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New employment laws to watch in 2020

Insperity

Every new year brings new employment laws, and 2020 is no different. There are some big changes employers need to know about at the federal, state and local levels. Many of those new rules have 2020 deadlines that employers must comply with. Pay equity laws.

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. Today’s employment laws tend to be driven by perceptions of what’s fair to workers. Diversity. Regulatory compliance

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Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Workplace diversity is a hot topic. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs?

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. Employment Decisions.

Why creating a culture of HR compliance could reduce risk

Insperity

While you can never shield yourself from every negative outcome, creating a culture of HR compliance can protect you and your company from many common business risks. That’s where a culture of HR compliance comes in. For more grave or gratuitous offenses, employers can also be jailed.

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. b) Working conditions requirements for employers. Current Affairs Global Complianc

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?

Harassment and Discrimination: Are You Doing Enough in this Ever-Changing Landscape of New Laws?

Silkroad

2018 was a banner year for changes in legislation regarding corporate harassment training, making it more important than ever for companies to foster a respectful workplace, specifically regarding in harassment, discrimination, and diversity.

Voluntary Self-Identification: Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Federal law requires many employers to track applicant demographic data and report it to the federal government. Reporting may be imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), for example.

Is Your Company in a State with LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws?

Zenefits

Until recently, it was legal (and fairly commonplace) for employers to refuse to hire a person because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. Thanks to state and federal LGBTQ non-discrimination laws , that practice is dying out. What Are LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have LGBTQ non-discrimination laws. And employment agencies are prohibited from discriminating in job referrals or interviewing.

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?

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

When Can You Say No to Religious Garb in the Workplace?

HR Daily Advisor

Though that might seem logical from a safety perspective, managers need to concern themselves with a discrimination and compliance perspective as well. Employment Law attorneys' fees lawsuits managers religious beliefs

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Even though antiharassment efforts are a priority in human resources circles, recent revelations about the actions of some high-profile executives are likely to cause employers to ask the question, “Are we doing enough?”. Berg calls the Weinstein scandal a wakeup call to employers.

Bringing ‘Mad Men’ Into the Modern Era

HRExecutive

government will need to comply with modernized rules when it comes to sex discrimination in the workplace. According to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s fact sheet, the revisions will bring the “guidelines from the ‘Mad Men’ era to the modern era,” as well as protect women and men from discrimination on the job. Yet, there is more work that lies ahead to eradicate sex discrimination.

Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You

HRchitect

Acquiring new talent in your organization requires you to navigate around laws regarding discrimination, confidentiality of candidate information and a fiscal responsibility to your organization through timely hires and adherence to salary expectations. Compliance.

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. A major area of focus for the EEOC is employer leave policies that haven’t been updated to align with its position on leave as a reasonable accommodation.

Stay Compliant With Hiring Laws As Your Workforce Grows

ApplicantStack

As part of the settlement, the EEOC ordered Bass to proactively increase diversity hiring. Hiring laws should be taken as seriously as, well…a $10 million check. Why Do Business Owners Violate Hiring Laws? But plenty of employers are penalized every year. million.

Federal Appeals Court Holds Transgender Employees are Protected Under Title VII

HR Daily Advisor

Can an employer have religious objections to continuing a transgender employee’s employment? Delores complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which took up her case. The Court held that was discrimination based on sex.

EEOC Issues National Origin Guidance

HRWatchdog

California also has strict rules prohibiting national origin discrimination. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination. Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

In the now two-year wake of the #MeToo movement, these state laws make up a smaller part of the ongoing redirection of discussions surrounding workplace culture and safety. More organizations are beginning to use videos are part of compliance training. Effective Jan.

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

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. With nearly 700,000 people being released from jail and prison every year, employers are more open to hiring the formerly incarcerated. Having this information allows the employer to evaluate risks and make the best and most informed hiring decision.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Industry thought leaders and subject matter experts will be presenting at the BCGi Summit: Striving for Diversity: Sure It’s Required…But It’s The Right Thing To Do! Session Title: Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

Just as recently, I learned about the passage of a new employment law in the state of Massachusetts that bans employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history prior to offering the individual a job. Reconciling Individual Rights & Employer Interests.

How to holiday-proof your company policies and practices

Insperity

But some employers may find that the winter months bring unique questions as they try to create an inclusive, fair work environment for their diverse staff. However, today’s workplace is more diverse than ever, requiring extra sensitivity when it comes to planning these occasions. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) , “An employee cannot be forced to participate (or not participate) in a religious activity as a condition of employment.”.

ADEA Basics

HR Daily Advisor

What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and are you in compliance? Here’s what it does: It prohibits employers with 20 or more full-time employees from discriminating against anyone who is 40 years old or older. Tips to Stay in ADEA Compliance.

An Employer Toolkit for Reasonable Accommodation

HR Daily Advisor

The contents of the toolkit’s “drawers” and other suggestions for reasonable accommodation were presented by Lou Orslene, a codirector at JAN and Deb Dagit, founder of Deb Dagit Diversity and former Chief Diversity Officer at Merck.

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

Insperity

Here’s why: It’s the story of your company’s interaction with each employee, from the start to end of employment. It’s your assurance that you’re in compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. Compliance with office policies.

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary

Paycor

More than 18,000 people registered for Paycor’s two-day online Rise Web Summit, held in February, where industry experts offered advice on all things HR, from employee engagement to hot button compliance issues. Labor law expert and attorney Julie R. The Art of Compliance.

Dress code policy: 8 tips to address workplace grooming

Insperity

This is key to help you avoid discrimination issues , i.e., one thing for men and another for women. Keep up with evolving laws and trends. Employment laws are constantly evolving. As such, it’s critical for your business to stay current about changes and updates to applicable employer-related laws and trends. When it comes to government-related HR issues, even unintentional non-compliance can cost you big.

Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

HR Daily Advisor

Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas. Recent Joint-Employer Test—National Labor Relations Board.

Addressing workplace grooming policy issues: 8 tips

Insperity

This is key to help you avoid discrimination issues , i.e., one thing for men and another for women. Keep up with evolving laws and trends. Employment laws are constantly evolving. On an annual basis, make sure all employees review your employment policies and guidelines.