Tag: Bottom Line

safety

Importance of Safety Training to the Bottom Line

Today’s typical workplace is a far cry from the workplace of a few generations ago. Instead of being made up predominantly of farmworkers and factory workers engaged in manual labor, we’re increasingly an office-worker society.

arbitration

1st Circuit Reminds Employers to Ensure All Parties Have Agreed to Arbitration

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—held that an arbitration agreement between a company and a vendor wasn’t enforceable against one of the vendor’s delivery drivers who didn’t have notice of the agreement. The court’s ruling is a reminder that companies seeking to […]

harassment

EEOC Task Force Recommends Training, Policies to Prevent Workplace Harassment

With workplace harassment claims on the rise, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently recommended practical steps and policies to help employers reduce the number of charges filed. Harassment claims constitute approximately one-third of all charges filed with the EEOC in recent years and can take a devastating toll on employers.

Training Could Have Helped These Companies Avoid Litigation

Yesterday’s Advisor highlighted a few legal cases that serve as reminders that antidiscrimination and antiharassment training is essential for employers that want to avoid becoming a defendant. Today, we present a few more costly examples of cases that proper training could have averted.

Q&A: Looking at Remote Workers and Employment Authorization

Yesterday we heard from Holly Jones on how the recent administration’s aggressive enforcement of immigration policies might influence I-9s and other authorizations for remote workers. Today we’ll look into who else can serve as an authorized member, plus the bottom line. By Holly Jones