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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.

Ask an HR Expert: Anti Harassment Training in IL

Tandem HR

Today’s question is: What are the new requirements in 2020 for harassment training in the state of Illinois? Prior to this, there were no regulations requiring consistent training. It was recommended that a business provide the training once every two years.

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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. Even though behavior that might be considered sexual harassment might seem rather obvious in this day and age, it’s often more nuanced than most employees might consider. More Males Report Sexual Harassment Than Females.

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

OmegaHR Solutions

I have come across a number of “must-know” lists in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps this is an artifact of the time of year, getting a fresh start phenomenon. These are the things that I think all good professionals must know. Anti-discrimination.

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?

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!

Workplace sexual harassment: what it is and how to combat it

Insperity

Growing public conversations around workplace sexual harassment highlight a harrowing reality: It’s both widespread and frequently mishandled. How do you discern the difference between harassment and conduct that is merely inappropriate? Defining workplace sexual harassment.

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. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Sexual harassmentthe subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action. Need to learn more?

Connecticut Expanded Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Goes into Effect Oct. 1

Zenefits

More employers will be required to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to all employees starting October 1, 2019. Also under the new law any employer with 3 or more employees must provide 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all employees, not just supervisors.

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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. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training.

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

HRWatchdog

These amendments go into effect April 1, 2016, and reinforce state law that it’s an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and harassing conduct. Register online or call (800) 331-8877 for more information.

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. However, the proposed regulations go further than the intended stated purpose and create additional confusion for employers.

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.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

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. And so the hashtag was born.

Reminder: Significant FEHA Amendments Effective April 1

HRWatchdog

These amendments go into effect April 1, 2016, and reinforce state law that it’s an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and harassing conduct. Discrimination Harassment CFRA FEHA PDL regulations

DOJ reverses course on Title VII protections for transgender persons

HR Daily Advisor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum announcing the U.S. Justice Department’s (DOJ) new stance that transgender employees aren’t protected from discrimination under federal law. Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. In 1989, the U.S.

Report highlights employers’ biggest concerns: ACA, new bias claims and OT regs

HR Morning

Just a few small concerns like the new overtime rules, a likely increase in bias claims based on sexual orientation, the Affordable Care Act and the threat of workplace violence. . Those are the takeaways from the 2016 Executive Employer Survey from Littler, the giant employment law firm. Although respondents completed the survey in the weeks prior to the release of the final rule, 65% had already conducted audits to identify affected employees.

Why Employer Retaliation Poses Serious Risks In Today’s Workplaces

Astron Solutions

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, you might be under the impression that sexual harassment claims are the primary area of concern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing federal employee protection laws.

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

Fostering a Respectful Workplace: Transgender Education Trainings

Zenefits

“Leadership is the most important element for change, and that includes fostering workplaces that have an inclusive culture and that enhance cross-cultural awareness and skills through communication, training, and education. This is the starting point for any meaningful change in creating fair workplaces.” ” — Freada Kapor Klein, Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. The employer provides safe doorstep transportation to and from the workplace.

10 Things Employers Must Know About Their Policies and Agreements

TLNT: The Business of HR

Knowing the do’s and don’ts is the first step to success. Test yourself to see if you can correctly answer the below 10 questions and learn more about the developing law governing employer policies and procedures. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the EEOC in EEOC v.

The EEOC’s new priorities: 5 emerging workplace issues to watch

Insperity

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan through the year 2021, which outlines its priorities for the coming years. In this plan, one of the areas of focus is a grouping the agency refers to as “emerging and developing workplace issues” – an ever-evolving subject, which can be challenging to navigate. Discrimination against those with disabilities. Protecting LGBT from discrimination based on sex.

How To Avoid Common Mistakes When Handling an EEOC Complaint

Insperity

The best way to avoid charges of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or other fair employment practices agencies is to proactively establish consistent employment practices and policies that spell out the expectations for workplace interactions and communications. Providing awareness training for employees and managers should also be a top priority. Follow the EEOC’s rules closely. Discrimination can be costly.

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) back in November 2016. The law goes into effect May 15th, 2017. For instance, in 2014, the Freelancers Union discovered that 50% of reported freelancers had trouble collecting payments owed for their work.

What Employers Need to Know About Wrongful Termination Claims

Zenefits

When a claim or lawsuit is filed against an employer for wrongful termination, they can expect to bear the full weight of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the justice system. Primarily, applicable regulations are anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws.

15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

LifeSpeak

Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. This is a significant missed opportunity for the other 43%, because the same survey found that “ 67% of job seekers believe diversity is an important factor when considering companies and job offers.” While workplaces are definitely improving, a lot of ingrained ignorance remains to be undone. The more diverse your panel, the better.

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.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

Insubordination in the workplace: Managing misconduct

Business Management Daily

Even the best-run business can have problem employees. Others may bring problems at home into the workplace. Managers must resist both the impulse to overreact and the temptation to ignore the defiant behavior. has given the employee an order.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. When it comes to legal compliance, tailor-made is always best. Purpose of the handbook. Driving for the company.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. When it comes to legal compliance, tailor-made is always best. Purpose of the handbook. Driving for the company.

The Role of HR in Risk Management

Paycor

Wage and Hour Penalties Pay Equity Harassment Policy Termination. Yet day to day, you step carefully, balancing the complexities of the workplace. We love to talk to HR professionals about their strategic goals – for inspiration, check out Unlock the True Power of HR.