Why Is Understanding Employment Law So Important?
MAY 24, 2011
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
Preparing for Employment Law Changes
MAY 4, 2015
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
JANUARY 16, 2013
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.
The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar
Evil HR Lady
MARCH 21, 2017
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.
Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival
AUGUST 19, 2015
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 Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination
MARCH 29, 2011
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.
NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
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.
How the World Views HR
APRIL 13, 2011
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.
How to Write Social Media Policies
MAY 1, 2011
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.
Ep 67- EEOC Changes to GINA and Workplace Wellness Programs
JANUARY 27, 2016
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.
Part One: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics
JULY 2, 2014
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?
Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes
JUNE 23, 2016
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.
6 Points in Time When an Employer Needs an Attorney
Evil HR Lady
JULY 17, 2015
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.
Part Two: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics
JULY 10, 2014
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.
Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies
MAY 6, 2011
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.
HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements
JUNE 29, 2015
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
Unemployment Survival Tips
Boomers Next Step
DECEMBER 6, 2011
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.
Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination
OCTOBER 2, 2011
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.
Lifeguard Lessons: When to Break the Rules
JULY 15, 2012
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.
Breastfeeding Breaks at Work: How Far Have We Really Come?
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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
Age Discrimination — When Everyone is a Protected Class
MAY 16, 2011
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.
Workplace Social Media CYA
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
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.
What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?
Evil HR Lady
APRIL 28, 2016
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.
Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies
MAY 17, 2011
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 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies
MAY 11, 2011
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
What Kind of Lawyer Should I Hire For My Job Problem?
Evil HR Lady
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
” Attorneys are expensive, and while some work on contingency, most employment law cases aren’t these big cash cows that you read about in the news. A: An employment attorney. A: An employment attorney. A: An employment attorney. An employment attorney.
When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Company’s Door
Evil HR Lady
MARCH 29, 2017
Yes, and Ashley Kaplan, Senior Employment Law Attorney at ComplyRight , helped me with some tips for making sure you don’t need to be nervous when ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) shows up at your door. Is everyone in your US office legal to work in the United States? Are you sure? Could you survive an audit of your documentation? This is called an I9 audit. Is it possible that Immigration officials could show up at your door and ask to see your documentation?
Should You Be Worried About Age Discrimination?
Boomers Next Step
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
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.
Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
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.
5 workplace laws your employer might be violating
Ask A Manager
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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. News & World Report today, I talk about five of the most commonly violated employment laws. law + order
Career Key Family Values and A Fresh Approach to Social Media
JANUARY 10, 2013
I changed careers in 2006 from practicing labor and employment law to career counseling and helping manage Career Key, becoming certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator in 2010. Happy New Year from Career Key!
7 Human Resources Competencies For the Modern HR Professional
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Depending on our role within human resources, we are often cast as the expert on employment law, human resources and compliance topics. While I am supportive of foundational knowledge of human resources and employment law, experience is the best teacher here.
Hiring Discrimination Against Tattoos And Piercings
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
She asked me if I thought his tattoo might be hurting his chances of employment. In fact, it’s very common for employers to have a dress code policy that may ban visible tattoos and piercings. There are a number of protected classes when it comes to employment law.
Episode 28 – FMLA, Workers’ Compensation & Disability Update
MARCH 18, 2015
In the HR world, one area that is hard to keep up with is the employment law landscape and eligibility requirements especially in the areas that I call the Triple Threat which are ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation. Employment law attorneys, Eric B. When are employers obligated to start the ADA and FMLA processes? HR practitioners need to be well-versed and educated on these three particular areas of employment law as they do evolve and change.
“Can a company selectively enforce non-compete agreements?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Another interesting note that I also know is that my employer has knowingly hired employees from competitors knowing that they also have non-competes. Answer : Dear Mike: Non-compete agreements are a very interesting – and very controversial – area of employment law. In general, an employer is free to enforce – or not enforce – any kind of agreement(s) it has with others. The issue of “motivation” is not usually very important in matters of business law.
What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Like most employers, Walmart will not hire you for salaried sales or management without a college degree ( example ). One reason employers require a college degree or post-secondary training credential in hiring is because it’s an easy way to screen people out, to narrow the hiring pool.
Unstable Employees at Work
Evil HR Lady
JANUARY 10, 2011
I didn't know, so I asked my favorite labor and employment lawer, Jon Hyman of the Ohio Employer's Law Blog. I've been reading about the Arizona shootings and was especially interested with the emails from one of the shooter's classmates--about how he was sure the guy was dangerous. And I thought, what could a company do in a situation where an employee was showing signs of instability?
Tips for Managing an HR Department of One
AUGUST 11, 2014
For anyone in HR, it is important to read about the latest HR and employment law trends. Clawson says, When I am stuck I look to both research, online resources, blogs, new case law and articles, as well as advice from mentors I have from my HR career to get their perspectives.
The New Overtime Rule May Still Be Upon Us: Are You (and Your Employees Ready)?
Water Cooler Wisdom
DECEMBER 1, 2016
According to a new YouGov survey of over 1,200 American workers commissioned by my partner Canvas , only 17 percent of workers said their employers have fully explained the new rules, whereas 54 percent said their employer hasn’t mentioned the subject at all. Trucking/Warehousing, Consulting, and Machinery/Equipment round out the industries that are the most uninformed, with over 70 percent of respondents saying their employers had not provided information about the rule changes.
How to Reject Job Applicants Without Making Enemies
The Undercover Recruiter
DECEMBER 2, 2013
Employers are getting a little sloppy these days when informing job applicants they haven’t been chosen. RELATED: What Employers Should Be Thankful For. Employer Hiring Interview Tips conclusion Dave Clemens Recruitment reject rejection thank you The HR Cafe