Are you doing enough to leverage tech for employee relations?

HRExecutive

It may not be surprising that during 2020, social and political conflict —along with ongoing challenges due to COVID-19—helped position the employee relations (ER) function as a vital factor in shaping positive employee experiences. million employees globally, including 2.3

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.

Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Let’s face it, human resources professionals often know personal things about their employees, like how much money they make. As a result, it can be tempting to want to help employees tap into community resources. That’s not a bad thing, if it’s done the right way. I work in employee relations/training department for an organization in the human services/non-profit field. You know her from this post about the importance of job references. (It’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.

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.

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.

Why Understanding Labor Laws Is So Important

Global People Strategist

They ensure that employer-employee relations are monitored, allowing both parties to be held accountable for their actions. There is a natural hierarchy between the employer and the employee. Working Hours. Discrimination.

The Burden of FLSA, FMLA and ADA

PerformanceICreate

I was having lunch the other day with a dear friend and HR colleague and he was telling me a story that I had lived through many times before. In a nutshell, he had a manager who wanted to break the rules because it was “too burdensome” to follow them. More honestly stated: the manager did not care to do the right thing because the right thing was a pain in her ass. HR professionals face this dilemma all the time. Long live the DOL website! (Ok,

September’s Webinar Specifically for California Supervisors

HRWatchdog

That’s because the responsibility of managing employee relations most often falls on California supervisors to enforce HR policies, address employee grievances appropriately and honor accommodations. Avoid the legal and financial perils of noncompliance. Disciplining or terminating an employee. Register online or call (800) 331-8877. Your webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.

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 ?

Back to Work After COVID-19

Tandem HR

An employer’s guide to preparing the business, the workplace and employees for the transition. businesses are entering a new phase of the pandemic and employees are headed back to work after COVID-19 shelter in place orders expire. Prepare your employees. ?

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 #349 (the “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

With the end of the year drawing nigh, today’s post will be my last of 2014 (barring any hot-off-the-presses breaking news). Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Santa Sued for Disability Discrimination Due to Reindeer Harassment — via Bolek Besser Glesius, LLC Ebola discrimination in your workplace, what the Department of Justice wants you to know. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Do You Hear What I Hear?

WIRTW #368 (the “let's go Cavs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s t-minus six days until championship fever sweeps the most victory-starved city in America. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Doing online “reputation management”? — via Employment Law Lookout Texting in the office: a problem, or just yet another distraction? — via Business Management Daily HR & Employee Relations. via Minding the Workplace Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #365 (the “en français” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

One of the curricular pieces I love about my kids’ school is that they start foreign language in kindergarten. When we attending Norah’s first parent/teacher conference when she was in kindergarten, I remember her French teacher telling us all about the play that would cap their year. I sat in disbelief as she explained how the kids would perform “La Poule Maboule” (Chicken Little), all in French. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Well, that stinks!

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on their “special” day). Employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not a one-off to-do to check off your corporate calendar. The DOL’s Model FMLA Forms Expired Just Days Ago.

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. I’m just going to leave some not-so-subtle hints here about how to up your company’s harassment-training game — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Discrimination. From Facebook to Monster – Age Discrimination in Social Media Job Ads. — Nooses And the N-Word At Work: Same As It Ever Was — via FisherBroyles. via The L•E•Jer.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the official description of my segment: With politicians talking about job creation, you would hope government would make it easy to hire people. But the opposite is true. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Post-trial maneuvering in a discrimination verdict — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered. Your employee has a fragrance allergy. What does the ADA require you to do? — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog.

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. Age Discrimination Suit Because Job Posting Asked for “No More Than ‘X’ Years of Experience” — via Michigan Employment Law Advisor. If I allow employees to text, what guidelines should I install? — When Your Employees Post Passwords Online — via Krebs on Security. HR & Employee Relations.

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

Insperity

When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. While you can probably get away with a less-than-defined HR strategy as a startup, these policies, procedures and strategies can determine your fate as the business grows. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The workplace training video. Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. 3d Cir: Even where old folks are treated fairly, OLDER folks can bring age-bias claims — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. No Means No – Judge Limits The EEOC’s Claims In Bass Pro Case (Again) — via Workplace Class Action Litigation. When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity — via Employment Discrimination Report. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog Are fraternities subject to title III of the ADA? — I was a Sesame Street kid. Muppets taught me to read, count, and have manners. I’m a tad late, however, to Game of Thrones.

WIRTW #375 (the “post-it” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the intern fired after hiding an offensive message for his employer buried within the stack of post-it notes he was sent out to purchase? Opposing Views has all the info. via Employment Matters Blog Conflating abuse and incivility in the academic workplace — via Minding the Workplace OSHA Extends Enforcement Date for Confined Spaces in Construction Standard — via OSHA Law Blog An Injured Employee Tests Positive for Drugs… Now What? —

COVID-19 pandemic: How to prepare your business

Insperity

News about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 or “the coronavirus”) pandemic understandably can be unsettling, but infectious disease outbreaks need not induce panic. With those needs in mind, here’s what you need to know to plan, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WIRTW #383 (the “iOS” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Thanks to iOS 9, you now have a new way to read the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Alcoholism, Associational Discrimination, Retaliation, and Magic Words — via Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act “Drawing the Line Between Civil and Religious Rights” — via How Appealing The Death of the Class-Action Lawsuit? —

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. Discrimination.

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.

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 #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider: A conversation about race A conversation about race: The Exciting Conclusion And here’s the best thing I watched this past week on the issue, care of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on HBO.

WIRTW #472 (the “back to school” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Yep, that could still be age discrimination. — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Facebook shuts down anonymous in-house forum over harassment — via The Verge. Ebola, Trypanophobia, And Deafness: What Does The ADA Require? — Think Again… — via The Emplawyerologist. Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave — via Ride The Lightning. HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #407 (the “cumin” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Name the two greatest characters in the history of television. While Arhcie Bunker will never again grace the world with his bon mots, thank god for Ricky Gervais, who is giving David Brent and all of his clueless uncomfortableness new life with an entire movie, the trailer for which was just released. If you’ve never seen the original British verion of The Office , immediately go the Netflix and watch it all. Well, it is work related, right?

WIRTW #374 (the “bad choice” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Earlier this week, I came across the following while watching the local morning news: The consumer reporter was demoing an online t-shirt business with two female station employees modeling shirts that read,”I can make you feel cheep,” and “I can take 80% off.” via Blogging4Jobs The focus of the ADA turns to websites in the digital age: Is your site compliant? —

WIRTW #372 (the “bad work day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

From Mediate : During last Sunday’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Pete Hegseth tossed an axe to tease an upcoming segment on timbersports, missed the target, and hit a marching band percussionist standing in the distance. Let’s go the replay : Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Can Employee Display a Confederate Flag on Facebook as Free Speech? The N-Word at Work: Jury Trial Edition — via Workplace Prof Blog.

WIRTW #371 (the “no more pencils…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The bus picks them up and drops them off, period. So, we’ve spent the past two weeks dropping off and picking up at camp (which, for me, is 45 minutes from work, without traffic). How do other employees, and their employers, cope with this seasonal time-management dance? Here is Help for Employers Managing the Fallout. — Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Meet the technologies trying to solve them. —