Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

From the archive: Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. Wage violations occur in these industries as much today as they did two years ago. . With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations.

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Which industries do you think are hit the hardest by FLSA violations?

OmegaHR Solutions

Wage and hour violations cost some industries more than others. With the December 1, 2016 deadline for changes in the new overtime regulations a great deal of attention is being focused on the Fair Labor Standards Act. A recent study conducted by TSheets , using Department of Labor data, looks at industries that are hardest hit by wage and hour violations. Here is the list. #1 That is just the back pay cost.

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.

A guide to the new California labor laws in 2021

Homebase

The new year brings new legislation across the US, and this includes California labor laws. Some of the regulations signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom aim to prevent COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. The extension will expire on January 1, 2022. . Pay data reporting.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Get Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance. When going from a paper-based to an electronic based HR system, there are many changes to adapt to, a lot of new information to learn, and many challenges that arise. Many businesses are now performing HR tasks online or storing information in cloud-based systems.

WIRTW #484 (the “happy place” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Where do you take your mind when you’re just having a bad day, when you have to deal with that employee, when a client chews you out (I know, that never happens), or when you otherwise need a mental breather from the world and all of its evil and other craziness? Like this : D-man has ALL the moves! Have you voted yet for the Worst Employer of 2017 ? Polls for the first round close on November 22. If Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is Broken, What’s the Fix? —

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

HRWatchdog

The following list summarizes CalChamber’s top priority employment-related bills and their status as of July 6. A review of action on major employment-related legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6 shows both good and disappointing outcomes for the employer community. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

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.

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. 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. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

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. 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. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions.

Test Your Knowledge of Federal Labor Laws

Homebase

Take the federal labor law quiz to test your knowledge , and share it at your workplace. The questions are multiple choice and true or false , and should take only a few minutes. Take the Quiz Below. Am I required to provide paid sick days to a full-time employee under federal law and, if so, how many hours? The amount of time is up to the employer. You are required to give 24 hours every calendar year. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. They need a partner with expertise that can be leveraged to design a solution for the unique complexities of their business. Caring for the Elderly, Complying with the Law.

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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.

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. Here’s what I read this week: Harassment. Friends Do NOT Let Friends Engage in Harassing Conduct — via Jonathan HR Law. Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR — via Harvard Business Review. Listening for Sexual Harassment — via HR Gazette. Nooses And the N-Word At Work: Same As It Ever Was — via FisherBroyles.

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.

#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.

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.

Fear of Retaliation in the Workplace: Assuaging Employees

EverFi - HR

According to the #MeToo Index, which tracks “high profile” incidents of sexual harassment , accusations have seemingly declined since Harvey Weinstein’s bad behaviors first surfaced in the media in October 2017, according to CBS News. Is the drop in high profile accusations good news or bad news? Why the reluctance? . One of the primary reasons is the fear of retaliation at work. And, unfortunately, the fears may be justified.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. And, for the second straight year, I am thrilled to be one of the more than 50 industry leaders chosen to present. In this session, you will learn the most important steps you can take right now to train your employees on effective cybersecurity awareness, to place your company in the best position to protect against a costly data breach. And the best part?

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. 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. Two of the bills are particularly damaging to businesses, and CalChamber has identified them as Job Killers. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

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

HR Daily Advisor

In a recent article , we discussed the fact that employers need to be careful to avoid being overly restrictive in their social media policies, since restricting what employees can say online might constitute interference with an employee’s right to concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). However, ensure that the policy is not overly broad in defining what is deemed to be confidential information.

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019

PlanSource

Several new and exciting trends emerged while technology continued to grow in the areas of artificial intelligence, decision support and more. In this edition of ‘ Ask The Industry ’, we spoke with HR experts from across the nation on what their top predictions are for the upcoming year. HR professionals should be paying attention to the trend of remote workers. Also, working remotely can create wage and hour issues, as well as workers compensation questions.”.

WIRTW #411 (the “Green Day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The show is called “Nerds vs. Punks”, whch pits two of 1994 greatest albums against each other, Weezer’s Blue Album and Green Day’s Dookie. Here’s a 15-second sneak peak of what you’ll see at Brother’s Lounge on the afternoons of May 14/15. A video posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Apr 5, 2016 at 4:42pm PDT Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Does Title VII Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

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WIRTW #484 (the “what I’m listening to this week” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Had I waited a month, Hostile Work Environment would have topped the list. And while we hope that you find these cases as interesting and amusing as we do — and laugh along with us in the telling — make no mistake, we’ll also be bringing analysis and legal discussion of those cases. You cannot go wrong discussing an employee’s fear of the mark of the beast, or a company that disciplines poor performers by spanking them with yard signs. via The Tim Sackett Project.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

Advos

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Bookmark this page and refer to it during the conference if you need someone’s Twitter ID. The Basics. Location: The Venetian®, Las Vegas. The best is yet to come!

What will work look like after COVID? 4 things you need to consider

Business Management Daily

As we approach a new year that’s poised to end better than 2020, it’s time to look ahead at work after the COVID pandemic. Soon, employers will see the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror. And COVID-19 cases may finally begin declining in the first quarter of 2021.

Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired. Pier Sixty employees were in the midst of unionizing when Perez made his post, which ended with “Vote YES for the Union!”. The post Stop Spying on Social Media appeared first on HRExecutive.com.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

HR Daily Advisor

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies. In part one of this article series , we discussed the various agency appointments, and lack thereof, as well as a few Obama-era Executive Orders that were put on the chopping block.

WIRTW #495 (the “guns” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Just skip down to the links, or come back on Monday, or don’t come back at all (although the latter is a bit closed-minded). The solution starts with a conversation about universal background checks for all owners of firearms, mandatory waiting periods, and bans on assault weapons. Eliminating all guns, however, isn’t the solution. But do you know what else isn’t part of the solution? I do not want guns around the American workplace, period.

WIRTW #403 (the “royals” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

One of the benefits my kids get from going to a K – 12 school is the experience of varsity high-school sports. The school is much more focused on academics and fine arts than sports. Right now, the girls’ basketball team is that team. Tomorrow night, we play Cornerstone Christian (a team we beat in January) for the right to go to Columbus for the State Division IV Final Four. It will be the school’s first ever trip to the Elite Eight in any sport.

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.