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HEADLINES & HR: Employers confronting the issue of workplace violence in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting

Posted on: June 8th, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, Our Blog, Terminations

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It has been a while since we last wrote about workplace violence. Sadly, the recent mass shooting at a business in Orlando, Florida, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. It also has employers re-examining how their companies can best safeguard against such tragic and traumatic events. On Monday, a shooter described as…

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What You Need to Know About the Salary History Ban

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, Our Blog

Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…

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Will a new bill to prohibit asking about salary history hurt companies and job candidates?

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Hiring Methodology, hiring process, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Interviews, Our Blog, Our Workplace

In mid September, a bill was introduced to Congress that is meant to combat pay inequality facing women and minorities. SHRM Online reported that the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030) would allow the U.S. Department of Labor to assess huge fines against employers who violate the law by asking questions about…

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LGBT laws and regulations are making news. Is it time for an HR audit?

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Our Blog, Our Workplace

States all over the country are dealing with legislation regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Most notably, North Carolina enacted a new law that prevents the state’s cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. It instead imposes statewide standards that leave out both sexual orientation and gender identity. In March, Georgia, Governor…

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Pennsylvania’s gone to pot. What will medical marijuana mean for employers?

Posted on: April 28th, 2016 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the Pennsylvania. Employers in the state, like those in 23 others across the country, will now need to heed the protections offered to patients who use pot for medicinal purposes. Is your company ready for this? What are you required to…

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Mind what you put in those emails and voicemails: a basic but often forgotten HR lesson

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Our Blog

We’ve written in the past about the benefits of keeping good documentation in order to prevent human resources issues from popping up later on down the line, and to protect your business. Today, however, we’d like to discuss the flipside: ways to not create bad documentation. We are talking about inappropriate comments, intentionally or unintentionally…

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Pregnant UPS Drivers, Breastfeeding and Mooing Employees: HR in the Headlines

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog

Motherhood has made human resources headlines lately, and employers everywhere are watching how two interesting stories unfold. The first involves a much-publicized case coming before the Supreme Court regarding a pregnant UPS delivery person who was fired. The second involves a breastfeeding mom who claimed coworkers harassed her about expressing milk in a private room…

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Will You Know What to Do If a Harassment Complaint Hits?

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

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FILED UNDER “NO KIDDING”: Harassment complaints are nothing to take lightly. They can be expensive, disruptive and damaging to your company in so many ways. FILED UNDER “WHAT THE…”: Way too many businesses are ill prepared to deal with a harassment complaint when one is filed. Not good, people. Not good. We recently came across…

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The Yahoo Effect: How Sexual Harassment Cases May Unfold Moving Forward

Posted on: August 28th, 2014 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, Human Resources, Our Blog, Terminations

We read with great interest on the blog Corporate Council, about an incident last April in which a Yahoo, Inc. software engineer came forward to human resources and claimed that her boss had harassed her by pressuring her to have sex. The allegations went on to say that after a relationship occurred and was broken…

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