Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

Anti-discrimination. We know that discrimination is a “bad” thing, but unfortunately discrimination, both intended and unintended, still occurs. These include: Race- Race was the defining discrimination in the Civil Rights Act and it remains a major point in the US.

More Than a Check Box: Why Compliance Should Be an Integral Part of Company Strategy

Cornerstone On Demand

You won't find Heather Bussing's definition of compliance in a dictionary. Why should leaders integrate compliance into their larger business strategy? Compliance is key to creating a great company culture. How can HR get more proactive about identifying non-compliance?

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Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

HR Daily Advisor

Here, we’ll look at how to coordinate the FMLA with discrimination laws. Pregnancy Discrimination. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) applies to employers that have at least 15 employees. Genetic Discrimination.

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Compliance Training

HR Hardball

Compliance training has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight, following high-profile sexual harassment scandals that have dominated the news cycle for months. For HR, now’s the optimal time to review and update your compliance training programs.

Maintaining Recruiting Compliance

Paycor

It’s easy to see how the added burden of managing recruiting compliance – much less keeping track of and understanding it all – can be incredibly challenging. Discrimination during the recruiting process is often due to improper training or lax policies.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. GINA bars employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on their genetic information. GINA definition. It prohibits genetic information employment discrimination.

5 labor law compliance challenges in changing times

Insperity

Labor law compliance is a big deal for businesses of all sizes. Definitely – because, chances are, more states will follow this trend over time. That’s why it’s vital to keep time and attendance records accurate and current, per Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules and any similar state law, and properly document safety trainings and compliance per applicable federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Legal compliance

Disability Discrimination: Kentucky Court Reinstates Fired Worker’s Case

HR Daily Advisor

The court found an employee’s complaint contained sufficient allegations of discrimination based on her disability and her use of medical leave to move forward toward trial. The court disagreed and reinstated Allison’s disability discrimination claims.

What You Should Know About Workplace Compliance Training

EverFi - HR

Reducing the risk of litigation is the very least that compliance training should do. Compliance Mitigates Liability and Risk. Compliance with the laws against discrimination and harassment is important to avoid liability. . The EEOC enforces Title VII and other federal laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and harassment, but there is no federal mandate requiring private employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training.

3 compliance trends affecting employers today

Ceridian

The revised definition of this term, set forth by the National Labor Relations Board, is leading many respondents to expect an increase in the number of filed claims against them (70 percent) and a rise in costs (53 percent) over the next year. And 1 percent listed fear of discrimination claims as being the reason they have not addressed violence in the workplace. . Stay tuned for more coverage on the compliance landscape and what it will mean for employers in the coming months. .

What’s the Definition of a Highly Compensated Employee?

Zenefits

It’s important for HR professionals to understand the definition of a highly compensated employee for tax reasons, benefits, and legal purposes. The definition states that it’s an employee who meets one of the following scenarios: He or she owns 5 percent of the company providing the benefits plan. What’s the definition of a highly compensated employee in 2019? Have more questions about the definition of a highly compensated employee or nondiscrimination tests?

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Why is it important to provide HR compliance training?

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of compliance. They also make it easier for you and your management team to prevent discrimination and the complaints that may result. Written non-discrimination rules might also limit your liability in the event of a complaint, as you will have a record of your efforts to prevent discrimination. General Non-Discrimination Policy.

Cape Town: Employment Equity Compliance Certificate Now Valid For 12 Months

Global People Strategist

Simply defined, employment equity (EE) is the use of hiring policies that encourage fair representation of members of minority groups, women, or other people who suffer discrimination. The Act seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination and to promote the use of affirmative action measures.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend. Legal Compliance

What is EEO?

Workable

The basic EEO definition (or equal employment opportunity) is the idea that everyone should be treated fairly when they’re considered for various employment decisions (including hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, etc.). These exceptions of the EEO definition are bona fide qualifications (or “genuine occupational qualifications” in the UK) for a specific job. And, consider taking actions to combat overlooked types of discrimination, like age discrimination.

Lawmakers Taking Aim At NDAs In Sexual Harassment Cases

TLNT: The Business of HR

In the wake of #MeToo, federal and state lawmakers are searching for new ways to complement existing anti-discrimination laws and help eliminate harassment. HR News Legal - Compliance & Policies Sexual Discrimination Sexual Harassment Featured legal issues

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. And when harassment or discrimination does happen inside the walls of your business, prior compliance training will have already helped you meet your responsibilities and manage your liability as an employer. What should compliance training cover?

What the Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision Means For the Workplace

TLNT: The Business of HR

Prior to Friday’s ruling, two gay employees who work in the same state, for the same company, but who live in different states, could have different FMLA rights depending on the definition of marriage in the state in which each employee resides. Beware of discrimination.

DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule Implementation; Reduces Transition Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

The rule formalizing the extension, was published in the Federal Register on April 7, also delivered changes that significantly reduce compliance burdens during a transition period until January 1, 2018, when an amended BICE is expected to be in full effect.

What Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

Written policies help employees understand and comply with your expectations– and they can help you stay on the right side of compliance. They also make it easier for you and your management team to prevent discrimination and the complaints that may result. Written non-discrimination rules might also limit your liability in the event of a complaint, as you will have a record of your efforts to prevent discrimination. General Non-Discrimination Policy.

DOJ reverses course on Title VII protections for transgender persons

HR Daily Advisor

Justice Department’s (DOJ) new stance that transgender employees aren’t protected from discrimination under federal law. Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. The memo says nothing about sexual orientation discrimination. by Angela N. Johnson.

Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About

ScaleHRO

Federal Laws To understand the scope of many of the federal laws discussed below, employers need to know the definition of discrimination. In the context of employment law, discrimination means taking any adverse (or negative) action against an employee.

Illegal Interview Questions: What to Avoid

Stratus

One of the easiest ways to avoid costly errors when you don’t have a large HR team with experts that oversee compliance is to work with a professional HR outsourcing firm that will do this for you. They’re short, fast, free to watch, and definitely worth a look.

CalChamber Urges Agency to Withdraw Proposed Regulatory Amendments

HRWatchdog

FEHC’s latest changes on proposed regulations about harassment and discrimination prevention and training are up for public comments. Discrimination Harassment California Fair Employment and Housing Council FEHC gender expression gender identity proposed regulations sexual orientation

Essential Facts to Know Regarding Sexual Harassment Training

UpstartHR

With the current discussion surrounding sexual harassment and sexual allegations, it’s more important than ever for HR professionals to cover all the bases when it comes to compliance training. Oftentimes, HR is so focused on making sure everyone is aware of the true definition and circumstances of sexual harassment they don’t spend as much time explaining the breadth of the consequences of harassing someone. General Discrimination Harassment sponsor

Time-Sensitive Webinar on March 29 Applies to All California Employers

HRWatchdog

Since harassment is a major source of litigation in California, you’ll want to be absolutely clear on your compliance requirements. Live Webinar: Amended FEHA Discrimination & Harassment Regulations for April 1, 2016. Discrimination Harassment FEHA webinar

Are You Asking Illegal Questions During an Interview?

Stratus

Then a lawsuit shows up: candidate A claims you discriminated against her because she indicated she plans to have kids someday (remember asking her about her family?). Facebook learned this the hard way in 2013 when it settled a case with the State of California stemming from employments ads with a stated preference for college grads from the classes of 2007 or 2008 — definitely not something you want to do after your CEO publicly states that “young people are just smarter.”

Your coronavirus HR response plan: 10 things to know

Workable

First of all, compliance is key. Sure, you’re fine if you address this as a company looking to take care of employees, but as Katie Clarey warns in HR Dive , businesses need to take careful steps to avoid the slippery slope to discrimination.

The EEOC has a new Acting Chair. And employers should be doing a happy dance.

The Employer Handbook

According to this EEOC press release , Acting Chair Lipnic’s prior experience includes service as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, which oversaw the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Office of Labor Management Standards and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer

Workable

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against existing or potential employees based on protected characteristics, including: Race / color. It’s also illegal to discriminate against people who have complained about discrimination.

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) can be frightening – penalties for non-compliance can reach up to 4% of a company’s global revenue, or $22.5 14], Compliance Checklist for U.S. By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace

Insperity

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization. Legal compliance

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

Instead of traditional compliance training, which focuses solely on legal definitions and standards for liability, the new programs provide an exciting training alternative for harassment prevention conducted by EEOC Training Institute staff.

Why Employer Retaliation Poses Serious Risks In Today’s Workplaces

Astron Solutions

Compared to claims for sexual harassment or other discrimination claims, the legal threshold to prove a retaliatory act is very low. Jurors may be more hesitant to hold an employer liable in a discrimination case since they’d be required to find a company or manager was “sexist” or “racist.”.