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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

You can’t afford ineffective harassment training.

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 | Category: HR Training Programs, Our Blog

sexual harassment training

We’ve had 11 requests already for harassment training in 2018. Clearly, this issue isn’t going away any time soon. In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo movement that rocked the second half of 2017, we’ve received nearly a dozen calls already this year from companies that want harassment training. (Maybe your…

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Employers like Fox News and NBC have millions of dollars to spare on harassment training, settlements, PR and legal fees. Do you?

Posted on: December 21st, 2017 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

workplace sexual harassment

For employers weary of harassment complaints, the headlines these days are scary: “EEOC: Workforce Sexual Harassment Training ‘Must Change’” – KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, 12/1/17 “Senators push for funding bill to include money for sexual harassment training” – The Hill, 12/14/17 “Sexual harassment training in vogue for companies after scandals” – San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/17…

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LESSONS FROM ESPN: Free speech and your company’s social media policy

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

ESPN & social media policy issues

This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…

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The Harvey Weinstein firestorm is yet another wake-up call for employers about sexual harassment

Posted on: October 12th, 2017 | Category: HR Documentation, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

Harvey Weinstein. By now, who hasn’t heard about his blockbuster downfall? First came the New York Times bombshell report alleging his long and sordid history of sexual harassment and assault. Then came The New Yorker article with interviews with over a dozen women, of which three said the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted them. His own…

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The Thinx controversy and why solid HR is essential in today’s workplaces

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 | Category: Employee Relations, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, Our Blog

Harassment and discrimination complaints are nothing to take lightly. They can be expensive, disruptive and damaging to your company in so many ways. Don’t believe us? Just ask Uber. Or Jared and Kay Jewelers. Or any of these tech businesses. Way too many businesses—even millennial-focused, hipster booming startups—are ill prepared to deal with harassment and…

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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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How much do you know about Title VII and accommodating religious beliefs in the workplace?

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR Training Programs, Our Blog

Title VII and HR compliance

When Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, made headlines last summer over her refusal to perform a specific function of her job, issuing marriage licenses, on the grounds that doing so for gay couples violated her religious beliefs, HR managers everywhere paid attention. Davis declared that she would not issue licenses to any couples…

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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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