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EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been busy! The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier.

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. Minimum Wage. Training.

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4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

These days, managing HR compliance is like a game of Whac-A-Mole. As soon as you master an employment law in one jurisdiction, another one pops up. Develop a System for Staying Abreast of Labor Laws. Treat Your HR Policies Like Works-in-Progress.

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 .

How technology is helping solve the compliance conundrum

HRExecutive

Keeping up with compliance , a moving target within the human resource space, affects employers of all sizes. We recognize that business leaders and HR professionals alike need more than technology,” Palmieri says. Caring for the Elderly, Complying with the Law.

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The state of HR: What should be keeping you up at night?

HR Morning

While HR pros are a little less worried about the ACA and DOL enforcement than in previous years, thanks to the effects of the #MeToo movement and an uptick in sexual harassment lawsuits, a number of other workplace issues have them concerned. These are some of the key findings from The Littler Annual Employer Survey, 2018 , which surveyed 1,111 HR pros, execs and in-house counsel. To view the full report, visit.

Ask The Industry: HR Predictions For 2019

PlanSource

Several new and exciting trends emerged while technology continued to grow in the areas of artificial intelligence, decision support and more. What do these changes and trends mean for HR professionals and teams in 2019? In this edition of ‘ Ask The Industry ’, we spoke with HR experts from across the nation on what their top predictions are for the upcoming year. David Miklas , Labor and Employment Attorney at Miklas Employment Law. “HR

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date.

Simple steps to create an employee handbook

Business Management Daily

Employee handbooks are an essential part of the employee onboarding experience for new hires. Employee handbooks help new employees get acquainted with the policies, culture, and expectations of the company. If the answer is nobody, consider outsourcing the project to an expert.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2020

SwipeClock

Employee Handbooks in 2020: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date.

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.

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. via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

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. Reviewing the employee handbook should be a routine step in new employees’ onboarding process. Paid time off.

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. I’ll be discussing a vitally important, yet too often overlooked, issue — Cybersecurity for HR. Because it’s a virtual conference, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your desk. And the best part? Social Media & Technology. Wage & Hour.

Test Your Knowledge of Federal Labor Laws

Homebase

How well do you know federal labor laws? Take the federal labor law quiz to test your knowledge , and share it at your workplace. As an employer , it’s your responsibility to remain in compliance with all applicable labor laws at your business. As an employee , it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with federal employment laws as well. The questions are multiple choice and true or false , and should take only a few minutes.

4 Reasons to Consider Leaving Your PEO after Employee #50

Namely

For growing companies with threadbare HR teams, the thought of leaving a PEO might cause cold sweats. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) take on HR, payroll, and benefits administration for their clients, typically businesses without an HR professional on staff. Clients enter into a “co-employment” relationship with the PEO, where the latter becomes their workforce’s employer-of-record for tax and compliance purposes.

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. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions.

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. Here’s what I read this week: Harassment. Friends Do NOT Let Friends Engage in Harassing Conduct — via Jonathan HR Law. Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR — via Harvard Business Review. MeToo: Where was HR? — Listening for Sexual Harassment — via HR Gazette.

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 #435 (the "spare time" edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

According to one of its two creators , Lou Hamou-Lhadj (the other is Andrew Coats ), their “goal was as to make something that kind of contested the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically. We really wanted to make something that was a little bit more adult in the thematic choices, and show that animation could be a medium to tell any sort of story.”. I’d say they hit it out of the park. Social Media & Technology.

WIRTW #422 (the “Pikachu” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The story of the week? Not the RNC, but Pokémon GO!, What does the blogosphere have to say about this phenomenon? Catch ‘Em All—All The Workplace Issues, That Is — via Labor & Employment Law Navigator. Pokémon Go in the Workplace: Oh Look There’s a Pikachu! — via Employment Matters Blog. The best, or at least most fun, workplace reaction to Pokémon GO — via Steve Boese’s HR Technology. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #490 (the “hilarious world of depression” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today, I recommend that everyone check out The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests … to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions. via The Tim Sackett Project.

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

Ohio Employer's Law

When a commenter starts his thoughts with “Hey faggot,” you know you have one for the internet-troll hall of fame. A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled, When You Discover That You Employ a Nazi. This post generated the above-referenced comment on Workforce.com (which cross-posts my blog daily). The rest of this winning comment? For the record, he is con, con, and WTF?! Afraid of Sexual Harassment Claims? Technology.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show, LOVE (an absolute must-do if you find yourself in Vegas). The new arrangement is the final work of legendary Beatles’ produced George Martin before his passing. HR’s Stand in the Face of Fox News — via Rick Bell at Workforce Magazine. Technology. Wage & Hour.

WIRTW #391 (the “headliner” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

In my never-ending quest to turn my legal blog into a promotional blog for my daughter’s nascent music career, I bring you the debut performance of this year’s School of Rock Jr. For the uninitiated, the Jr. Headliners is SoR’s audition-only band for kids 8th grade and under (there is another Headliner band for high schoolers, which will also be on the bill). If you’re at the gig, say hi, and mention the blog, your next drink of choice is on me.

WIRTW #484 (the “what I’m listening to this week” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Had I waited a month, Hostile Work Environment would have topped the list. And while we hope that you find these cases as interesting and amusing as we do — and laugh along with us in the telling — make no mistake, we’ll also be bringing analysis and legal discussion of those cases. You cannot go wrong discussing an employee’s fear of the mark of the beast, or a company that disciplines poor performers by spanking them with yard signs. via The Tim Sackett Project.

WIRTW #414 (the “happy 10th” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I have no idea how this happened in 10 quick years, but I am certainly enjoying the ride. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination Is sexual harassment training a turn-off for men? — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider Another Advertising Agency Courting the EEOC: Have They Ever Heard of Retaliation? — via Troutman Sanders HR Law Matters.

WIRTW #411 (the “Green Day” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The show is called “Nerds vs. Punks”, whch pits two of 1994 greatest albums against each other, Weezer’s Blue Album and Green Day’s Dookie. Here’s a 15-second sneak peak of what you’ll see at Brother’s Lounge on the afternoons of May 14/15. A video posted by Jon Hyman (@jonhyman) on Apr 5, 2016 at 4:42pm PDT Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination Does Title VII Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

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WIRTW #460 (the “my favorite week of the year” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

This week is my favorite week of the year, because five nights from now I’ll be standing front and center at the Beachland Ballroom watching the Old 97’s. I can’t wait to hear live for the first time most of their latest release, Graveyard Whistling , including this destined to be classic, “ Jesus Loves You ”. Come see what all the fuss is about. Tickets are only $20 , and, for now are still available, but will sell out before the lights dim Wednesday night.

WIRTW #503 (the “bald is beautiful” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I need to get something off my chest. I’ve been crushed by the weight of success, intelligence, and sheer masculinity. Men with bald heads are often seen as more dominant and successful by everyone around them, according to a study of the University of Pennsylvania. The american scientist Albert E. The subjects got to see each photo twice, once of a man with a full head of hair and once of the same man with his hair shaved off. Technology.

WIRTW #425 (the “tschüss” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

The Hymans did not take a vacation this summer. Tschüss” is the German equivalent of “bye.” Title VII and sexual orientation bias, revisited — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. Bullying or Harassment or Am I Missing Something? — via Evil HR Lady, Suzanne Lucas. EEOC Rules That “Don’t Tread On Me” Hat Might Be Racially Offensive — via The Employment Brief. The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: “Just Shut Up.

WIRTW #396 (the “walking dead”) edition

Ohio Employer's Law

I love the creativity of children, mine or otherwise. Donovan can’t recall which of his bandmates came up with the name for his Rock 101 band (performing two free shows at the Music Box Super Club — Jan. There are bands everywhere that wish they had thought of the name first. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Did Bill Clinton “sexually harass” Monica Lewinsky? via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider.

WIRTW #500 (the “500th” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

It’s since morphed into what I hope is a useful weekly resource for employers to find the best labor and employment blog posts each week. Thank to everyone for reading along all these weeks and year, and to the other great bloggers who’ve published content that I’ve shared. Legislating Away Harassment? 3 Main Legislative Paths Emerge So Far in the #MeToo Era — via Ohio Chamber Blog. Why Do You Do Harassment Training? — Technology.

WIRTW #495 (the “guns” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Just skip down to the links, or come back on Monday, or don’t come back at all (although the latter is a bit closed-minded). The solution starts with a conversation about universal background checks for all owners of firearms, mandatory waiting periods, and bans on assault weapons. Eliminating all guns, however, isn’t the solution. But do you know what else isn’t part of the solution? I do not want guns around the American workplace, period.

Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. Come to HR. So, come join me on the Evil Side. Oh, and send me your HR questions. Most of the time, all the signs point to…drum roll please…different choices. The old, white guys.