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Tag: Compliance


Diversity & Inclusion, Software

Balancing the Scales: How Scheduling Software Promotes Workplace Equity

April 1, 2024

Via: HR Hero

Maintaining fairness and transparency in the workplace continues to be instrumental in meeting the expectations of a modern and socially conscious workforce. Research from Gartner predicts that in 2024, companies will shift DEI implementation to be less siloed and more […]


News

Aerospace company pays $7.4M to settle no-poach suit tied to DOJ investigation

January 26, 2024

Via: HR Dive

A collection of aerospace companies has agreed to settle with workers who alleged that the companies engaged in an illegal no-poach agreement with one company, Cyient Inc., set to pay $7.4 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The news […]


Research

Heightened labor scrutiny looms over workplace rules

January 2, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Rolling out even ordinary workplace rules can put in-house counsel in a legal minefield if the organization tries to do it while employees are unionizing, labor specialists say. The National Labor Relations Board earlier this year changed how it evaluates […]


News

McDonald’s to survey franchisees on child labor practices

December 18, 2023

Via: HR Dive

McDonald’s did not comment on whether its efforts to ensure franchisee compliance with child labor laws, safety standards and hours procedures constituted the sort of “indirect” or “reserved” control over essential conditions of employment laid out in a National Labor […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

4 Signs Your HR Function Is More Compliance-Based than Strategic

December 15, 2023

Via: SHRM

What factors separate a compliance-based HR function from one that operates more strategically? New research highlights changing priorities and practices that set strategic HR functions apart from others. A significant differentiator is how HR purchases, deploys and governs new technologies. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Pay transparency laws risk colliding with antitrust concerns

December 8, 2023

Via: Payments Dive

Pay transparency laws are raising tough issues for in-house counsel as they try to balance compliance with the Biden administration’s stepped-up focus on antitrust concerns in the labor market. “The antitrust law hasn’t changed, but there’s obviously wage transparency laws […]


Software

Ensuring Compliance and Security in a Remote Work Environment

September 22, 2023

Via: HR Hero

It’s an understatement to say that the pandemic experience has changed the business—and workplace—landscape forever. The shift to remote and hybrid work is not temporary as business leaders once believed. It’s here to stay. With this shift comes risk—and an […]


Research

EEOC: Trucking companies allowed harassment of mechanics over sexuality

September 20, 2023

Via: HR Dive

A trucking company allegedly tolerated harassment of — and eventually terminated — two gay mechanics at a facility in North Jackson, Ohio, over their sexual orientation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit filed Sept. 15. The […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Implementing Pay Transparency: Best Practices, How to Prepare and What Comes After

September 11, 2023

Via: Spark

The pay transparency movement is gaining momentum. In the past few years, several states and cities have put laws and regulations in place that require employers to include salary ranges in their job postings. Employers operating under pay transparency requirements […]


Research

Surveillance in the Workplace: An Update from the NLRB

September 5, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to move the needle on its interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in favor of unions. For example, in Memorandum GC 23-02 entitled “Electronic Monitoring and Algorithmic Management of Employees Interfering […]


Diversity & Inclusion

Why supporting breastfeeding at work is a DEI and compliance issue

August 9, 2023

Via: HR Dive

As the Department of Labor ramps up efforts to improve awareness of the new Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act, employers may want to take this time — as August is National Breastfeeding Month — to consider […]


Software

5 quick tips for employers on AI adoption

June 16, 2023

Via: HR Dive

As a wave of new legislation on artificial intelligence use in the workplace looms ahead, Kelly Dobbs Bunting, a shareholder at management-side law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, urged attendees Tuesday at the Society for Human Resources Management annual conference in […]


News

How Starbucks has responded to spike in workplace complaints

April 17, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Starbucks is among the corporations that has experienced a spike in workplace misconduct complaints in recent years as employees returned to work following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The multinational coffee chain has responded in part by increasing internal […]


News

EEOC: Payments processing company illegally denied remote work as a disability accommodation

March 30, 2023

Via: HR Dive

How the EEOC planned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread shift of the workforce to remote work — and the resulting suggestion of its growing suitability as a reasonable accommodation — has been of interest to businesses and employment […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Daylight saving time: What HR should keep in mind

March 9, 2023

Via: HR Dive

When the clock strikes 3 a.m. on March 12, talent working night shifts may face hiccups in logging their hours. Because time “springs forward” in March, graveyard shifts that typically include the 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. stretch of time […]


Research

Interpreting the FMLA, one case at a time

February 27, 2023

Via: HR Dive

In the 30 years since former President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act into law, a number of lawsuits have set precedents for how the protected leave legislation is interpreted. Attorneys who specialize in the statute and […]


News

EEOC: Supervisor fired employee for having a panic attack, violating ADA

October 20, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employment attorneys often caution employers that it only takes one uninformed or overzealous manager to trigger a lawsuit. HR departments can minimize this risk by training front-line supervisors and department heads on how to properly respond to information about medical […]


News

The Gig Is Up: Uber Agrees to Pay $100 Million in Dispute Over Drivers’ Employment Status

October 18, 2022

Via: HR Hero

There’s a growing tendency for workers to request mobility in the labor market. Coupled with this is a growing tendency for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This phenomenon has been dubbed a “gig” economy. Recently, […]


Research

Missing Magic Contract Language Aces Party Out of $1.2 Million

October 17, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Words matter, and they matter a lot. Or as someone remarked (and I’m paraphrasing), “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between a lightning bolt and a lightning bug.” Here’s a case from […]


News

EEOC: Car dealership segregated employees by sex, retaliated against HR workers who intervened

September 30, 2022

Via: HR Dive

This particular case shows how HR professionals sometimes find themselves caught between employer demands and legal requirements. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating in hiring and other employment decisions on the basis of […]