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Why Is Understanding Employment Law So Important?


Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for employers and employees.

Preparing for Employment Law Changes


Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s paid sick leave bill into law. Start with the text of the law itself.

The Pop Culture Employment Law Blog Carnival


Employment law blogs are a blog niche I’ve seen grow over the past two years, and I’m thankful for that. Employment Law 101.

Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? California employment law getting you down?

Steamed Employment Law Attorneys & Social Media


Employment Law Attorney, Facebook is not going away. Bottom line is that your employment law attorney really has no idea.

Alcoholism in the Workplace


Before we go any further, it needs to be said: every employee, every workplace and every situation is different. In 2012, 1.4

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers


Although Porter’s forced time off was paid, it isolated her from her team and disrupted her work life, and it singled her out as being unwelcome in the workplace. And with laws on accommodations varying from state to state, disclosure can be risky. When Domestic Violence Comes to the Workplace: The HR Challenge.

HR and Workplace Guide Tackling Employee Conversations That Stink


Know company policy and applicable law. This alone could be enough to claim workplace discrimination. Every other employee was Hispanic.

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Workplace Social Media CYA


There is no such thing as CYA in the workplace and especially social media. This is a 4 part series on Managing Your Social Media Mullet.

Just The Facts About Workplace Social Media


I’m pretty passionate about social media in the workplace. Last week I flew to New York City to speak at Jeff Pulver’s BrandsConf and this week I’m traveling to San Diego where I’m speaking and training a group of employment law attorneys on social media and its place in the workplace.

5 workplace laws your employer might be violating

Ask A Manager

If you tend to assume that your employer understands labor law and always follows it … surprise! Many employers regularly violate employment law, either knowingly or unknowingly. And there are a few laws that are especially popular to break. law + orderYou may be wrong. At U.S.

Age Discrimination — When Everyone is a Protected Class


Lawsuits in 2009 cost employers $72.1 It’s no secret that the recession changed how we view our talent and development strategies.

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements


Every year brings changes to employment laws. This can often mean going beyond what the law requires. HR employment law HR polic

Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination


States like Colorado and New York protect conduct outside of the workplace. Part 3 discussed disparate and adverse impact. And now part 5. .

Keeping Up with the Evolution of Technology in the Workplace #IHRIM2014


So, what does this mean in the workplace? How are you evolving with technology in your workplace? Jumping on the Virtual Bandwagon.

Lifeguard Lessons: When to Break the Rules


It seems like a strange tale, but it can tell us some important information about being inflexible in the workplace. Employee Firing Gone Wrong.

Listen Up! How to be a Good Listener in the Workplace


Fast forward a few decades to my career in HR, which often involves employees venting and complaining about situations in the workplace.

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Ep 44 – OSHA & the EEOC’s Take on Transgender in the Workplace


Episode 44: Talking About Transgenders in the Workplace with Mary Wright ( @hrgazette ). Mary Wright, employment law attorney walks us through the Occupational Health and Safety’s (OSHA) new best practices guide. Get Over it Guide to Transgenders in the Workplace. I blogged about my experience in 2011. Stitcher.

Yes, it’s legal … queries from a combined 13 years of blogging about the workplace

Ask A Manager

Earlier this week, after the question here about whether it’s legal for your employer to make you clean up rat poo, Suzanne Lucas — Evil HR Lady — and I talked about how awesome it would be if we put together a book of all the fake employment laws that people think exist but actually don’t.

The EEOC’s $2 Million Same Sex Workplace Decision


If you have been a reader of the blog for a while, you know my thoughts regarding being fired because you’re gay and transgenders in the workplace. Click here to visit Cornell University’s searchable database of recent employment law consent decrees. ” Workplace Harassment Isn’t Just About Sex.

your workplace holiday disasters

Ask A Manager

In general, we are a sane, appropriate workplace where something like this would never happen on purpose.)” Every year before the party we’d get an email about how under employment law the party was an extension of the workplace and bad behaviour would not be tolerated etc. ” 2. ” 3. ” 4.

Top 5 #Workplace & #HR Blogs of the Week – Editor’s Choice


Each week on Blogging4Jobs we put together our top 5 workplace blogs and articles of the week. And now, our top 5 workplace and HR blogs of the week. Philadelphia Now Requires Breastfeed Protection For Employees from The Employer Handbook. Called the lactation law I’m thankful for laws like these. Read more.

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?


Eric Meyer argues that it won’t be so easy for reverse decisions on workplace discrimination and equal treatment.

Ep 100 – Frank Discussions About Sexual Harassment at Work & the Election


According to a 2008 study by the Association of Women in Action, 54% of the respondents reported to have experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment. One thing is for certain, sexual harassment in the workplace is real, it’s common and it’s time for business leaders and the public to address and call for change.

7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional


Their list of competencies included four HR specific competencies which are 1) people, 2) Organization, 3) Workplace and 4) Strategy. Vision.

Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption


Work Flex time offered by 77 percent of workplaces (up from 66 percent in 2005). Read more about workplace flexibility terminology here.)Thirty

Hiring Discrimination Against Tattoos And Piercings

Career Realism

She asked me if I thought his tattoo might be hurting his chances of employment. She then shared that her son has a large tattoo on his face.

Why Tweeting About Getting High Isn’t a Good Idea at Work


They had an interesting social media workplace scenario come up that I thought I would share with my readers and let you help decide. maybe.

Discrimination, Contracts, & Compliance, Oh My! #ELBC is Here!


This week Blogging4Jobs has the pleasure of hosting the Employment Law Blog Carnival. Discrimination in the workplace, contract law, and keeping compliant are the choice topics for legal bloggers during this time of year. That’s a big no no when it comes to dealing with discrimination in the workplace.

Paying Attention to Anthropologists May Be Important to HR


To many people this means paying attention to business news, perhaps some economic news, what is happening with demographics and employment law cases.

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How Unions Are Skewing FLSA Changes to Win Organizing Campaigns


Join me 10/29 at 12 PM CST to talk about a workplace communication strategy for 2016 FLSA changes by registering here.

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TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE: Jon Hyman and the EMPLOYER Bill of Rights.

HR Capitalist

Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employer's Law Blog recently came across some opinion that suggested employees really don't have enough rights in America. He listed 15 huge classifications of laws that have been passed over the past 50 years protecting employees, then he went bat shit crazy on the author by riffing an EMPLOYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS.

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Petty Tyrant

Evil HR Lady

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Petty Tyrant So, Ive written about workplace bullies before. ( Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Need to fire someone?

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The Top 10 Workology Podcast Episodes for HR and Recruitment Practitioners


It sets the tone and standard for the rest of the employee and employer relationship. 2 – Ep 57 – Using Strengths Finder in the Workplace.

If You Have Humans, You Need Human Resources


Is it time to talk about the end of/death of/extermination with prejudice of HR again? Oh great! Some of it is our due. Compliance. Development.

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The Internet Equalizer — The Smart Phone


Social media has been around since the Internet itself through forums, chat rooms, instant messenger, and even dating websites. A prediction of $11.6

The Basics of Labor Relations #hrbasics


Blogging4Jobs is bringing you a special two-week series on basics in the workplace. It’s information we all need to know. . Business

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Would You Fire this Southwest Pilot?

HR Capitalist

Just another thing you get paid to do in your career as a Human Resources, employment law, talent pool and workforce planning expert.

The Importance Of A Happy Workforce

Career Realism

This is short term, and avoids the top reason for long term absence from the workplace – stress. Workplace careerFor the 4.8

10 Ways to Take Your Job Postings to the Next Level


You want to have a mix of employment and culture content along with information about the job, team and role. What is a Job Posting?

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