Tag: EEO

Train Leaders to Practice ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices

  To recap, attorneys representing aggrieved employees in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and other types of employment claims love allegations of supervisor wrongdoing because that’s the “smoking gun” they need to paint that supervisor as a villain—whose statements, acts, decisions, and omissions should result in liability for the employer. Also, such acts may […]

Are You Training Your Leaders on ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices?

  At some point, every workplace is faced with allegations that a supervisor behaved badly. Perhaps it was a stray remark about a disability, age, or race. Or maybe they treated someone in a way that wouldn’t pass the smell test under the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities […]

Do You Train Supervisors to Ask the Right Questions?

Face-to-face interviews with job candidates help your supervisors choose the best-qualified people for the jobs they have to fill. A good interview should bring out a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses, and suitability for the job. Properly conducted interviews identify the kinds of employees you want and need for your organization, helping to develop a diverse and […]

OFCCP Proposes Pay Data Reporting Rules for Federal Contractors

Certain federal contractors and subcontractors would have to submit summary data annually to the federal government that would identify employee compensation based on sex, race, hours worked and other factors, under new regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The rules’ preamble called this “a critical tool for […]

Affirmative Action Regs: What Federal Contractors Need to Do by March 2014

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 seeks to reduce discrimination against individuals with disabilities by requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to have affirmative action plans (AAPs) for hiring disabled individuals. VEVRAA – the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act – does the same thing for veterans. Both of these regulations have been beefed […]

4 Common Employer Mistakes in EEOC Position Statements

Have you ever faced an EEOC investigation? What is the best course of action—hire a lawyer, or navigate the process in good faith on your own? Obviously the answer depends on the specifics of the situation, but you may be surprised to learn that sometimes handling it on your own can have a better outcome […]

Worksite Privacy from Social Networking to Social Security

Yesterday’s Advisor featured four common-law claims and the first four privacy issues for employers. Today, the rest of the issues, plus an introduction to a comprehensive collection of 350 prewritten policies on CD. [Go here for issues 1 to 4.] 5. Social Networking Sites Employees have increasingly been utilizing social networking sites for a variety […]

5 New Affirmative Action Requirements

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR Senior Legal Editor and affirmative action expert Susan Schoenfeld clarified the main aspects of the new affirmative action requirements for people with disabilities. Today, four more requirements, plus an introduction to SmartPolicies®, BLR’s popular collection of prewritten HR policies. In addition to the major changes discussed in yesterday’s Advisor, there are […]

New Affirmative Action Requirements for Individuals with Disabilities

In August, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs–OFCCP—announced a final rule that requires significant new efforts on the part of government contractors, including a 7% utilization goal, self-identification, and a new utilization analysis. The changes are to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits […]