In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding the accidental sharing of an employee personal information and an organization’s obligations to report the mistake. Q: A client of ours experienced a technical issue within their […]
Although employers may be automatically liable for supervisors or administrative personnel harassing subordinate employees under certain federal laws, they may also be held liable if another employee (even one subordinate to the harassed employee) or a third-party such as a customer or vendor harasses an employee based on their race. What Will Courts Consider When […]
In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding a requested disability workplace accommodation where the validity is in question. What abilities, obligations, and limitations does an employer have to verify an employee’s medical accommodation […]
Employers required to report equal employment opportunity data can begin submitting their reports for 2019 and 2020 on April 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced. The deadline for submitting the reports is July 19.
The votes have been counted in the Amazon union election in Bessemer, Alabama, but the vote tally doesn’t mean the matter is absolutely settled. Almost immediately after the union defeat was announced on April 9, the union said it would take the fight to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
With the confirmation of Marty Walsh as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), employers shouldn’t be surprised to see a more proemployee climate on the federal level.
Within hours of his inauguration on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” The order establishes the new administration’s policy prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation and directs federal agencies to take affirmative steps […]
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about how companies operate, most employers still have formal disciplinary policies establishing ground rules for employee conduct and setting out consequences for failure to meet the expectations. If an employee still required to work in person has been exposed to the coronavirus and gotten tested without notifying […]
Employers are getting a look at a bill that would set a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage by 2025. The bill, which is in line with President Joe Biden’s call for an increase in the federal minimum, which has stood at $7.25 since 2009, is likely to spur calls for relief from certain employers, according to […]
Employers are eager for details about President Joe Biden’s proposal for immigration reform, and they’re hoping for a plan that will replace uncertainty with stability, according to attorneys who advise employers on immigration matters.