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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.

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.

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Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

Global Upside

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. Some of the breakout trends you’ll see across several EU countries include pay equality, data privacy, GDPR rights and regulations, and plans to make the business environment more attractive to startups and foreign investment via friendlier labor laws. Germany is the largest economy in the EU. EU Data Protection.

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. This article discusses some of the more significant employment law changes over the past several months, many with an effective date of July 1, 2017. Employers were not required to provide written notification to employees until the Labor Commissioner developed and released a model notice.

Pat yourselves on the back, employers. EEOC Charges dipped to a new 27-year low!!!??

The Employer Handbook

Y’all must work in the most compliant workplace in America. Speaking of which… Last Friday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced ( here ) its Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Litigation Data. In 2019, the agency recovered $68.2M By U.S.

#6Things: It was Always You, Khafka & Goldman Sachs Gets Moral All of a Sudden

marenated HR

With Time Off For Good Behavior. Money follows opportunity…and right now, not treating your employees, particularly your female employees, is paying off big time. And major corporations are likely to have more money to spend in the years ahead, as the all-but-enacted corporate tax cuts take hold. A survey of 302 public companies in July found that 65% planned to use the tax windfall for dividends, while 46% said they planned stock buybacks.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

I’ve been thinking about the impact of snap decisions a lot lately. Having just finished the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, I have a new interest in the role of the subconscious on action and performance. Gladwell presents mounds of evidence supporting the idea that instinct shouldn’t be discounted relative to more involved decision-making processes. This practice of pay secrecy has undoubtedly perpetuated the pay inequity that exists in our country today.

Flexible Work Schedules: How to Support Even Super Short Shifts of Varying Lengths

SwipeClock

Flexible work schedules and workplace flexibility have been trending for several years now. However, the trend was dramatically accelerated in early 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Because standard shifts rarely work in the home setting, new patterns of work hours quickly emerged.

5 Reasons Your Retention Rate Is So Low

Get Hppy

With the unemployment rate hovering at an historic low of 4.1% and the department of labor reporting average job tenure declining, retaining the employees you have is much more important now than it was a few years ago. Take a look at the data chart below from Indeed showing how long most employees stay with one company. Average number of years employees stay with the same company. An EAP and supportive environment may be all the reason they need to stay.

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

Zenefits

Small business owners and HR leaders are working hard to manage the people center of their company while also staying on top of compliance requirements and calendar-based deadlines. Use the following compliance checklist to create your HR policies — or as a way to revamp existing ones.

Why Businesses Must Recognize Equal Pay Day

Zenefits

The gender pay gap is still very much alive, with April 4th symbolizing how far into 2017 women must work in order to earn what men earned in 2016. The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) started Equal Pay Day in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the wage difference between men and women. And while the gender gap has certainly narrowed over the years – the fact that it still exists is a problem. HR Tips & Trends Zenefit

3 Ways Workforce Intelligence Enables Better Workforce Risk Management

Visier

Whether HR is dealing with health and safety incidents, compliance issues, compensation and payroll errors, or wrongful hiring and termination practices, these are all risks that HR can mitigate with the right data-driven approach. Whenever a new workforce-focused ruling is passed, chances are someone in HR is tasked with — urgently — figuring out what the new ruling means to the organization. New pay equity reporting requirements in the U.S.

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.

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

Millennials are changing the way people look at and talk about mental health. Business Insider took a look at the mental-health state of millennials ( defined by the Pew Research Center as the cohort turning ages 23 to 38 in 2019). The overall rate increased from 3 to 4.4%

6 Ways You’re Probably Breaking the Law

Zenefits

The United States compliance landscape is a patchwork of local, state, and federal regulations. The overlap can make it hard for small business owners to keep up with the various compliance requirements they’re legally obliged to meet. Here are 6 common ways SBOs unknowingly break the law — and how to avoid doing so at your business (or what to do if you realize you’ve been breaking it). Be sure you know the difference. Data entry workers.

#HotInHR: Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity, CEOs Get Big Pay Raise

Advos

Every Monday we send a summary of the previous week’s funding announcements, mergers, acquisitions, and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? Labor Department goes after big tech for discrimination – CNN. So far, the Trump administration is keeping them going. HotInHR: Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight?

Pros and Cons of Telecommuting

HR Daily Advisor

Telecommuting has made the news a lot in recent years. Technology has enabled this growing trend, and more and more companies are taking advantage of it. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of allowing employees to telecommute. From the employer’s perspective, there are many advantages to allowing employees to telecommute, even if it is only part-time. Employees may take fewer sick days if they can still work at home when they just feel a little “under the weather.”

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

Insperity

When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. While you can probably get away with a less-than-defined HR strategy as a startup, these policies, procedures and strategies can determine your fate as the business grows. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

Roles of the Manager in growing organizations

CuteHR

Understanding the roles of the manager in human resources is crucial to the success of any organization. Many organizations with great business strategies, tools, plans, and products fail because they do not fully grasp the importance of human resource management. The world is evolving, and the need for a human resource manager is increasing. However, in recent time, there is more need for the management of the people in an organization.

WIRTW #502 (the “AirTalk” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate made history by unanimously changing its rules to permit Senator (and new mom) Tammy Duckworth to bring her newborn onto the Senate floor while she cast votes. 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.

7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)

Talmetrix

While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture. He’s appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete, trade secret, and contract litigation.

WIRTW #453 (the “Oxford comma” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Who knew that the l’il ol’ Oxford comma was so controversial? I would have never dreamed that yesterday’s post on the importance of its omission in a wage/statute would generate so much feedback, or that people feel so passionately about its use or non-use. To gauge exactly how you feel about the Oxford comma, I’ve designed a quick, one-question survey. Take a moment, and click “yes” or “no” on whether one should use the Oxford comma when writing.