Human Resources News & Insights

Google’s #MeToo moment: HR impact will be felt far beyond Silicon Valley

Though it’s been a year since the #MeToo movement first began, companies are still experiencing the fallout. And not even tech giant Google is immune.

9 HR mistakes likely to get you sued

Whether to save money or administrative headaches, many employers make these all-to-common HR mistakes that can cost them big time.

Retiree plan lawsuit costs company $30 million

If changes to a retirement plan benefit – or hurt – one group of employees more than another, it could trigger a discrimination lawsuit.

A lawsuit HR, Benefits pros need to watch

Can a class-action lawsuit contain as many as 1.5 million employees? That’s a question the Supreme Court will soon answer.

Lawsuit turns spotlight on use of applicant background checks

A new federal lawsuit points out the dangers inherent in a commonly used applicant screening technique: background checks.

What’s a discrimination suit cost an employer?

Here’s a way to kick off your next talk to supervisors about avoiding discrimination charges.

The best defense against wage-bias claims

Passage of the Ledbetter Act — making it easier for employees to sue over claims of wage discrimination — has sent HR offices scurrying around to make sure they’ve retained every piece of paper associated with pay and promotions. That’s probably the wrong approach when building a defense against such claims.

What’s an employee lawsuit cost these days?

If any of your managers think an employee complaint about unfair treatment or discrimination is unimportant, let them take a look at these statistics.

Manager training that’s often overlooked: ‘Shut up!’

Some of the most expensive discrimination cases against employers in the last year resulted from managers who said the wrong thing at the wrong time — remarks that carried more weight than even the best documentation.

New court ruling: Employers responsible for IC’s conduct

The legal rule used to be simple: An employer isn’t responsible if an independent contractor discriminates. A new court ruling has changed all that.