your HR team needs to stay on top of: Fair Labor Standards Act. Sexual harassment laws. Anti-discrimination laws. Other industry-specific laws. Some of the most essential items include: Effects of the acquisition on structure. Compensation Strategy.

What You Should Know As a Temporary Worker in California

Career Metis

A large number of employers, large and small, now hire temporary workers for various job roles. For businesses in California and elsewhere in the United States, temporary workers translate into significant cost savings. Let’s start with the basics. Workers’ compensation benefits.

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.