Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


As you are chewing on the sandwich made from your Christmas ham or finishing the last gingerbread cookies, it is a good time to start thinking about your company’s meal break policy. Meal break policies and practices have come under a lot of scrutiny in California.

The Compliance Downside of Big Data


However, at the same time having worked in the compliance arena for as long as I have, I try to be conscious of issues that might arise as we progress in HR. HR big data big data analytics complianceThe use of big data in human resources is all the rage today. More and more companies, at least the large ones, are collecting and using employee and prospect data to be able to make determinations about their workforces.

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.

Five Steps to Better Wage & Hour Compliance


With that said here is my list of 5 things that may help you to better wage & hour compliance. Make sure they understand not only the rules but also company policy on how to deal with issues as unauthorized overtime, breaks, meal times, travel time and “donning and doffing” time.

Compliance, Risk and Ethics Officers – Best Practices to Gain Job Security

Sklover Working Wisdom

In 2008 I represented Joseph Sullivan, a Chief Compliance Officer of New York-based hedge fund Peconic Partners. We initiated Sullivan’s lawsuit in New York Supreme Court, claiming, in essence, that objecting to compliance failures was Sullivan’s very job, and so Peconic’s firing him for doing his job was a breach of his employment contract. No Court in New York had ever made such a ruling on behalf of compliance, risk or ethics officers, but we were determined to change the law.

Clarifying Leave of Absence Policies


I had explained the policies clearly, but to employees who have never taken leave before, it can all become a confusing puzzle of terms and dates. I was recently talking with an employee to go over his leave rights.

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Updating the Break Room: Set Up, Policies & Keeping it Clean


From a policy standpoint, it gives employees space to get away from their workstations for their breaks—something that is really important in states like California that have strict meal break requirements. There’s a Policy for That. Have a policy about keeping the break room clean. If you notice compliance with your break room policy is slipping, address it in staff meetings.

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From Fake News to Fake Jobs: How Facebook Is Failing


In addition to strengthening the language in their anti-discrimination policy, Facebook will roll out an AI tool that will identify and flag ads that offer “housing, employment or credit opportunit[ies] and either […]. HR advertising compliance employer brand facebook hiring recruitingEarlier this month Facebook announced that it would be rolling out a new program to target advertising discrimination on the platform using artificial intelligence.

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my husband doesn’t want to comply with my company’s trading policy

Ask A Manager

A few days ago, everyone else in my department got an email saying that our designation had changed to make us “access persons” and we had to comply with an attached personal trading policy, and would have to log into a new system and declare securities we hold by January 9. My husband’s not in finance and didn’t like the trading policy and I thought best to make the consequences of non-compliance clear to him.” Somebody in compliance?

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HR Manager’s Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know (well, almost)


For hiring managers and employers, EEOC Compliance can be a tricky question. Top 5 Mistakes Made on I-9 Forms: As an HR compliance consultant, one of the areas where HR mistakes show up is in dealing with immigration, the infamous I-9.

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If You Have Humans, You Need Human Resources


Compliance. And compliance? I’ve written before about the downside of relying wholly on software packages and startups for compliance and the importance of employee development is an incredibly common topic here on B4J.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Compliance / Legal. EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background Checks. The EEOC issued its first written policy guidance regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in employment in the 1980s and held a meeting on the subject in 2008,” said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article.

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HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements


For HR professionals, this means regularly reviewing employee handbooks and policies and making updates to remain in compliance. It may be tempting to adjust your policy to meet the bare minimum requirements, but such an approach is not always in the best interest of your company.

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The Trouble with Off-the-Clock Work


Have a clear policy in your handbook that states that you prohibit off-the-clock work. Reinforce this by training managers on the policy, and also remind them that tampering with an employee’s timecard is also wrong. HR off-the-clock work timekeeping wage and hour compliance

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Preparing for Employment Law Changes


Review your existing policy, and determine how it will need to change to fit within the requirements of the new law. Update the existing policy or add a new policy to your handbook. Sometimes laws allow for certain choices or multiple ways to be in compliance with the law.

Meeting Employees Where They Are


This means taking employee’s needs into consideration when creating policies and programs. To be effective in our role as HR professionals, we need to meet employees where they are, so we can create policies and programs that support our workers. Take meal break policies for example.

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Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?


The initial deadline date in which to post these signs was in 2011, but the final, final, final date for this labor law compliance was moved back to April 30, 2012. Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media


Companies can evaluate vendor options like LinkedIn’s Recuiter Seat(s) to limit liability and remove protected information from profiles while also gathering OFCCP compliance data for companies who are government contractors. This is a two part series on corporate social media risk.

5 Hot Careers in Financial Services

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Compliance -. What They Do –Compliance Officers oversee the Corporate Compliance Program, functioning as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization. Salary survey here ==>> Compliance Officer.

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Part 3 — The Era of Corp Social Media Discrimination


In 2011, it is estimated the government agency will add an additional 25-50 compliance officers. HR Social Media disparate impact disparate treatment facebook and employment facebook recruiting recruiting on the internet social media discrimination social media policy

Report: 65 Million Americans with Criminal Records face - HireCentrix


Compliance / Legal. S urvey of Craigslist Job Ads Shows Illegal No-Hire Policies Are Routine, As Large Employers Increasingly Run Criminal Background Checks By: National Employment Law Project NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 - More than one in four U.S. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us. HCX Jobs. Search.

Director of Rehabilitation

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Establishes policies and standards of practice for each service, ensures compliance with administrative policies, infection control standards, Joint Commission and Title 22 regulations, fire and safety standards, and professional standards; Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff. Healthcare - Other Other communities experience infection occupational other policies probationary professional program services standards therapyApply for this job here.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: What should I do if, after being relieved of my daily duties, I learn of what seems a compliance breach? That seems to be a compliance breach since not all of my work files fall under her privilege, and they are not relevant to her work responsibilities.

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How Can Corporate Social Responsibility Help a Business?

Career Alley

A company can also benefit from CSR policies that focus on environmental compliance. This compliance might take the form of having a strict recycling policy, as well as a push to use alternative and renewable energy sources within operations.

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Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?


Because of the nature of the campaign he run, lacking detailed policy proposals, the press and other commentators haven’t done much in terms of analyzing what a Trump Presidency would look like. On Tuesday Americans elected Donald Trump to be their 45th President.

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Why HR is Important for Small Businesses


At its most basic level, HR for small businesses encompasses compliance with applicable labor laws, hiring and creating a channel for dealing with employee issues. Compliance and dealing with employee issues are probably the two most challenging areas for a small business.

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Part One: HR Basics for Small Businesses #hrbasics


This requires clear policies, so employees know what is expected of them. Have all employees sign an acknowledgement saying that they received the employee handbook and understand the policies. Laying a good HR foundation with clear policies and good files is a start.

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Pursuing a Cyber Security Career

Careers Done Write

A successful cyber security professional may then be assigned the role of chief IS manager who is responsible for the design and development of the information security policy, as well as any regulatory compliance and information security governance.

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5 Top Blogs of the Week


Navigating Through Compliance when Hiring in a Highly Regulated Industry: Hiring in a highly regulated field takes skill and attention to detail. This week featured on Talent Circles, read about how to navigate through compliance when hiring in a highly regulated field.

You Should Tear Up Your Employee Handbook and Start Over #SHRM14


Policies for Sake of Having Policies. Is your handbook just a giant book of useless policies? Are there policies that make no sense or no longer relevant? One of my favorite example, someone shared and example of having a policy for making coffee. Call ‘em your corporate conscience, your core values, company commandments — but you shouldn’t need a policy for EVERY single thing if you have a compass that is to be used as a guide.

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“Should I file a complaint with HR, or just resign?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was recently diagnosed with a chronic medical condition which required a few meetings with the ADA (“Americans with Disabilities Act”) Compliance Office. Second, it seems pretty clear that your supervisor is reacting negatively to your disabling condition, and that is nothing less than (a) a violation of Federal (and State) law, and (b) a violation of your company’s policies. Question: Hi, I have worked for a local county government for nearly 8 years.

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Training and Supporting New Supervisors


Current employees also bring knowledge of how the company works and familiarity with your brand, policies and procedures. This should include a review of the employee handbook because new supervisors will now be responsible for enforcing company policies.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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. Some company policies actually require that you report wrongdoing that you believe to be criminal in nature, such as embezzlement, theft from customers, or “insider trading,” that is, using confidential information to buy and sell stocks.

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Consistent With Your Gender Identity: Dept of Labour Rule on Bathroom Use


But what’s most interesting to me is that it says, very specifically, that employers subject to the rule cannot impose discriminatory bathroom policies on workers.

Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


McLory explores the issue in Workplace Drug Policies in the Age of Pot and Can I Fire a Medical Marijuana Cardholder. Mike Haberman, in Not Completing Forms Cost One Company 600,000 , reminds us of the importance of process and compliance — not doing things the right way can cost you.

Good Career Choices in the World of Finance

Career Alley

They must understand regulations and policies to determine their the organizations compliance with minimum requirements. They help businesses develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk in industries such as Insurance.

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Drugs at Work. Does Marijuana Make You a Better Employee?


When drafting any type policy based on medical marijuana HR professionals need to consider applicable federal laws. HR professionals have to be cautious and revise policies during these changing times; there will always be a grey area when the issue of medical or legal marijuana arises.

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9 Ways to Use Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting and HR


HR Compliance and Case Management. Next week I’m honored to be taking part of the Work Trends Twitter Chat and Podcast hosted by the good folks at TalentCulture. Join me Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 12-1 PM CST. You can learn more by clicking here. .

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Does it violate any of your employer’s policies? Most significantly-sized employers maintain a list of Company Policies, Employee Policy Books or Employee Handbooks that spell out the organization’s policies. In either case, as a general matter, if what you are asked to do violates a company or organizational policy, you ought to find a way to politely decline the request or directive that you do so.

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Temporarily Coping With a Job You Hate

Ms. Career Girl

Follow the rules and policies of your company (dress codes, attendance procedures, etc). You will avoid the unnecessary drama that comes from non-compliance and, henceforth, make your work day better. Have you ever worked at a job that you hated?

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