Is it Time to Update Your Time & Attendance Policy?

nettime solutions

That includes reviewing your time & attendance policies. Your Time & Attendance Policies. Time & attendance policies help workers know what your organization expects when it comes to things like scheduling, absences, and time on the clock.

Don’t Rewrite Your Policy Manuals, Just Do This Instead…

PerformanceICreate

Stop Discriminating! Now that it’s February and all the new year’s articles are out about updates to policy manuals, I am here to remind you that policies are pretty much worthless. All you have to do is read the news to see that racism, sexism, religious discrimination, and all the other isms are still alive and, in some places, positively thriving. But policies don’t change anything. You can figure this out based on ATS data too.

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White House Suspends Pay Data Portion of EEO-1

TLNT: The Business of HR

Employers who were required to file pay and demographic data as part of a revised EEO-1 have been given a reprieve. The EEOC, under direction by the White House Office of Management and Budget, has suspended indefinitely the requirement to file the pay data portion.

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#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. It needs to be reflective of the company culture at large, which, like most other corporate policies, trickles from the top down.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

According to data from the U.S. English-Only Policies Must Satisfy Strict Test. In its new regulations, the FEHC specifically targets English-only policies and other types of language restrictions, narrowly limiting their use in the workplace.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

Whether you’re dealing with minor infractions, or major, fire-able offenses, your business needs an employee conduct policy that properly informs your employee, as well as protects your business from possible lawsuit. Additionally, your conduct policy has to have “teeth”, in order to extend to contractors who may sit outside of the every-day communication patterns of your team. It’s time to leverage the latest in technology to help you maintain conduct policy compliance.

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. According to EEOC’s lawsuit, PMT engaged in a pattern or practice of systemic hiring discrimination when, between Jan.

The Compliance Downside of Big Data

Workology

The use of big data in human resources is all the rage today. More and more companies, at least the large ones, are collecting and using employee and prospect data to be able to make determinations about their workforces. The data is being used for promotions, terminations as well as new hires and it should be. There is however, a downside of the use of that data. The Risks of Big Data. A major risk is that of disparate impact discrimination.

Drafting a remote work policy: 5 legal pitfalls to watch for

HR Morning

As these benefits become more popular, and more customized, employers are wise to take caution : It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work policy, your well-intended efforts to improve working conditions can unexpectedly create big legal problems for you. Data security concerns.

5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Another court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal

The Employer Handbook

If this case of mistaken identify happened at work and culminated in Nikolai losing his job because his employer thought he was Russian, would he have a claim for perceived national origin discrimination? The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect on May 25.

Another court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal

The Employer Handbook

If this case of mistaken identify happened at work and culminated in Nikolai losing his job because his employer thought he was Russian, would he have a claim for perceived national origin discrimination? The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect on May 25.

On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. With the additional staff, the OFCCP will provide sufficient expert support for improved data collection and analysis.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

You’ve heard about the Gender Pay Gap? Welcome to the Gender Data Gap.

Thrive Global

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media – Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women. You’ve heard all about the Gender Pay Gap… Welcome to the Gender Data Gap.

Joint Employment Policies and the FMLA

HR Daily Advisor

The primary employer is prohibited from interfering with a jointly-employed employee’s exercise of or attempt to exercise his or her FMLA rights, or from firing or discriminating against an employee for opposing a practice that is unlawful under the FMLA.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. So, while it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Don’t be surprised if you are called for a DFEH survey.

5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

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

The Employer Handbook

Over lunch, we discussed lots of EEOC-related stuff, including LGBT rights — PS, we’ll talk more about that in December, and you’re invited — and systemic discrimination. What is systemic discrimination? How can you avoid systemic discrimination claims?

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. However, employers will not be required to provide pay data.

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.,

Social Media Policy 101: What Personal Social Media Actions Can be Restricted?

HR Daily Advisor

What Can a Social Media Policy Restrict? For employers creating a social media policy, generally speaking, it’s fine to: Restrict the ability to talk publicly about anything confidential within the organization. HR Policies & Procedures business MBA NLRA productivity

Why Is Pregnancy Such a Touchy Subject In Employee Wellness Health Assessments?

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s a topic employers generally avoid, since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibited sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Asking questions, gathering data. Pregnancy discrimination? By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News. “ Are you pregnant? ”.

NPRM on Sex Discrimination—What Will Be Required?

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor briefed readers on new guidelines (to be called regulations) on sex discrimination proposed by the U.S. Benefits and Costs of the NPRM on Sex Discrimination. Technological advances and big data.

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

HR Daily Advisor

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. Despite the risks, “big data analytics work and they’re not going away,” Marko J.

Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth

Steve Boese

Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. But despite the ADEA's intentions, we all kind of know that age discrimination still happens in workplaces.

EEOC 2017 Litigation Data Shows Nearly $400M in Settlements.

Investipro

On January 25 th , the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data Report. The EEOC reported 695,000 complaints called in reporting discrimination of all kinds, including sexual harassment.

EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. . Distribute policies. Enforce policies consistently.

Why your sexual harassment policy needs a contingency plan

Business Management Daily

The company’s policy had already defined such power-imbalanced relationships as violations of its sexual harassment policy. It should: Include a clear sexual harassment policy that covers all workplace relationships between leaders and their subordinates.

How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Insperity

Avoiding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a top priority for employers. And it’s also a hot-topic these days, especially with the new EEOC guidelines surrounding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Here are a couple things you can do to be prepared: Have an employee handbook in place that includes a policy covering of the federal and state laws related to leaves of absences, including those that address pregnancy. This could lead to a discrimination claim.

Smart practices for SMB HR management

PeopleStrategy

The solution automates all critical onboarding processes, including I-9 filing and E-Verify completion, and allows easy access to employee data and documentation for compliance or internal reporting purposes. Blog HR Policies HR Strategy HR Technology SMB HCM HR hr policies

10th Circuit: Employers Must Accommodate Pregnant Employees Who Have Restrictions

HR Daily Advisor

Rose was given the operator job description and a chemical data sheet to review with her doctor. Rose filed suit, claiming, among other things, disparate treatment in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).