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New employment laws to watch in 2020

Insperity

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. Change at the federal level: White-collar exemption rules. Pay equity laws.

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions. Diversity.

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Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. 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.

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.”. The Road Ahead.

What? Hooded sheets plus a noose, and firm still skirts harassment charge

HR Morning

Despite mountains of damning evidence, one employer avoided losing a racially hostile workplace lawsuit. The ruling serves as a reminder to HR pros everywhere on the importance of clear policies and consistent follow-through. These steps were looked on favorably by the court.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. In the late 1990s, such claims made up only about 2% of the U.S.

Harassment and Discrimination: Are You Doing Enough in this Ever-Changing Landscape of New Laws?

Silkroad

2018 was a banner year for changes in legislation regarding corporate harassment training, making it more important than ever for companies to foster a respectful workplace, specifically regarding in harassment, discrimination, and diversity. About the Author.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. Employment Decisions. Harassment.

High Profile or Not, Sexual Harassment Claims Require Employer Action

HR Daily Advisor

Sexual harassmentthe subject has exploded in recent weeks as people from all walks have spoken up about a menacing workplace problem. Over the years, he had even paid to settle several sexual harassment claims without the company taking action. Employer Response.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!”

Even the best-intentioned employers can get snagged by anti-bias laws

HR Morning

Even organizations involved in the most noble pursuits sometimes run afoul of discrimination laws. . According to the agency’s lawsuit, Joseph R. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement.

Google ends forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims. Should you? Then what?

The Employer Handbook

Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The last month for Google has been big for tech and employment law nerds alike. On the tech side, Google released the latest versions of its flagship phone, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Not the victim, the accused.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers must properly classify and pay employees a corresponding minimum wage, while following overtime and child labor standards. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL.

Immigration, Travel Ban Debates Put Focus on National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

As reports of tense situations related to national origin flood the news—everything from slurs directed toward people from countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban to insults aimed at Hispanic people trying to enter the U.S.—employers What Employers Should Do.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money – HBR. s most-sued employers. Term of the Week. Get The Plan.

India: Developments Affecting Diversity in the Workplace

Global People Strategist

When it comes to inclusivity and diversity within the workplace, companies operating in India now have to face and adhere to four major recent developments in the country’s employment law. b) Working conditions requirements for employers.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

While many HR professionals might be confident in their knowledge of employment law related to more common, visible disabilities such as mobility problems, so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities – such as dyslexia and autism – pose a much greater challenge. In a recent CIPHR employment law seminar, Matthew Huggett, partner at Carbon Law Partners , explained how employers can best support people with these conditions. . What does the law say?

Two tough lessons on training

HRExecutive

A pair of recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases suggests the situation is every bit as risky — both for drivers and employers — as you might think. The cases involve two trucking companies that got in trouble over sexual harassment of female trainees.

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. A major area of focus for the EEOC is employer leave policies that haven’t been updated to align with its position on leave as a reasonable accommodation.

Decreasing the Generational Divide

HRO Today

A new phrase has gone viral on the internet and social media, bringing to light a fundamental disconnect between younger generations and baby boomers: “Ok, boomer.”. The Power of Collaboration. It was estimated that by this year, 50 percent of the workforce would be over the age of 55.

Is Sexual Orientation Protected by Federal Law?

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. The ruling, Franchina v. She rose through the ranks quickly. That year, Fran was assigned to work a shift with “Tony,” a firefighter with a history of sexually harassing female colleagues in the department. ‘Sex-Plus’ Sexual Harassment.

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice.

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

Employer Probably Should “Give a f about” Employee’s Religion

HR Daily Advisor

It probably comes as no surprise then that religious conflicts around the globe are on the rise. Under Title VII, an employer must accommodate an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the company.

EEOC Examines Strategies to Reduce Retaliation in the Workplace

HRWatchdog

A panel of experts recently met with the commissioners of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss ways to prevent and rectify retaliation in the workplace. Every year, claims of retaliation top the list of the most frequent charges filed with the EEOC, accounting for almost 43 percent of all claims filed in 2014. “Such efforts benefit workers and employers and make good business sense.”

6 Compliance Training FAQs Answered for Your Business

Insperity

Unfortunately, if your business has employees, incidents of discrimination and harassment may occasionally disrupt your company culture. People naturally bring their biases into the workplace – sometimes by accident, sometimes by choice. Thorough compliance training can go a long way toward preventing these incidents. Here are the answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about workplace compliance training.

6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace

Insperity

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Announcing the WorkHuman 2019 Agenda

WorkHuman

We are now less than six months away from the most exciting HR and leadership event of the year – WorkHuman ! The conference will take over the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, March 18-21, for WorkHuman’s fifth anniversary. Cy Wakeman – everyone’s favorite workplace drama researcher – will also appear on the WorkHuman stage. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the team that helps craft the agenda for WorkHuman. Elevating Your Employer Brand.

Raising the Bar: Eliminating ‘Unconscious Bias’ in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. The individual recognizes that he or she is acting with a biased belief.

Ex-Google employee who criticized the Damore memo sues Google after getting fired

The Employer Handbook

Earlier this week, Team Cool a/k/a the employment-law blogger community, began to report that the National Labor Relations Board had dismissed unfair labor practice charges against Google. He’s that male Google software engineer who got fired last year after posting a 3,300-word criticism of Google’s diversity policies on the company’s internal website. Jon Hyman has the full scoop over at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.

Why creating a culture of HR compliance could reduce risk

Insperity

Business owners in the United States today must abide by and stay compliant with more laws and regulations than at any other point in history. If you establish and ingrain your company’s values into the fabric of the culture, then your business is likely more risk averse.

WIRTW #441 (the “Burl Ives” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Christmas Carol and the Old 97’s are two things that make me very happy. When the Old 97’s sing a Christmas carol. For this week’s musical share, I bring you Rhett and the boys performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, nothing will.

ADEA Basics

HR Daily Advisor

What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and are you in compliance? The ADEA has been around since 1967. Here’s what it does: It prohibits employers with 20 or more full-time employees from discriminating against anyone who is 40 years old or older.

Top 17 Hr Blogs that you must follow in 2019

CuteHR

In the beginning, whenever people discuss the topic of HR, it was mostly offline. Issues centred around leave, payroll, policymaking, training, and recruitment were only in the paper and publications. We were hoping for the best, and things changed.