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?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

New to HR

With the rise of technology making communication and idea presentation easier, this is the natural course of things. While we have countless country and labour laws protecting our interests based on not only culture but societal needs, newer countries to the stage offer their own challenges as lawyers and HR professionals work to foster aligning business practices globally without offending the needs of specific cultures and their inherent identity.

Fine, Be a Bigot


” She was, of course, suggesting that I present a kinder, more gentler me. I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and numerous other anti-discrimination and harassment laws have, as their main purpose, the intent of prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment.


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Workers’ rights in the age of COVID

Business Management Daily

Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and regulator’s reluctance to aggressively enforce workplace safety laws play directly into union playbooks. Employers who overlook these concerns may face the dual dilemma of increased post-COVID enforcement and unionization.

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, who presented a session at BLR’s 2017 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS) titled #Protecting Information Systems , noted that social media is a powerful marketing and public relations tool for companies.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

The Muppets present, 5 People You’ll Meet At Work. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Judge Titus Channels Inner Kenny Rogers in $1 Million EEOC Rebuke — via Employee Screen IQ Firing an employee for complaining on Facebook about discrimination = retaliation — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog Workplace religious accommodation, cont’d — via Walter Olson's Overlawyered Yes, employers may have to accommodate even “crazy” religious beliefs. —

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 #365 (the “on the road again” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I gave four different seminar presentations over an eight-day span: Last Wednesday I presented a two-hour FMLA/ADA update to the Southwest Safety Council. Tuesday I presented a webinar on criminal background checks and Title VII Wednesday I opened the Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Conference with a discussion of emerging technology and employment law (i.e., via ERC’s HR insights Blog What Your Company’ Policy on Employee References? —

Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist

HR Digest

Every organization needs to follow an HR Compliance Checklist to stay updated with current laws and regulations. Conduct an annual review of your company policies and procedures to ensure your employee handbook manual is compliant with existing and new laws. Employee Relations.

WIRTW #408 (the “jobs are all jobs and sometimes they suck” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last week I presented, along with two of my partners, Seth Briskin and Steve Dlott , Hot Topics in Employment Law: What to Worry About in 2016. Discrimination Here’s a novel defense to a discrimination claim. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog EEOC Requesting Information? via Michigan Employment Law Advisor Social Media & Workplace Technology Technology and the Gig Economy: Will It Cultivate Trust, or Destroy It? —

Why I’m a management-side lawyer

Ohio Employer's Law

In a perfect world, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment wouldn’t exist. But they do, and companies, even those with the best of intentions, run afoul of the complexities of our myriad employment laws. It’s an opportunity to train employers how to handle an employee relations problem better the next time. I say that mistakes can be legal or interpersonal because lawsuits don’t necessarily happen because an employee was discriminated against.

WIRTW #369 (the “see me, hear me”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

So, here you go: Later today, I’m presenting on managing generational issues in the workplace at the Lakeland Community College 8th Annual Small Business Symposium. On June 10, at 2 pm, I’m presenting a webinar on how to create a safer, OSHA-compliant workplace , for HRdirect. On June 16, at noon, I’m presenting a webinar on OSHA compliance and workplace safety , for the West LegalEdcenter. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination.

Will your unlimited vacation policy run afoul of the law?

OmegaHR Solutions

One of the more talked about trends in employee relations and new ways of working is unlimited vacation. Touted as the best way to treat employees unlimited vacation supposedly focuses on productivity rather than time. As long as an employee has their assignments done they can take off any amount of time they desire. There are some issues, however, not the least of which this vacation policy might actually run afoul of a variety of laws. Accrual based laws.

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

So, I present Donovan’s kindergarten class performing “La Poule Maboule,” and Norah’s 3rd grade class performing “Comment y Aller.” Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Well, that stinks! Doo-doo creates a discrimination claim. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog When Are Reasonable Accommodations NOT Required For a Disabled Employee? —

WIRTW #409 (the “thank you” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Yesterday morning, I presented Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Security (in 30 minutes). Then, last evening I presenting Hot Employment Law Issues for 2016 to a group of HR professionals for ConnectedHR. It was the first time I’ve ever presented in a wine bar, and, moving forward, it should be the only venue in which I present. Discrimination. You guys don’t have to let employees pray to a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Labor Relations.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

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. Discrimination. Restroom Access and Transgender Issues in the Workplace Go Supreme — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #464 (the “school’s out…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. This Movie Theater Wants to Celebrate Women by Violating State and Federal Law. — Sometimes hiring discrimination is committed by a bigot—and sometimes it’s by standardized test — via Workplace Fairness. Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bias — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. via Above the Law. HR & Employee Relations. “I

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. There’s no legal requirement to issue an employee handbook, so why bother? Labor law expert and attorney Julie R. It is not discrimination—but be careful because it can be.

WIRTW #481 (the “proof of concept” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. How to React When an Employee Accuses the Most Powerful Person in the Office of Sexual Harassment — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas. Eight takes on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Then Be Afraid of Halloween — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

WIRTW #448 (the “promo” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

On February 22, I will be co-presenting a free CLE-eligible webinar for LexisNexis, entitled, “Employment Law: Five Areas to Watch in 2017.” The webinar runs from 2 - 3:35 pm EST. My topics are LGBT discrimination claims and NLRB for non-union companies. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Can Disabling Conditions Protect The Prez From An Adverse Employment Action: Impeachment? — via Above the Law. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #446 (the “I wish I wrote that” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Connecticut Employment Law Blog — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. In other news , this week President Trump named Philip Miscimarra acting head of the National Labor Relations Board. Here are three reasons employers should rejoice at this appointment. Here’s what else I read this week: Discrimination. And employers should be doing a happy dance. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Who Is My Employee?

WIRTW #434 (the "Fruity Tunes" edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

In the name of equal time, I present the set from Donovan’s recent School of Rock performance. Discrimination. via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Locker Room Banter Will Get You Fired, and Oh, Wait, It’s Against the Law — via FisherBroyles. The “Onionhead” case: Fringe beliefs and reverse religious discrimination by employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #479 (the “pod” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden. Discrimination. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Transgender Employees Continue to be at the Center of Debate — via Oklahoma Employer’s Law Blog. 70% of employees don’t know enough about preventing cyber fraud — via HR Dive.

WIRTW #461 (the “Nörha’s School of Music” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

In addition to the research and the budget, each student must present their business to the class. Norah chose to present hers via a commercial, which I am proud to say she filmed, directed, and edited all on her own (with only minimal help from Dad on the ins and outs of how to actually use iMovie). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. I love my kids’ school.

WIRTW #357 (the “proud papa” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I knew that Norah would be presenting her PowerPoint on Neptune, the culmination of weeks of research and hard work. She presented a dramatic monologue. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Can Your Severance Agreements Withstand an EEOC Challenge? — via The Emplawyerologist Walmart Settles EEOC Age, Disability Discrimination Suit for $150K — via In House Is retaliation such a big deal? — My kids go to an amazing school.

WIRTW #350 (the “bad reputation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Allow me to take off my law blogger hat for a moment, and switch to my concert promoter hat. If you love live music and find yourself looking for something to do on January 18 at 3 pm, or January 24 at 1 pm, School of Rock Strongsville will be presenting The Music of Joan Jett, featuring my very own Norah Hyman on guitar and vocals. Here’s what I read over the past few weeks: Discrimination Is It Harassment To Post Nutritional Information On A Co-Worker’s Chair? —