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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. employer can ask if applicant had them but not their value).

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. employer can ask if applicant had them but not their value).

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EEOC charge trends contain good news & bad

Business Management Daily

Good news and some bad news for employers lurks within the EEOC charge statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. There were 39,110 employee complaints that alleged the employer retaliated against an employee for reporting or complaining about some form of discrimination.

EEOC Steps Up Data Collection on Discrimination

HRExecutive

In case you missed this bit of news on your rush out the door to start your weekend last Friday: In an effort to improve the information available about religious discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced it will implement changes in the collection of demographic data from individuals who file charges with the agency. Combating Religious Discrimination Today , a community engagement initiative coordinated by the White House and the U.S.

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.

#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. Trending Topics. A new analysis of employee lawsuits finds a low success rate for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and highlights the U.S.’s

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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Retaliation again tops the list of charges filed with the EEOC

HR Morning

The agency released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. And the feds have taken notice of the trend. Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 (0.3%).

Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You

HRchitect

Acquiring new talent in your organization requires you to navigate around laws regarding discrimination, confidentiality of candidate information and a fiscal responsibility to your organization through timely hires and adherence to salary expectations. Data Security.

Your Legal Rights In The Workplace

New to HR

Every workplace is guided by statutory laws, containing the rights of employees and obligations of employers. It may lead to unfair treatment, harassment, manipulation, discrimination in an organization.

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 ?

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

Cybersecurity” is a bit like plumbing: most everybody thinks it’s a great idea, but we don’t really give it much thought beyond that until something goes horribly wrong, like a data breach. Why would a hacker want to steal data from little-old-me?” By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

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. Employers Have a New Notice to Distribute. per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.

Are You Buying a Lawsuit with ‘Big Data’? HR Must Ask the Right Questions

HR Daily Advisor

Employers are increasingly turning to analytics to aid in recruiting, hiring, and more. But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services.

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

Global Upside

Every year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. This series works to provide an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share. Listed here are some of the changes, both actual and proposed, that we discussed related to labor and employment law. EU Data Protection.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

Just as recently, I learned about the passage of a new employment law in the state of Massachusetts that bans employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history prior to offering the individual a job. Reconciling Individual Rights & Employer Interests.

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

Insperity

In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR. For every size business, there are certain laws and regulations you must adhere to or risk financial or legal penalty. Applicable employment laws.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

percent, SHRM data says that more than 7.8 While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. With nearly 700,000 people being released from jail and prison every year, employers are more open to hiring the formerly incarcerated. The Discrimination Consideration When Hiring Employees with a Criminal History.

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.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/17

GetFive

But it’s also a reflection of how allegations of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace are often received, despite data that supports an increasing number of claims in recent years.

WIRTW #496 (the “troll” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Beyond Legal Risk — via Kate Bischoff’s tHRive Law & Consulting. via Employment & Labor Insider. Sexual Harassment Allegations Lead to Shareholder Lawsuits — via Financial Services Employment Law.

Upcoming HR Events Ireland & UK, April 2018

Rezoomo

DisruptHR Cork believes that the way employers have approached people and talent in the past, will not be how it is done in the future. Education Law Update . Understand the relevance of recent case law to your school and the work that you do. Sources of employment law.

The Small Business Guide to Employee Records

Zenefits

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires you to keep all employee records for a year. Therefore, small businesses must be meticulous about maintaining employment documents and have a sound recordkeeping system that helps them compliant with employment laws and tax requirements. Also, since some states have specific recordkeeping rules or guidelines, employers should know what their state’s requirements are before proceeding.

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference

Precheck

Staying Ahead of Medical Marijuana Law Developments. Jill Lashay, a labor and employment law attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC , discussed the ongoing conflict between the federal law and state medical marijuana laws.

WIRTW #408 (the “jobs are all jobs and sometimes they suck” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week I presented, along with two of my partners, Seth Briskin and Steve Dlott , Hot Topics in Employment Law: What to Worry About in 2016. Discrimination Here’s a novel defense to a discrimination claim. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog EEOC Requesting Information? via Michigan Employment Law Advisor Social Media & Workplace Technology Technology and the Gig Economy: Will It Cultivate Trust, or Destroy It? —

WIRTW #389 (the “you love me, you really love me” edition) #LoveYourLawyerDay

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Straight from the source: EEOC’s 10 hottest litigation trends — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Frightened by Employment Law? Today is National Love Your Lawyer Day (really).

WIRTW #502 (the “AirTalk” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday, I guested on Los Angles public radio station KPCC’s AirTalk and spoke with Libby Denkmann about what this means for the future of parental leave laws in America, and why we should be ashamed that countries like Iran and Afghanistan do more for their working moms than we do. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Visualizing the #MeToo movement using Google Trends — via The Official Google Blog. via California Employment Law Report.

Illinois law regulating use of AI in hiring goes into effect

Zenefits

A new Illinois law places requirements on employers who video record interviews with job applicants and then use an artificial intelligence system to analyze the responses, demeanor, and mannerisms of the prospective employees. The law went into effect January 1, 2020.

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WIRTW #491 (the “rage” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Also, Fake ID teaches us a couple of employment lessons. Discrimination. EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement And Litigation Data — via EEOC News Releases. Religious discrimination against one of “your own”? via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

WIRTW #353 (the “sphere of influence” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Ask a Manager Handling Employee Theft — via HR Examiner with John Sumser Do I Have To Respond To A Complaint About “Deflated Balls” — via Evil Skippy at Work Playing “I-Spy” in the NFL Deflate-Gate Is No Different than the Workplace — via Sherman Law Corporation A Working from Home Experiment Shows High Performers Like It Better — via Harvard Business Review Wage & Hour BLIZZARD!

Book Review – Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace (5th ed.) by Paul E. Levy

Workplace Psychology

Levy does an exceptional job explaining and covering the four-fifths rule: “To appreciate the intricacies of employment law as it applies to I/O psychology, you need to understand adverse impact. to discriminate) against a group if the selection rate (i.e.,

Five for ’15: The legal issues that need to be on your radar

Ohio Employer's Law

Now that business is back in session, employers need to figure out the issues that will keep them up at night over the next 12 months. My phone will start to ring as employers realize that they haven’t updated their handbook since the (first) Bush administration, of haven’t conducted harassment training since before Anita Hill made sexual harassment a household phrase. What are the hot-button employment law issues that will keep your HR department busy over the next year?

WIRTW #453 (the “Oxford comma” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas. This Map Shows Which States Protect LGBT People From Discrimination — via Lifehacker.