Arbitration, long a favored method of handling workplace disputes, would be removed as an option in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases if a new bill introduced in Congress becomes law.
An enforceable arbitration agreement can lead to a streamlined and more expeditious resolution of issues on an individual, rather than a classwide, basis. It’s important for employers to know how to enforce a valid arbitration agreement and how to avoid losing your ability to enforce such an agreement. A recent case is a cautionary tale […]
Remaining informed and aware of investing trends is one of the many duties that come with being an employer plan sponsor or serving on a plan’s investment committee. As average fund fees continue their slide from investors seeking lower-cost funds and price wars among some providers, it’s useful to understand what’s behind this trend. At […]
Pay equity is getting more attention in the media, and as the public becomes more aware of the pay gap issue, employees are raising questions internally with employers, according to Joseph Beachboard and Lara de Leon of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Some large companies have responded to the increased attention by publishing […]
Getting sued is easy. It’s avoiding lawsuits that is the real challenge. The HR Daily Advisor was recently at the SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. Here we attended a session entitled From the Boardroom to the Courtroom: Top 10 Business Practices That Will Get You Sued, presented by Pavneet Singh Uppal […]
Religion is defined broadly under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) to include all aspects of an individual’s belief, observance, and practice. Religion includes unorganized religions and less common systems of belief so long as there is a sincere and meaningful belief in a God.
Yesterday’s Leadership Daily Advisor introduced the value of the legal audit. Today, we continue with a deeper look into evaluating and improving your organization’s legal process, outcomes, and cost effectiveness.
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that effectively brings the threshold to $47,476.
California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has made multiple attempts to reduce workers’ compensation costs to employers and to improve compensation paid to workers. One persistent obstacle to cost containment is fraud, and the DIR has poured considerable resources into combating fraudulent worker claims, premium fraud, and most recently, provider fraud. In January, the DIR […]
Federal government enforcement lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—including those centered on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations—continued at an aggressive pace in 2016 but were less effective in terms of number of filings and recoveries when compared with previous years, according to annual report on workplace class action litigation.