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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.

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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.

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?

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?

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. Employee Relations General HR

How to Navigate a Complex Legislative Landscape

EverFi - HR

HR professionals have long operated in a complex legislative environment, but the advent of COVID-19 has significantly increased that complexity. The national government, as well as states and cities, are increasingly passing legislation to address perceived gaps in workplace law and practice. Activity at the state, and sometimes local, level often portends change at the national level. But that’s not the only challenge. What should employees do differently?

“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.

Everything to know about Human Resource Management

CuteHR

People are crucial to the success of any organization and are not merely means to achieve end objectives and goals of the company. The Workforce is today one of the most critical company asset and organizations are paying a lot of attention in building and cultivating a strong asset in them. To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace. It is designed to maximize employee performance in the service of an employer’s strategic objectives.

Migating The Risks Of Title IX Infractions On Campus

LaborSoft

It is important to be aware of the recent rollbacks that were made to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) gender-equity law by the country’s current administration, or specifically guidance of Title IX expectations and standards. In addition, colleges no longer have to allow appeals in sexual-assault cases, though they can decide whether they would like to offer them to both parties, or only to the accused.

How to Become an HR Generalist [A Practical Guide]

Analytics in HR

An HR Generalist is usually the first HR hire of an organization and a crucial one at that. The question is: How do you become an HR Generalist? In this article, we’ll briefly walk you through the roles and responsibilities of an HR Generalist. Knowledge of the HRIS is a must.

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.

WIRTW #484 (the “happy place” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Where do you take your mind when you’re just having a bad day, when you have to deal with that employee, when a client chews you out (I know, that never happens), or when you otherwise need a mental breather from the world and all of its evil and other craziness? Like this : D-man has ALL the moves! Have you voted yet for the Worst Employer of 2017 ? Polls for the first round close on November 22. Discrimination. via The Tim Sackett Project.

Employee Grievances - How to Handle them Appropriately

Empuls

Employee grievances form a concern for every human resources manager. When an employee feels dissatisfied with how the organization is run or managed, it can significantly affect productivity. Employees expect a safe working environment from their employers.

WIRTW #501 (the “fireflies” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

We went to see our fav, Rhett Miller, who invited Norah to share the stage and duet with him. I learned 4 things watching Norah: She’s got nerves of steel (which I kind of already knew). She can hold her own with a 30-year veteran of the industry. The Cost of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace — via ERC HR Insights Blog. Completed Sexual Harassment Training: Fired For Sexual Harassment 6 Weeks Later — via FisherBroyles.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. Discrimination. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions.

What you need to include in a small business employee handbook

Business Management Daily

When you’re trying to oversee your business’ sales, marketing, product, and finances it’s easy to put HR tasks like developing an employee handbook on the backburner. However, employee handbooks serve an important role. Why does your small business need an employee handbook ?

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. Here’s what I read this week: Harassment. Friends Do NOT Let Friends Engage in Harassing Conduct — via Jonathan HR Law. Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR — via Harvard Business Review. Listening for Sexual Harassment — via HR Gazette. Discrimination. via The L•E•Jer. The FMLA is 25! —

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR

LaborSoft

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process. It is important to be aware of the recent proposed changes that Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have recommended to the U.S. To refresh your memory, Title IX is a federal amendment from 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. Reactions to the Proposed Changes.

WIRTW #435 (the "spare time" edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

According to one of its two creators , Lou Hamou-Lhadj (the other is Andrew Coats ), their “goal was as to make something that kind of contested the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically. We really wanted to make something that was a little bit more adult in the thematic choices, and show that animation could be a medium to tell any sort of story.”. I’d say they hit it out of the park. Discrimination. HR & Employee Relations.

Maximizing the role of HR at your company

Unicorn HRO

HR plays an integral part in finding the best talent for a business, as well as managing this talent to ensure that they are performing their best at the company where they work. Below are a few ways you can utilize HR’s role to better serve the needs of your company. They do this by assessing manager and employee performance, and determining how they can motivate staff and help them to excel.

WIRTW #345 (the “earworm” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Despite Employment Discrimination Training, “Human Nature Often Rears Its Ugly Head” — via Employment Discrimination Report Seed and Fertilizer Providers to Pay $187,500 for Genetic Information and Disability Discrimination — via EEOC News Releases Obesity: Grounds for Unlawful Discrimination in Europe? — via LE Blog Is your wellness program illegal according to the EEOC? —

WIRTW #480 (the “another Fake ID” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Indulge me, as this morning I once again take off my employment-law blogger hat, and replace it with my proud dad / music blogger hat. Fake ID had quite the successful opening weekend of music. They started last Saturday night rocking The Pond Ice Rink’s annual clambake (encore included), and finished Sunday afternoon as the talk of the Hiram House Camp Pumpkin Festival. Discrimination. How Sensors and Data are Changing the Workplace — via TalentCulture.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

The HR generalist is probably the most varied HR professional out there. In this article, we will answer what an HR generalist is, what he or she does, how to become one, how much you earn as a generalist, and all the other information that you’ll want to know! An HR generalist is usually the first HR hire any company makes. As the job title suggests, this is a person with a broad range of responsibilities instead of a specialized line of work. Firing employees.

New employment laws to watch in 2020

Insperity

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. Updates to the so-called “white-collar exemption” to federal overtime rules have been in the works for a long time.

WIRTW #437 (the “Elevate HR” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Elevate HR is the largest virtual HR conference in the world. 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. And the best part?

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

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. This post generated the above-referenced comment on Workforce.com (which cross-posts my blog daily). The rest of this winning comment? Let me also suggest (if you can stomach it) that you check out his account on Disqus.com , which exposes his views on a range of topics, including LGBTQ people, the Jews, and school shootings as false flags.

WIRTW #486 (the “all apologies” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Accused of sexual harassment? Thankfully, the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator has you covered. As the father of daughters, I am deeply ashamed (but not “sorry” because that means I’m guilty of something). At the time I believed that my sociopathic manipulation of the 22-year-old in my office was consensual, and of course now I realize my behavior was wrong. Here’s what I read the past two weeks: Discrimination. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #490 (the “hilarious world of depression” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today, I recommend that everyone check out The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests … to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. via The Tim Sackett Project.

WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The story of the week? Not the RNC, but Pokémon GO!, What does the blogosphere have to say about this phenomenon? Catch ‘Em All—All The Workplace Issues, That Is — via Labor & Employment Law Navigator. Pokémon Go in the Workplace: Oh Look There’s a Pikachu! — The best, or at least most fun, workplace reaction to Pokémon GO — via Steve Boese’s HR Technology. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination.

WIRTW #484 (the “what I’m listening to this week” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Had I waited a month, Hostile Work Environment would have topped the list. And while we hope that you find these cases as interesting and amusing as we do — and laugh along with us in the telling — make no mistake, we’ll also be bringing analysis and legal discussion of those cases. You cannot go wrong discussing an employee’s fear of the mark of the beast, or a company that disciplines poor performers by spanking them with yard signs. via The L•E•Jer.