6 Common Staffing Firm Compliance Issues to Minimize

Essium HRM

Staffing agencies have to meet a wide number of compliance expectations from both state and federal governments. They have to be sure candidates and employers are in following the law. Make sure that your firm is protecting itself from these common compliance issues.

Harassment Outside of Work? Employer Still Must Respond to Complaint

HRWatchdog

One of my supervisors just reported to me that they received complaints about harassment from a coworker but did not report them to us because the conduct occurred after work hours and the employees did not want to file “formal” complaints. No ‘Off the Record’.

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New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism

Trusaic

The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. With the expansion of potential employer liability, organizations should take note of the changes to ensure compliance.

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

Why is Workplace Harassment Training Important?

Helpside

Workplace harassment is an important human resources issue that has been getting more and more attention over the years. As an employer, it is your responsibility to create a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.

NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files

Zenefits

New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

HRWatchdog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. Employers must continue to provide training every two years thereafter.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The post How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties?

Google Settles $118 Million Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

It’s nothing out of the ordinary when big tech companies like Google make headlines. This time, however, the story is a little different, as the multinational technology giant is under fire for gender pay discrimination. In 2021, the tech company agreed to pay $2.5

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in California for Employees and Employers

Zenefits

California lawmakers take allegations of workplace sexual harassment seriously. California’s mandate that employers provide sexual harassment prevention training is a longstanding requirement. The Golden State has required sexual harassment prevention training since 2005.

Beyond Checking the Box: Sexual Harassment Training That Works

Grovo HR

Sexual Harassment prevention training has been widespread since the 1980s. But the rates of sexual harassment complaints have not gone down in the decades since. While many companies have some sort of sexual harassment prevention training and policy, that statement is quite dismal. “I’ve For decades, sexual harassment prevention training was treated as a check-the-box task for companies with little to no thought beyond that.

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To Save Compliance Training, Focus on Root Causes

Grovo HR

Across L&D, compliance is considered a necessary evil: the scourge of both employees and learning practitioners and an annual box to check for risk-averse company executives. Ask an employee, and they’ll say compliance training brings to mind 1980s-era harassment videos coupled with requirements to change your password every 90 days. It’s no wonder compliance training has come to be seen as something to dread by everyone involved.

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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. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

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.

Sexual Harassment Training on Grovo: A Comparison with New York State’s Model Training

Grovo HR

This law mandates that New York State employers must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees based in the state. Additionally, today is also the deadline for employers to update and publish their sexual harassment policies (we’ve put a guide together for you here ). With the training requirement going into effect today, we wanted to make sure that your organization is prepared not only on the policy side, but the training side as well.

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Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at $100 Million

Trusaic

Entertainment company Riot Games recently settled a multi-year-long gender discrimination class-action lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The remaining $20 million will be paid to plaintiff lawyers and any associated legal fees.

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. As a result, many organizations across industries are more aware of the risk of ethics and compliance violations, and the damaging consequences on their reputation, productivity, employee engagement, recruitment and retention and financial viability.

Compliance expert: Anti-sexual harassment training needs to start with this …

HR Morning

Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. . Here’s Hames, who advises corporate ethics and compliance programs, explaining why it’s so critical today — and how to build it into your company culture. Business leaders have the power – and responsibility – to prevent sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in the workplace, especially through their anti-sexual harassment training.

Mitigating Harassment

HRO Today

Over the past three years, Google, Ford Motor Company, 21st Century Fox, Bank of America, and the New York Knicks are among an exhausted list of companies that have experienced employment practice liability (EPL) lawsuits due to sexual harassment claims. Companies of all sizes can experience harassment or employment practice-related claims. Could the increase in claims be driven by the #MeToo movement? million from the 2017 fiscal year.

Regulatory & Compliance Trends

Affinity HR Group

Below are some major regulatory and compliance trends we are watching as well as some actions we recommend taking throughout the year. . Three states will also see corresponding increases to the exempt salary thresholds.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Keeping Your Small Business in Compliance

Helpside

There are many e mployment laws that small businesses have to keep track of in order to stay in compliance. Not staying in compliance can hurt your business and your employees. Because of this, you need to be aware of the different employment laws that affect your company.

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute

Precheck

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute Apr. The 23rd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute gathered more than 3,000 healthcare compliance professionals in Boston, Massachusetts last week. The Compliance Institute offers the opportunity to learn about the latest developments and priorities from regulators, and this year’s event was no exception. The OIG’s Lesson on Innovation.

Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes

Trusaic

Employers within the state now face a deluge of new obligations which, if mishandled, could result in steep penalties. In an earlier post, Trusaic highlighted the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law which took effect January 1, 2021.

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.

HR 101: The ABCs of Sexual Harassment

Zenefits

Sexual harassment has been a form of unlawful discrimination in the United States since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment, as we understand it today, wasn’t outlined specifically in the landmark legislation. Answer to see the results.

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. Most of us know this as the EEOC laws. We know that discrimination is a “bad” thing, but unfortunately discrimination, both intended and unintended, still occurs. You must know the definitions.

What is Disparate Treatment? Discrimination in the Workplace

Zenefits

The U.S. Department of Labor prohibits discriminatory employment practices through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Disparate treatment is a legal term used by EEOC to describe intentional discrimination in the workplace. What are the protected classes?

Top 5 Compliance Concerns for Remote Employees

Tandem HR

After you’ve determined which roles are eligible for flexible work arrangements, consider the impact of federal, state, and local laws to protect your company against litigation or fines. We’ve put together a remote employee compliance checklist. Discrimination.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. The goal?

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

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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

How to Use the EEOC to Help Guide your Company Anti-Discrimination Policies

Zenefits

Employers are required to maintain a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. At the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires all businesses with 15 or more employees to prevent and prohibit discrimination. How can the EEOC help?

Why You Should Take All Harassment Complaints Seriously

TLNT: The Business of HR

When I conduct anti-harassment training for supervisors, one of the points I stress is that all complaints of harassment and discrimination — no matter how minor — must be taken seriously. Legal - Compliance & Policies Racial Discrimination legal issues

Which States Require Sexual Harassment Training?

EverFi - HR

Do you need to know how sexual harassment prevention legislation will affect your business? A new legislative landscape and a desire to stay out of a potential harassment spotlight are forcing employers to rethink their sexual harassment prevention strategy. Get The Report.

The Complete HR Compliance Glossary

Zenefits

Depending on your background, compliance can be one of those words that sends shivers of terror down your spine. Below you’ll find a glossary of several HR-related terms that are used when anyone is talking about HR compliance. This regulation is managed through the HHS.

6 less recognized forms of harassment or discrimination

Insperity

Many businesses leaders, managers and co-workers fail to appreciate subtle or less aggressive behaviors that others can perceive as harassment, discrimination or the creation of a hostile work environment. How can you, the leader, avoid situations that may choke productivity or get individuals and the company into legal hot water? Plus, humans often use humor as a cover for hostility or for creating an in-crowd vs. “the others” feeling in a group.

Are you weakening your workplace culture with compliance lapses?

Culture University

If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with the expression, “Do as I say, not as I do.” It’s not much different in the workplace. The negative impact across your culture and brand may go far beyond any court costs.

A Single Incident of Harassment or Discrimination Can Subject Employers to Legal Liability

Zenefits

The plaintiff, Anthony J. The court threw out most of the claims. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (5th Cir) reinstated the plaintiff’s allegation. The New Orleans-based company owners did not respond to a request for comment.