?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

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A fully global employment law does not exist. Instead, local companies are bound to their country’s domestic law. Each of their laws governs the relationship between employer and employee. This allows for a relatively seamless way to spread one’s reach.

Employer Lawfully Focused on Applicants’ People Skills

SHRM Resources

did not discriminate against a black applicant by promoting a white candidate deemed as having superior people skills, the 11th U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)--Employee Relations Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 11th Circuit Relationship Management

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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

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. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs?

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.

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too


Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. You see, while I’ve always been an advocate for fair and just treatment of employees, I’m not a huge fan of protecting every little group of folks.

Marijuana, Opioids and Disability Discrimination: What Employers Should Know


In an era where employers are having to plan for changes in workplace drug testing compliance, primarily due to evolving marijuana laws and our nations opioid crisis, another compliance beast continues to rear confuse employers: Disability Discrimination. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with disabilities. Both federal and state laws provide this protection. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Can Employees Refuse a Pay Increase – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I’ve always (jokingly) said that the one thing I can count on is an employee not refusing a pay increase. He said that I need to speak with HR, who said they can’t take the pay increase back because it’s a law in Massachusetts and would look like the company is discriminating against me.

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 Litigation

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Companies have been writing, printing and distributing employee handbooks for decades. Is there another way to provide employees the same information without killing a bunch of trees? Employees swear they will read it someday.

The Burden of FLSA, FMLA and ADA


I’ve given a brief overview of three laws that, unfortunately, are often ignored and/or applied incorrectly. Many…most…US employers have to comply with the FLSA. It was born in an era where, quite honestly, US employers took advantage of their employees.

Notice Deadline Nears for South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Law

HR Daily Advisor

South Carolina employers are facing a September 14 deadline to provide notice to applicants and employees related to the new South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act (SCPAA). The new law, enacted in May, applies to all South Carolina employers with at least 15 employees.

5 Excellent Tips For Managing Workplace Diversity

Career Metis

In a broad sense, it’s the varied composition of employees in a company. Employees in a company may be diverse, but not included in office processes. Each employee should feel comfortable in an office environment. Above all, collaborate with your current employees.

People Management Mistakes That Small Businesses Tend to Make

HR Payroll Systems

While there are fewer employees to contend with in a small business, people management is just as important as in larger businesses. Many small businesses make the grave error of failing to properly train employees. Failing to Comply with Employment Laws.

HR and Workplace Guide Tackling Employee Conversations That Stink


Employee friendly HR software designed to help tame your business. . Know company policy and applicable law. I know these conversations with employees are uncomfortable. Make sure there is really an issue before approaching someone based on a report from another employee.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., and editor of Indiana Employment Law Letter —the rise of social media comes with both pros and cons for employers. Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

September’s Webinar Specifically for California Supervisors


CalChamber’s HR webinar on September 20 reminds California employers of how important and essential it is to make sure supervisors are well-versed in California’s employment laws. Disciplining or terminating an employee.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR. For every size business, there are certain laws and regulations you must adhere to or risk financial or legal penalty. 20 to 49 employees. 50 to 99 employees.

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.

WIRTW #474 (the “I’m from” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Is Robert Lee a victim of national origin discrimination? — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. KKK Hoods: Fashionable In The Workplace And (Again) In The Streets — via Above the Law. Tennis Association Discriminated Against Him — via Deadspin.

WIRTW #342 (the “family photo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Constructive Discharge Serves as Substitute for Adverse Employment Action — via Texas Employment Law Update Social Media & Workplace Technology Do you know your Klout Score? via Employment Matters Blog Labor Relations ALJs Signal That D.R.

Employers seek to halt EEOC’s efforts to drum up plaintiffs for its “Onionhead” lawsuit

Ohio Employer's Law

You may recall the lawsuit filed the EEOC claiming that a New York employer forced its employees to join a religion called “Onionhead.”. Now, Employment Law 360 reports that the company’s counsel is trying to block the EEOC from reaching out to the company’s employees to seek additional plaintiffs for its lawsuit. You can download a copy of the employers’ letter to the court here [pdf]. If the employer is true, the EEOC is going to have issues.

WIRTW #364 (the “almost famous” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Do You Hear What I Hear? Accent Discrimination in the Workplace. — via Fitzpatrick on Employment Law Can you sack an employee for having “friends with benefits”? —

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?


About a year ago, employers relished a major win when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements , giving them the power to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues, instead forcing each to file an individual claim.

WIRTW #431 (the “stop breaking down” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Is race discrimination bad for business? — to a diabetic employee fired for drinking OJ at work — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog. Honesty is an Employer’s Best Policy – Honest Defense Rule in Employment Discrimination — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor. HR & Employee Relations. Top Reasons to Mediate Employment Disputes — via The Labor and Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #345 (the “earworm” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Washington Workplace Law Labor Relations In Murphy Oil, NLRB Reaffirms Its Stance on Class Action Waivers — via In House Obama Withdraws NLRB nominee — via The Hill’s Briefing Room.

WIRTW #381 (the “sensational inspirational celebrational” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via HR Professionals Magazine Wage & Hour Is Amazon the Scapegoat in the Debate on Employee Leave Entitlements? What's the Lesson Here for Employers? — The Muppets present, 5 People You’ll Meet At Work. Which one are you?

WIRTW #496 (the “troll” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Beyond Legal Risk — via Kate Bischoff’s tHRive Law & Consulting. via Employment & Labor Insider. Sexual Harassment Allegations Lead to Shareholder Lawsuits — via Financial Services Employment Law.

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


Before I started my career in Human Resources , I had a perception that the HR lady sat behind a desk the entire day, listening to people complain about problems at work, pushing a box of tissues across the table to emotional employees and dispensing motherly advice. Employee Benefits.

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business


By being well versed in the facts, business leaders can play a critical role in soothing employees’ concerns, modeling healthy behaviors and keeping their workplaces relatively productive – all while not running afoul of related laws and regulations.

WIRTW #482 (the “a bet is a bet” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. Courts Split On LGBTQ Questions, Leaving In-House Counsel Flummoxed — via Above the Law. If necessary, the ADA allows a company to make an employee see a doctor before returning to work. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

Pop some corn, or, if you’re out and about on a summer Friday eve, set your DVR, to get your seven-minute fix of Hyman on employment law. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered. Must-haves” for your harassment investigation — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. SCOTUS ruling on religious garb puts employers in a double bind — via HR Café.

The Role of HR in Compliance


To keep your business operating successfully, small business owners everywhere are responsible for remaining compliant with a host of laws, restrictions, and regulations on the state, federal, and international levels. Employee relations. Discrimination.

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.