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Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. 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. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs? Employers do, however, have several obligations worth mentioning under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

New employment laws to watch in 2020


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. Change at the federal level: White-collar exemption rules. Pay equity laws.


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

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

Fine, Be a Bigot


It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!” I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. Likewise, employees should receive rights and benefits similar to those in similar circumstances.

Expanding Your Business – 9 Things You Need to Know

Tandem HR

However, have you considered the employer and employee elements? Additionally, 14 states and the District of Columbia contain cities and counties that also impose an income tax. You will need to be educated on the differences and establish an accurate tracking system. The rules are complicated, and the penalties for noncompliance are severe. Employment laws: Every state has its own set of employment laws.

HR’s Role in Dealing with Office Misconduct

Astron Solutions

Every night on the news, it seems like more stories of workplace harassment are coming to light. In this issue of Astronology® , we take a look at the current challenge of harassment in the workforce. Traditionally speaking, the Human Resources department serves six main functions : Recruitment: Advertise job postings, source candidates, screen applicants, conduct preliminary interviews, and coordinate hiring efforts.

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. While you can probably get away with a less-than-defined HR strategy as a startup, these policies, procedures and strategies can determine your fate as the business grows. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

HR Advice for Small and Medium Businesses

HR Partner

Most small and many medium sized businesses have to figure out the Human Resources side of business as they go along. . We surveyed hundreds of HR consultants to find out the most crucial HR advice for small and medium businesses that they most frequently find themselves giving.

Why I’m a management-side lawyer

Ohio Employer's Law

Every now and again it’s worth pulling a post out of the archives for a rerun. Today, I look all the way back to April 15, 2008, for one of these reruns, to answer the question—. In a perfect world, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment wouldn’t exist. But they do, and companies, even those with the best of intentions, run afoul of the complexities of our myriad employment laws.

3 proven ways PEOs keep your business momentum going strong


Having time to focus on the vital revenue-generating responsibilities of running your business can seem like a never ending challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day administrative tasks that it takes to keep your business running and lose sight of your moneymaking initiatives. Here are three ways a PEO can help keep you from getting side-tracked and support you in making your business the best it can be. Help keep you in compliance. High employee turnover.

WIRTW #371 (the “no more pencils…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The bus picks them up and drops them off, period. So, we’ve spent the past two weeks dropping off and picking up at camp (which, for me, is 45 minutes from work, without traffic). How do other employees, and their employers, cope with this seasonal time-management dance? Here is Help for Employers Managing the Fallout. — via Employment Law Watch. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on their “special” day). Employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not a one-off to-do to check off your corporate calendar. The DOL’s Model FMLA Forms Expired Just Days Ago.

WIRTW #411 (the “Green Day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The show is called “Nerds vs. Punks”, whch pits two of 1994 greatest albums against each other, Weezer’s Blue Album and Green Day’s Dookie. Here’s a 15-second sneak peak of what you’ll see at Brother’s Lounge on the afternoons of May 14/15. The Answer May Be Changing — via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters Seth Meyers: Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws Undermine “Concept of Self” — via TVLine Does Sexual Harassment Training Lead Men To Blame The Victims? —

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WIRTW #460 (the “my favorite week of the year” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

This week is my favorite week of the year, because five nights from now I’ll be standing front and center at the Beachland Ballroom watching the Old 97’s. I can’t wait to hear live for the first time most of their latest release, Graveyard Whistling , including this destined to be classic, “ Jesus Loves You ”. Come see what all the fuss is about. Tickets are only $20 , and, for now are still available, but will sell out before the lights dim Wednesday night.

WIRTW #486 (the “all apologies” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Accused of sexual harassment? Thankfully, the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator has you covered. As the father of daughters, I am deeply ashamed (but not “sorry” because that means I’m guilty of something). At the time I believed that my sociopathic manipulation of the 22-year-old in my office was consensual, and of course now I realize my behavior was wrong. Here’s what I read the past two weeks: Discrimination. Afraid you may be a sexual harasser?

Diversity rising up the Agenda ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. Employee Engagement Zingers. Employee Engagement Strategy: What’s Your Story? The New (Social) HR. Gamification - thats the name of the game HR. Diversity rising up the Agenda.

WIRTW #396 (the “walking dead”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

I love the creativity of children, mine or otherwise. Donovan can’t recall which of his bandmates came up with the name for his Rock 101 band (performing two free shows at the Music Box Super Club — Jan. There are bands everywhere that wish they had thought of the name first. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Did Bill Clinton “sexually harass” Monica Lewinsky? via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #495 (the “guns” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Just skip down to the links, or come back on Monday, or don’t come back at all (although the latter is a bit closed-minded). The solution starts with a conversation about universal background checks for all owners of firearms, mandatory waiting periods, and bans on assault weapons. Eliminating all guns, however, isn’t the solution. But do you know what else isn’t part of the solution? I do not want guns around the American workplace, period.

WIRTW #455 (the “God’s not in the restaurant biz” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Two years ago I reported on a lawsuit the DOL filed against Akron, Ohio, televangelist Ernest Angley, alleging he employed unpaid volunteers in his church’s for-profit buffet restaurant. The judgment is in, and it’s not good news for Mr. Angley. District Judge Benita Pearson, in a scathing opinion [pdf] , has ordered him and his church to pay employees more than $388,000 in damages (half for unpaid wages and half for liquidated damages). HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #462 (the “those were the days” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Who else gets a shout-out from the stage in the middle of a concert ? I can only assume she’s learning and will pay it all back when she’s famous some day. Mother’s Day Employment Law Quiz! via Robin Shea's Employment & Labor Insider. Discrimination Complaints Against Frontier Airlines by Employee Moms Mount — You Offered Her the Job, She’s Pregnant. The Emplawyerologist. HR & Employee Relations.