How HR Compliance Can Help End Gender Discrimination


Gender Discrimination Is Still Happening in the Workplace. But we can slowly change how we approach hiring discrimination at the c-suite, as well as through media friendly companies who can pave the way for a new acceptance in the workplace. While in the media we see such progressiveness towards a new society of sexual neutrality, in the workplace, it’s not at all like that. New hires are one thing; but the key to this would be to pursue compliance.

Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


The decision stated that employers must provide a meal break in compliance with California regulations , but they do not need to ensure that the break is taken. STRIVING FOR COMPLIANCE. Drafting a good policy is an important piece of the meal break puzzle, but don’t forget that it is just as important to create a workplace culture where compliance is encouraged. In what ways have you ensured compliance with your meal break policy?


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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.

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


Discrimination in the workplace, contract law, and keeping compliant are the choice topics for legal bloggers during this time of year. The purple nurple was a topic of conversation in a federal appellate court earlier this month with a man’s alleged behavior in a nipple twist in the workplace. That’s a big no no when it comes to dealing with discrimination in the workplace. Compliance.

Dealing with Workplace Harassment – A Simpler Approach

Ms. Career Girl

It is no revelation that workplace culture needs a facelift given the infuriating world of sexual harassment and workplace improprieties by supervisors, CEOs, and power-trippers. To truly cleanse a workplace culture and create one of inclusion, diversity and common good, employers must implore new approaches to resolve and prevent sexual harassment incidences. The same is true with workplace harassment.

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10 Ways To Increase Workplace Safety

Career Realism

Safety in the workplace is vital to a well-functioning warehouse or manufacturing environment. It's the law to report all workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety Health Administration. Insist On Safety In The Workplace It all starts with you.

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5 Times When Relying On Others Can Backfire In The Workplace

Career Realism

While these are noble and fully understandable positions to take in the workplace, make sure you are really standing on solid ground before sticking your neck out. Is it more important to be right or get the job done?

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Ep 109 – Diversity Recruiting with American Heart Association


It seems a week doesn’t go by that the topic of workplace diversity isn’t in the global or national news. It seems a week doesn’t go by that the topic of workplace diversity isn’t in the global or national news. Diversity is an important topic of discussion for employers who are government contractors. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week!


Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week for April 7-13th. This week’s top 5 workplace blogs is themed “I’m back from vacation and I’m finally all caught up!” Five Steps to Better Wage and Hour Compliance: Written by Mike Haberman, he speaks on the importance of better wage and hourly compliance as it relates to your workforce. HR top 5 workplace blogs

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Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week #NYE Edition


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace. Predictions for HR Compliance in 2015: Who doesnt like a good blog on compliance predictions? Our very own, Mike Haberman writes on what he thinks the top predictions and trends in HR compliance will be in 2015. HR 2015 top blogs of the week workplace These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space.

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Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Compliance with disability legislation. By introducing disabled employees to the workplace, fresh ideas may transform current practices into innovated and forward moving company standards. Besides the altruistic, “just because” answer; hiring disabled people makes practical business sense.

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Legacy Workplace Recruiting Practices That Must End


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. While I understand the need for job descriptions for a compliance standpoint, we need to make sure they accurately depict the work that is expected to be done.

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Top Five: Diversity in Tech


There’s no in built compliance. Are you ready to get serious and build in compliance? ” As Alexandra Kubrak pointed out last week here on Blogging4Jobs, one of the most important things that HR can do to support diversity goals is to push for compliance at every level, not just in hiring. Set goals, address workplace culture, ensure compliance, and above all, work to make diversity a central part of your organization’s core values.

Why Nipple Tape Doesn’t Cure Workplace Conflict


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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Top Five Workplace Blogs of the Week


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. Learn some dos and donts wihe contemplating compensaion in the workplace. Here are a few suggestions that caught our eye, and we read ALOT of blogs.

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The #HRBasics Guide to OSHA Workplace & Safety Reporting


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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Ashley Madison Breach: Data Security Needs to Be a Core Value


Corporate security requires awareness, vigilance, and above all, compliance. This week on B4J, the Workology podcast looked at another side of technology in the work place, how mobile technology can enhance employee development , and on the blog, Noma Burton wrote about new performance technologies in the workplace and how we can ensure they’re used right. HR compliance data breach data securityIs data security a human resources issue? It sure is.

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Six Questions to Ask Your Insurance and Benefits Broker


Workplace productivity and production levels. They have to be a partner, planner and communicator working on behalf of and the best interest of the companies who rely on them for employee benefit program communication, benefit compliance changes and recommendations for new plan offerings that better suit the company’s unique employee and also business needs. How do you handle compliance?

10 Ways To Increase Workplace Safety

Career Realism

Safety in the workplace is vital to a well-functioning warehouse, or manufacturing environment. It’s the law to report all workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety Health Administration. Here are 10 ways employers can encourage and increase workplace safety, ultimately leading to a healthier, safer, and more productive environment. When taking on additional employees within your workplace, make sure you’re only hiring the best of the best.

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Tech Advances in Healthcare Workplaces Are Wins for Patients

Water Cooler Wisdom

In both workplaces, this paper-based transmission causes much time to be wasted, and inevitable confusion to occur. So in other words, Xerox and Kno2 will worry about HIPAA compliance and ever evolving regulatory standards so busy professionals don’t have to. In the U.S., healthcare is big business, representing about a sixth of the nation’s GDP. And it’s no secret that healthcare providers have been heavily incentivized by the government to adopt better technology.

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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. Workplace Flexibility: Managers and FLSA Laws Stifle Adoption: While workplace flexibility options like telecommuting, work flex, and flexible schedule options by employers are on the rise, only a small percentage of employees have access to such benefits. HR Toolkits HR compliance HR manager HR Training human resources leadership policies

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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. What employees do like to be is entertained and that is what television, social media, and idle workplace gossip is for. Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?

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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. Recruiting, compliance and development are all part and parcel of company culture, employee and company success, and limiting legal liability. HR compliance diversity in tech end of hr importance of hr small business hr

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#CAHR18 Wrap Up: Why HR is Out of this World


Of course, we are still talking about compliance issues like meal breaks and exempt classification, but the conversation is shifting more […] Source. Conferences HR CHRO harassment training me too workplace cultureThis week I attended the California HR Conference in Long Beach. This was a chance for me to reflect on how much the profession has changed since I started in HR back in 2003.

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Capitalist Office Conversation Definitions: "I'm Just A Caveman"

The HR Capitalist

Beware of people in the workplace who refer to themselves as cavemen. But when you hear "I'm just a caveman", it's really code for "I'm not going to do that or agree with you, and my path towards non-compliance is to diminish myself slightly before I try and knock you down a couple of pegs.". Related word and phrases in the workplace that can do the same thing: "Blonde", "Country Boy" and "I grew up poor". --. It's Friday. Let's do something fun. Definition time! Caveman , k?v?man,

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To Be Transparent or Not To Be Transparent at Work


There are workplaces where transparence is a natural phenomenon and there are others where the culture is permeated by power plays and covert operations. Others may go as far as viewing your non-compliance as a threat that they take personally so they take every step possible to immobilize you, and worse, damage your career. HR company culture toxic workplace

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Why Effective Communication from Management is Important


Science of Effective Communication in the Workplace. The more you can communicate the business or workplace environment to employees, the better off you are in a number of situations. Because having an employee freeze up or fail to perform at that critical moment in the workplace can effect the bottom line as well as your workplace culture. He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients.

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Top 5 HR Blogs of the Week


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. The Devil is in the Details: Taking Your I-9 Compliance Up a Notch: The measures your organization takes to ensure Form I-9 compliance can make a big difference in establishing the work authorization of your employees, and in protecting your business from a negative audit experience, should ICE come knocking.

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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) How employees and management move forward from this experience will shape the workplace for decades to come.

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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. In the case of the sick leave law, if you already have a PTO plan, you may just need to make a few adjustments to be in compliance. While some may see compliance as a nuisance, in reality implementing changes could actually make your workplace better for employees. Every year brings changes to employment laws.

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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. Reducing risk in the workplace can also be thought of here as reducing the potential damage of negative publicity for accidents, and can also lower the damage of regulations and fines.

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The HR Famous Podcast: e20 - Adidas CHRO on the Ropes, SCOTUS Decision and Pronouns.

The HR Capitalist

5:40 - First major topic of the day: SCOTUS ruled last Monday that the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers from workplace discrimination. Jlee thinks that this is may open up a new dialogue about transgender workers amongst HR professionals and compliance.

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Words Have Power – Avoid “Fair” and “Unfair”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Yes, there are laws that prohibit discrimination, and compliance with them can be expected, and violation of those laws can be complained of. Perhaps it should be your goal to make your circumstances fair, and your workplace environment fair, but it is not helpful to expect it, to complain about it, or demand it. Words Have Power. Try to Avoid the Words “Fair” and “Unfair” at Work. They are often self-defeating.

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Sometimes You Get Sued and Your Best Employees Come To Your Defense.

The HR Capitalist

Missouri’s compliance department quietly interviewed team members during the season before the team’s Unity Council publicized the investigation May 7 by announcing the Tigers were playing under protest in a show of support to Earleywine. Employee Relations Legal Affairs Litigation Managing Performance Management WorkplaceIt's every manager's worst nightmare. You did the right thing with some problematic employees, but then you got investigated/sued.

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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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my company punishes single people who have to quarantine more than once — but not married people

Ask a Manager

Ideally you’d push back with a group of them on the policy requiring you to use sick or vacation time while working from home, and on the idea of disciplinary steps for protecting your colleagues’ safety in compliance with public health guidelines. jerks the plague workplace practices

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The Single Most Essential Trait in HR Executive Leadership


He specializes in compliance issues for his small business clients. Guest HR HR leadership human resource leadership leadership best practices leadership in the workplace leadership qualities leadership quality leadership traits Mike Haberman Theodore RooseveltWhat Trait Makes for a Great Leader and Leadership? . A presidential candidate discovered that being well read is fundamental to success in the race, or at least in order to keep from being embarrassed.

5 Top Blogs of the Week


Top 5 Workplace Blogs of the Week for May 12th – May 17th. If you are an HR, workplace leader or recruiting practioner you should shoot me an email and we can get a post setup and possible a reoccuring role on what Cision named one of the Top Social Media, Internet Marketing, and SEO blogs on the Interwebz. . Navigating Through Compliance when Hiring in a Highly Regulated Industry: Hiring in a highly regulated field takes skill and attention to detail.

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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. Many offer on-call services to answer HR questions, compliance checks, employee handbook reviews and training.

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When TMI Is a Good Idea

Evil HR Lady

Your ex and his adorable family are all about destroying your life, so you need to bring a little drama into the workplace. Now, I’m not an expert in HIPAA, but I presume there’s someone who is tasked with HIPAA compliance. Your HIPAA compliance person. I’m going through a nasty divorce. My soon to be ex has 3 families willing to file HIPAA complaints at the hospital where I am a nurse case manager and have worked for 24 years.

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? 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. This month’s ELBC theme is Back to School.

What is Human Resources (HR)?


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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All Things Employee Onboarding

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Ensure Compliance and Uniform Training Compliance is a key issue in most organizations. By keeping employees informed on certain compliance procedures, organizations are able to avoid any potential issues or mishaps. All Things Employee Onboarding.

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