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Why your sexual harassment policy needs a contingency plan

Business Management Daily

But in the days after the termination , details emerged showing that the fast food company had prepared in advance to handle relationships between C-suite executives and subordinates. The company’s policy had already defined such power-imbalanced relationships as violations of its sexual harassment policy. Easterbrook had already signed a non-compete and severance pay agreement that took immediate effect.

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.

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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. .

WIRTW #484 (the “happy place” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Where do you take your mind when you’re just having a bad day, when you have to deal with that employee, when a client chews you out (I know, that never happens), or when you otherwise need a mental breather from the world and all of its evil and other craziness? Like this : D-man has ALL the moves! Have you voted yet for the Worst Employer of 2017 ? Polls for the first round close on November 22. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions.

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.

5 Harsh Realities of HR Pro to HR-preneur

TalentCulture

You’ve decided to take off your Corporate HR hat and strike out on your own as a consultant, speaker or trainer. I remember the first time I went into an organization to facilitate a training session. In an HR role, employees have to listen to what we say due to the authority of HR itself. Employees automatically pay attention during orientations, open enrollments, and training sessions. The last place on earth they want to be is sitting through your training.

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?

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. This post generated the above-referenced comment on Workforce.com (which cross-posts my blog daily). The rest of this winning comment? For the record, he is con, con, and WTF?! Afraid of Sexual Harassment Claims?

WIRTW #414 (the “happy 10th” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I have no idea how this happened in 10 quick years, but I am certainly enjoying the ride. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Is sexual harassment training a turn-off for men? — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Another Advertising Agency Courting the EEOC: Have They Ever Heard of Retaliation? — via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters.

Strategic HR: Writing a Strong Termination Letter

HR Daily Advisor

A few straightforward strategies can help you prepare a termination letter that provides all the benefits and helps you manage the risks that accompany all termination decisions. It will be scrutinized by the employee. Every word will be parsed by the employee’s lawyer. And, if necessary, jurors will review it during their deliberations to decide whether you proved the legitimate reasons for termination you explained in the letter.

5 Harsh Realities Of HR Pro To HR-preneur

SAP Innovation

You’ve decided to take off your corporate HR hat and strike out on your own as a consultant, speaker, or trainer. I remember the first time I went into an organization to facilitate a training session. In an HR role, employees have to listen to what we say due to the authority of HR itself. Employees automatically pay attention during orientations, open enrollments, and training sessions. The last place on earth they want to be is sitting through your training.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Bullying or Harassment or Am I Missing Something? — EEOC Rules That “Don’t Tread On Me” Hat Might Be Racially Offensive — via The Employment Brief. EEOC Guidance on Employer-Provided Leave and the ADA — via Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

WIRTW #403 (the “royals” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

One of the benefits my kids get from going to a K – 12 school is the experience of varsity high-school sports. The school is much more focused on academics and fine arts than sports. Right now, the girls’ basketball team is that team. Tomorrow night, we play Cornerstone Christian (a team we beat in January) for the right to go to Columbus for the State Division IV Final Four. It will be the school’s first ever trip to the Elite Eight in any sport.