These three cases are about as bad as sexual harassment lawsuits get.
Policies and Practices
When employees moved home to work, everything changed. But now some remote practices belong in the office, too. Most adjustments to our work habits were necessary. Some were more practical. And others were genius! While the year of remote work was challenging for many reasons, it gave employees and companies opportunities to evolve. So we […]
For the seventh straight year, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has increased — and there are a number of reasons employers should fear the news is only going to get worse.
A friend recently bemoaned to me, “Quitting time doesn’t seem to exist anymore.” She’s not alone. Most newly remote employees struggle with work/life balance. People working from home log nearly an hour more each day than when they worked in an office, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research recently found. But HR […]
A Florida teacher was twice accused of bringing a gun into his high school. A state appeals court order recognized his ability to challenge his school board’s weapons policy. A school board policy prohibited employees not employed as security or law officers from possessing any weapon or dangerous substance. The teacher believed the policy conflicted […]
The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. This is a big deal. Here’s why.
Some employees work from home. Some exist on-site. Others settled in-between. One thing they have in common: new expectations. Employees have different work experience expectations – ranging from where and when they work to how and why they communicate. And they all still hope for the best. But their ideas of what the best is […]
Here’s a case that reminds us just why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established in the first place.
No matter the size or type of your business, you’re likely to see some changes once president-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Biden has many different priorities than President Trump, and experts predict executive orders and updated enforcement of current laws very soon. Here’s what a Biden presidency will mean for employers, according to […]
“Work from home” isn’t just a perk anymore. It’s the future of work. And HR leaders will want to create or adapt remote work policies that fit the new reality. Nearly 60% of CFOs say they’re ready to make – or already have made – remote work a permanent option for employees, a recent PwC […]
Leadership made a tough decision. Employees need to know. And now HR has to communicate decisions everyone will hate. Communicating unpopular, yet important, decisions is a difficult job for new and veteran leaders. From budget cuts and plugs pulled on projects to wage freezes or extra workloads, “communicating unpopular decisions is a task that all […]
You understand HR programs inside and out. But employees find them complicated – and that’s why it can be difficult to communicate them. Whether employees are on-site or working remotely, they often don’t even bother to try to understand your HR policies and plans. But HR needs employees to understand – so you can avoid […]
The dust has barely settled after the move from office to home. And the complaints are already piling up! Welcome to the new challenges of managing a remote workforce. Some issues are related to HR policy and procedure. Many are an extension of the personal conflicts and office dynamics that already existed. But all of […]
A healthcare company found out that the cost of complying with federal disability accommodation and discrimination laws is likely lower than what they’ll end up paying for violating them.
All employers must now determine whether employees who have the coronavirus contracted it at work, according to new guidance issued by OSHA. “To comply with the new enforcement guidance, whenever an employee becomes ill with COVID-19, an employer needs to conduct a mini-investigation,” said Annette Idalski, an attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. OSHA’s new guidance, which […]
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