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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


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. The EEOC will focus on weeding out recruiting and hiring practices that discriminate against classes of individuals based on protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, etc. 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


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 s most-sued employers. LinkedIn data can predict how likely you are to quit, and it’s being sued to keep it public – Quartz. Tags: Employment law, 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.; Musculoskeletal injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and herniated disks cost employers more than $50 billion per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You


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. One of the ways a modern recruiting system achieves this is by requesting EEO data from your candidates, and keeping it confidential. Data Security. Written by: Bob Campagnoni.

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. The year-end data shows that retaliation again was the most frequently filed charge of discrimination, with 39,757 charges, making up 45% of all private sector charges filed with EEOC. And the feds have taken notice of the trend. Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 (0.3%).

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 still amazing that quite a few people in today’s age, do not understand that the negligence or inconsistent adherence to these laws comes at a cost, either monetary or otherwise. 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. Last week, with Mr. Lopez in Philly for the ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference , we were able to catch up over burgers and these life-altering meatballs. What is systemic discrimination? How can you avoid systemic discrimination claims? Oh, hi there. Uh, this ? It’s not a comic book.

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?” In fact, a 2015 study determined that 43% of intentional data breaches (“cyberattacks”) have had small businesses as their targets. Businesses, 3 E-Commerce and Internet Law (2019 update). 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. Staying up to date and ensuring compliance with these ever-changing state, local, and federal laws is an ongoing and serious responsibility for employers and HR professionals. Employers Have a New Notice to Distribute. Employers should also keep an eye on pending Ban the Box legislation.

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. The intent behind the law is to prevent future pay inequity obstacles for women and minorities, as it makes it impossible for an applicant’s prior history (of being potentially underpaid) to follow them around to future employers.

SMB News Daily Rundown: Update for July 13


The money went to nearly 6 million small organizations that employ 30.5 “This data is a stark reminder for employers that typical best practices cannot be ignored simply because we are operating in unprecedented times.” According to the data, the majority of the suits are related to discrimination, work from home or leave claims, followed by retaliation and unsafe working conditions claims. Coronavirus SMB Trends

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. A recent study , from consulting firm Deloitte, found that one-third of employers are using some form of data to make HR decisions. and (2) experts that analyze an employer’s workforce.

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


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. What are the essential HR functions, what laws must you abide and what are the nice-to-haves? Applicable employment laws. Employers must adhere to copious laws. Applicable employment laws.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace


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.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories


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.

The Small Business Guide to Employee Records


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.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/17


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.

Upcoming HR Events Ireland & UK, April 2018


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 . After attending this conference you will better be able to: • Implement any new changes or policies required by recent developments in Education Law. Understand the relevance of recent case law to your school and the work that you do. Essential Employment Law For Irish Employers .

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. Avoid Mark Cuban’s mistake when dealing with sexual harassment at work — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Does Your Harassment Policy Meet These 12 Requirements — via California Employment Law.

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.

The Role of HR in Compliance


To keep your business operating successfully, small business owners everywhere are responsible for remaining compliant with a host of laws, restrictions, and regulations on the state, federal, and international levels. These responsibilities usually fall to HR, and cover everything from employment laws to worker safety to mandated business filings. Subscribe to receive timely updates about modern workplace trends from our industry experts. Data security.

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? —

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Recruiting Trends and Tips. Employer Branding. Employer Branding. Glassdoor for Employers Blog. Employer Branding Blog. Employer Branding.

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? via i-Sight Investigation Software Blog Uber as Employer: The Boss Is an Algorithm — via Law Blog Wage & Hour Which employment related claim is filed most often? — Today is National Love Your Lawyer Day (really).

HR’s Role in Building an Ethical Company


Subscribe to receive timely updates about modern workplace trends from our industry experts. data-container = "body" data-toggle = "popover" data-offset = "" data-html = "true" data-placement = "right" data-content = "">. Data breaches.

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference


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. These state laws] have created some new employment protections that didn’t otherwise exist,” Lashay stated. Nevertheless, medical marijuana laws are changing constantly—almost on a month to month basis.

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!

Illinois law regulating use of AI in hiring goes into effect


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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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.,

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. A lesson on workplace drug testing and opioids — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Employers Left in Wellness-Plan Limbo — via EntertainHR. via Above the Law.

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. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Cyber Insurance Is Exploding: How to Stay on Top of the Trends — via Technologist. Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically? —