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Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

It’s a brand-new decade, and employment law changes are occurring at a breakneck speed right alongside technological innovation. Trends and best practices in employment law have evolved dramatically in recent years, and it can be hard for HR practitioners to keep up.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. Most organizations will define their employment policies in an employee handbook or manual , a job application or contract.

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FREE WEBINAR and CLE: “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable” [June 6, 2018, 2-3 pm EDT]

The Employer Handbook

The session, entitled “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable,” features an all-star panel of lawyers* and will explore each federal agency’s current compliance environment, enforcement priorities, practical guidelines for navigating difficult compliance issues and best practices. To register, visit the link below: Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable.

FREE WEBINAR and CLE: “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable” [June 6, 2018, 2-3 pm EDT]

The Employer Handbook

The session, entitled “Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable,” features an all-star panel of lawyers* and will explore each federal agency’s current compliance environment, enforcement priorities, practical guidelines for navigating difficult compliance issues and best practices. To register, visit the link below: Check-In: EEOC, DOL and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable.

Announcing “The Employment Law Year in Review” Webinar

Ohio Employer's Law

Do you enjoy webinars? Do you have an affinity for six of the internet’s top labor and employment law and HR bloggers coming together to present said webinar? Register now for our one-hour recap of all the big employment-law and HR-compliance news of 2017, along with some practical tips to help you prepare your workplace for 2018.

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017

Ceridian

As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Below is a summary of the important compliance issues along with highlights of where changes took place over the course of the year. Fair Scheduling Laws. In 2017, many cities passed employee scheduling laws, also called “fair workweek”, “secure”, or “predictable” scheduling rules. state to pass a statewide scheduling law.

True to Form, Our I-9 Webinar Fills You in

HRWatchdog

Live webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets or smartphones. When hiring any employee, employers are required by federal immigration law to verify that person’s identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. When subject to one of these inspections, California employers must comply with posting and notice requirements under our state’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act, in effect since January 1, 2018. Anti-discrimination protections.

Roadmap to Better HR Compliance

CIC Plus

As employment laws and regulations increase, so does your risk of penalties for non-compliance. Staying compliant with federal, state, and local laws and regulations requires work. There’s no, “Sorry, we didn’t know that” when it comes to working with agencies, laws, policies, and other suppose-to’s. Instead, read on for some tips and approaches for keeping in the know when it comes to all the moving parts for HR compliance. At-Will employment.

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

HRWatchdog

Employers take note: after months of public comment and revisions, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council adopted amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations. 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 FEHA webinar

Eric’s Wild-n-Crazy HR-Compliance Road Show – Coming atcha!

The Employer Handbook

And I’ll teach you a thing or two about employment law. Two days later, on October 4, I’m presenting an update on the significant changes in 2018 in NJ employment law (e.g., Plus, I’m teaming up with Michael Murphy of Murphy Law Group, LLC to give audience members an inside look into what boxes Mike is trying to check when one of your current or former employees calls him to become his newest client and sue your company.

Chaos Around COVID-19 May Have Caused You to Miss These 8 New Compliance Laws

Goodhire

But despite our unusual, unprecedented circumstances and new way of operating our businesses, there are compliance laws going into effect that you, as employers, need to know about to mitigate risk to your business. Federal Laws & Regulations. State & Local Laws.

The woman who worked for a sex-toy store has … wait for it … a sex-plus claim.

The Employer Handbook

On most days, I blog for you, my readers, to educate you on new legal issues and to keep you ahead of the HR-compliance curve. If you haven’t signed up for “ The Best-Ever Year-End Employment Law Review that Five Employment Law Bloggers Have Ever Presented ,” you need to fix that so that you can attend the webinar from 12-1 pm ET. ” After getting fired, Thelma then sues for sex discrimination.

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. In order to create a culture of respect in the workplace, companies need to prevent, recognize and act on all forms of discrimination and harassment and foster diversity and inclusion.

Pregnancy Accommodation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

HR Daily Advisor

The EEOC claimed the company had discriminated against pregnant workers by subjecting them to different working conditions—and also told the workers they would not have been hired had the company known about their pregnancies. Even if you have no intention of discriminating, employee pregnancies can be tricky from a legal standpoint. Even experienced HR professionals have trouble striking an appropriate balance between sensitivity and legal compliance.

Preventing Whistleblowers in the Workplace: OSHA Expands the Rights of Whistleblowers

HR Daily Advisor

In part one of this article, we focused on how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has become more aggressive in its whistleblower enforcement efforts. Together, the EEOC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have recently taken steps to make it easier for employees to demonstrate that an employer acted with retaliatory intent. Recommendations for Employers. Employers should document and maintain the training on such policies.

Severance Pay Basics and Policy Considerations

HR Daily Advisor

Severance benefits are payments made to employees upon termination of employment caused by events that are beyond their control, such as workforce reductions, plant closings, company takeovers, and mergers. Severance benefits are sometimes offered to encourage early retirement or voluntary resignation, or to discourage terminated employees from suing an employer. Severance benefits are not required by federal law and are required only by a handful of states.

Careful, California’s Made Considerable Changes to the Hiring Process

HRWatchdog

In fact, California has stricter protections for job applicants than federal laws do — even more so since January 1, 2018. No business wants to open itself to a costly discrimination lawsuit. California employers should be aware of recent changes to their hiring practices in 2018,” says Erika Frank, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber executive vice president of legal affairs. California’s new ban-the-box law and similar local ordinances. Hiring webinar

What I have for you today is even better than a Bryan Colangelo post-mortem!

The Employer Handbook

of Wolters Kluwer moderated a webinar entitled Check-In: EEOC, DOL, and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Social Media and the Workplace Unions (labor relations) Wage and HourImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link]. My thorough rundown of all things Bryan Colangelo will have to wait until next week when I serve as a guest contributor to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

What I have for you today is even better than a Bryan Colangelo post-mortem!

The Employer Handbook

of Wolters Kluwer moderated a webinar entitled Check-In: EEOC, DOL, and NLRB Compliance—A Labor and Employment Law Roundtable. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Social Media and the Workplace Unions (labor relations) Wage and HourImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link]. My thorough rundown of all things Bryan Colangelo will have to wait until next week when I serve as a guest contributor to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camps

HRWatchdog

Space is filling up fast for the one-day, topic-packed seminars focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination, presented by the California Chamber of Commerce. CalChamber’s employment law experts (your personal HR trainers) explain and provide compliance information for these core fundamentals: Register Now! Discrimination and harassment prevention. McGeorge School of Law. Erika Pickles , employment law counsel and HR adviser.

I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news

The Employer Handbook

The good news is that I get to play an 80’s rock ballad ( youtube , Spotify ) as I share with you the bad news that, by the time you read this post, you’re most likely SOL for signing up for “The Employment Law Year in Review,” a free webinar on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST. That’s right, my dudes! I started advertising the webinar on Monday and, just like that, buh-bye to 1000 attendee slots. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

Top 10 Legal HR Questions For Navigating Through and Out of The Coronavirus Crisis, Answered?

Intoo USA

Changing employment laws. To get answers for our HR community during this uncertain period, we spoke with Kayvan Iradjpanah , attorney and shareholder at labor and employment law firm Littler. Are there legal concerns with temperature checks employers should be aware of?

11 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Civility Partners

In addition to the list below, I also suggest attending a webinar I’m doing with an employment law attorney on April 1 at 9 am Pacific. We’ll be talking about the compliance and culture related to flexible work schedules. We’ll see you at the webinar on April 1!

CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence

HRWatchdog

California employers will find clarity and guidance about the state’s complex leaves of absence policies at the August 18 seminar hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce. Then California has unique and rather complicated leave laws, such as paid sick leave. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused — and with good reason. McGeorge School of Law. Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Register now!

Which Employer Mandates Are on Trump’s Chopping Block?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama. New pay reporting requirements and the overtime rules almost certainly are doomed, as are new requirements for contractors, attorneys from Fortney & Scott predicted during a recent webinar. Labor and Employment Specifics. When it comes to labor and employment, we’re beginning to get a sense of his specific agenda,” Fortney said.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #1

Biddle Consulting

Session Title: Doing Right, The Right Way: Making Lawful Race, Gender & Ethnicity Considerations. In this fast-paced and interactive presentation, OFCCP compliance experts Candee Chambers and John C. Fox will discuss how to lawfully take race, gender and ethnicity into account when making hiring and promotion decisions, lay out the pathway to “do right, the right way”, and also demystify the distinction between required Affirmative Action and voluntary diversity.

Conducting Individualized Assessment as Part of the Adverse Action Process

Sterling Check

When a company uses a job candidate’s background information to deny employment, they must comply with federal and state laws that protect the applicant from discrimination. One possible outcome of a background screening report is that an employer takes adverse action when choosing to deny employing a candidate based on the findings of the report. Employment or character references and any other information regarding fitness for the particular position.

WIRTW #369 (the “see me, hear me”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

On June 10, at 2 pm, I’m presenting a webinar on how to create a safer, OSHA-compliant workplace , for HRdirect. On June 16, at noon, I’m presenting a webinar on OSHA compliance and workplace safety , for the West LegalEdcenter. On June 17, at 1 pm, I’m part of a panel webinar on the NLRB’s new “quickie” election rules , for Strafford. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Flexibility and Job Satisfaction: Are Employers Listening? —

Do You Play Favorites at Work? You Should.

HR Daily Advisor

I’m talking about things like discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, and so forth, as well as retaliation against workers who blow the whistle on wrongdoing. Jennifer Carsen, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications, focusing on benefits compliance. and practiced in the Labor & Employment Department at Sidley & Austin, LLP in Chicago.

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. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the webinars live, feel free to watch them on-demand. To view the entire webinar and gain more insights from Jennifer McClure, click here. Labor law expert and attorney Julie R. The Art of Compliance.

401(k) 101: A Benefit for Employers and Employees Alike

HR Daily Advisor

In this article, we’ll look at some of the key benefits 401(k)s provide to both employees and employers, as well as some important practical considerations. Although CODAs have existed in various forms for many years, federal law did not officially recognize them until 1978, when Congress added Section 401(k) to the Internal Revenue Code. 401(K) Advantages to Employers. and practiced in the Labor & Employment Department at Sidley & Austin, LLP in Chicago.