Tag: employment

Substitute Custodian Vying for Clean Sweep on Harassment, Retaliation Claims

A substitute school custodian said she was pressured to have sex with a foreman in exchange for more hours and then retaliated against for refusing his advances and lodging a sexual harassment complaint. This case demonstrates the importance of training employees and supervisors on sexual harassment prevention and on protocols for reporting harassment. 

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Sexual Harassment

Why Workplace Harassment Persists—And What Employers Can Do About It

Complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct have dominated the news recently with allegations ranging from sexual threats, to groping, to sexual assault.  While the allegations have made the news because they involve people in the entertainment industry and politics, it’s readily apparent from the thousands of stories shared using #MeToo that sexual violence and […]

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Persisting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Some see Harvey Weinstein’s ousting from a popular position in public opinion as a watershed moment for fighting sexual harassment. Here at the HR Daily Advisor we are no strangers to accounts like those of victims that have swept the presses recently. Indeed, sexual harassment is at least as old as Hollywood itself – but […]

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retirement

IRS Raises Several Annual Retirement Plan Limits for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raised several annual threshold and benefit levels for 2018 when it announced them on October 19. Employers and retirement plan administrators can apply the new rates as they prepare their plans for next year and conduct nondiscrimination testing. Notice 2017-64 outlined the latest changes to cost-of-living adjustments for employee benefit […]

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skills

Talent Skills Gap Remains a Challenge for Middle Market Firms, Says Report

Nearly four out of 10 middle market executives say a lack of talent constrains their companies’ ability to grow, according to “Help Wanted,” a report released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), in conjunction with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

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Workplace Diversity

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

In early August, Google seized national headlines by firing software engineer James Damore for publishing an internal memo in which he argued that women are inherently worse at technology jobs than men for “biological” reasons. In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how […]

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