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New employment laws to watch in 2020


Every new year brings new employment laws, and 2020 is no different. There are some big changes employers need to know about at the federal, state and local levels. For many years, the minimum salary exempt employees could earn was $455 a week, or $23,600 per year.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Workplace diversity is a hot topic. You are obligated to negate religious discrimination in the workplace.

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5 Excellent Tips For Managing Workplace Diversity

Career Metis

Workplace diversity and inclusion is a fundamental topic in business circles. First and foremost, it’s necessary to understand what workplace diversity is. In a broad sense, it’s the varied composition of employees in a company. Begin by recruiting to promote diversity.

Fine, Be a Bigot


I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. Likewise, employees should receive rights and benefits similar to those in similar circumstances.

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

Here's a rundown from the post : "In a panel at a conference organized by Fortune last week, Marc Benioff, the CEO of the cloud-based software company Salesforce, said that he recently ordered a review of all 17,000employees’ salaries to see if female employees’ pay was in line with those of male employees doing similar jobs. Not only did they change the narrative related to diversity (important, but so it equality, people!), Compensation Employee Relations Litigatio

Supreme Court Ends ‘Mark of the Beast’ Litigation

HR Daily Advisor

In 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Beverly Butcher, who resigned from his job as a coal miner at CONSOL Energy rather than allowing his hand to be scanned at the beginning and end of each shift to record his time worked.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”. Effective Jan.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Deep Dive Into CHRO Case Statistics Show Increases in “Harassment” Claims | Connecticut Employment Law Blog — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Should Employers Ditch Diversity Training? —

WIRTW #389 (the “you love me, you really love me” edition) #LoveYourLawyerDay

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Straight from the source: EEOC’s 10 hottest litigation trends — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Frightened by Employment Law? Today is National Love Your Lawyer Day (really).

WIRTW #388 (the “queen of all the world” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Please check out the latest post on Meyers Roman’s new Ohio OSHA Law Blog — Federal court slaps down OSHA’s broad interpretation of its machine-guarding standard. I’ve decided that when I grow up, I want to be Norah. She has a pretty good life.

WIRTW #404 (the “home is where is art is” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination HR 101: Temporary disabilities and the ADA — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Dilemma of the Month: When a Personal Matter Gets Professional — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas Preventing Discrimination For Dummies! —

WIRTW #440 (the “muzak” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read the past two weeks: Discrimination. Microsoft executive bonuses could soon be tied to diversity goals — via Engadget. Bullseye On Big Business: EEOC’s 2016 Performance And Accountability Report Shows Target On Systemic Litigation — via Employment Law Lookout. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Using an Employee’s Social Media Posts to Prove Laziness? Think Again — via Currents: Hot Topics in Employment Law.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa) — via Harvard Business Review. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #449 (the “do-over” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

He served a well regarded term on the National Labor Relations Board from from 2002 to 2003. He is currently a law school dean. Once confirmed, he will become the first Hispanic-American member of Trump’s cabinet, bringing some much needed diversity to the table.

WIRTW #380 (the “left of the dial” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Five Things An Employer Should Do After Receiving a Charge of Discrimination — via Minnesota Employer Under the ADA, can you fire an alcoholic who doesn’t request treatment? — via California Employment Law Four-Day Workweeks: A Fulcrum for Work/Life Balance — via Blogging4Jobs Four-day work weeks are growing in popularity and you’ll absolutely love them — via BGR How Do We Make Unlimited Time Off Work, Work? —

WIRTW #405 (the “Norah live” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

If you are interest in having your post featured in this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, email me your submission by Monday. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Does my black face make me look more diverse? — An Employer’s Guide to Supporting Women in the Workplace — via ERC Insights Blog. EEOC Continues Visible Stance on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Protection — via Currents. Employment Law — via Socially Aware Blog.

WIRTW #378 (the “top chef” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

A photo posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Aug 14, 2015 at 2:13am PDT Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination 5 ways employers can spend a lot less time in court — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Paid Suspension “Typically” not an “Adverse Employment Action” Under Title VII — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space What are the business costs of ignoring racial and gender diversity? —

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary


More than 18,000 people registered for Paycor’s two-day online Rise Web Summit, held in February, where industry experts offered advice on all things HR, from employee engagement to hot button compliance issues. The Humble Employee Handbook is Actually an Important Risk Prevention Tool.

WIRTW #471 (the “free press … sort of” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Hey look, it’s me, in Crain’s Cleveland Business, discussing the employee handbooks : Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Compliance with Today’s Anti-Discrimination Laws Through a History Lesson — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.