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

Zenefits

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. Sexual orientation. Hourly wage.

5 common wage and hour mistakes every employer should avoid

Homebase

As a small business owner, you know that failing to pay your employees in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can lead to trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But it’s easy to make mistakes, especially when it comes to hourly employees. per hour.

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CalChamber Podcast: Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

HRWatchdog

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In the podcast, Shaw mentions that in an effort to increase efficiency, many companies choose to use resume scanning software, and it is possible that this staffing agency simply made an error by checking a wrong box and not reviewing the final job announcement before it was published. Subscribe to The Workplace.

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!

Five great reads to improve HR

OmegaHR Solutions

Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. ” Attorney Nancy Yaffe then wrote in Lessons from Uber on How to Conduct a Harassment Investigation that there are things that all companies could learn from the way Uber is conducting the investigation. In There Are Differences In What The Generations Want From Work China tells us about a report called the Monster Multi-Generational Survey.

Managing Employees’ Online Behavior

Affinity HR Group

We have all read stories of someone’s unacceptable or illegal actions going viral and the public using social media to identify that person and where they work and live. Train these employees on proper communication skills and how to maximize the impact on the platforms.

Compliance Issues, #MeToo Movement Impact Employers

HRWatchdog

Do you have the same compliance concerns as the employers in this survey? Over the past year, employers’ compliance challenges increased significantly thanks to both an uptick in federal employment law enforcement, and the growing “patchwork” of state and local requirements, according to the 2019 Littler Annual Employer Survey. The survey, released May 8, found that employers’ primary concern is the U.S.

HR for restaurants explained

Homebase

If you’re the owner or operator of a growing restaurant, you’re probably no stranger to working with tight budgets and narrow profit margins. . Give your team the tools they deserve. Learn more. Benefits of HR in the restaurant industry. across the country.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. For example, while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, 21 states raised their minimum wage on Jan.

Quebec: Changes to Labor Standards for Employees

Global People Strategist

Intended to take effect in January 2019, Québec’s National Assembly recently enacted Bill 176, entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labor standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (Bill). The Bill was approved on June 12, 2018 and is set to affect non-federal employees in Quebec, or about 90 percent of the workforce. These changes will also affect many staffing firms and employers alike, all over the province.

Social Media Policy 101: What Personal Social Media Actions Can be Restricted?

HR Daily Advisor

In a recent article , we discussed the fact that employers need to be careful to avoid being overly restrictive in their social media policies, since restricting what employees can say online might constitute interference with an employee’s right to concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). What Can a Social Media Policy Restrict? Control who can act on behalf of the organization in an official, public, sanctioned capacity.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Adopt a social media policy or guidelines.

CalChamber Hiring Checklist Makes Onboarding Easy

HRWatchdog

The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly threatened most small businesses, but their ability to be nimble and flexible with a smaller workforce has helped them succeed today, Roberts says in kicking off the podcast. Welcoming New Hires to the Organization.

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. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the new laws’ effects on California employers.

5 Common Types of Employment Law Violations

Hppy

And while it would be nice if those were the only kind of offices that broke the law, the truth is that there are many types of employment law violations. The key thing to keep in mind is that discrimination is against the law, whether positive or negative.

Simple steps to create an employee handbook

Business Management Daily

Employee handbooks are large documents that list out a variety of company policies and procedures. Employee handbooks are an essential part of the employee onboarding experience for new hires. Who in the company has the time and skillset to create a thorough employee handbook ?

Which state laws apply to remote employees

Business Management Daily

During the pandemic, many businesses allowed their employees to work from home as a matter of safety. Now, remote work has become the norm. However, it can be tough to navigate the switch from a compliance perspective, particularly when it comes to out-of-state remote staff members.

Legislative Updates in 2021- What to Expect!

Affinity HR Group

Some changes include: Employers in Colorado, Maine, and New York will be required to offer employees paid time off. California employers will need to expand the permissible reasons for using sick time. New Minimum Hourly Rate. The post Legislative Updates in 2021- What to Expect!

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.

What is ‘Quiet Quitting’ and What Can HR Do About It?

Netchex HR Blog

The term should be on every HR professional and manager’s radar. Quiet quitting has always been part of the relationship between companies and employees. Though TikTok has brought it into the public mind in recent weeks, the general idea of quiet quitting isn’t new.

A guide to the new California labor laws in 2021

Homebase

The new year brings new legislation across the US, and this includes California labor laws. Some of the regulations signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom aim to prevent COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. The extension will expire on January 1, 2022. .

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.

Managing HR Compliance in the Age of Technology

Hppy

Compliance may not be the rock star of HR tasks, but it is the one that is necessary to keep the band together. Research by Forrester concluded that businesses who do not effectively manage risk or implement compliance policies are at risk of losing billions of dollars. For many companies, technology has changed the ways in which they manage HR compliance. It is pretty common to hear about hacking leaks where people have their personal information listed online.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

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 below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

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. Top Areas for Policy Change. Minimum Wage.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. Family policies. The push for so-called work-life balance isn’t going away. The economy continues to grow and the labor market remains tight. Having family-friendly policies can help let an employer stand out as a desirable place to work. Meanwhile, new laws and novel interpretations of old ones require constant handbook and policy updates. The U.S.

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. Codify, organize, and update company policies. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date.

August Legal Updates

ComplianceHR

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 below list contains August Legal Updates, which have been added to the PolicySmart solution in the last month.

Restaurant compliance explained: Rules and regulations you need to know

Homebase

The restaurant business comes with a lot of responsibilities and distractions. That makes it easy to let administrative tasks, HR matters, and even restaurant compliance concerns fall by the wayside. . Give your team the tools they deserve. Learn more. Learn more.

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. Codify, organize, and update company policies. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date.

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. However, of the 84,000-plus charges filed with the EEOC in 2017, almost half of those charges included charges of employer retaliation.

Christine Spadafor On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work

Thrive Global

Employees, particularly younger ones entering the workforce, are prioritizing corporate Purpose when selecting prospective employers. They want an environment of equality across the board: gender, ethnicity, age, race, pay. In this time of the war for talent, articulating Purpose?—?and

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. If Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is Broken, What’s the Fix? —

Bonnie Low-Kramen On How We Need To Adjust To The Future Of Work

Thrive Global

Leaders are experimenting with hybrid work schedules, the 4-day workweek, totally remote workforce, and no meeting Fridays. 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. I learned.

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. A review of action on major employment-related legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6 shows both good and disappointing outcomes for the employer community. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

2019 Labor Law Updates

Homebase

2018 was quite a year in employment law especially for employers of hourly workers. The trends of 2018 will continue through 2019 including Department of Homeland Security worksite investigations, gun legislation, tipped wage changes, and the continued state trends of legalizing marijuana. . There were almost 7000 worksite investigations under the Department of Homeland Security in 2018. Request to see the officer’s warrant. Tipped Wages.

Effects of Working in an Unhealthy Work Environment

HR Shelf

However, if everyone on your team consistently disagrees with you and treats one another disrespectfully, or some of your co-workers unfairly receive promotions due to their close friendship with the boss. However, the true cost of negativity at work is significantly higher.

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. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

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. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

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. There are three employment law changes at the federal level that may affect your organization. per hour. Ban the Box.