Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

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Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Are you confident you’re in compliance? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices.

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.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is absolutely essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. These may cover sick, family or other time off.

Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

HRWatchdog

and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. To learn more or to secure your seat, click here or call (800) 331-8877. The cost is $199.00 ($159.20

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. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

HRWatchdog

CalChamber’s new white paper explains important changes to employment law. It’s already been a busy 2016 for employers, with lots of action from the California Legislature, federal and state agencies, local governments and our courts. Discrimination and Harassment.

Oregon Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. To deal with the death of a family member.

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. How does the law define religious observances or beliefs?

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

How the Latest Employment Law Changes Affect Your Company

Synergy

Each day, news outlets reveal yet another story about a new law that affects hiring, employee management, or HR in general. Whether it’s merely a debate, a formal proposal, or the passage of actual legislation, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Spotlight on Harassment Grows.

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations. At-Will Employment.

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.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

Ask the Attorney: Unused vacation, FMLA and harassment training compliance

Business Management Daily

In this month's Q&A, our expert attorney tackles FMLA, unused vacation payout and harassment training compliance. The post Ask the Attorney: Unused vacation, FMLA and harassment training compliance appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

Deadline Nears for Sexual Harassment Training in New York

HR Daily Advisor

All employers in New York state are required to have training and policies addressing sexual harassment, including complaint forms, in place by October 9. The state has released guidance in the form of minimum policy requirements and a draft policy and complaint form.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. They need a partner with expertise that can be leveraged to design a solution for the unique complexities of their business. Turning to the Reporting Channel.

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The Top HCM Compliance Issues to Watch for in 2018

Ceridian

The HCM world has seen a flurry of recent compliance changes that will continue into 2018. Employers should start planning their responses to this changing landscape over the coming year. Employers should anticipate major tax reform changes in 2018. employers.

Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Don’t wait – train employees on the type of disrespectful conduct that could lead to a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. What tone is being set at the office?

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.

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. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy! The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

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.

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

Insperity

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.

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies.

Sexual Harassment Happens Across Industries: Train Your Workplace to Prevent Harassment

HRWatchdog

Sexual harassment affects all types of workplaces. The media has recently focused on high-profile sexual harassment cases involving Hollywood moguls, politicians and industry leaders. The case settled, and the worker will receive $25,000 as part of the settlement.

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.

$450,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Highlights the Seriousness of the Problem

HRWatchdog

Nearly one-third of all EEOC complaints are sex discrimination charges (which includes sexual harassment). Employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring.

EEOC begins to crank up new initiative to prevent workplace harassment

HR Morning

The EEOC is pushing employers to take another hard look at harassment in the workplace. . More than 30 years after the U.S. Indeed, as the report noted, almost one-third of the roughly 90,000 charges filed with EEOC in FY 2015 included an allegation of harassment.

Compliance fails! What startups consistently overlook

Stratus

If you’ve ever started a business, you already know that from the day you hire your first employee, you’re under scrutiny. When compliance violations occur, it’s not usually because you’re trying to shun responsibilities. Compliance violations: real stories of harassment, discrimination, Fair Credit Reporting and more. We’ve all heard about the HR nightmare there (sexual harassment and so much more), which could have easily been stopped before it ever started.

Proactive policy changes HR should make: 3 key rulings

HR Morning

HR pros know it better than anyone: Courts are always issuing conflicting employment law opinions, which can make compliance an uphill battle. . Lessig suggests employers consider policy changes now to stay safe and ward off potential legal trouble.

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. Prevention is better than the cure.”. The key is honesty.

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017.

Can Civility Training Prevent Workplace Harassment?

HR Daily Advisor

In the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) proposed guidance on harassment , the commission suggests “civility training” and “bystander intervention training” as proactive measures employers can use to prevent workplace harassment.