Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : John Slowik, the former Chief Compliance Officer of Olympus America, Inc., Slowik had worked for Olympus for 18 years, starting as a finance manager, and through a series of promotions, in February, 2009 was appointed Olympus’s first-ever Chief Compliance Officer. He had no healthcare compliance background, and had only one employee, who also had no compliance background. Begin compliance training for all employees.

Legacy Workplace Recruiting Practices That Must End

Workology

Legacy workplace practices are ones we have been doing forever for no other reason than it’s sometime that we’ve done because it has always been done that way. These legacy workplace practices in HR and recruiting need to end. 5 Legacy Workplace Recruiting Practices That Must End Today. Otherwise, you should be compensating these candidates for their time with pay. This blog is powered by Jobvite.

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Top Five Workplace Blogs of the Week

Workology

Each week on Friday Blogging4Jobs highlights the Top 5 must read workplace blogs of the week. Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week. Each day the Ask a Manager blog answers your questions about anything from job interviews to workplace etiquette. 3 Essential FMLA Tools for your HR-compliance Arsenal. The Green Eyed Monster of Compensation Pay. Learn some dos and donts wihe contemplating compensaion in the workplace.

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Why Nipple Tape Doesn’t Cure Workplace Conflict

Workology

When HR’s the Target of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. How did I choose such a crappy workplace? When Nipple Tape and Workplace Conflict Collide. She currently works in HR with employee relations, compensation & benefits, COBRA, leave of absence and compliance. Guest HR Buzz Rooney employer employee relationship nipple tape real hr work dress code workplace conflict workplace harassment

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The #HRBasics Guide to OSHA Workplace & Safety Reporting

Workology

Blogging4Jobs is bringing you a special two-week series on basics in the workplace. For the last seven years, no one had documented on any type of OSHA form our workplace incidents so I started with the less than desirable task of manually work through 7 years of employee incident document to bring us in compliance and avoid a hefty fine as required by the OSHA governing body. HR hr basics hrbasics osha workplace safety

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Six Questions to Ask Your Insurance and Benefits Broker

Workology

Workplace productivity and production levels. An insurance broker is the person or organization who sells, solicits, or negotiates insurance for compensation. Yes, insurance brokers are compensated monthly a commission rate based on a percentage of a company’s employee insurance plan, they’ve negotiated with your carriers. How do you handle compliance? HR benefits benefits compliance broker insurance insurance compliance what is an insurance broker

Hindsight Is 20/20: Living Your Culture In The Next Normal

Career Realism

3) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created guidance on engineering and administrative controls for preparing the workplace for re-entry. (4) 5) Significant concerns arise for Workers Compensation insurance.

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What is Human Resources (HR)?

Workology

In my HR career, I worked most often in field HR and was often on the front lines engaging employees in their workplaces, locations and offices. 2) Compliance – many non HR folks don’t realize the extent of compliance within their organization. Whether it comes to legal standards, workplace audits or standards set by the organization themselves, it is a duty of HR to make sure that the organization as a whole is in compliance with them.

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Giving and Receiving Gifts at Work -Ten Practical Precautions

Sklover Working Wisdom

As examples: How might your gift-giving look to compliance officers who work for your employer? This surely isn’t an easy thing to do, as there are so many possible perspectives, but it is a very valuable practice if you’re going to give or receive workplace gifts or gratuities. Could your gift giving, or gift receiving, violate company policies, ethical guidelines, laws, regulations or compliance rules? Reasonable limits must be considered as to the value of workplace gifts.

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4 External Factors that Affect Human Resource Management

Workology

Government Regulations – With the introduction of new workplace compliance standards your human resources department is constantly under pressure to stay within the law. These types of regulations influence every process of the HR department, including hiring, training, compensation, termination, and much more. They must hire in a different way and offer different types of compensation packages that work for this younger generation.

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10 Positive Ways How Recruit CRM Has Been Changing The Recruiting World

Recruit CRM

Just as much as this is a hiring manager's responsibility, it also comes down to a recruiter and the recruitment software they're using to make sure there's dignity and a proper culture in the workplace.

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5 Things You Should Expect from a Manual Labor Job

Ms. Career Girl

When you put people in a workplace where they’re stuck sitting, they basically lose all of those core coordinator muscles around their pelvis and lose that pelvic floor strength,” says Dr. Brad Thomas , an orthopedic surgeon from California. Working for a company that’s conscientious about its safety compliance will help you avoid a debilitating accident, but on occasion, nothing can be done to prevent one. It is still not common to meet a woman whose career centers on manual labor.

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“Breast-Milk Work-Breaks – It’s Now the Law”

Sklover Working Wisdom

THE LAW : Although unknown to many people, the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as the “Affordable Care Act” or “ObamaCare,” amended the federal law of workplace rights to require employers to provide to almost all female employees reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time the employee has a need to express milk. . A Little Known Federal Right for Nursing Mothers.

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Attracting Rockstar Interns With a Great Program

Workology

College students want internships to help them fully prepare for the workplace and gain new skills and contacts. Can she learn about corporate quality or compliance practices? Compensation : Make sure your compensation program is attractive to students. If you are not offering compensation, your pool of applicants will be much smaller and you will have to comply with very specific laws regarding unpaid interns.

Affirm Is Defining A New Remote-First Work Culture

Career Realism

Affirm switched to a remote-first workplace as a way to attract a wider scope of talent. First, Affirm created a flexible and transparent remote-first compensation structure to ensure that employees have the ability to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

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Risk Factors & Considerations for Mobile Recruiting & HR Technology

Workology

This is Part 4 of a series on Workplace Trends in Mobile and Technology for the Human Resources Industry. In a workplace and HR context, this means that companies sending current and former employees e-mailed newsletters, job announcements, or even employee notices to personal employee e-mail accounts must have express prior authorization. This is Part 4 of a series on Workplace Trends in Mobile and Technology for the Human Resources Industry.

RSU’s: Restricted Stock Units – 8 Essential Insights

Sklover Working Wisdom

In recent years, we’ve helped a significant number of employees who were offered or granted employee compensation in the form of “Restricted Stock Units” (“RSU’s,” for short.) Some of our clients have been very pleased with the significant compensation they have achieved through grants of Restricted Stock Units. Workplace Document Confusing? Get Your Workplace Document Reviewed, Analyzed and Explained to You, with 30 Minutes to Ask Questions.

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“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you are considering recording a conversation at work, perhaps you should carefully review your employer’s Employee Handbook, Company Policy Book, Compliance Manual, or similar set of “rules and regulations” to see whether recording conversations of others at work is deemed a violation of company rules. . And don’t forget that “cause” termination could result in forfeiture of unvested equity, deferred compensation, and even ineligibility for unemployment compensation.

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Fact Sheet - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA

HireCentrix

Compliance / Legal. Compliance and Legal. The FLSA requirement of break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk does not preempt State laws that provide greater protections to employees (for example, providing compensated break time, providing break time for exempt employees, or providing break time beyond 1 year after the child’s birth). . Coverage and Compensation. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

Should I Report THIS to HR? – 11 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though it was many years ago, and standards of conduct have changed, even then it was an unusual departure from commonly recognized standards of acceptable workplace conduct. Though retaliation in the workplace is almost always prohibited by company policies, and often by the law, retaliation in one form or another is so common that you can almost count on it rearing its ugly head in one form or another. “The pessimist is disappointed by the direction of the wind.

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Your Complaint Labeled “Baseless”? Consider an “Investigation Push Back Letter”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over my 35 years as an advocate for employees, many times I’ve helped clients file claims or complaints with their employers’ HR department, compliance department, and legal department of wrongful behavior against them by means of (a) discrimination, (b) harassment, (c) hostility, (d) retaliation, (e) dishonesty, (f) fraud (especially regarding Performance Improvement Plans), (g) threats of violence, and other misconduct by their managers or colleagues. “ To err is human.

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10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

HireCentrix

Compliance / Legal. The idea that one can have a single-earner family, get a good job, keep it for life and have a comfortable living is all but gone,” says Kevin Hallock, professor of labor economics and director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University. Politics, Half-truths and the Workplace. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience.

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Is it RIGHT to do THAT? Ethics Clarified by Six Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

If your reading of a company policy leaves you unsure, you can seek clarity by seeking guidance from your company’s human resources department, compliance department, or in-house lawyer(s). P.S.: If you would like to speak with me directly about this or other workplace-related subjects, I am available for 30-minute, 60-minute, or 120-minute telephone consultations. “f you don’t want anyone to know what you are doing, just don’t do it.”. – Yiddish Proverb.

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Should I Report THIS to HR? – 10 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though it was many years ago, and standards of conduct have changed, even then it was an unusual departure from commonly recognized standards of acceptable workplace conduct. Though retaliation in the workplace is almost always prohibited by company policies, and often by the law, retaliation in one form or another is so common that you can almost count on it rearing its ugly head in one form or another. “The pessimist is disappointed by the direction of the wind.

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Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration

HireCentrix

Compliance / Legal. Workers Not Fully Engaged, Struggling to Cope with Tough Workplace Situations, Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study Finds Employers face heightened performance risk — from lower productivity to higher inefficiencyNEW YORK, July 11, 2012 — As doubts reemerge about the strength of economic recovery in the U.S., Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile.

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Non-Solicitation Does NOT Mean Non-Communication

Sklover Working Wisdom

P.S.: If you would like to speak with me directly about this or other workplace-related subjects, I am available for 30-minute, 60-minute, or 120-minute telephone consultations. For those engaged in compliance efforts, you have more to consider, and more at stake, in your daily efforts. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Compliance / Legal. Conservatives say CEO compensation levels are fine now that it takes 10 hours to earn a typical worker’s annual compensation. discrimination hiring recruiters workers employers candidates recruiting employment talent labor social human federal companies people business media workplace process company information employees court health department. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix.

HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Compliance / Legal. The difference between qualifications and skills, in my mind, is that qualifications encompass workplace related attributes that are necessary to being a strong contributor to a specific organization within a specific role, while skills encompass specific knowledge and abilities that may or may not be related directly to the job description or employer- though I’m open to argument on this definition. Be our Friend.

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How to Set a Dress Code

Evil HR Lady

Hello Evil HR Lady, Since we're on the dress code topic, I have a question regarding hairstyles for women in the workplace. I work in the Finance world (legal & compliance, to be exact). Workplace attire is business casual & it's just a mellow place in general. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

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a hiring manager isn’t what you think, and other vocabulary lessons

Ask a Manager

HR: HR handles benefits, compensation, ensuring compliance with labor laws, and so forth. Hostile workplace. In a legal sense, a “hostile workplace” isn’t at all what it sounds like: It’s not about your boss or your coworkers creating a hostile environment for you by being jerks. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about this and I see these words confused all the time, so let’s straighten out some vocabulary issues.

Drug Taking HR Manager

Evil HR Lady

Your workplace undoubtedly has a drug free work force policy (administered by, ironically, your boss). I think that if you see your boss possibly taking illegal drugs at the workplace (and your organization has a drug free workplace policy) it is your responsibility as an employee to report it to your HR department and let them deal with it as they see fit. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I have never encountered this type of culture in any workplace. Reply Justin January 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm What kind of industry/workplace is set up so that no one can EVER take any time off, year round? I am primarily deposit operations, but I have my hand in loan operations, accounting, branch operations, IT, and compliance. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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