NY Sets Up Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline, Forbids Release of Personnel Files


New York workers will have access to a free, state-run sexual harassment hotline on July 14. The confidential line will connect workers to New York attorneys. Democratic governor Kathy Hochul signed the bill on March 16, 2022. Employers had to: Create a sexual harassment policy.

Company’s mandatory retirement policy cost it $47K

HR Morning

But when the policy is discriminatory, following it can be costly. . Professional Endodontics, an oral surgery practice in Michigan, had a policy requiring all employees to retire at age 65. When one employee refused to follow it, the company ended up in court. Karen Ruerat worked for Professional Endodontics for 37 years, and had no plans to retire at 65. The company settled, paying $47,000 to Ruerat.


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Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts


Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event. Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw cover the benefits and drawbacks of hosting an off-site work event.

“Harassment is Not Just that Nasty Comment”

Abel HR

Typically, when we think about harassment in the workplace, we think about someone making a remark that someone else interprets as being offensive. With this, we typically think that there wasn’t really any mal-intent behind the remark and even tell ourselves that the person who reports the harassment is being….well, As we noted in our blog post a few weeks ago, harassment is a bit subjective by nature. However, the fun doesn’t stop there.

Charting Your Course Through Changing Regulations

Speaker: Bonnie Treichel, Senior Consultant & CCO, Multnomah Group

The world of work is changing. Today it is easier than ever to have employees in multiple cities across several states. Multistate offices used to be reserved for very large employers, but with today’s technology, even smaller employers can embrace this game changer. For employers, the multistate workforce allows the opportunity to cast a broader net to attract the best and brightest talent to the workplace. At the same time, it comes with challenges, including compliance with a variety of rules and regulations across different states and municipalities – some of which may conflict with federal law – and failure to comply could be quite costly.

Workplace Harassment Statistics You Should Know About

EverFi - HR

As we enter a new decade and look back over the previous one, it’s somewhat disheartening to acknowledge the ongoing prevalence of harassment in the workplace. . Despite Awareness and Action, Sexual Harassment Has Been on the Rise. For instance, according to the EEOC , sex-based harassment allegations, including those that involve sexual harassment, grew from 12,695 in 2010 to 13,055 in 2018.

Mexico’s Labor Law

Global People Strategist

The labor law defines the rules and regulations pertaining to labor courts, labor unions, and labor relations. It also enlists the total wages for specific and general work that may vary according to the economic region. The labor law of Mexico provides sufficient protection to employees. Here, we will review some of the essential policies in Mexico’s labor law. Excess hours worked are paid at triple the normal rate. Retirement.

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

5 HR Trends and Best Practices

Tandem HR

Keeping a pulse on the management, compliance and best practices associated with your most valuable assets – your human resources – is crucial when striving to become an exceptional workplace. Human resources (HR) encompass a broad range of topics, everything from recruiting through retirement that has to do with your employees. As an organization immersed in the field of HR, we find the following five HR trends and best practices impacting the workforce today.

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism


The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. With the expansion of potential employer liability, organizations should take note of the changes to ensure compliance.

Feds unite with Worker.gov, a one-stop website for employees to address workplace issues

The Employer Handbook

After consuming a protein shake or two from a red Solo cup during my family’s Halloween escapades, I retired to the bloggerdome to visit the EEOC’s website. Halloween or not, I have the coolest Monday night routine in all of Cherry Hill, NJ. Oh, heck, probably in the whole state. On the EEOC’s website, I found this tweet encouraging folks to beta test Worker.gov , a tool to help workers learn about and exercise their rights.

What Is Required During New Hire Orientation Training?


On top of facilitating the new hire’s introduction to the company mission, values, and vibe through the ongoing onboarding process, People Ops teams also have plenty of tick-the-box tasks and activities that must be completed as part of the new hire’s orientation training.

10 HR Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intoo USA

To say that HR challenges exist is to say that the sky is up, and the ground is down. Because human resource management comprehensively engages with many aspects of a corporation, there are sure to be bumps along the way. In fact, the work has really just begun.

10 HR Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intoo USA

To say that HR challenges exist is to say that the sky is up, and the ground is down. Because human resource management comprehensively engages with many aspects of a corporation, there are sure to be bumps along the way. In fact, the work has really just begun.

5 Steps to Prevent Age Discrimination in the Workplace

EverFi - HR

According to a recent AARP survey , 78% of older workers report that they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work, the highest level reported since the survey began in 2003. Age discrimination in the workplace doesn’t just negatively affect employees. Learn More!

Janine Yancey On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work

Thrive Global

W hen it comes to designing the future of work, one size fits none. The freedom to choose the work model that makes the most sense. The freedom to choose their own values. And the freedom to pursue what matters most. is the founder and CEO of Emtrain.

What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

HR Daily Advisor

It’s probably the most commonly referenced law relating to nondiscrimination in the workplace, so it’s important to be familiar with it. Title VII is one component of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This particular section of the Act is the part that specifically prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion. What Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Protect?

The Changing Role of Human Resource Management – HRM


The function within an organisation that is focussed towards recruitment, management, and offering direction to the people of the organisation is termed as Human Resource Management (HRM). In other words, all the processes and programs that are centred in and around people are part of the HR umbrella. Additional activities which are sponsored by the HR management includes community and employee outreach.

Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

But it’s important to pay attention: these potential changes affect every aspect of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. But in 2020, the salary threshold is officially increasing, from $455 to $684 per week.

Should Millennials Be Concerned About Age Bias – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

The regular conversations about generations in the workplace raise an issue for candidates, employees, and employers – age bias. I’ve had supervisory positions in the past. Maybe the age thing is just something in my head? So I asked Jon Hyman, partner in the firm Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis based in Cleveland, Ohio if he would share his knowledge. You might recall that Jon has helped us out in the past with a post on unfair labor practices.

5 Ways Manufacturers can Tackle Their Talent Troubles

Visibility Software Recruiting

Manufacturers are in the midst of a talent crisis. Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers are on the verge of retiring while thousands of new jobs are being created—and the ability to attract new talent is weakening as younger workers choose fields outside the manufacturing sector.

5 Ways Manufacturers can Tackle Their Talent Troubles

Visibility Software Recruiting

Manufacturers are in the midst of a talent crisis. Hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled workers are on the verge of retiring while thousands of new jobs are being created—and the ability to attract new talent is weakening as younger workers choose fields outside the manufacturing sector.

6 Business Cases for Interim HR Staffing


Here are just a few of the problems that interim HR staffing can solve for your organization. Sexual harassment laws. Mergers and acquisitions can take months, and the resulting operational and cultural transformations can continue for years. Some of the most essential items include: Effects of the acquisition on structure. Qualified retirement plans. To ensure that the transition goes smoothly for your employees, you may need to bring on additional help.

The Ultimate Guide for Creating An Employee Handbook (Including 15 Must-Haves)

Netchex HR Blog

If not, then you really should create one—no matter the size or industry of your company. A well-written company handbook gets your whole workforce on the same page. Inspire new hires and tenured employees alike to help fulfill the company mission and goals.

Transitioning Employees to Retirees

HR Daily Advisor

If you’re like many employers and have Baby Boomers in your workforce, you may be thinking about how you’re going to replace all that organizational knowledge as they retire. If that’s what’s on your mind, then it’s time to dust off that succession plan and get busy capturing all that knowledge. Or, in some cases, not retire at all. It starts 3 months before your 65th birthday, includes the month you turn 65, and ends 3 months after the month you turn 65.

Helping Your Clients Become LGBTQ-Friendly Employers


While the LGBTQ+ community comprises nearly 10% of the U.S. With 20 million people, or 8% of the U.S. population, identifying as LGBTQ+, the time is now for clients to become an LGBTQ-friendly employer. The LGBTQ+ workplace experience.

Tips to Develop a Top HR Strategy


HR professionals need a wide range of skills, with adaptability being one of the most important aspects of this kind of work. However, doing your research regarding changes and evolutions throughout the HR world will help you stay up to date on the best practices.

Cultivating LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace


Quick look: June is Pride Month, but the impact employers can have on their LGBTQ workforce can last all year long. While globally the acceptance of this community has increased, LGBTQ employees still face many challenges on the job. The U.S. Offer the right benefits.

The Importance for HR Managers to Understand the Law


The job of HR managers is not just limited to hiring competent staff, ensuring a healthy work culture, and conducting appraisals. Knowing the laws will help them take steps against discrimination, abuse, avoid liability and handle legal issues in human resource management. .

Why HR Should Be a Business Priority from Day One

Cornerstone On Demand

When you're running a startup, your focus is on the product, the funding and getting the right people on board. And that means getting HR on board at the beginning. You need an HR manager that has the guts to stand up to a CEO and lay out problems that need fixing, or policies that need implementing. The charges against her include inappropriate touching, talk and photos. Uber was accused by a female engineer of ignoring sexual harassment claims.

Keep Your People: What Makes Employees Stay with a Company Long-Term?


A growing skills gap and a generation of Baby Boomers nearing retirement age are complicating the issue. Companies who figure out the magic equation of how to keep employees long-term have a clear advantage. Some companies seem to have figured out the secret to success.

How to Build an HR Department: A Practical Manual

Analytics in HR

Getting HR right from the start has a massive impact on the success of an organization. Maybe your organization hasn’t had an HR department and has been doing just the bare minimum to get along. Explore the state of HR in your organization 2.

September Legal Updates


If you’re an existing ComplianceHR client, you can access these updates and robust links to learn more about each of these changes through the PolicySmart solution. The Fourth Circuit is First to Rule that ADA Protects Gender Dysphoria. September Legal Updates.

HR’s Role in Dealing with Office Misconduct

Astron Solutions

Every night on the news, it seems like more stories of workplace harassment are coming to light. In this issue of Astronology® , we take a look at the current challenge of harassment in the workforce. Traditionally speaking, the Human Resources department serves six main functions : Recruitment: Advertise job postings, source candidates, screen applicants, conduct preliminary interviews, and coordinate hiring efforts.

How to write an employee handbook effectively


The reasons vary for why business owners who don’t have an employee handbook have not yet considered creating one. They help save time when training team members and keep you legally protected in terms of employment laws. Give a brief history of the company. Harassment.

Six Steps to Beat the Talent Shortage with L&D

Rallyware for Human Resources

First, we’d like to say this: every employee deserves to be a part of your learning and development strategy. The “identifying talent” process is often followed by the above-mentioned issues of manager’s perception. Being guided by “intuition”, a company may miss the opportunity of building a diverse team and getting creative ideas from people with different experiences which often results in innovativeness and higher profits. Use continuous performance-based training.

Why Offboarding Employees is Just as Important as Onboarding

Netchex HR Blog

Unfortunately, many employers do only the bare minimum with departing employees. Offboarding is more than just “going through the motions.” Their positive or negative views can affect your reputation in the community. Complete the HR process and offboarding paperwork.

Top 7 HR Challenges In 2018


Human Resource professionals wear many hats and manage a variety of responsibilities – from recruitment to retirement. But the job doesn’t end here. The department is always inundated with numerous activities like compliance processes, talent acquisition, payroll processing, retention programs, talent management, and a lot more. What are the aspects in human resource management that you may find most challenging as an HR professional? Workplace Harassment.

HR for Startups: A Guide to Setting Up the HR Function


The short answer is yes ; startups do need HR. They take on several jobs and tasks, including Human Resources, despite having no proper HR training. The problem is that this leads to great disharmony within the team, which is a significant contributor to the failure of startups.

Battling the Big Quit

Affinity HR Group

The current trend known as “the Big Quit” or “the Great Resignation” is expected to continue into 2022. What you can do: Conduct an unbiased assessment of your compensation practices, comparing them to the current market for your size, area, and industry.