FMLA: California Employer Put Up with Performance, Attendance Issues Long Enough

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to her attendance issues, she was frequently tardy and became a poor performer. AT&T warned her several times that she would be suspended if her attendance and performance didn’t improve. Monica Cannot Maintain a Disability Discrimination Claim.

5 Tips for Creating an Airtight Time and Attendance Policy


It’s up to management to set clear attendance expectations and take action when employees are pushing the boundaries. Here are some ways you can clearly define the dos and don’ts of your attendance policy, so that everyone in the company is on the same page. However, if your staff needs to be in the office for a certain length of time each day, then you’ll need to set specific work hours and inform your entire workforce. Define paid vs. unpaid time off.

Turns Out, There Is Political Discrimination and Harassment Too


Seven or so years ago, I was asked to teach a course for a client regarding discrimination and harassment prevention. Laws prohibiting political affiliation discrimination differ depending on location and on public or private sector employment.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time


Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. A major study from earlier this year shows that small and medium sized business owners consistently underestimate the amount of time and energy required to run their HR functions in-house.

5 fail-safe tips for motivating employees in uncertain times


Motivating employees can be difficult, especially in uncertain times or when change is on the horizon. Here’s how you can get prepared for times of uncertainty and face them head-on when they hit. For example, if you tell a job candidate you’ll get back to them in one week, you should follow up with a response in that time frame, even if you don’t have a hiring decision to share. The employee asks to attend a training or some other professional development opportunity.

No ADA Violation for Ramping Up Productivity Demand for Traffic Camera Job

HR Daily Advisor

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an employee who is a qualified individual with a disability may not be subjected to discrimination or an adverse employment action on the basis of her disability. She sued ATS for discrimination and retaliation under the ADA. by Jodi R.

6 Reasons to Hire Older, Out-of-Work Workers


Age discrimination? times that of workers 25-34 years old. Since low turnover is a sign of engaged and productive workers, Older employees could be key to a thriving business. These connections can help departments save time and save money, too!

Sexual Harassment Nightmare at a Small Business


My favorite part of being a business owner was spending time with our customers. Guess what I didn’t have time for? I spent so much time in meetings that attending to my real job was just a dream. All of this was in addition to our other expenses: my lost time, customer attrition, employee productivity, legal fees, etc. A PEO would have saved me time, money and hassle. workers have been affected by discrimination or harassment as victim or witness.

Just because it takes extra time and effort is no reason to avoid the accommodation discussion

OmegaHR Solutions

My guess was that he did not want to spend the time or effort to continue to write responses, especially when he knew that the women were not going to get hired. As you can see the additional costs to the company include lost productivity with many people attending training sessions.

Organizations Need to Consider Family Caregiver Responsibilities

HR Bartender

During this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon hosted by the SHRM Foundation. It’s a good read and worth your time. meaning organizations cannot discriminate based on a person’s status as a caregiver?).

Will the Solar Eclipse Disrupt Your Workplace?

HR Daily Advisor

And employers in general should consider how to address the anticipated requests for time off, as well as how to ensure employee safety—particularly for those employees who work outside. Finally, expect a flurry of last-minute requests for time off and unplanned absences.

Dear ReWorker: My Employee Is Harassing a Contractor—Do I Intervene?

Cornerstone On Demand

For instance, you shouldn't invite contractors to attend staff meetings, offer them health insurance or control their schedules. However, in some places like New York state , there are laws that protect independent contractors from harassment or discrimination.

Fired Learning Consultant with Performance Problems Points to Racial Bias

HR Daily Advisor

As a sales representative, he sold educational products, including textbooks, to instructors and administrators at colleges in Florida. poor performance) was pretext for discrimination. Employment Law Training discrimination Learning Solutions LSC managers

Should an Office Romance Be Allowed at Work?


Then there’s the fallout of a relationship: if it’s not successful, the whole team may suffer from the mood and temperament of the former lovebirds, which creates more watercooler talk and gossip — and, ultimately, lowered productivity. Overall, workplace relationships that turn into love connections take a definite toll on productivity. But here are steps to help companies combat loss of productivity due to an office romance.

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ADA: How to spot — and safely deny — unreasonable accommodation requests

HR Morning

Employing this strategy from the get-go, can save employers a lot of time and headaches and come to an accommodation decision by just answering a few questions. lowering qualitative or quantitative production standards.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

They should look like this: This time next year, we’ve got a 3% representation of people with a disability Starting six months from now, we’ll provide half-yearly cultural-awareness training for all leaders By next year, we’ve launched a collaboration with at least two Women in Tech organizations.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

Attending to diversity actually helps to improve the workforce overall. Any time we have those barriers to communication or to establishing authentic relationships, it’s a potential barrier to our performance and our ability to work together productively.

7th Circuit rejects extended medical leaves of absence as ADA accoomdation

Ohio Employer's Law

Intermittent time off or a short leave of absence—say, a couple of days or even a couple of weeks—may, in appropriate circumstances, be analogous to a part-time or modified work schedule, two of the examples listed in [the ADA]. Without a doubt, this case is a huge win for employers, which grapple daily with the issue of employee medical leaves and the difficulties they present in staffing, scheduling, and overall attendance rules. disability discrimination

6 business travel tips to avoid the awkward, illegal and ill-advised


Hard limits on employee behavior include: No harassment or discrimination No substance abuse No inappropriate business attire, language or behavior. In the office, your employer expects you to show up on time and wear appropriate business attire.

How the Cloud Can Help You Stay Compliant with Wage & Hour Laws

nettime solutions

With the cloud came the promise of freedom, and the chance to connect with colleagues and collaborators safely and securely from anywhere at any time. The need for compliance touches nearly everything, including: How businesses and non-profit organizations handle time sheets.

How Unequal Pay Can Affect Your Business


The NPWF estimates that if the annual wage gap were eliminated, the average women working full time in the United States would have enough money annually for. ? Equal pay encourages a more content workforce, which can have a significant impact on productivity. Pay inequity can lead to higher rates of employee turnover, with the attendant costs of hiring and onboarding new talent. Even if the business wins the case, it cannot recover the time invested in defending itself.

The opioid crisis: Is drug addiction a disability?

Business Management Daily

Employers absorb part of that cost in the form of lost productivity and higher healthcare costs. Employers cannot discriminate against applicants with disabilities. Employees who are being counseled may request time off to attend counseling or therapy sessions.

Building Your Company Culture and Employee Engagement Dashboard


One way to get started is to create a company culture and employee engagement dashboard that monitors the increases and decreases in certain metrics over time. Attendance (Are there any interesting patterns in increasing or decreasing use of PTO or time off?).

Wisconsin Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know


We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important Wisconsin statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . Holiday Leave: Private employers are not required to provide paid or unpaid time off for holidays. .

Why is an All-Inclusive Workplace Good for business?

NGA Human Resources

Irrespective of all else, the Equality Act prohibits discrimination, harassment and victimization. Beyond direct discrimination, it includes discrimination by ‘association’ and ‘perception’. Five generations fighting against discrimination.

What Is the Appropriate Discipline for Disrespectful Behavior – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

But today’s reader note goes into an area that we haven’t spent much time talking about – progressive discipline. . That said, employers need to set expectations by outlining their standards of respect, attendance, and dress code as well as prohibitions against harassment and discrimination.

15Five Takes PRIDE In Every Employee


Pride began as a way to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, and has evolved into a joyful parade that millions all over the world look forward to attending every June. While this “trend” has been in vogue for quite some time, this is not something we take lightly.

The Pros and Cons of Flexible Work Arrangements


You’ll likely see improved attendance and productivity, as well as increased employee engagement when employees’ work days are more fluid, allowing them more freedom than that of a full-time position tethered to an office chair. Flexible workday start and quit times.

Hidden Talent: Best Practices for Recruiting People with Disabilities


Disability discrimination in the workplace is against the law but unfortunately, that doesn’t deter all violations. Also, offer flexible working hours to ensure that each employee at your company, including ones with disabilities, can work when they are most productive.

Groups Planning May 1 General Strike: Are You Prepared?

HR Daily Advisor

It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions,” SEIU United Service Workers West’s Facebook page says.

The Art of Recycling Retirees and Potential Retirees

ATD Human Capital

This post is the first of a two-part series about the retirement of Baby Boomers and its impact on organizations’ return on investment and productivity. How will seniors remain engaged, productive, and able to manage the time they now can look forward to?

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

Director of Human Resources, SafeStreets USA , graciously took time after the event to answer the audience questions we didn’t have time to address. That aside, you will be remembered as someone committed to solutions the next time they need ideas.

I'm Clearly the Best Candidate--So Why Am I Not Getting the Job?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I heard that 85% of the time it’s not the most qualified candidate that gets the job. I’ve been a finalist a few times now but not gotten the job. SMsquared October 18, 2010 5:25 AM Promotional Products said.

Firing on FMLA: How to legally let someone go on leave

Business Management Daily

Poor productivity. But make allowances for time missed while on FMLA leave , ADA accommodations leave or for military service absences. In other words, adjust quotas, goals and sales targets to zero out the effect of lost time.

The Top Reasons Businesses Fail and How a PEO Alleviates Them


Was it passion for a certain trade, an exciting idea for a new product, or the thrill of opening your own company? When a business fails, 82% of the time it’s because of cash flow issues. Is employee productivity dropping? What made you go into business in the first place?