Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while others make smaller changes to existing law.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

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. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

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. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. The federal law has been around for a decade, yet many employers still don’t know exactly how to comply. The law also protects employees from employer retaliation.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2017 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past five Noels, I’ve concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. 4 collective actions , 3 data breaches.

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. EEOC also charged that Mavis failed to make, keep and preserve employment records.

EEOC Pay Data Proposal Revised

HRWatchdog

The EEOC’s pay data proposal has been revised – submit comments by August 15! As previously reported , the EEOC is seeking to collect pay data to assist the agency in identifying pay disparities that warrant investigation. Compensation Discrimination Form W2 Pay Data

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From the courtroom: Ensure dress code allows for religious needs

Business Management Daily

The EEOC takes religious discrimination seriously and has been aggressively going after employers that enforce dress codes that unnecessarily restrict employees’ faith-mandated attire. It may also amount to national origin discrimination.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

Final note: Some workers are protected from obesity discrimination; more may soon be. Michigan has banned obesity discrimination in employment since 1977. Weight discrimination is unlawful in San Francisco; Santa Fe, N.M.; Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1%… Click To Tweet. A new analysis of employee lawsuits finds a low success rate for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and highlights the U.S.’s s most-sued employers.

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. Caring for the Elderly, Complying with the Law. Employment Law HR Technology Performance Management Talent Management Top Stories

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Deadline Has Passed – What Employers Need to Know Now

HRWatchdog

You still have time to submit your EEO-1 pay data. Although the EEO-1 Component 2 data (also known as pay data) September 30 deadline is officially behind us, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to accept this employer data.

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EEOC to Tackle Use of Big Data in Employment

HRWatchdog

Does big data trigger discrimination claims? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting tomorrow “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law.”

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‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

Employers routinely ask employees to provide adequate documentation demonstrating that they can perform the essential functions of a job. However, problems arise when an employer disagrees with the physician who certifies the employee as “fit for duty.” by John S. Gannon.

Google’s #MeToo Moment: HR Impact Will Be Felt Far Beyond Silicon Valley

HR Morning

They were the first of thousands of “Googlers” and Google contract workers that walked off the job to protest a company culture that has allowed a “history of harassment, discrimination, and protecting abusers.”.

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

HR Morning

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. Protecting members of the LGBT community from discrimination based on sex.

Voluntary Self-Identification: Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Federal law requires many employers to track applicant demographic data and report it to the federal government. Reporting may be imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), for example.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

According to data from the U.S. ” Customer convenience, coworker morale, or employer preference—formerly acceptable justifications—are no longer valid. Second, any language restriction must be narrowly tailored to meet the employer’s business purpose.

Q3 Job Report & Legal Update

Atrium

Differing opinions remain on how this economic data may change throughout the fourth quarter and what the job landscape will look like as we enter 2020. Combining stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Employment Situation Report with data from LinkedIn’s Workforce Report, our Q3 2019 Job Report infographic provides you with a quick summary of Q3. HR Blog employment employment law hiring hiring manager job report

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

Cisive

Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

Religion v. Law

HR Examiner

Whether law or religion wins depends on the issue, the time, and the court. But religion and law have important distinctions. It depends on who is acting and what other laws are involved. California just passed a similar law this year.).

EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2s

HRWatchdog

Future EEOC-1 reports will require pay data. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced approval of a revised EEO-1 report that will require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s.

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New EEOC pay reporting rule issued: 3 things you need to know

HR Morning

It’s official: Employers will have more reporting duties moving forward. As expected, the agency just released its final rule updating the EEO-1 reporting requirements employers have to abide by. The EEOC issued a new sample EEO-1 form to help employers prepare for the new rule.

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What HR needs to know about parental bereavement leave

cipHR

At the moment, there is no legal obligation for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents, despite the prevalence of childhood deaths: around 7,600 babies, children and young people under the age of 18 died in 2017.

Employee Voluntarily Quits, Could She Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

HR Daily Advisor

Shiloh Community Development Corporation hired “Raegan” to work as a part-time data manager in February 2014. In October, Shiloh learned that certain data Raegan had supposedly entered into the computer had gone missing.

EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal

HRWatchdog

In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is seeking to require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s.

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Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

In their efforts to bring wage equality to Silicon Valley, government officials have accused one of the tech industry's anchor firms of large-scale gender discrimination. Department of Labor (DOL), available data suggests that women who work at Google suffer from "systemic compensation disparities" compared to their male peers.

A 5-part checklist that works for any ADA accommodation request

HR Morning

From extended leave to drug-usage during work hours, there are plenty of reasonable accommodations employers may be required to make under the ADA. Whenever the ADA — and potential accommodations — are in play, employers must engage in the interactive process.

What to Do When the EEOC Files Charges and an RFI with Your Company

HR Daily Advisor

My company just received notice of a charge of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) along with a request for information (RFI) seeking sensitive personnel data about several other employees at the company. Q I am an HR manager.

EEO Reporting: Requirement to Collect Pay Data by Race and Gender Halted

HRWatchdog

Pay data will not be required on the 2017 EEO-1. We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.” ” What Was the EEO-1 Pay Data Rule. The announcement that the rule is halted is an enormous break for employers.

Four ways to prevent systemic discrimination in your workplace, before an EEOC charge.

The Employer Handbook

A week or so ago, Robin Shea had a great post at the Employment and Labor Insider in which she listed ten of the hottest litigation trends at the EEOC. What is systemic discrimination? How can you avoid systemic discrimination claims? Oh, hi there. Uh, this ?

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

HR Morning

While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards. ” The state and local changes that have already impacted employers the most are: paid leave mandates (59%).

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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

Cisive

HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Companies must consider both Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for collecting, using, and disposing of background check information. Why do some employment screening checks take longer than others?

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

While many HR professionals might be confident in their knowledge of employment law related to more common, visible disabilities such as mobility problems, so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities – such as dyslexia and autism – pose a much greater challenge. In a recent CIPHR employment law seminar, Matthew Huggett, partner at Carbon Law Partners , explained how employers can best support people with these conditions. . What does the law say?

5 costly employment myths we need to discard

HR Morning

And as it turns out, a lot of those myths end up being taken at face value and acted on as if they were true — and it’s costing employers. But much like the boogeyman, many of these employment “facts” exist only in our imaginations. .