EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017. What should employers take from the new figures? Employers Taking Harassment Claims Seriously. Civility training also is recommended.

7 Strategies for Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work

EverFi - HR

On any given day, you can do a Google search for “sexual harassment,” click on the “News” link, and find dozens of headlines about recent sexual harassment allegations. The stories cross geographies and industries and they show how little has been invested in preventing sexual harassment at work. No company is immune to the need to create and maintain a workplace that is free of harassment. Lighten Up on the Legalese.

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Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

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Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone.

What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

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Do you conduct business in the state of California? Due to recent legislation, California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2020, to enstate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn how to create a successful California sexual harassment training policy. California Sexual Harassment Training.

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.

Calling All Companies: It’s Time to Get Real About Sexual Harassment

Mitratech

Let’s talk about sex (-ual harassment)! In fact, 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men have experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime, according to a survey conducted by nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment. The survey spanned across industries and the “continuum of unwanted experiences,” ranging from: Verbal sexual harassment (either online or in person). We’ve all seen the headlines recently.

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, what challenges do HR now face?

CakeHR

You would have had to have been living under a rock to have missed the #metoo movement and the aftermath. Thankfully, strength comes in numbers and as so many people took to social media to protest, others who had remained quiet for so long finally gained the courage to speak out.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

Disciplining an employee is never a pleasant experience, but no matter the size of your business, the reality hits for every employer. Additionally, your conduct policy has to have “teeth”, in order to extend to contractors who may sit outside of the every-day communication patterns of your team. Whether real or perceived, many situations could end up in a lawsuit – sexual harassment, discrimination, wage, overtime and wrongful termination.

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

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Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. HB 360 adds new provisions to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA). What Is Sexual Harassment? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already? Compliance

What Does the New Delaware Sexual Harassment Law Mean for Your Organization?

Zenefits

Many states are seeing new sexual harassment laws much in place, and new data are showing an increase in sexual harassment reports. If you’re an employer in Delaware, you’re probably aware of the new sexual harassment law in your state. HB 360 adds new provisions to the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (DDEA). What Is Sexual Harassment? Hasn’t sexual harassment been illegal already? Compliance

Your HR Recommendations Being Dismissed? Helpful Tips on What to Do

HRWatchdog

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies that comply with state and federal laws, the advice HR professionals provide can be an invaluable asset to businesses.

Benefits of Using a Learning Management System for Your Ongoing and Recurring Training

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Ongoing and recurring training are vital types of training that contributes to the success of the business. You run the risk of having poor-performing employees and face liabilities if you do not offer consistent ongoing and recurring training.

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Choosing an Online Compliance Training Vendor for Your Company?

EverFi - HR

Online corporate compliance training is becoming an increasingly important tool across all types of organizations. Some may consider online compliance training to meet guidelines required by an outside organization or state and federal regulations.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. The Message to Management.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Get Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. Without compliance, businesses are at risk of fines, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and closure. Research by Forrester concluded that businesses who do not effectively manage risk or implement compliance policies are at risk of losing billions of dollars. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance.

Choosing a Compliance Training Vendor for Your Company?

EverFi - HR

Online corporate compliance training is becoming an increasingly important tool across all types of organizations. Some may consider online compliance training to meet guidelines required by an outside organization or state and federal regulations.

Workplace Compliance: Clarify The Hot-Button Issues You Can’t Ignore Anymore

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Do compliance worries keep you up night? The goal is to protect your employees, customers, and your business. 5 Compliance Basics for Employers. Train managers, HR, executives, and employees. Human Resources oversees compliance for every team and business function.

What You Should Know About Workplace Compliance Training

EverFi - HR

For most companies, the risk of litigation is often enough of an incentive to train their employees. But if employees don’t know what behavior to avoid, they are more likely to engage in conduct that crosses the line and leads to allegations of harassment that holds the employer liable. Reducing the risk of litigation is the very least that compliance training should do. Compliance Mitigates Liability and Risk. Learn More!

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

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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.

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. They need a partner with expertise that can be leveraged to design a solution for the unique complexities of their business. Turning to the Reporting Channel.

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Committing to Compliance and an Ethical Work Culture

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A small business owner’s stance on compliance has the potential to shape the culture and values of a company, and be an effective strategy to recruit and retain employees. Good ethics drive good business, and this starts on a foundation of compliance. Compliance

Internal Investigations—The Cornerstone of Compliance Programs

HR Daily Advisor

The Feds are always on the lookout for administrative, civil, and criminal infractions. Mehfoud says an organization needn’t worry as long as it has an effective compliance program supported by thorough internal investigations. What Constitutes an Effective Compliance Program? Mehfoud says that regardless of size, a company must have a compliance program in place. And what is the appropriate response should an issue arise?

Here’s the Ultimate Tool for Tax Compliance in 2019

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I’m not a compliance expert, financial analyst, or tax advisor. I am a 30-year-old entrepreneur navigating the business world, attempting to get ahead in life by building new businesses and hopefully discovering that pot of gold along the way that leaves me happily retired. If you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans who has started, or are starting, a new business—perhaps your situation is similar to mine. What’s more, 88% of new business founders in the U.S.

6 of the Biggest Threats to an Effective Workplace Training Program

EverFi - HR

Organizations have been providing harassment training for employees for a number of years, and in some areas, state and federal government agencies have been requiring it too. The opportunity cost of pulling employees away from their regular duties; and . Lack of compliance.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

These 6 Steps Companies Should Take to Adapt in the #MeToo Era

HR Daily Advisor

The #MeToo movement has empowered women and men to speak out about their personal experiences with sexual harassment in and around the workplace. The discussions—and sometimes very public statements—about inappropriate conduct, sexual harassment, or even sexual assault have shined a spotlight on the pervasiveness of the issue across multiple industries. Use what you learn to improve your investigation process.

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.

Training in a Virtual World: The New Normal

HRExecutive

His boss, head coach Dave Shaw, realized Belch’s potential and didn’t want him to miss out on greater opportunities off the football field. At the time, Belch was also a graduate student who was working on a thesis that VR could improve football-player training. The project was so successful—both for Belch academically and with the players at Stanford—that Shaw wanted to push him to grow the thesis into a business—which is exactly what happened.

WORKPLACE IMPACT OF #METOO MOVEMENT CONTINUES

HR Workplace Services

If Bill Cosby’s conviction and the firing of high profile executives didn’t cement the #metoo movement’s recent historical impact, the conviction of Hollywood studio boss Harvey Weinstein certainly has. Numbers Tell the Story. from the previous year. The Courts.

Governor Phil Murphy wants an “overhaul” of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

The Employer Handbook

And I want to try “The Perfect Bite” that Binging With Babish cooked up last week on his YouTube channel. But, Governor Murphy’s proposed changes to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) aren’t nearly as aspirational. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

my coworker told me to stop flirting with a student employee

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A reader writes: I am part of the HR department at my workplace, and we hired “Andre” a few months ago as a part of our student group. He’s only 18, but he’s been a hard worker and always takes initiative around the office. Stop brushing against him in the hallway (!),

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year. Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of “personnel management”—paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else.

45 HR Trends and Predictions to Watch Out For in 2019

CakeHR

The Human Resource industry has gone through massive evolutions over the past decades. And 2019 will be another big year for the HR. There will be a renewed focus on employee productivity and well-being, and the rise of AI-driven HR tech will make the HR more agile and efficient. Below are the 2019 HR trends and predictions we’ve compiled from all over the Internet. This prediction is based on the renewed focus on diversity in the workplace.

5 Ways Manufacturers can Tackle Their Talent Troubles

Visibility Software Recruiting

Manufacturers are in the midst of a talent crisis. Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers are on the verge of retiring while thousands of new jobs are being created—and the ability to attract new talent is weakening as younger workers choose fields outside the manufacturing sector.

5 Ways Manufacturers can Tackle Their Talent Troubles

Visibility Software Recruiting

Manufacturers are in the midst of a talent crisis. Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers are on the verge of retiring while thousands of new jobs are being created—and the ability to attract new talent is weakening as younger workers choose fields outside the manufacturing sector.

HR and the Weinstein Effect

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I was at a social gathering in Manhattan last week when someone mentioned the “Weinstein effect,” to which another responded, “ How in the world did we get here?” In a matter of months, we’ve gone from what once may have been an isolated scandal resulting in the downfall of a disgraced individual, to a near-daily deluge of media coverage of allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct on the part of famous people, followed (usually) by swift consequences for the accused.

5 Tips to Launching an Effective Learning Management & Employee Development Program

Visibility Software HR

It is an investment that’s likely to pay off. And the benefits don’t stop there. Reduced turnover , higher employee engagement levels, increased innovation and improved risk management are some of the additional benefits companies realize when they implement a formal training and career development program. Training also serves as a recruiting tool – you’re more likely to attract and keep good employees if you offer them development opportunities.