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Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

If middle child Jan Brady from the TV show the Brady Bunch were an HR manager, she’d scream “Retaliation, Retaliation, Retaliation!” neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. However, she didn’t address any of the accusations made against her.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

HR Morning

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.

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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. Employer Response.

Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

HR Daily Advisor

With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Training Checklist. The law now specifically delegates authority to the MDOL to enforce its requirements.

Keeping up to date on 6 critical HR activities

HR Morning

How can you find the information you need to be sure you’re compliant with changes in relevant laws and regulations? Remember, hiring is HR’s greatest responsibility and the source of greatest value to any organization. Also look for law firm blogs, articles and other resources.

Employment Law: 3 Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer is underestimating the importance of compliance with employment laws. The cost of being audited and found in non-compliance may be more than your business can bear. And if you think that you’re not affected by most laws and regulations because of the number of employees you have, think again. Let’s look at three of the most common compliance mistakes.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business


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. Be sure to document everything.

Arbitrary maximum leave policy, disability discrimination costs retailer $8.6 million

HR Morning

Think the feds aren’t serious about enforcing laws against disability discrimination? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the consent decree, which was approved by U.S. post documentation related to this settlement.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business


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. Legal Compliance

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. Harassment.

I have a copy of the EEOC’s ‘top secret, classified, confidential’* priorities for 2020. Want to see it?

The Employer Handbook

And by ‘top secret, classified, confidential,’ I mean readily available from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s publicly accessible website ( here ). 2 – Continuing to Provide Robust Compliance Assistance.

Lessons Learned from Uber’s HR Nightmare


A recent blog post from a former Uber engineer is an HR nightmare, with allegations of harassment, sexism, discrimination and power struggles in what she details as “a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story.” Fowler was offered to either switch teams or face a likely “poor performance review” from this manager, for which the HR rep insisted would not be considered retaliation if she chose to stay.

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer


Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. But if it seems like it’s harder to run an organization now than in the past, your perceptions are correct. Compliance and risk management. Compliance requirements change as a company grows. Regulatory compliance

Attention NYC Employers: Family Planning Now Protected Under NYC Human Rights Law


Important Compliance Notice For New York City Employers. The New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) was expanded to include protections for family planning decisions. The law became effective May 20, 2019. NOTE: It does not require covered employers to provide specific reproductive health benefits. You will need to update all equal employment opportunity (EEOC) notices and policies. Revise: Employment applications.

3 ways to avoid restricting employees’ access to the legal system


It’s never easy for employees to report discrimination, harassment or retaliation. But it becomes even more difficult when additional barriers are created by employers. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021. Preserving and protecting employees’ access to the legal system is one of six focus areas in this plan. The EEOC frowns upon this. Stay in compliance.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


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. In this instance, the manager may have discriminated against the applicant based on age.

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


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. Here are five areas employers should watch carefully as they start their new year.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence


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.

Disability Discrimination: I Can See Clearly Now, My Job Is Gone

HR Daily Advisor

In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that an employee who claimed he was terminated for discriminatory reasons based on his disability was laid off for legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons in a reduction in force (RIF).

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.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time


Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training. Maintaining Compliance.

How many things can you find wrong with this picture?

The Employer Handbook

Last night, I found the employment law equivalent from this recent Sixth Circuit opinion. [ tl;dr: A colossal series of HR-compliance gaffes leads to a whopper of a jury verdict against the employer, which includes an award of punitive damages.].

What to Include in an Employee Handbook

Patriot Software

Consider covering the following while creating your employee handbook. Your welcome section should give a brief introduction to your business and set the tone for the handbook. Employment laws. Time off policy.

Disability Discrimination: Terminated Cancer Survivor’s ADA Claim Fails, Part 1

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. The cancer has been in remission since 1999. In 2005, she took the position of senior patient services specialist and again communicated her disability to her hiring supervisor. Willow disputed the accuracy of the complaints. The correct distance is 2 feet.

4 HR Technology Trends that Affect Your Business


Technology has changed the world as we know it, and as other industries and departments have evolved accordingly, so too has human resources. A strong HR department is essential to every business, and the advent of new tech often promises vast improvements to the field.

EEOC Releases Guidance on Mental Health Conditions

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions.

Lurking Business Litigation: 4 Things You Can’t Afford to Ignore


Add to that the hundreds of ever-changing federal and state employment laws that you’re expected to comply with and your head may be spinning. And overlooking these regulations or not following the proper protocol can lead to costly litigation and penalties. While questions regarding these laws are endless, here are four areas you need to pay close attention to. Ensuring that departing employees are paid according to timelines set by state law.

Opening an Office in Another State? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions


If the market seems right and the resources seem available, most growth-minded business owners like you would explore expanding operations into a new state, given the chance. But at the same time, you’re not new to the challenges of being an entrepreneur. You’ve learned to pay attention to every little detail, because small oversights can easily turn into big problems that threaten the stability of your business down the road.

13 HR Conferences to check out in Q1 2020


We wanted to run through 10 great HR conferences in Q1 of next year that you’ll want to put on the calendar (and start convincing your boss to allocate $$$ to): HCI 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference. Where does the automation end and human actions start?

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace Costs Employers

HR Daily Advisor

It’s no secret that discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims based on disability cost employers plenty—and it’s not just the dollars awarded in damages (although, admittedly, some jury awards are eye-popping). It’s the expense of litigation.

ADEA Basics

HR Daily Advisor

What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and are you in compliance? The ADEA has been around since 1967. 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.

Does Free Speech Exist in the Workplace?


The First Amendment protects our right to free speech. Among legal scholars and the general public, the firing rekindled a nationwide debate on whether the First Amendment applies to the workplace. Did Google act within its rights as an employer? Read on to learn what federal and state employment laws say on the matter. As long as the termination does not violate an existing federal or state law, it’s perfectly legal.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Pay equity is getting more attention in the media, and as the public becomes more aware of the pay gap issue, employees are raising questions internally with employers, according to Joseph Beachboard and Lara de Leon of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

The Employee Handbook—Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Not only does this document serve as a means to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities but it also acts as a reference guide for all employer policies. Policies concerning the use of employer-provided equipment and software.

5 Harsh Realities of HR Pro to HR-preneur


You’ve decided to take off your Corporate HR hat and strike out on your own as a consultant, speaker or trainer. I remember the first time I went into an organization to facilitate a training session. The last place on earth they want to be is sitting through your training.

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary


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. The Future of HR. Know the business. The Art of Compliance.