Do Teens Need Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

Stratus

When we talk about sexual harassment prevention training, we typically envision a room full of less-than-enthusiastic adults being reminded (once again) that locker-room banter isn’t acceptable at work. Should they be included in sexual harassment prevention training?

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

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7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

Want to End Harassment? It’s a Culture Thing (#SHRM16)

UpstartHR

In short, the EEOC said that training doesn’t reduce discrimination. The logic behind the commentary had a few holes that I want to point out really quick, but I want to spend the majority of the time today helping you to understand what actually works for eliminating harassment. Here’s the synopsis: The biggest finding of the U.S. What kind of training was used? 90% of harassment is never reported.

Workplace Harassment- Its Types and Ways to Report

Vantage Circle

The “MeToo” movement has indeed given courage to many people to speak openly about offensive conduct at the workplace. Yet, many are still skeptical about opening their mouths and reporting harassing behaviors of colleagues or managers. What is Workplace Harassment?

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. Many organizations believe harassment, violence and bullying do not affect their environments despite the staggering prevalence of such incidents. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference. Bullying and harassment may be verbal, non-verbal, written or physical.

Male HR Manager Takes Down Female Congressional Candidate with Harassment Claim. #metoo

The HR Capitalist

As warranted by the stupid, inappropriate behavior of some men, the #metoo movement has mostly outed those men for the harassers they are. But now, we have our first public female victim of the #metoo movement. This one is juicy folks, because as HR pros, you know more about this one than anyone else in the world. Read on, analysis after the clip below. In the office, she completely ignored me and avoided having any contact with me.”.

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

CLO Magazine

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.”.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

Want real HR change? Look to data and analytics

HRExecutive

For more than a year-and-a-half, HR teams have been dealing with fallout from the pandemic, including seismic shifts in how and where work gets done and a transformed workplace that requires new skills and employee experience initiatives.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

The cost to defend a discrimination lawsuit (and can you do anything about it)

Ohio Employer's Law

My answer: The reality is that defending a discrimination or other employment lawsuit is expensive. Last month, insurance carrier Hiscox published its annual guide to employee lawsuits [pdf]. What does Hiscox report on the cost of defending of discrimination lawsuit, from its study of its own claim history? Looks like my $75,000 – $125,000 estimate is right on the money (at least for small to mid-sized companies). Preventing discrimination and harassment.

Social Media and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Social media outlets are extremely popular for employees as a place to say whatever they like, whenever they like — with or without consequences looming. From a business standpoint, social media can be one of the most powerful marketing tools in your arsenal.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Some of the best things about technology are the traditions they’re challenging. We’re beginning to change the way we do business because technology solutions allow us to do things differently. Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Companies have been writing, printing and distributing employee handbooks for decades. The question becomes, are they valuable? Even if you’re storing the handbook online, you get my point.

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!” 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.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise retaliate against either job applicants or employees based upon the individual doing any of the following: filing a charge of discrimination, complaining to their employer about discrimination on the job, or. However, this does not automatically provide protection for the employer.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims 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. But, is this the best course of action when dealing with employee harassment or employment discrimination claims?

ICYMI: An Increase in Workplace Harassment Allegations Is Creating Better Workplaces

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

The modern workplace is changing for the better. Not only are work environments moving toward a more employee-centric model, but they are also gradually developing better workplace practices that could drive cultural changes.The Third Annual HR Acuity Employee Relations (ER) Benchmark Study analyzed these changes as they relate to harassment and misconduct in the workplace and unveiled some surprising results. The U.S.

Why HR Should Never Ignore Employee Complaints

LaborSoft

Though conflicts or disputes are customary, harassment can happen, and mistreatment can materialize, it’s how HR deals with these types of issues that can end up plaguing your company and tie you up in arbitration, or even worse, long and costly litigation.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

Investipro

Race, age and sex discrimination • Wrongful termination • Retaliation • ADA accommodation violation • OSHA violations. These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

Investipro

Race, age and sex discrimination • Wrongful termination • Retaliation • ADA accommodation violation • OSHA violations. These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began.

4 Situations Where You Should Consider Hiring a Labor Attorney

Career Metis

In the United States, employees are protected by both federal and state labor laws. These laws guarantee employees protection from being discriminated against because of their race, gender, or religion, as well as due to a physical or mental disability.

What can go wrong when co-workers date? A lot.

Ohio Employer's Law

I watch The Voice. It’s not like it’s at the top of my DVR, but, my remote always seem to stop on NBC between 8 and 10 on Monday and Tuesday nights. (My This is how the mind of blogger works). So, in the spirit of The Voice, here’s 10 reasons co-workers shouldn’t turn their chairs for each other. Have to describing your employee’s private affairs in a deposition or, worse, to a jury. The loss of respect from co-workers and management.

Workplace Investigations Improve Company Culture. Really?

Investipro

Over the last few months, I have been speaking at regional HR meetings on the topic of “Using Workplace Investigations to Drive Employee Engagement and Improve Company Culture. When talking to the attendees, I am hearing that HR professionals are very interested in finding a better way to handle sticky and serious employee relations issues. But there are numerous reasons why we are still doing the same old thing.

10 Tips to Build Strong Company Loyalty With Your Employees

Career Metis

Company loyalty is one of the most central aspects of any workplace. When employees have this loyalty, the business runs smoothly, satisfying each member of the team and improving productivity. Take these ideas and apply them to the following tips.

What I learned on my summer vacation

Ohio Employer's Law

Five nights in Los Angeles, two in Paso Robles (if you ever pass through, I cannot more highly recommend Sculpterra Winery and the Paso Robles Inn ), three in Palo Alto (where Donovan participated in a research study seeking a link between Noonan Syndrome and ADHD , and which resulted in both of my kids now wanting to attend Stanford … best of luck to them and me), and three in San Francisco. We also learned one valuable HR lesson. The problems started, however, upon our arrival.

What Is Workplace Bullying and How Can You Stop It?

HRIS Payroll Software

Workplace bullying is unfortunately common and can be detrimental to both the health of the employee and the culture of the workplace. Workplace bullying is different from racial discrimination, sexual harassment, or violence, so it is often overlooked. A 2014 survey done by the Workplace Bullying Institute revealed that about 27 percent of American workers feel they have encountered workplace bullying. Cursing or yelling at an employee.

Handling Employee Incidents and Grievances

HRIS Payroll Software

When incidents occur that affect the well being of employees or undermine the company culture, it is important to address the issues in a way that is effective and legal. Far too often, employee incidents and grievances are swept under the rug with the explanation that the issue is “under investigation.” Sitting down with an employee and listening to their grievances or a description of how an incident occurred is an important first step.

3 real calls from EEs looking to file claims

Investipro

I am often asked, “Are employers really still finding reasons to fire employees in order to avoid taking the steps of conducting an investigation?” The answer is, yes! InvestiPro received the following three calls from employees who were looking to file a claim against the company that just terminated them. As you know InvestiPro is an online platform for employer use, but employee calls still come in. employee relations HR Investigation

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) back in November 2016. The law goes into effect May 15th, 2017. With an estimated four million freelancers in the New York City Metro area, the new law looks to rectify the payment challenges freelancers sometimes encounter. For instance, in 2014, the Freelancers Union discovered that 50% of reported freelancers had trouble collecting payments owed for their work.

“It’s not fair”

Ohio Employer's Law

Watch this , and then let’s talk about the word fair. Like Louie in the clip above, I tell my kids this all the time. Must the workplace be fair ? What does the word “fair” even mean at work? Nothing in the law requires the workplace to be fair. Equality across protected classes, however, is not the same as fairness. No employee should find out that her performance is unsatisfactory for the first time at a termination meeting.

Ask an HR Expert: Romantic relationships in the workplace

Tandem HR

Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Regardless of what we communicate to our employees or attempt to prevent in the workplace, romantic relationships in the workplace are going to happen. Will that look like discrimination?

Office Romances: For Better or Worse.

Tandem HR

Love is in the air. This may not be a shocking statistic if you stop to consider a full-time employee spends at least half of his or her waking hours on the job. As managers and organizational leaders, what precautions can we take to ensure that personal relationships minimally affect the workplace? This is always good practice for compliance purposes, but fraternization and sexual harassment policies need to evolve as your culture changes. Office Romance.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Sample office manager job description and interview questions

Business Management Daily

Are you looking to hire and need the perfect office manager job description to bring in top talent? Hiring is a lengthy and costly process so it’s best to get it right the first time — and that means bringing the best applicants into the interview process.