Preparing for Employment Law Changes

Blogging4jobs

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.

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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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.

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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

The Pop Culture Employment Law Blog Carnival

Blogging4jobs

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.

Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival

Blogging4jobs

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?

Steamed Employment Law Attorneys & Social Media

Blogging4jobs

Employment Law Attorney, Facebook is not going away. Bottom line is that your employment law attorney really has no idea. But then I remember that anyone can read and understand case law, I have the internet too. I’ve reached my boiling point.

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Blogging4jobs

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

Blogging4jobs

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.

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Don’t Microchip Your Employees

Blogging4jobs

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.

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

Blogging4jobs

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.

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HR Best Practices: Going Beyond Minimum Requirements

Blogging4jobs

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

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Mark of the Beast: $666 Raise Sparks Lawsuit

Blogging4jobs

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.

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?

Blogging4jobs

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.

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

Blogging4jobs

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

Blogging4jobs

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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NY Domestic Violence Suit has Implications for Employers

Blogging4jobs

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.

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Lifeguard Lessons: When to Break the Rules

Blogging4jobs

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.

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The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Blogging4jobs

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.

Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Blogging4jobs

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.

How the World Views HR

Blogging4jobs

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.

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Ep 67- EEOC Changes to GINA and Workplace Wellness Programs

Blogging4jobs

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.

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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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Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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.

Workplace Social Media CYA

Blogging4jobs

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

Blogging4jobs

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.

Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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.

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.

How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes

Blogging4jobs

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.

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Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Blogging4jobs

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

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.

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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I See Way Too Many Business Owners Make These 5 Management Mistakes

Evil HR Lady

There are tons of employment laws and it’s pretty hard to memorize them all. “I can’t afford to pay my employee overtime, so I made them salaried.”. I get this type of email from readers all the time. In every case, it’s a small (and often family-owned) business and the owner has no clue that you can’t just “decide” to make someone salaried. Being a first-time manager ain’t easy. Plus, managing people is just plain hard.

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Understanding the HR Audit Checklist

Blogging4jobs

The consequences of not having proper records or being on top of employment laws, are pretty dire, and one of the best ways to ensure that your organization doesn’t fall into any of these […] Source. As much as HR is an increasingly strategic part of organizations, compliance is still a fundamental aspect of what we do.

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What Lady Gaga and Donald Trump Have in Common: Misapplying Labor Laws

Evil HR Lady

Employment law is weird. It doesn’t matter whether the employee consents to work on a salary or not–legally the employer has to pay the overtime. To keep reading, click here: What Lady Gaga and Donald Trump Have in Common: Misapplying Labor Laws. The post What Lady Gaga and Donald Trump Have in Common: Misapplying Labor Laws appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

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How to Create an Employee Handbook

Evil HR Lady

Employment law is complicated and each state has its own rules that need to be followed. If you don’t follow the law, you could get yourself into trouble. When running a business, you’re probably so busy with everything that you might not have thought about how to create an employee handbook. In fact, there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about an employee handbook at all. However, it’s a crucial element to consider in business.

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Wal-Mart and Guest Blogging

Evil HR Lady

I have a post up over at Connecticut Employment Law Blog and it's all about Wal-Mart and blogging. Go read it, and browse the rest of Daniel Schwartz's site. You'll like it

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Starting an HR Department in Your Small Business

Evil HR Lady

Having one employee doesn’t require someone on site to make sure things are legal and in line, but you should consult with an employment law attorney or an HR consultant before you make your first job offer. Pay the person correctly, either as a salaried exempt employee or as someone who’s eligible for overtime, and don’t inadvertently make an employment contract.

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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.

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Was a Waiter Fired for Being Rude or For Being French?

Evil HR Lady

I will say, flat out, I don’t know if he will win his complaint, as I don’t know the rules of Canadian employment law, but I think it’s worth discussing. A French waiter, working in Canada was fired for being “ aggressive, rude and disrespectful. ” That sounds like a great reason to fire a waiter. But Guillaume Rey filed a complaint saying that he was really fired for being French , and that’s just how French people are.

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Former Amazon Warehouse Manager Says He’s Owed Overtime Pay

Evil HR Lady

The New York Times quotes attorney Jahan Sagafi, a lawyer at Outten & Golden, who is not involved in this case, but does practice employment law. California has stricter standards than the federal law (called the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA ), but every business needs to be concerned about overtime. Just what makes an employee exempt from overtime pay?

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