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.

News Note: Retaliation, Sexual Harassment Claims Rise

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that the number of cases involving sexual harassment and retaliation is increasing. Retaliationclaims, the fastest-growing type of complaint filed with the EEOC, have gone up more than 77% between 1992 and 1999. A total of 11,096 retaliation charges were filed in 1992, but by 1999, the number had jumped […]

News Note: Federal Contractors May Need Clean Record For Three Years

Under a revised proposal by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, companies would have to certify that they are in compliance with a broad range of federal laws to contract with the federal government. This new version of a rule proposed in 1999 clarifies the existing requirement that federal contractors have a satisfactory record of “integrity […]

News Note: $5 Million Verdict For Wrongful Demotion Of Female Manager

A 29-year manager with Vons who contended she was wrongfully demoted because of her sex was awarded $5.2 million by an Orange County jury. Lynn Rayburn claimed that Vons appointed a new district manager who said there were “too damn many women in the district” and made other disparaging gender-related remarks. Rayburn had been in […]

News Note: Government Increases Cost Estimate For Use Of Unemployment Insurance Funds For Family Leave

The federal Department of Labor has increased its projections of the cost of allowing states to pay unemployment insurance benefits to employees out on family leave. Original estimates were as high as $68 million based on the four to six states that initially expressed interest. But now the agency says that the new program could […]

News Note: No-Solicitation Rule Can’t Be Selectively Enforced Against Union

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that United Parcel Service illegally enforced a broad no-solicitation rule that prohibited employees from distributing literature in nonwork areas during off-hours. UPS refused to allow a Teamsters union publication to be passed out in a warehouse area before work began, but routinely permitted drivers to hand out contest […]

Independent Contractors: State Releases Rules On New Reporting Law

Legislation tightening enforcement of California’s child support laws will require all private, state and local employers who use independent contractors to file a new report with the Employment Development Department starting January 1, 2001. The EDD recently issued guidance with specific details about the report, which is designed to help track down parents who aren’t […]