Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

It’s a brand-new decade, and employment law changes are occurring at a breakneck speed right alongside technological innovation. Trends and best practices in employment law have evolved dramatically in recent years, and it can be hard for HR practitioners to keep up.

Employment law changes to watch in 2021

Insperity

The new calendar year always rings in some employment law changes, and 2021 is no different. Here are some of the major changes we’re following. All these employment law changes are effective Jan. Federal employment law changes in 2021.

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Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

In 2019, the California Legislature and Governor Newsom enacted 870 bills. Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019. Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. The employer also must provide access to a sink with running water and a refrigerator.

Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. .

Employment law update: Harassment training, Labor Class protections

Business Management Daily

Final statewide sexual harassment policy and training guidelines have finally been issued in New York, and the rules differ significantly in several important ways. The post Employment law update: Harassment training, Labor Class protections appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

On the Road: Employment Law Updates Seminars

HRWatchdog

The New Year brings many things — resolutions, cold weather and CalChamber’s annual Employment Law Updates seminars. Our seminars are sell-out shows and currently seats are only available for the San Francisco seminar on January 28. Last week, our employment law experts packed their bags and began the annual seminar road trip with a visit to Southern California. Numerous new laws, cases and pending regulations entertained attendees.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape for California employers in a number of significant ways. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

HRWatchdog

and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. Many of the new laws stem from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections, while others clear up ambiguities in laws that took effect in 2018, such as the ban on asking about an applicant’s salary history. To learn more or to secure your seat, click here or call (800) 331-8877.

Webinar: Supervisor Employment Law Survival Training

Paycor

The best defense against employee claims is to avoid them in the first place.” That’s why so many HR experts recommend employment law training. In this webinar, Peter Newman will break down the Employment Law Survival Training Program.

2016 Midyear Employment Law Update

HRWatchdog

CalChamber’s new white paper explains important changes to employment law. It’s already been a busy 2016 for employers, with lots of action from the California Legislature, federal and state agencies, local governments and our courts. CalChamber’s free 2016 Midyear Employment Law Update white paper recaps some of the more significant developments to date in these areas: Wage and Hour. Discrimination and Harassment.

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

Several new laws will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies in 2018 and beyond. The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law.

New Employment Laws for 2021: What They Mean for HR Professionals

Flimp Communications

With the infamous 2020 in the rearview mirror — hopefully along with the unprecedented challenges that accompanied it — HR professionals are hoping for a less chaotic year. HR teams everywhere answered the call. Training.

It’s the most important employment law decision of 2018

The Employer Handbook

Susquehanna County (opinion here ) is a sexual harassment case. But the biggest takeaway is that any subsequent employer-defendant asserting a Faragher/Ellerth defense in the Third Circuit will find it very difficult to obtain summary judgment on any hostile work environment claim. I planned to write about the Third Circuit’s July 3 decision sooner. However, so many of you were off from work last week. First, the facts.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. May need to notify law enforcement.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

This article is a recap of a recent webinar featuring Kate Bischoff from tHRive Law & Consulting. Employment law changes tend to come in waves, driven by public perceptions of what’s fair for workers. We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination.

How the Latest Employment Law Changes Affect Your Company

Synergy

Each day, news outlets reveal yet another story about a new law that affects hiring, employee management, or HR in general. Whether it’s merely a debate, a formal proposal, or the passage of actual legislation, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Let’s take a look at the latest employment law changes and how they might affect your company. New Tax Laws Alter Benefit Offerings. Spotlight on Harassment Grows.

Oregon Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important Oregon statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. To deal with the death of a family member.

The best employment law podcast is back! Tune in to the Hostile Work Environment podcast.

The Employer Handbook

I’m talking about the Hostile Work Environment Podcast (available on iTunes and Spotify and now on YouTube too). The Hostile Work Environment Podcast is the brainchild of Marc Alifanz. But then life got in the way. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

New California Law Requires Sexual Harassment Training for all Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in California with 5 or more employees (or independent contractors) must provide sexual harassment training to all employees (SB 1343). The deadline for compliance with initial training is January 1, 2020. Employers must then provide the training every 2 years. Currently, state law requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide training to supervisory employees only.

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

HRWatchdog

The Governor signed “clean up” legislation to help clarify training deadlines for employers. As you may remember, on January 1, 2019, a new California law went into effect that made substantial changes to mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. Training must take place within six months of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. However, SB 778 doesn’t impact the portion of the law addressing seasonal and temporary workers.

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. Two of the bills are particularly damaging to businesses, and CalChamber has identified them as Job Killers. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

It’s the most important employment law decision of 2018

The Employer Handbook

Susquehanna County (opinion here ) is a sexual harassment case. But the biggest takeaway is that any subsequent employer-defendant asserting a Faragher/Ellerth defense in the Third Circuit will find it very difficult to obtain summary judgment on any hostile work environment claim. I planned to write about the Third Circuit’s July 3 decision sooner. However, so many of you were off from work last week. First, the facts.

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations. For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. Learn how we can help.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

If middle child Jan Brady from the TV show the Brady Bunch were an HR manager, she’d scream “Retaliation, Retaliation, Retaliation!” neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. Everywhere employers turn, there’s another retaliation claim being made against them under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or another state or federal statute.

Deadline Nears for Sexual Harassment Training in New York

HR Daily Advisor

All employers in New York state are required to have training and policies addressing sexual harassment, including complaint forms, in place by October 9. The new requirements in the state’s Labor Law come on the heels of New York City’s new sexual harassment laws that went into effect on May 9. The state has released guidance in the form of minimum policy requirements and a draft policy and complaint form.

New California Required Harassment Prevention Training FAQs White Paper

HRWatchdog

Our latest white paper answers all your questions about the new harassment prevention training requirements. You’ve all heard the news that California employers with five or more employees located anywhere must now provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees — not just supervisors, as was the previous law. CalChamber’s new white paper, Required Harassment Prevention Training FAQs , answers all of those questions.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs? Employers do, however, have several obligations worth mentioning under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

My conversation with the lawyer who, IMHO, just earned the biggest employment law win of 2018.

The Employer Handbook

By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. The Third Circuit’s opinion is not only remarkable for the holes it poked in an employer’s potential Faragher/Ellerth defense , but also for addressing the #MeToo movement and the chilling effect that misbehaving men in power can have on a victim complaining about harassment.

Various New York State & City Employment Law Updates

Engage PEO

Sexual Harassment Training. The state of New York and New York City recently passed laws that require annual training regarding sexual harassment. . New York State Law

Handling sexual harassment when the offender’s the big boss

HR Morning

How should you respond if an employee accuses one of your company’s leaders of sexual harassment? Progressive Women’s Leadership shares important insights in its e-guide, “ Women Leaders Share What’s Working: New Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment.”. your boss) is accused of harassment, it can put you and your company in a very difficult spot. Here are some best practices to implement now, as recommended by employment law attorneys and experts on harassment prevention: 1.

Sexual Harassment Training for Your Whole Workplace

EverFi - HR

Online Workplace Harassment Training for Employees. Teach and train employees through immersive interactive online scenarios. Robust online sexual harassment training is key to improving workplace culture and mitigating business risk. The goal?

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. We did some of the hard work for you and put some of the most important New Jersey statutes in one place so you can either learn them for the first time or give yourself a refresher. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

My conversation with the lawyer who, IMHO, just earned the biggest employment law win of 2018.

The Employer Handbook

By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. The Third Circuit’s opinion is not only remarkable for the holes it poked in an employer’s potential Faragher/Ellerth defense , but also for addressing the #MeToo movement and the chilling effect that misbehaving men in power can have on a victim complaining about harassment.

Sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein era: 3 ways to go beyond standard training

HR Morning

From the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly scandals to the #MeToo movement on social media, sexual harassment is on everybody’s minds. The scandals have shed light on just how persistent workplace harassment still is in spite of the fact that 90% of U.S. employers have sexual harassment training in place. In fact, the EEOC says the number of workplace harassment complaints has either stayed the same or risen since 2010.