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Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. If you allow your employees to work in a hostile environment where they experience or witness aggressive, unwanted sexual advances, or they have to endure sexually suggestive jokes and behaviors, you are violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Many states also have their own specific workplace sexual harassment laws as well. You set the tone. And so the hashtag was born.

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

In 2019, the California Legislature and Governor Newsom enacted 870 bills. Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019.

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Sexual Harassment and HR’s Perception Problem

i4cp

Here we are, six months after the #metoo hashtag caught fire. What progress has been made (if any) in terms of how organizations are responding to claims of transgressive behavior in the workplace? As i4cp reported earlier this year, the results of a pulse survey we fielded on the topic of sexual harassment and how organizations are responding to the issue identified distinct areas that can and should be improved upon, starting with HR.

Harassment in the workplace is an epidemic. It’s time to treat it that way.

EverFi - HR

It’s that time of the year again: flu season. As the air grows colder and people spend more time together indoors, organizations en masse are offering flu shots to their employees, hanging posters in bathrooms and break rooms with tips for guarding against the flu and preventing its spread (Wash your hands! Why don’t we address harassment in the workplace like we do the flu, with this same prevention-focused approach?

What You Should Know About Workplace Compliance Training

EverFi - HR

For most companies, the risk of litigation is often enough of an incentive to train their employees. But if employees don’t know what behavior to avoid, they are more likely to engage in conduct that crosses the line and leads to allegations of harassment that holds the employer liable. Reducing the risk of litigation is the very least that compliance training should do. million total—the greatest amount of monetary damages since 2010.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

More than one-third of American adults—some 72 million people—are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But generally, obesity alone does not qualify as a disability under the ADA. Mark came down with the flu and took leave from work.

15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

LifeSpeak

Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. This is a significant missed opportunity for the other 43%, because the same survey found that “ 67% of job seekers believe diversity is an important factor when considering companies and job offers.” While workplaces are definitely improving, a lot of ingrained ignorance remains to be undone. The more diverse your panel, the better.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR

LaborSoft

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process. It is important to be aware of the recent proposed changes that Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have recommended to the U.S. To refresh your memory, Title IX is a federal amendment from 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. Reactions to the Proposed Changes.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace

Insperity

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. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace

LaborSoft

Ethics can be a highly subjective topic, and ethics in the workplace is no different. Ethics policies should be an embedded part of the corporate culture , and it is cursory for them to be incorporated into an employee handbook or laid out in an explicit code of conduct.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/24

GetFive

Delta Air Lines employees are going to be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day this year. The airline’s CEO announced Monday that Delta will pay out a record $1.6 The bonus payment to the Atlanta-based company’s 90,000 employees on Feb.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

When you’re unsure of the difference between API and RSS, grab this resource to help you keep it all straight (and help you pick the best HR tech solution for your company). Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack?

HR’s 2018 year in review part one

cipHR

We look at the employment law rulings and legislatory changes that have been affecting UK HR teams over the past 12 months. Compliance requirements dominated the agendas for many UK organisations during the first six months of 2018. General Data Protection Regulation.

Gender Fluidity and HR: Moving Beyond M/F Labeling (i4cp login required)

i4cp

How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace? Is HR adjusting by expanding beyond the typical M/F labels in policies, practices, and metrics?

13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Darwin might not have quoted the above line with respect to business, but his words seem to echo in the business world, now more than ever. The list just goes on.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. Discrimination. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. The employer’s side of the story. —

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

How to define and develop your workplace ethics

Qualtrics HR

Just as families share a moral code, and parents instill moral values with their children, a company’s ethics set the moral compass for relationships with customers, between colleagues and in relation to the wider community. The business case for investing in ethics. Implementing a formal ethics program has a huge positive impact, according to the US Ethics and Compliance Initiative. Chipotle also tries to prioritize local businesses, which supports the community.

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.

Tips for Re-screening Employees After a Merger or Acquisition

Sterling Talent Solutions

Acquisitions and mergers are a common occurrence in today’s business world fueling growth and profitability, expanded market share and the introduction of new products and services.

10 Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

Vantage Circle

It is defined as the “emotional connect” that an employee feels towards its organization. We live in a world where trends change in the blink of an eye. With every new generation in the workforce, employee engagement trends change drastically. Here is a list of 10 Employee engagement trends for the coming year. Embracing flexibility will become the highlight in the employee engagement space in 2019. It helps in the smooth running of the management.

How to Recognize and Manage Employees’ Cognitive Mistakes

Rallyware for Human Resources

In 2018, the biggest part of the L&D industry’s efforts was aimed at developing leadership (65%), communication (64%), and collaboration skills (55%). The times when the efficiency of soft skills development was hard to measure are in the past.

interviewing a job candidate who won’t shake hands with women

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: A while ago, my group interviewed a candidate who did not shake the hands of the women he spoke with. I learned this later (I’m male). But in the debrief, we learned about this not shaking hands thing, and most people were turned off by it. One of the women who interviewed him said he seemed to respect her and her role and so that was fine from her perspective.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. Because it’s a virtual conference, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your desk.

New California Laws and HR Trends for 2017 and Beyond

HR Daily Advisor

Each year, California employers are faced with the task of keeping up with a whole new round of labor laws and regulations, most of them courtesy of the state legislature. The nature of the job held or sought. Ban-the-Box legislation pending.

screening for candidates who will be comfortable with cursing and crude jokes, bringing a backpack to an interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Being the first hiring process I will be responsible for (have assisted on a few previous interview processes with standardized questions), I’m not quite sure how to come up with questions to ensure a good cultural fit. The executive team I (and my future hire) support is a bit of a “boys club” with a decent amount of cursing and the occasional inappropriate joke made in smaller group settings. Depends on the job. I am, however, from the U.S.

NEW YORK CITY ISSUES GUIDELINES ON CREDIT RESTRICTION REGULATION

Aurico

New York City issues interpretative guidelines on their credit restriction law “Stop Credit Discrimination Employment Act”. New York City employers should review these guidelines : NOTE: Portions of this guide will be subject to future rulemaking pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act, N.Y. The New York City Human Rights Law (hereinafter the “NYCHRL”) prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing.