The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019, the largest number alleging retaliation. Those figures don’t include any charges filed with state or local fair employment agencies, which EEOC does not report. The number was down slightly from 2018’s tally of more than […]
Attention, employers: It just got more expensive to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). Cost of noncompliance goes up Here are the DOL’s new maximum penalties for violating the: FLSA: $2,050 for willful or repeated […]
A New Jersey state court of appeals ruled in January that an employer is obligated to pay for medical marijuana when the prescription is treating a job-related injury. The ruling in Hager v. M&K Construction is the first time a NJ court required an employer to compensate a worker for legal weed used to treat […]
With an active flu season well underway and concern growing over the spread of potentially deadly coronavirus infections outside of China, it’s a good time to re-emphasize your contagious disease health response plan with all of your employees. The Centers for Disease Control has numerous wellness and safety templates and information packets you can customize […]
The sexual harassment suit against Riot Games has respawned and is now, potentially, able to inflict 40 times more damage on the video game maker. Riot and current and former female employees agreed in August 2019 to settle the suit. The agreement called for the $1.5 billion dollar company (2019 revenue) to settle the class-action […]
All it took was an exposé, two lawsuits alleging gender bias, sexual harassment and wrongful termination; a walkout and a class-action on behalf of its female employees. But video games maker Riot Games has committed to fundamentally changing a sexist “men first” workplace culture where women were routinely subjected to harassment and inappropriate behavior. And […]
New state laws on sexual harassment training
Intermittent FMLA leave is a giant thorn in the side of HR people everywhere. But not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here’s a look at some of the most common scenarios, and how to handle them.
Traditional sexual harassment training programs tend to focus on the wrong issues and fail to correct the cultural atmosphere that leads to harassment.