Most people know overtly sexual comments are likely to violate their employer’s rules and could lead to sexual harassment claims. But many don’t understand the comments are a problem not just because they’re sexual. That’s because the sexual content can be used as evidence to show other nonsexual negative treatment was motivated by discriminatory intent. […]
Category: HR Management & Compliance
There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.
The business world has been steadily moving in a remote-first, digital-friendly direction for years now. Over time, companies great and small have gone digital in Human Resources, marketing, e-commerce, and so on. Remote work capabilities have also rapidly continued to gain ground.
An Ohio employee sued his employer for allegedly denying his request for paid COVID-19 leave when his doctor advised him to self-quarantine. His complaint also included a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for wage and hour violations—highlighting a growing trend that presents a potential pitfall for employers.
Business owners and employers know they need to comply with privacy laws, but the scope of the compliance has expanded. In the past, organizations created general privacy policies, posted them on their websites, and went about their business. Today, privacy compliance requires more. Organizations must complete both external and internal tasks to create a successful […]
2020 fundamentally challenged HR in every imaginable way. Entire organizations shifted to work-from-home models, new and extant technologies were adopted with alarming speed, and the focus on employee safety intensified. Now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What will 2021 bring? We gathered some predictions from a number of experts and are pleased to share […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and looks to continue well into 2021, employers and employees are getting used to remote work arrangements, at least in workplaces and industries where they’re feasible.
The employment law landscape has undergone massive shifts in 2020. Here are some thoughts on the big picture and what employers may be able to learn from the embattled year of COVID-19, economic stress, racial divisions, and a volatile election.
It’s 2020, folks—a year that will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some, the year also represents a time of missed opportunity given the racial divide that’s still present in our country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal life for many Americans. Among other disruptions wrought by the virus, many employers have experienced financial difficulties caused by a disrupted workforce, crippled cash flows, and an overall reduction in revenues.
In contrast with other litigation, a case filed against an employer by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a very public affair. Typically, the EEOC will issue a press release when it files a new lawsuit identifying the employer and providing a summary of the alleged discriminatory conduct.