The 5 Employment Laws Every Manager Should know

Evil HR Lady

Employment law is complicated and can have big repercussions for your company if employees fail to adhere to it—either out of ignorance or neglect. million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid overtime—a violation of employment law. While you can’t expect everyone at your company to be experts in the law (that’s why you should have an attorney on retainer), your managers should be trained on the basics.

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Preparing for Employment Law Changes

Workology

Last fall, Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s paid sick leave bill into law. The law will guarantee paid sick leave for many employees who previously had no such benefit. Unfortunately, a lot of laws that are well intentioned can become headaches for employers.

The Pop Culture Employment Law Blog Carnival

Workology

Employment law blogs are a blog niche I’ve seen grow over the past two years, and I’m thankful for that. Because your employment law attorney and HR experts can keep your workplace out of trouble of the legal variety. Case Law That Creates Conversation.

Sign Up Now: Employment Law Year in Review 2017

Evil HR Lady

This has been a crazy year as far as employment law is concerned. click here: Employment Law Year in Review 2017. The post Sign Up Now: Employment Law Year in Review 2017 appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival

Workology

Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law?

The 2017 Employment Law Year in Review

Evil HR Lady

The post The 2017 Employment Law Year in Review appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Did you miss the best webinar EVER? You might have because it became so popular we had to turn people away, as the system would only support so many people at once. But, don’t fret! We recorded it.

2017 84

Why Is Understanding Employment Law So Important?

Jobacle

Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for employers and employees. Statutes and strict rules outline, for the employer, how their employee’s should be treated within the workplace. Career Advice employment law

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Workology

Employees reached out to Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 last spring for support – but the fear of captive-audience meetings, harassment and other actions by the employer left many at the plant wary of how to press forward without management sidelining their efforts.

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The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

Everyone is focusing on the Oxford comma part of this case, but I’d like to focus on the ridiculousness of an employment law that could result in this confusion and hinge on a grammar question. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? To keep reading, click here: The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar.

Top Summer Legal Pitfalls for Employers: Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits

Workology

As a result, many employees are looking to cash in their accrued vacation benefits, and employers who don’t offer. HR employment law sick leave vacationIt’s officially summer! Days are longer, temperatures are higher and school’s out. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2017 72

NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers

Workology

The settlement makes it clear Bon-Ton’s response has been found lacking and beyond the impact on the company itself, there are broader implications for employers in New York state and elsewhere. And with laws on accommodations varying from state to state, disclosure can be risky. As Maya Raghu wrote on B4J back in July , employers can’t afford to wait — they need to put policies in place before such incidents occur.

2015 115

My Ex-Employer Can’t Say That! Or Can They?

reCareered

Are you concerned about what a former employer might say in a reference call? Learn what a prior employer can say about you. Employment Law Featured reCareered Blog background check career career change career coach Employment employment law headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference researchand what they can't say. Continued at [link].

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2018 Worst Employer of the Year

Evil HR Lady

It’s time to vote for the worst employer of the year! Employment Attorney Jon Hyman, over at Ohio Employer Law Blog keeps a running list throughout the year. The post 2018 Worst Employer of the Year appeared first on Evil HR Lady We narrowed it down a few weeks ago, and now we have the final four! Go vote here: Worst employee of the year, 2018!

2018 117

DOJ Says Title VII Doesn’t Protect LGBQ People – What Now?

Workology

HR Civil Rights Act discrimination employment discrimination employment law Title VIIThe Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion national origin and gender, does not. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2017 76

Don’t Microchip Your Employees

Workology

HR employment law future of work microchips wearables at workSo we’re microchipping our employees now, huh? Over the last year more and more companies have offered microchip implants to employees as an optional fun experiment. In some organizations they’re meant to replace keycards. In others they’ll collect data about employees throughout the work day – how long they’re on task, how many breaks they […] Source.

2017 81

HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements

Workology

Every year brings changes to employment laws. Ultimately you want a policy that complies with the law and also meets the needs of both the company and employees. This can often mean going beyond what the law requires. HR employment law HR policy

2015 135

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?

Workology

Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency. A Fisher Phillips legal alert advises employers and employment lawyers that while some elements of President Elect Trump’s workplace policy program are clear, others will be harder to predict.

2016 115

Mark of the Beast: $666 Raise Sparks Lawsuit

Workology

After receiving a $666 raise, law professors Sheldon Gelman and Jean Lifter decided to sue their employer, Cleveland State University. HR employment law raises unionsIt’s not that their raise was so small ($666 works out to. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Part One: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics

Workology

Mary Wright explains the HR pitfalls in the relationship between California discrimination law and web-based recruiting practices. Part one discusses discrimination laws in California. . How does California law define recruitment and recruiting activities?

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6 Points in Time When an Employer Needs an Attorney

Evil HR Lady

No business owner starts out with the idea that he’s going to be the subject of an employment lawsuit. After all, very few owners have the intention of breaking any laws. Granted, there are some people who do have the intention of breaking the law, but they aren’t the type who will research best practices on the internet.). The problem is, that employment law is complex.

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Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes

Workology

Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ). Employment lawyer, Casey Sipe breaks down some of the changes happening with the FLSA update and helps us understand their impact, including: Minimum salary requirements changing to $47,476 annually for a full time worker.

2016 62

Part Two: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics

Workology

Last week Mary Wright explained California discrimination law and its consideration of recruitment as a “term and condition of employment.” Most times, employers seek electronically stored information about the candidate that that is perfectly legitimate.

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Lifeguard Lessons: When to Break the Rules

Workology

Balancing Employer and Employment Risk versus Reality. What can we learn from this tale of mismanagement that is also about employer risk? We stick close to the rules and employment laws because they exist for a reason and because they protect us from liability.

2012 138

Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Workology

This means that companies who consider off-duty and after working hours conduct when making employment decisions like hiring, firing, performance, and promotions could be digging themselves a very large, deep, and dark hole.

The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Workology

Old laws. These things are referred to as protected classes and according to the law are considered information that should not be factored into the decision making process when a candidate is evaluated as part of the hiring process. New tools. Social media.

Ep 67- EEOC Changes to GINA and Workplace Wellness Programs

Workology

Our resident Blogging4Jobs employment attorney, Casey Sipe returns to talk about the changes to GINA, how it impacts HR and workplace wellness programs. Casey says the changes were missed by employers due to the proposed changes regarding the FLSA.

2016 85

How the World Views HR

Workology

HR HR is PR HR manager human resource manager human resources human resources and employment lawThe world views HR in different interesting and sometimes pathetic ways. Maybe your boss thinks of you as the party planner, flip flop police, or the bathroom monitor.

2011 128

Workplace Social Media CYA

Workology

Employment law attorneys and corporate counsel have advised senior leaders and HR against allowing employees to have access to the internet as well as social media at work. This is a 4 part series on Managing Your Social Media Mullet.

Age Discrimination — When Everyone is a Protected Class

Workology

Lawsuits in 2009 cost employers $72.1 Until the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is amended, this will continue to be a growing issue for organizations across the U.S. As the average life expectancy of human beings increases, so does the average work expectancy of your workforce.

What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Evil HR Lady

Don’t make the mistake of hiring the guy who helped you with your divorce, real estate closing, or even your brother-in-law who totally knows about sexual harassment because he’s a prosecutor and that’s illegal, and he’s up on all that.

2016 172

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

That is because an attorneys job is to advise you the employer on the current potential pitfalls and liabilities. In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media.

Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

HR Social Media HR Blogger human resource blogger social media discrimination social media employment law social media policies social media policyThis is Part 2 of a Social Media Policies Series. In Part 1 , we discussed myths around your corporate social media policy.

How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policySocial media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policy

Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

I first heard about using MySpace to vet candidates in 2006 at a local employment law conference in Oklahoma City. A person’s social media accounts are theirs and not accessible for viewing by their employer or potential employer at least in this situation.

Breastfeeding Breaks at Work: How Far Have We Really Come?

Career Solvers

As of March 2010, employers are required to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after a child’s birth.” career management breastfeeding breastfeeding legislation employment law nursing mother's rights

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ACA Will Increase Employer & Primary Care Fees by 73%

Workology

By now you have probably heard about a teeny tiny little change affecting employers regarding benefits called the Affordable Care Act. In short, this change is the largest possibly in the history of employment law. Affordable Care Act Information for the Employer.

2013 135

Unemployment Survival Tips

Boomers Next Step

Age Bias Careers Job News Employment Law Severance package Unemployment benefitsLosing a job is one of the most unfortunate things one can ever experience. It can make you worry about lots of things such as your monthly bills, health insurance, and grocery stuffs. If you have been a victim of a wrongful termination recently and feels like you are nowhere to go, the following are.

“Can my present employer ask a prospective employer not to hire me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I read your article about a current employer contacting a prospective employer and affecting potential employment. They never came back with a counter offer, and the prospective employer all of a sudden rescinded its offer, providing no reason. Have you heard of employers getting sued in situations like this? Our law is based in common experience, common sense, and a common view of what is fair.

2011 148

With the Government Shut Down, It’s Employers Gone Wild

Workology

Employers, today is officially your get out of jail free. List of US Agencies Impacting Employers During Government Shut Down. Employers are required to verify identification of new employees within 72 hours of hire using a government I-9 form.

2013 155

Should You Be Worried About Age Discrimination?

Boomers Next Step

Age Bias Careers Employment Labor and Employment Law linkedin resumeAlmost every client I work with who’s above the age of 40 asks the same question at some point: Do I need to make myself look younger on my resume? The fear that they are being skipped over for younger candidates is clearly a widespread concern among today’s job seekers. While I certainly encourage those.

60% of Employers Screen Candidates On Social Media

Workology

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 60% of employers are now screening candidates on social media. Of course we all know that all sorts of people might happen upon our social media accounts, including employers, law enforcement and even cyber bullies looking for their latest target.

Your Employer Wants You to “Resign”: How to Fight Back

Evil HR Lady

Monday, November 29, 2010 Your Employer Wants You to “Resign&# : How to Fight Back You probably cant stop your boss from firing you, but you can negotiate the terms of your dismissal. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR.

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