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.

Global Employment Laws: Do You Know Your Stuff?

UpstartHR

This is just one example of the interesting global employment laws that can catch an unsuspecting employer at an inopportune time. Global Employment Law Differences It has been said that companies based in the United States have it “easy.”

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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.

[Webinar] Europe: the Latest in HR, Finance and Employment Law

Global Upside

Hear experts from Global Upside, Matheson Law and Global PEO Services on doing business in Europe with insights on the latest in Europe’s HR, Finance and Employment Law. Employment Law overview – common missteps to avoid.

Upcoming Changes in Poland’s Labor and Employment Law

Global People Strategist

The Polish legislature is currently working on a couple of labor and employment laws that will take effect in 2019 and possibly ring in a new era of HR in Poland. This amendment is aiming to align Poland with the EU General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in May 2018.

AI: Discriminatory Data In, Discrimination Out

SHRM Resources

Artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly used in recruiting, might inadvertently discriminate against women and minorities if the data fed into it is flawed. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)--Employee Relations Talent Acquisition Compliance Employment Law Technology--Compliance

EEO-1 Component 2 Data Collection Officially Closed

HRWatchdog

On February 10, 2020, a federal court ordered the collection of EEO-1 Component 2 data, also known as pay data, officially closed, thus ending this long saga we’ve documented on HRWatchdog. Ward, Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor.

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Arizona Employers Face Tougher Requirements on Data Breaches

HR Daily Advisor

A new law taking effect this summer means Arizona employers will face more stringent requirements in the event of a breach of personal information (PI) of customers or employees. When the new law becomes effective, Arizona’s definition of PI will be among the broadest in the nation.

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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.

Keeping Employee Records Secure – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Educating employees on best practices to keep sensitive data secure is something HR will need to focus on in the years to come. Mark, are there laws regarding how organizations should maintain employee records? And if so, are the laws federal, state or both?

Reminder to California Employers: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

HRWatchdog

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits must be submitted electronically to the Employment Development Department (EDD). Increases data accuracy.

Data Security for HR and Workplace Leaders

Cisive

In the pilot episode of the Workolog Go podcast , I touched on how data security concerns are growing in importance as more HR teams, their data, and employee records are housed in the cloud. Here, I’m going to dig a little deeper into how to keep your data and employee records secure. The Rising Cost of Data Breaches for Employers and HR. A report by Gemalto’s Breach Level Index reveals that 945 data breaches led to a staggering 4.5

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Top Skills of High Performing HR Data Scientists

Visier

In our research over the past year, we have found that–in addition to the analytics-focused CHRO , people analytics function leader , and HR business partner manager –the HR Data Scientist is also key to success. Mid- and senior-level HR Data Scientists must cover all these areas.

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AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

HR Examiner

“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. Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. The law requires this.

Work-from-home mandates create cybersecurity concerns

HRExecutive

That’s left organizations scrambling to maintain security of data and confidential conversations. With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to climb, more employees are working from home than ever before.

Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

HR Daily Advisor

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. Motivation matters only so much, though, because even the innocent retention of data can have far-reaching consequences.

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I’m gonna throw a little employment law at this Matt Patricia – Detroit Lions Sexual Assault saga

The Employer Handbook

Under Michigan law , an employer cannot ask an applicant about or maintain records concerning any misdemeanor arrests that did not result in a conviction. That’s because, in Pennsylvania, we have a law called the Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA).

I’m gonna throw a little employment law at this Matt Patricia – Detroit Lions Sexual Assault saga

The Employer Handbook

Under Michigan law , an employer cannot ask an applicant about or maintain records concerning any misdemeanor arrests that did not result in a conviction. That’s because, in Pennsylvania, we have a law called the Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA).

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. The law requires this.

Colorado Implementing New Data Privacy Requirements

HR Daily Advisor

Colorado’s new, more stringent data privacy law is set to take effect on September 1, meaning employers face more obligations related to disposal and security of residents’ personal identifying information (PII). The new law also creates C.R.S.

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Social media screening: should you screen candidates and staff?

myhrtoolkit

This is especially true when it comes to employers disciplining employees for their social media activities, or choosing not to hire a potential job candidate due to an off-putting post while performing social media background checks. Employment law Social media Data securitySocial media has become an inescapable part of modern life – most people are on social platforms, including your employees.

EEOC Asks Court to Confirm Pay Data Reporting Complete

HRWatchdog

And the EEO-1 pay data saga continues! On October 8, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a motion with the court, asking it to determine that the EEO-1 Component 2 data (also known as pay data) collection is deemed complete.

Three Employment Law State Trends that Every Employer Should Know

Ceridian

We’re seeing momentum build around several areas of employment law, and during a recent webcast , I spoke about three: Paid Leave, Retirement Programs (“Auto-IRAs”) and fair scheduling. Sign up for the free webcast: Top Compliance Issues Every Employer Should Know.

Noncompete Agreements Have Become More Common

SHRM Resources

Somewhere between one-quarter and nearly one-half of private-sector workers are subject to noncompete agreements, employment provisions that ban workers from going to work for—or starting—a competing business within a certain time period after leaving a job.

#HotInHR: Obsessing over Performance Data, Should Diversity Training be Optional?

Advos

Fast Company: Our obsession with performance data is killing performance. In business, education, law enforcement, surgery, and more, one researcher finds that performance outcomes drop when people know how they’re being measured. HotInHR: Obsessing over Performance Data, Should Diversity Training be Optional? Labor Employment Perspectives: “High” Stakes for Employers Dealing With Evolving Cannabis Laws . Tags: Cannabis, Employment Law.

EEOC Pay Data Collection Portal Opens

HRWatchdog

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened its web-based portal to collect Component 2 data (also known as pay data.) As previously reported , recent litigation reinstated a revised EEO-1 report requiring the reporting of that data.

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Reminder: EEO-1 Component 2 Data Due September 30th!

HRWatchdog

Deadline for submitting EEO-1 Component 2 data is the end of September! The EEO-1 annual compliance survey requires certain employers to report company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity and gender in each of 10 job categories. Reporting Component 2 Data.

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EEOC Opens Portal for Pay Data Collection Mid-July

HRWatchdog

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expects to open a web-based portal to collect component 2 data (also known as pay data). The EEOC will also have FAQs and other materials to assist filers with the submission of Component 2 data.

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How Resume & Employment Verification Protects Employers

Cisive

Resume fraud is a global problem that affects employers, the gig economy, and volunteer agencies whether they are screening in the U.S., Among the minority of employers who do check college credentials, most only check a student’s attendance or graduation dates.

EEOC Pay Data Update: Component 2 Collection Continues

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect Component 2 data (also known as pay data). As previously reported , the EEOC filed a motion with the court asking it to deem collection of EEO-1 Component 2 data complete. percent of filers submitted Component 2 data for calendar year 2017; and 81.5

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Optimizing the Onboarding Process for a Remote Workforce in a Post-Pandemic World

Cisive

Additionally, it allows remote applicants to complete onboarding documents such as employment applications and direct deposit forms, to name a few examples.

Mitigate compliance risks: protect your business with HR software

myhrtoolkit

From GDPR compliance and data security certifications to health and safety compliance, there are huge demands on businesses to keep their data and people safe. Employment law HR software Staff management

EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized

ScaleHRO

Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. The data that has been required in years past was still due by May 31, 2019. hr Compliance Employment Law