Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. According to the DOL, that’s nine times more than any other industry. And knowing the intricacies of state laws can be a full-time job.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Get Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance. This leaves the information open to attack from hackers. Training.

Contractor Makes Stupid Mistake At a Client Site – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

According to the Freelancers Union, freelancers make up 35 percent of U.S. It’s a good assignment in the low $100’s. In my excitement, I sent a note to a friend, who also happens to work for the company. The language in the note was ‘locker room’.

ATS 341

Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired.

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

HRWatchdog

The following list summarizes CalChamber’s top priority employment-related bills and their status as of July 6. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

ATS 60

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

5 steps to a foolproof social media policy for employees

Insperity

Much of social media can seem like a high-tech version of the Wild West these days, with emotions running high and few hard rules to govern what’s happening. The corporate road has become littered with major PR disasters sparked by employee activity on social media. What can your company do to protect itself should an employee’s comments cross the line? In almost all cases, the answer is: It depends. Spell out what’s OK when talking about the company.

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. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling, coaching and proper written documentation.

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past?

How to Assemble an Ideal Compliance Team

CIC Plus

But hiring the right people, to do the right things, to get and stay HR compliant takes work. And the right planning. We’re sharing some tips with you on how to assemble the right compliance team as your company grows. Have you had compliance issues in the past?

Back to the Future Day Has Arrived, and It’s Brought HR Along with It!

HR Daily Advisor

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, marks the date when Emmett “Doc” Brown and Marty McFly took their Mr. Fusion-powered flying DeLorean time machine into the future (or should we say the present?) in the classic film Back to the Future: Part II. It’s finally here!

Why Employer Retaliation Poses Serious Risks In Today’s Workplaces

Astron Solutions

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, you might be under the impression that sexual harassment claims are the primary area of concern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for enforcing federal employee protection laws.

CalChamber to Host Seminar on Leaves of Absence

HRWatchdog

California employers will find clarity and guidance about the state’s complex leaves of absence policies at the August 18 seminar hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce. With all of the law’s intricacies, employers are clearly confused — and with good reason.

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. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

3 steps to dealing with workplace tension caused by current events

Insperity

How does an employer keep the collective focus on work and not allow the outside world to cause problems in the workplace? If you can prevent any potential problems before they begin, you’ll be ahead of the game. Model the behavior you want your employees to have. This helps keep people on task and can avoid possible claims of harassment, discrimination or bullying. Plug in – An effective leader has the pulse of the team.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.

SHRM Exposition Special: Can Software Really Eliminate Employee Lawsuits?

HR Daily Advisor

The boldest claim at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition comes from The Glasshouse Report, which promises that its new software can “eliminate employee lawsuits.” Can The Glasshouse Report’s claim actually be true?

The Devastating Result of a Single Word

HR Daily Advisor

The handbook was written in both English and Spanish, it required arbitration of employment disputes, and it denied an employee’s right to bring an action under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Carlos Juarez was an hourly employee at Wash Depot Holdings Inc.’s

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Policy

Paycor

While it may seem prudent to ban employees from saying anything negative about your organization online – or perhaps even discussing work at all – the National Labor Relations Board, which interprets the National Labor Relations Act, has ruled that this kind of restriction is illegal.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action.

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

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. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend.

Top 4 HR Concerns for Entrepreneurs

Paycor

Here is a list of HR concerns entrepreneurs face and tips to combat the potential problems. Finding the Right People. In your interviewing process, remember that the best predictor of future job performance is past performance. the employee’s opportunity for advancement.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

HRmarketer

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

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. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling and proper written documentation.

How to Fight Unemployment Insurance Benefit Hearings

Workology

The History of Unemployment Benefits. Unemployment insurance benefits first appeared in Wisconsin in 1932 as part of an effort to provide relief to workers who were unemployed as a result of the 1929 financial collapse. The length a state offers unemployment insurance benefits varies.

Lurking Business Litigation: 4 Things You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Insperity

Add to that the hundreds of ever-changing federal and state employment laws that you’re expected to comply with and your head may be spinning. And overlooking these regulations or not following the proper protocol can lead to costly litigation and penalties. Wages. When dealing with employees’ wages, it’s important that all your i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Knowing the laws of the states in which you do business regarding wage and hour (i.e.,

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.”

Is retaliation such a big deal?

OmegaHR Solutions

Retaliation is not the better course of action with employees. The Merriam-Webster definition of retaliation is either “ repay an injury in kind ” or “to return like for like, especially to get revenge. ” It comes from the Latin word “ retaliare ” which meant to pay back in kind.

7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)

Talmetrix

While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture.

WIRTW #394 (the “re-gift” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

John Oliver shares his ideas on the dos and don’ts of re-gifting. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Yes, employees can fight workplace harassment with social media — via Next Blog. Reassignment – The ADA “Accommodation of Last Resort” — via Matrix Radar.

Developer Job Offer Letter template

Workable

Keep in mind that this template is not a legal document and may not take into account all relevant local or national laws. When offering a job to your best developer candidate, congratulate them and highlight how they will contribute to the mission of your products and company, especially if you’re a smaller company that is still establishing its brand. Here are a few ideas: Flexible working hours. For example, mention: Your anti-harassment policies. Training.

WIRTW #390 (the “cards against HR” edition) @cardsHR

Ohio Employer's Law

I made the mistake of playing with my mom, and let’s just say that I learned some things that a child should never know about his mother, no matter their respective ages. Hilarious things, but, all things being equal, the laughs weren’t worth the memory scars.