Telecommuting Discrimination – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked before about telecommuting and about discriminating against parents , but never together. I work for a company that sometimes allows employees to work from home. Is this considered discrimination in the workplace?

Will There Be Over 90,000 Discrimination Charges Filed In 2017?

Investipro

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released the 2016 statistics for discrimination and harassment cases filed for the year, showing an increase for the second consecutive year. Discrimination charges were filed in 91,503 cases (29% being sex based claims). The U.S.

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Understanding Conflict of Interest – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

The CEO of our company has hired his daughter in the marketing department as a part-time employee. This amounts to about $70/hour, which grossly exceeds other employee salaries. Business and Strategy Employee Relations Leadership and Management Recruiting and Retention laws

Would You Fire Your Employee for Saying This?

UpstartHR

My question for you today: would you have fired your employee for saying or writing this kind of thing, knowing that his or her actions reflect on you as an employer? . In this case the author of the piece has some leeway to stir the pot as a member of the press, and if the goal was to get interest and readership then they have definitely made that happen with this particular article. How would you respond if an employee posted something like this on their social media channels?

Does This Require an Investigation?

Investipro

Some will give you the definition of what requires an investigation under harassment discrimination laws. After almost 25 years of working as an HR professional generalist with a focus on employee relations my answer is this. The answer seems to depend on who you ask.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

participating in an employment discrimination proceeding, such as an investigation or a lawsuit. In addition, most state anti-retaliation laws provide remedies for any discrimination or “adverse employment action.” We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S.

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

Roth also noted that even if FIFA currently does not cover your organization, pay close attention that local, state, and / or federal definitions, such as in the Fair Labor Standards Act, do not define a hire you consider to be a freelance worker as an employee.

What I learned on my summer vacation

Ohio Employer's Law

Never, ever, ever, ignore your employees’ complaints, about anything. No employee wants to earn the label of a troublemaker. If an employee complains about something, they are upset. A little attention goes a long way to engendering positive relations with your employees.

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace

LaborSoft

Every person seems to have a different threshold for what he/she considers to be “ethical” behavior, however it is of the utmost importance that an organization has a shared consensus of what ethical behavior is when dealing with its employees and customers.

Who CAN you fire for their social media activity?

OmegaHR Solutions

Not all employees are protected from termination for social media activity. Most people in business have heard of the clamp down on companies firing employees for their use of social media. Not all your employees have rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR

LaborSoft

To refresh your memory, Title IX is a federal amendment from 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process. It is important to be aware of the recent proposed changes that Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have recommended to the U.S.

Ask an HR Expert: Romantic relationships in the workplace

Tandem HR

Regardless of what we communicate to our employees or attempt to prevent in the workplace, romantic relationships in the workplace are going to happen. Twenty-seven percent of employees say they are open to having a romantic relationship in the workplace.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Age Discrimination Suit Because Job Posting Asked for “No More Than ‘X’ Years of Experience” — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor. If I allow employees to text, what guidelines should I install? — When Your Employees Post Passwords Online — via Krebs on Security.

7 Tips to Be Sure You’re Managing Diversity in the Workplace Correctly

Insperity

Assembling the right mix of employees on your team and in your business is the first step, but you’ll need to be vigilant and committed to make it a success. And the definition may surprise you. I’m sure you know you shouldn’t discriminate based on race, gender, national origin or disability. Help you relate better to your target audience. Non-discrimination policy lets people know about the laws and exactly what is not allowed.

The Wider Angle of the Employee Experience

Digital HR Tech

Employee experience is not only a top priority for organizations today. This should also be true for the experiences and moments created for employees in organizations. ’ These memorable moments for the employee can be both positive or negative.

WIRTW #450 (the “Kurt” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. How Trump is transforming America’s anti-discrimination watchdog — via Will Evans at Reveal. Pregnancy Issues Continue to Expand: Company Fired Pregnant Employee For Her Own Good — via Marti Cardi’s Matrix Radar. Internet scammers are trolling for employee data … and HR inadvertently may be providing it. — HR & Employee Relations. The Many Definitions of Flexible Work — via 1 Million for Work Flexibility.

WIRTW #348 (the “blackheart” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination The “Association” Game: How a Spouse’s Cancer May be Covered by the ADA — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog Role reversal! Definitely, Maybe. —

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

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. Discrimination. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #370 (the “I’m ready for my close-up”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered. Your employee has a fragrance allergy. Zoo employee fired over “racist” social-media post — via wpxi.com. HR & Employee Relations. Employee Resigns: Walk Them Out the Door Or Let Them Work a Notice? — Rules on FMLA Definition of Overnight Stay — via Delaware Employment Law Blog. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #466 (the “solo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s definitely worth adding your blogs-to-follow list. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Company’s Desire for a “New Face” Does Not Prove Age Discrimination — via Minnesota Employment Law Report. HR & Employee Relations. I gotta give my girl credit.

WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. B is for “Bias” – Is Bias The Not-So-New Cause of Discrimination? — The Employee Went Into Labor And Her Supervisor Told Her To Keep Working — via Evil Skippy at Work. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #427 (the “treat me like your mother” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The lot was definitely rocked today for School of Rock Strongsville’s fall show preview. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Medical Marijuana Use: a New Cause of Action for Discrimination? — Why Should Employers Take Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation Seriously? Pish-posh to everything we ever knew about litigating discrimination claims — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. HR & Employee Relations. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Employee Coming Out Has Rattled Some Cages — via Work Place Coach Blog News. Avoid this ADA Trap When Using Staffing Agency Workers — via Who is My Employee? HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #392 (the “miles and miles and miles” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Employers Beware: EEOC’s 2015 Performance And Accountability Report Reaffirms Its Commitment To High Profile, Systemic Litigation — via Workplace Class Action Litigation Tipping as Employment Discrimination? —

WIRTW #439 (the “Texas teardrops” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

If both cases go employers’ way, the DOL will definitely be crying Texas tears over its Thanksgiving turkey. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. Employers: Groping An Employee Is Still Illegal — via FisherBroyles. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #344 (the “potty police” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Do you know what rights your employees have to use the bathroom at work? On November 11, from 3 – 4 pm, Jeff Nowak and I will be hosting a TweetChat on the evolving rights of pregnant employees in the workplace. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do Accused Harassers Have a Right to Be Heard? — Beware of reverse discrimination. — Earlier this morning, Adrienne Mitchell and I discussed that very issue on Marketwatch Radio.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. These are two words not normally in my vocabulary, so I should definitely be terminated. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Except that Ask A Manager is correct about employee of the month programs being a poor substitute for real retention strategies, so maybe fire me and promote her. I know.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. These are two words not normally in my vocabulary, so I should definitely be terminated. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Except that Ask A Manager is correct about employee of the month programs being a poor substitute for real retention strategies, so maybe fire me and promote her. I know.