If You’re Being Investigated by Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

That being said, it can be a serious shock when an employee finds out human resources is investigating something that involves them – whether they are the focus of the investigation or just that their name has come up in conversation. What should employees remember when they’re asked to meet with HR regarding an investigation (regardless of their involvement)? Every employee has a duty to reasonably cooperate with an employer’s investigation.

The World Needs More Businesses that Call Bull * on Ageism.

The HR Capitalist

In today's cancel culture, it has never been easier to be accused of discrimination, and never been more important to watch what you say. . To be clear, I don't give a s about "OK, Boomer!" - if you can't take that without ID'ing it as discrimination, then you're probably not tough enough to be someone I want to work with, regardless of age. Change Culture Employee Relations Talent Workplace

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Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean. A lot of the claims are afterthought allegations, with the real reasons for terminations being business-related. This is what we pay the HR generalist (at all levels) with employee relations responsibilities for. Employee Relations Legal Affairs Litigation Managing

Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean. A lot of the claims are afterthought allegations, with the real reasons for terminations being business-related. This is what we pay the HR generalist (at all levels) with employee relations responsibilities for. Employee Relations Legal Affairs Litigation Managing

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

” 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. I have been teaching discrimination and harassment prevention classes since 1995.

?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. Each of their laws governs the relationship between employer and employee. Qualifications can also take the age-old discrimination of both gender and race. This allows for a relatively seamless way to spread one’s reach. Employee Relations (ER) Global Law HR Human Resources New to HR

Will Your Investigator Spill The Beans? A Lesson From The White House.

Investipro

An article published today in the Employment Discrimination Report , by Fox Rothschild LLP, clearly shows that the need for confidentiality is something that must be reiterated again and again. In brief, the House Intelligence Chairman, Devin Nunes, publicly spoke of evidence found during the investigation with the White House before presenting that information to the committee overseeing the investigation. Employee relations Investigations This really happened!

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3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

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. He also warned that social media use by employees may result unexpected liabilities such as the loss of intellectual property and trade secrets, claims of defamation, security breaches, privacy issues, and discrimination or harassment complaints.

Trump's First Labor Nominee: Burgers, Bikinis and Mocking Low Wage Workers.

The HR Capitalist

At the heart of some of the resistance to Puzder's nomination was a domestic abuse allegation from an ex-wife and some immigration concerns related to an undocumented housekeeper. Let's explore some of the content and I'll give you color commentary as we flow though it related to Puzder as a potential Secretary of Labor: “What’s more American,” the Carl’s Jr. He claims 75,000 people as employees in the U.S. when presenting his qualifications for a cabinet position.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

Some companies keep the title to describe a person that performs the core people-related functions in the organization. Because recruiting is so visible, and every employee goes through this process, many people equate HR with recruiting. An HR person may help employees with their healthcare provider questions, or they may refer them to the carrier for all inquiries. Employee Relations. Employee relations includes the following activities: Management training.

Federal court holds that Title VII does not protect the transgendered

Ohio Employer's Law

In September, the EEOC filed its first two lawsuits alleging sex discrimination on behalf of transgender employees ( here and here ). Now, a federal court in Texas has expressly held that Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination does not extend to a transgender employee. 11/19/14) (h/t: Eric Meyer ) involves a truck-driving instructor born a female but who presents as a male. LGBT rights continue to dominate headlines.

Follow These Steps When a Complaint is Filed with the EEOC

LaborSoft

As an HR manager or company owner, you would probably agree that one of the last things y ou’d want to deal with would be a discrimination charge notice from the EEOC. If one of your company’s applicants or employees feels that he/she has been a victim. of discrimination or harassment , he/she can file a complaint with the U.S. Is Your Company At Risk? Follow These Steps When a Complaint is Filed with the EEOC.

Workers’ rights in the age of COVID

Business Management Daily

Any adverse action employers take against these groups of workers very likely constitutes disparate impact discrimination. No proof of intent to discriminate is needed. Employers who appear to put profits over employee safety create a public relations nightmare.

Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist

HR Digest

Conduct an annual review of your company policies and procedures to ensure your employee handbook manual is compliant with existing and new laws. Employee Files and Records. Create and store employee files and records in a locked and secure cabinet. Employee Relations.

Why I’m a management-side lawyer

Ohio Employer's Law

In a perfect world, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment wouldn’t exist. 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. Every now and again it’s worth pulling a post out of the archives for a rerun.

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. —

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. It doesn’t work for hourly employees working in a production environment. With salaried exempt employees time worked doesn’t matter.

HR Expectations for a Social Distancing/COVID-19 Workplace

LaborSoft

More than ever, HR departments and employers will bear the burden of how to translate the guidelines into finite transitional policies for their own employees and how to assure them that their safety and well-being is at the forefront of their plans. So, those employees who have long-term and/or short-term disability coverage offered by their employer will be guaranteed their jobs and their income during this tenuous time on a trial basis, with an end date in mind.

HR Expectations for a Social Distancing/COVID-19 Workplace

LaborSoft

More than ever, HR departments and employers will bear the burden of how to translate the guidelines into finite transitional policies for their own employees and how to assure them that their safety and well-being is at the forefront of their plans. So, those employees who have long-term and/or short-term disability coverage offered by their employer will be guaranteed their jobs and their income during this tenuous time on a trial basis, with an end date in mind.

How to handle compensation during uncertain times

Insperity

The delicate balance is: How do you handle compensation during uncertain times to protect the financial health of your business but without losing valued employees? If you’re facing economic hurdles, here are some common, alternative ways to retain employees while reducing expenditures and mitigating the pain felt by your team. From the employee perspective, pay freezes are usually preferable to reductions in regular wages or interruptions to payroll.

Migating The Risks Of Title IX Infractions On Campus

LaborSoft

To refresh your memory, this amendment debuted in 1972 and prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. Those in favor of no limits feel that there will be less pressure for the colleges and universities to present a comprehensive investigation. It is important to be aware of the recent rollbacks that were made to the U.S.

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business

Insperity

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. How to help protect employees and customers. If an employee’s family member is sick, allow the employee to stay home to provide continuous care. Involve your employees in developing and updating your plan.

When employees ask for a raise: 5 steps to a win-win outcome

Insperity

When an employee asks you for a pay raise, it’s easy to feel taken off guard. If employees are frequently approaching you and inquiring about raises, the most likely culprit is that you lack a solid compensation philosophy. Regardless of whether your company offers annual merit increases, you should – at the very least – annually review employee salaries to ensure employees are being appropriately compensated according to your compensation policy.

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 #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? — It’s been a crazy week.

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.

WIRTW #354 (the “dad working” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’m hoping to fill the gap for those fathers who also strive and struggle with the expectations of home and work while presenting a new view of what it means to be one of two working parents. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC v. Related Stories WIRTW #353 (the “sphere of influence” edition) WIRTW #352 (the “rock hard” edition) WIRTW #351 (the “conciliation” edition).

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. HR & 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 Employment Law Navigator HR & Employee Relations Who Gives HR a Bad Name? — Ken had a surly fan last night. But when life gives him lemons, he makes memes.

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. Employees as Brand Ambassadors on the new LinkedIn Company Pages — via Blogging4Jobs. HR & Employee Relations.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Sometimes hiring discrimination is committed by a bigot—and sometimes it’s by standardized test — via Workplace Fairness. HR & Employee Relations. “I What happens when an employee refuses to sign a discipline notice? — How Weak Are Employee “Nondisclosure Agreements”? Professional Cheerleader Case Presents Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Lessons — via Employment Class Action Blog.

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary

Paycor

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? It is not discrimination—but be careful because it can be. Don’t Underestimate Employee Engagement.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Except that Ask A Manager is correct about employee of the month programs being a poor substitute for real retention strategies, so maybe fire me and promote her. Lisa tells us how to Crush Positive Employee Relations.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Except that Ask A Manager is correct about employee of the month programs being a poor substitute for real retention strategies, so maybe fire me and promote her. Lisa tells us how to Crush Positive Employee Relations.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

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. Can federal workers blatantly discriminate against LGBTQ people? Hiring Discrimination Isn’t Getting Better — via Next Blog. HR & Employee Relations. Why I Can’t Give You a Template Independent Contractor Agreement — via Who Is My Employee? Intern or 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. The “Onionhead” case: Fringe beliefs and reverse religious discrimination by employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Seventh Circuit Vacates Panel Determination That Title VII Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Grants Rehearing En Banc — via Financial Services Employment Law. HR & Employee Relations.

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.