With the #MeToo movement continuing to gain steam, an increase in the number of sexual harassment claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) might be expected. And although the EEOC chair says that hasn’t been the case, at least slow change may be on the way.
The world of human resources is constantly changing. In this topic we present relevant HR related news.
Portions of Vermont’s new law allowing people 21 or older to possess limited quantities of marijuana will take effect July 1, but the new law won’t require employers to change their policies or permit the use or possession of marijuana at work.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who cited religious reasons for his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage provides clarity to that baker, but still leaves some uncertainty for other employers.
Those with eagle eyes and current FMLA administration needs may have noticed the May 31, 2018, expiration of several model DOL forms. Never fear, fresh forms—now sporting a June 30, 2018, expiration—are now available from the DOL. Aside from the one-month expiration extension, no other changes have been made to the forms.
Four new laws set to take effect on June 7 in Washington will affect gender pay equity, sexual harassment, and criminal background checks.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling supporting the legality of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements is welcome news to employers hoping to avoid the costly, time-consuming threat class and collective actions can bring. And it represents an opportunity more employers are advised to explore.
Changes to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act mean employers have a new option for recovering the cost of items not returned by employees upon separation of employment.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering entering the long and cumbersome process of rulemaking in an effort to create a clear standard for determining what puts two or more employers in a joint-employment relationship under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is reportedly planning to change rules on youth employment so that more teens would be allowed to train to work in jobs deemed hazardous. But attorneys focusing on employment law issues warn that even if the change takes place, employers will still need to keep safety a priority and […]
The California Supreme Court’s ruling in a case exploring how workers should be classified—either as independent contractors or as employees—means California businesses will have a tougher time justifying independent contractor classifications.