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Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Kanye’s Getting Cancelled: How to Respond to Employees’ Racist Comments

November 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments on Instagram and Twitter have prompted a swift backlash by businesses formerly associated with the rap and fashion mogul. Thus far, West has been dropped by Gap, Balenciaga, Adidas, talent agency CAA, JP Morgan Chase Bank, […]


Research

Companies Report Rise in Labor and Employment Class Actions

July 12, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Aggressive regulatory action and an increase in workplace safety claims, including many related to the COVID-19 pandemic, have fueled a rise in labor and employment (L&E) collective claims, including “follow-on” class actions, according to Carlton Fields’ 2022 class action survey. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Economic Analysis for HR Professionals

June 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

Perhaps more than anything else, the University of Chicago is known for proposing and studying economic theories, such as the so-called Chicago school of economics. When I attended law school there, I received an immersion into economic theory. I had […]


Research

Is it legal for companies to cover travel expenses of an employee’s abortion?

May 9, 2022

Via: HRD America

After increasing benefits and perks to include pet insurance and student loan assistance during the Great Resignation, now companies are offering something they never expected to. Last week, a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling indicated that Roe v. Wade may […]


Workplace wellness

Eden Foods exec told HR rep ‘all these girls want me,’ EEOC alleges

May 6, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Harassment is “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), national origin, older age (beginning at age 40), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history),” according to the EEOC, and […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

HR and the Solomon Paradox

April 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted fascinating research into a trend in human behavior, which they named after the ancient Israelite King Solomon. Research subjects were given challenging issues to consider, such as the suspected infidelity of a spouse […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Smith-Rock Slap: HR to the Rescue!

April 1, 2022

Via: SHRM

Pretend you are the CHRO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and you’re attending the Oscars award ceremony along with the Academy’s CEO. You witness Oscar nominee Will Smith slap presenter Chris Rock, and you say to […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

“Yellowjackets” Star Is Body Shamed on Set by a Co-Worker—Is That Illegal?

January 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Melanie Lynskey, a star of the new Showtime series Yellowjackets, recently recounted an incident in which a coworker allegedly criticized her body on set. According to Lynskey, a production team member asked her what she planned to do about her […]


Research

Stakeholders Want Specific Guidelines from OSHA Heat Standard

November 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

When it comes to prevention of heat-related dangers in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has always had a simple mantra: water, rest and shade. But those guidelines are about to get more complicated as the Biden […]


Research

Employer, You May Be Responsible for That: Vicarious Liability and Netflix’s Squid Game

November 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

I was so proud of myself at the beginning of the pandemic for not giving into the hype and watching Netflix’s Tiger King. In the face of countless memes, tweets, and discussions, I remained undaunted in the face of the […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

5th Circuit Rejects Fired Transgender Employee’s Discrimination Claim

August 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

An employer wasn’t liable to a former employee who alleged he was terminated because he was transgender, the 5th Circuit recently ruled, upholding a Houston federal district court decision. The appeals court said the former employee failed to allege he […]


Research

Criminal Background Checks: Cautious Employers Could Cost Their Company

March 30, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As a cautious employer, let’s say you run a criminal background check on all of your applicants. Your latest candidate’s report comes up with an arrest record from just a few months ago for theft but no conviction. What do […]


Research, Software

Get Ready for the Return of the Candidate-Driven Market

February 24, 2021

Via: HR Hero

If you thought the candidate-driven market was a thing of the past, think again! As the vaccine slowly starts to lower COVID-19 rates and the economy begins to get back on track, hiring is also expected to pick back up, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement, Research, Software

10 Mostly Nonpandemic-Related Challenges Facing HR Pros

February 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing but isn’t the only challenge employers face. Here are 10 goals you would do well to consider in the months ahead to mitigate against the risk of an employment lawsuit or agency complaint and position […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Training Investment in Temporary Workers

January 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Many companies find the need to employ staff on a temporary basis. This could be due to seasonal demand, unexpected labor shortages, or a transitional phase in business. Temporary workers can be a great solution for managing an inconsistent need […]


News

DOL Addresses Posting Requirements for Virtual Workplaces

January 14, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In recognizing that remote work is here to stay for many employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance on how employers can use virtual means to distribute and maintain the various posters required by federal employment laws. […]


Workplace wellness

Workin’ Moms Employment Issues, Revisited

December 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

This week, we revisit not only a series I’ve previously written about but also an issue I blogged about in my first-ever “EntertainHR” post. Spoilers Ahead The last time we checked in on our Workin’ Moms, Kate Foster (Catherine Reitman) […]


News

Kansas Case Shows Perils of ‘Pretext’ in Disciplinary Actions

October 16, 2020

Via: HR Hero

A recent Kansas federal court decision provides a good reminder of the importance of engaging in the interactive process when you’re dealing with disability accommodation requests. The ruling also highlights the perils of “pretext” (or false excuses) when articulating nondiscriminatory […]


Research, Software

Employment Practices Liability Insurance 101

September 11, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Employers are typically well-versed in how to stay compliant with the rules and regulations surrounding employment. We all know not to discriminate and not to tolerate harassment. We know to have the appropriate rationale and documentation when making a termination […]


Research, Software

How to Strengthen Your Affirmative Action Policies

July 27, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As protests to end systemic racism spread across the United States and now the globe, many companies are being asked to not only say the words “Black Lives Matter” but also follow up on those words with meaningful action. Myriad […]