An Important Discrepancy in Workplace Harassment Policies, Law

Ultimate Software

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies across industries and of every size are taking a closer look at their policies and training against harassment, of all forms, to determine whether changes need to be made. So, why include this obligation in a harassment policy?

Newsflash: HR Creates a Policy

UpstartHR

Anywhere, USA – This morning we got word that someone in HR created a policy. We’re not sure what the policy was as of the time of this report; however, we were assured by our sources that it was “highly necessary” for the business to continue functioning.

Company Telecommuting Policy Changes – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Policy changes can be emotional events as evidenced by today’s reader note. The new company did not have a telecommuting policy but agreed to keep telecommuters providing they live far enough away. Heck, even a CEO change can lead to dramatic changes in telecommuting policies.

Tips for creating smart corporate holiday policies

PeopleStrategy

In this seasonal scramble, having effective corporate policies in place can help reduce confusion and alleviate some of the pressure. Here are four tips to keep in mind when thinking about your corporate holiday policies.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

and policies - and HR has to support all of them. policies like benefits, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. It’s a heavy burden to keep track of policies manually - and. of policy changes made to comply with changing laws. requirements and company policy.

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Cornerstone On Demand

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it's enough to make your head spin when you're trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn't a "perfect" solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. Unlimited PTO Some businesses—most notably Netflix—have adopted an unlimited vacation day policy.

How to Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive

HR Bartender

I recently had the chance to hear about how Kronos rolled out their open time off policy and I thought you would find it interesting. Both from the standpoint of the policy itself but also because of the challenges they experienced and how they addressed them. Internal research discovered one of the hurdles to attracting talent was their vacation policy. myTime: An “Open” Vacation Policy. Basically, it’s an “open” (aka unlimited) vacation policy.

Parental Leave Policy Options

HR Daily Advisor

Note: Most employers today that are offering a voluntary parental leave policy do not differentiate which parent takes the leave (with the exception of pregnancy-related leave). The post Parental Leave Policy Options appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

A New #HR Policy: “The Anti-A**hole Policy”

PerformanceICreate

I should be happy because five clients are taking a “no a **e” policy seriously. Fully realizing that I may be shooting myself in the foot, I feel the need to say this: if you need to be trained on how to be decent in the workplace, Lord help you. While I’m a COO now, I have been training my entire career and still do as a regular part of my job. I love everything about training.

Tips for creating fair and friendly holiday policies [Video]

PeopleStrategy

While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs. Blog HR Policies‘Tis the season!

Compensation Dictionary

Pay Policies 7. Your policies tell executives and managers how certain compensation-related transactions should take. Written guidelines or policies ensure the compensation plan is carried out as intended and, more. This is your crash course in the compensation. language.

Don’t Rewrite Your Policy Manuals, Just Do This Instead…

PerformanceICreate

Now that it’s February and all the new year’s articles are out about updates to policy manuals, I am here to remind you that policies are pretty much worthless. But policies don’t change anything. Update your policies all you want. DefiantWork Stop Discriminating Update Policy Manuals Updated PoliciesStop Discriminating!

How does your parental leave policy stack up? Is it fair? Equitable? Competitive?

PeopleStrategy

And two current employment trends are putting additional pressure on employers to take a closer look at their current parental leave policies: Employees want better work-life balance as they seek a higher quality of life. The post How does your parental leave policy stack up?

The Keys to Balancing Your First Relocation Policy

UrbanBound HR

Creating your first relocation policy can feel like being dropped in the middle of a desert with a bag of random tools and no map. Technology Relocation Policy HR

How Our Policy Management Software Was “Perfect Timing” for HMSHost

Mitratech

Global companies find that the right Policy Management software helps them solve a glaring issue: The multitude of inconsistent policy documents and terms that can spring up as they grow. Policy Management is obviously a key challenge for a company of such size and scope.

Ringing in the New Year: 10 Things HR Should Do Now

Speaker: Kirsten Goulde SHRM-SCP, M.S., Principal, K. Goulde & Associates,

Update your social media policies and practices – use social media to your company’s advantage without running afoul of labor laws.

Why It’s High Time to Revisit Your Drug Policy

Cornerstone On Demand

A good friend of mine is particular about where he works—but his deal breakers aren't the usual suspects, like a generous vacation policy, flexible hours, gym stipends or free lunch. Corporate Policy vs. Public Opinion. Talent Management Talent Management Drug Policy

A Few Thoughts on Parental Leave Policies

Something Different

One of the criticisms leveled against Netflix’s policy here is that it doesn’t cover some (or all) employees in its DVD distribution and customer service groups.

The New #FLSA Overtime Changes: Make Sure Company Policies Are Aligned

HR Bartender

Exploring the Overtime Policy Piece. Whenever a change in the law could affect how employees are paid and classified, we have to look at how it impacts the two most important pieces of our organizational culture: people and policy. Additional Policy Considerations.

Every Cellphone Is a Security Risk, So What’s Your BYOD Policy?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Bring Your Own Device Employee Handbook & Policies Onboarding Virtual & Remote FeaturedIn the space of just a few years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has transformed from an irregular practice to an integral part of the modern workplace.

Compensation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Compensation Management

market value for the job Update Policies Ensure that the comp plan is carried out as intended Clarify Processes Provide tactical steps for the organization to follow We’ll work through all of these as we move through this ebook. policy for handling outliers.

How to Implement a Workplace Safety Policy

Namely

We’ve all heard that safety is the best policy. But when it comes time to actually put your safety policy on paper, where do you begin? Below we’ve outlined how to draft and communicate your first workplace safety policy.

5 Considerations for Your Company Relocation Policy

Namely

With the race to attract and retain employees as competitive as ever, companies have learned that great talent knows no borders. Talent Recruiting Employee Engagement

Is your workplace ready for an Infants-At-Work policy?

Workplace Diva

Is your workplace ready to adopt an Infants-At-Work policy? It's a new policy the organization with 45 full-time employees implemented just last month. So far, the overall response to the policy has been positive.

Don’t Blame HR for Making all the Bad Policies

HR Ringleader

Policy manuals have been a topic of contention for years. Then there are those organizations who have a policy for everything. I can tell you from experience that HR is not writing all of your organization’s policies. We’d love nothing more than not needing a policy manual.

Programs and Policies that Foster a Transparent Company Culture

CultureIQ

It will also make business decisions and policies much easier. By applying this transparency to company policies and perks, we’ve seen these benefits. With that in mind, here are four ways you can integrate transparency into your company policies, traditions, and office perks.

Inflexible leave policies cost company $1.75M

HR Morning

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Family HealthCare used its rigid leave policies and practices as justification to deny reasonable accommodations to disabled and/or pregnant employees. And, the company will be reporting to the EEOC on its policies for three years.

DOL Pulls Back Policies on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Department of Labor this morning announced it was pulling back from two Obama-era policies regarding the classification of independent contractors and joint employer liability.

Establishing Policies for Remote Workers Is Vital

HR Daily Advisor

However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce. Here’s why you need an established policy for your remote workers.

With Paid Leave Laws Expanding, You Need to Update Your Attendance Policies

TLNT: The Business of HR

Legal - Compliance & Policies Vacation, PTO, Sick Days & Holidays Featured legal issues parental leaveMinnesota might not stand out as a trendsetter (plaid shirts aside), but three cities have recently jumped on the national trend of paid sick leave laws.

When medical marijuana laws and drug policies collide: Court says …

HR Morning

Zero-tolerance drug policy. The company had a zero-tolerance drug policy. That, combined with its zero-tolerance drug policy, should be enough for the company to rescind the job offer. This case demonstrates the potential pitfalls of zero-tolerance policies for companies in states with legalized medical marijuana. In these states, employers can’t rely on federal laws to defend their policies.

Four Policy and Procedure Benefits of Document Tracking

360 factors

Simply creating policy and procedure documents on Microsoft Word and publishing them as PDFs isn’t enough. Policy and procedure documents are a reference guide for the whole organization – they need to not only be helpful, but also be maintained. .

Policy changes? Here’s how to get employees on board

HR Morning

And when new policies go into effect, it can be tough to get everyone through the transition stress-free. KnowTechie , a business and technology blog, shared some pointers on how to get your employees on board with major policy changes. Nobody likes change.

Phantom Policies and Rules

HR C-Suite

Like ghost and goblins, phantom policies may be creeping about in your organization [que evil laugh] Bwahahaha! Phantom policies are undocumented and not widely known rules or expectations. I don’t mean to frighten anyone. There may be phantoms lurking about your halls.

NLRB Overturns Rules On Joint Employer and Neutral Policies

TLNT: The Business of HR

The second set aside a 13 year-old standard governing whether facially neutral workplace rules and policies interfered with protected worker rights. Employee Handbook & Policies Legal - Compliance & Policies National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) & Board (NLRB) Featured legal issues

Creating an Effective Cell Phones at Work Policy

HR Digest

And the most promising solution is an effective cell phone policy. But while creating an employee cell phone policy , there is a need to strike a balance – accepting when it should be allowed or completely restricted. A poor version of the policy can compromise productivity. To a large extent, some employers want to believe they have sold their policy rights to the need for personal cell phones at work to increase communication, mostly with the remote workers.