NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Sexual orientation.

Sexual Harassment At Work: How To Recognize And Combat It

Civility Partners

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem that can have a negative impact on employees’ morale, productivity, and overall job satisfaction. But in many cases, individuals fail to recognize sexual harassment when it’s happening right in front of them.

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Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in California for Employees and Employers

Zenefits

California lawmakers take allegations of workplace sexual harassment seriously. California’s mandate that employers provide sexual harassment prevention training is a longstanding requirement. Before 2019, only large employers had to provide the training.

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.

History of Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

Kazoo

Over the past 100 years, the U.S. While initially male-dominated as women took on more “traditional” roles within the home, the onset of World War II shifted this dynamic. From groundbreaking cases like the Meritor Savings Bank v. The U.S.

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. Attendance policy.

An Important Discrepancy in Workplace Harassment Policies, Law

Ultimate Software

The views, opinions, and comments expressed below are solely those of the author and do not represent Ultimate Software. This post was commissioned by Ultimate Software and the author has or will receive compensation for their work. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies across industries and of every size are taking a closer look at their policies and training against harassment, of all forms, to determine whether changes need to be made.

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!

Time’s Up: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

HR Daily Advisor

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.” – Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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.

What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Last month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”. While I’m not here to play the court of public opinion regarding the validity of these stories, I am here to tell you: It’s 2017, and sexism in the workplace is something every organization should be concerned about.

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. Have an open door policy for all employees.

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.

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.

EEO Compliant Performance Management Process

AssessTEAM Performance Management

done The EEO laws businesses must follow at all times depend on their size. done This guide is for business owners who want to learn more about EEO and ensure their compliance. Sex discrimination is arguably the most expansive civil rights protection that EEO laws cover.

3 HR Policies You Should Ask about on Your First Day

Effortless HR

In most companies, new hires will spend at least a few hours on their first day getting to know more about the company and its policies. These are some of the more pressing concerns that you should inquire about if you cannot easily find them in the employee handbook that you receive. One of the many tasks that your human resources department handles is workplace grievances. These may be related to sexual harassment, bullying and other serious issues.

Disciplinary Action at Work: All HR Needs to Know

AIHR

Disciplinary action is an essential tool for managing unwanted behavior in the workplace. Not only do disciplinary action policies justify involuntary terminations, but they also help you build a safe, productive workplace. Sexual harassment. Bullying in the workplace.

The Ultimate Guide for Creating An Employee Handbook (Including 15 Must-Haves)

Netchex HR Blog

If not, then you really should create one—no matter the size or industry of your company. A well-written company handbook gets your whole workforce on the same page. Inspire new hires and tenured employees alike to help fulfill the company mission and goals. COVID-19 policies.

Avoid Restaurant Fails with These Essential HR Policies & Procedures

ConnecTeam

At first, the road to success was bumpy and not without challenges but your little hole in the wall restaurant managed to pull in regular clientele and grow. But along with the delicious taste of success, come new challenges. With the various hurdles that restaurants face on their way to success, even the next restaurant entrepreneur millionaire could use some help. . Why Your Restaurant Needs HR Policies. What HR Policies Do I Need? Harassment.

Understanding the #MeToo Bill

HRO Today

Groundbreaking legislation will hold HR and organizations lawfully responsible if they don’t foster an environment free of harassment, bias, and discrimination. The “ H.R. The new ruling reflects the evolving employment landscape emerging from the #MeToo movement and the pandemic.

Simple steps to create an employee handbook

Business Management Daily

Employee handbooks are large documents that list out a variety of company policies and procedures. Employee handbooks are an essential part of the employee onboarding experience for new hires. Who in the company has the time and skillset to create a thorough employee handbook ?

Activision Blizzard Reaches $18 Million Settlement with EEOC

Trusaic

High-profile entertainment company, Activision Blizzard reached an $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week. The case involved various charges of gender discrimination and it’s the EEOC’s second-largest sexual harassment agreement ever.

Sample office manager job description and interview questions

Business Management Daily

Are you looking to hire and need the perfect office manager job description to bring in top talent? Hiring is a lengthy and costly process so it’s best to get it right the first time — and that means bringing the best applicants into the interview process.

HR for restaurants explained

Homebase

If you’re the owner or operator of a growing restaurant, you’re probably no stranger to working with tight budgets and narrow profit margins. . Restaurants need HR to help them manage everything from restaurant staffing, scheduling, compensation, payroll, and compliance. Learn more.

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

Trusaic

Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. In cases related to misconduct, action was taken to address the issue.”

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.

Set social media policies that protect your company instead of creating liability

Business Management Daily

Setting the right, and legal , rules is crucial since a single negative viral post can bring down an organization. However, what your employees say and do online matters too. Off-duty social media posts. In turn, those employers faced pressure to fire the workers and many did.

Substitute Custodian Vying for Clean Sweep on Harassment, Retaliation Claims

HR Daily Advisor

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment. . The following month, he grabbed her, pulled her toward him, and said, “[y]ou want more hours?”.

Which state laws apply to remote employees

Business Management Daily

During the pandemic, many businesses allowed their employees to work from home as a matter of safety. Now, remote work has become the norm. However, it can be tough to navigate the switch from a compliance perspective, particularly when it comes to out-of-state remote staff members.

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.

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.

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. The post Legislative Updates in 2021- What to Expect!

Retaliation in the Workplace: Signs And How to prevent it?

CuteHR

According to the EEOC report, “one 2003 research indicated that 75 percent of employees who spoke out against workplace abuse suffered some type of retaliation in the workplace.” What is Retaliation in the workplace? 6 Important Signs of retaliation in the workplace.

July Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

ComplianceHR is kicking off a new blog series called “Legal Updates.” ” Each month in the newsletter , there will be a link to the ComplianceHR Legal Updates. Colorado Amends Workers’ Compensation Act. Maryland Amends Law on Sexual Harassment.

July Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

ComplianceHR is kicking off a new blog series called “Legal Updates.” ” Each month in the newsletter , there will be a link to the ComplianceHR Legal Updates. Colorado Amends Workers’ Compensation Act. Maryland Amends Law on Sexual Harassment.

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

This time, Cloud Engineering Director, Ulku Rowe, has sued the giant tech company claiming gender-based discrimination in violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and the New York City Human Rights Law. You can read the full legal complaint by clicking here.

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. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers.

Revving up DEI in The Automotive Industry: What Leaders are Doing

Trusaic

The last several years have seen increasing efforts toward driving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change in the workplace. . No matter the industry, organizations have made it a priority, and for good reason. Today we’ll be taking a look at the automotive industry.

Insurance for Tech Hardware Companies

Embroker

Hardware continues to be the largest IT spend for companies year after year, accounting for 30% of the IT budget in 2022. That’s why companies like yours occupy an important place in the market and why insurance carriers developed insurance for tech hardware industry solutions.