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Coronavirus

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Coronavirus – Jaws or Y2K*? For you the employer, for you the HR Director, for you the person in charge of paid leave and benefits and.....continue

Ten steps for employers to consider during the coronavirus outbreak

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What Should I Do?  Ten Steps for Employers To Consider During the Coronavirus Outbreak Employers are asking what measures should be implemented in response to.....continue

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Dr. Love(less) he don't need no office life

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Dr. Loveless answers your workplace romance questions! Back for 2020! NOTE FROM ROBIN: For the past two years, Employment & Labor Insider has been honored to feature.....continue

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IA Waterloo - Will Ban the Box be your Waterloo?

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Waterloo, Iowa "Ban the Box" ordinance: What Waterloo employers need to know In October, 2019, Waterloo became the first Iowa city to adopt a "Ban.....continue

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Murder by Death

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(Just in case your boss walks in.) As you sat down to your Thanksgiving meal this past week you may have been quietly hoping that.....continue

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The Royal Tenenbaums

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Just in case an employee walks in:  As you sat down to your Thanksgiving meal this past week you may have been quietly hoping that.....continue

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Knives Out

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Just in case your boss walks in:  As you sat down to your Thanksgiving meal this past week you may have been quietly hoping that.....continue

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No-match letters – IRS alert or Charles Nelson Reilly game show?

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SSA No-Match Letters and Employer Obligations The Social Security Administration (SSA) has drastically increased its issuance of Employer Correction Request (EDCOR) Notices, or “no-match”.....continue

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Second-guessing the advice columns: Get off my lawn!

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Second-guessing the advice columns: Get off my lawn! Millennials, can you relate to your older co-workers? Everybody and their dog has workshops these days on.....continue

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IL Artificial hiring, salary history, required training, etc.

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Illinois's new employment law landscape A series of bill signings by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker have enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law.....continue

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Retaliation (wait . for . it . . . ) is all about the timing

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In retaliation cases, timing is everything. Or almost everything. Employers, has this ever happened to you? You have a lousy employee, whom we'll.....continue

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NY Additional workplace protections for victims of domestic violence

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New York Expands Workplace Protections For Domestic Violence Victims Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into effect an amendment to New York law expanding the protections.....continue

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Randy Newman, racism and rednecks

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Attempt to Protect the Employee from Racism Leads to Discrimination Claim! In an ironic twist, a manager’s alleged attempt to protect an employee from racism.....continue

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Look past the laws (pudding) and understand the regs (Oreo)

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Buckle Your Seat Belts- Administrative Abound Changes Administrative agencies at both the federal and state level have announced a number of important changes for.....continue

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NY 11 employment laws you missed if you blinked (not 10)

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As 2019 wears on, New York has continued to churn out new employment laws and regulations that appear to be pro-employee. From the latest state.....continue

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IL Tidal wave (or tsunami) of new laws for Illinois employers

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The Clock Is Ticking On Changes Required Now That The Governor Has Signed SB 75, Which Includes The Workplace Transparency Act  On Friday, August 9,.....continue

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Make your workplace a SUE-free zone

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Ten ways employers get themselves sued (Part One) Take care of yourself! In medicine, sometimes the practices that get people in trouble are pretty simple......continue

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NY Reporting immigration status can be unneighborly . . . at best

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Recent New York Legislation Prohibits Employers From Threatening to Report an Employee's Suspected Immigration Status in Retaliation for Labor Law Complaints New York has for.....continue

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RIF - Reductions In Force Require Initial Fundamentals

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Avoiding Discrimination Claims as the Result of a Reduction in Force Although the current economic indicators signal a healthy economy, many experts think that we.....continue

"Fat shaming" at work can cost more than money, a lot of money

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"Fat shaming" costs employer big bucks Buff employers, beware! A jury recently awarded $500 grand to a restaurant server in Las Vegas for intentional infliction.....continue

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One step beyond March Madness

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An Employer’s Guide to March Madness March Madness has descended upon employers everywhere. Yesterday was Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament,.....continue

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

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Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state.....continue

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Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You.....continue

MeToo, avoiding women, and the modified Mike Pence Rule

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human.....continue

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Discrimination CHARGE! – Step 3 Cause or no cause, because you gotta do something

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This blog was written by Kristin Gray at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "An Employer's Guide to FMLA.....continue

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Discrimination CHARGE! – Step 2 Go Kim Possible for the investigation phase

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This blog was written by Kristin Gray at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "..continue

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Discrimination CHARGE! – Step 1 Don't panic, ask questions

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This blog was written by Kristin Gray at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "..continue

Disability/pregnancy practices – what not to practice

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This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human.....continue

MO: Diversity & Inclusion Summit

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Improving diversity and inclusion should be a priority of every organization. During our Diversity & Inclusion Summit on April 23 in.....continue

SC: Strategies For Complying With Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Burr Forman McNair & Laurens County Development Corporation present "Strategies For Complying With Anti-Discrimination Laws" on Thursday, March 12th at 12:00-1:30 PM at Piedmont Technical College.....continue

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2020 Employment Law Update

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As we leave 2019 behind, you will want to be sure that your organization is up to date on hot issues going into the new.....continue

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Diversity & Inclusion in Practice

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The business case for diversity and inclusion is clear – and so is the commitment from an increasing number of companies and law firms.....continue

IL Are You Ready for the New Workplace Transparency Act? - Complimentary Webinar

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On July 31, 2019 and again on August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois......continue

Workplace investigations - what to do before and after a complaint

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hrsimple Webinar Series We were so impressed with the workplace investigations seminar that Fredrikson & Byron put together that we asked them to distil it down.....continue

NC Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Conference

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Improve recruitment, increase retention, create a work environment where employees feel they belong. 2017 marked the NC Chamber’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference, and it.....continue

50 Years Since the Stonewall Riots: The Birth of LGBT Pride Month  and the Evolution of Sex Discrimination Laws in the Workplace

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Join us for a webinar in celebration of LGBT Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This webinar will be presented by.....continue

The Role of Data in Building and Executing a Diversity Strategy

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Employers need to understand that diversity goes beyond sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin and religion and includes different work experiences, educational status, marital status,.....continue

Transgender issues in the workplace

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Transgender issues are not just a hot topic in the popular media; in the past few months, federal agencies including the EEOC and the Office of.....continue

Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion: Actions With Impact

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The need for more diverse and inclusive organizations is broadly accepted today. Still, organizations keep struggling with successfully driving change: While seven in ten respondents.....continue

Unconscious bias - whether you realize it or not

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“Human beings are consistently, routinely, and profoundly biased. And, we are not only profoundly biased, but we almost never know we are being biased.” (Source:.....continue

Murky Waters: Successfully Navigating an EEOC Investigation and Litigation

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An hrsimple webinar presented by Lindsey A. White of Shawe Rosenthal. Attendees will receive 1 hour SHRM and HRCI credit. This webinar will provide insight.....continue

The EEOC’s Proposed Guidance of Retaliation: What You Need to Know

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An hrsimple webinar presented by Gilbert Sanchez of the Kemp Smith Law Firm. This webinar will be worth 1 hour of SHRM CP-SCP and HRCI.....continue

The Transitioning Legal Landscape of Transgender Workplace Rights: What Employers Need to Know

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Presented by: Parker Thoeni and Shelby Skeabeck of Shawe Rosenthal ---- Transgender issues are not just a hot topic in the popular media; in the.....continue