How can HR convince the C-Suite to purchase anti-harassment training in 2019?

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://pixabay.com/en/share-price-stock-exchange-business-1013626/) It’s easier than you think. But, you need to speak the right language. And that language is money. In 2016, The EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace concluded that there is a compelling business case for stopping and preventing harassment. The report cited several supporting…

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New $15 minimum wage bill will be introduced in the Senate today.

Copyright Free – Stock Free images. Public Domain image dedication. CC0 1.0 Universal Licence – http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ For nearly ten years, from September 1, 1997 through July 23, 2007, the federal minimum wage was $5.15 per hour. Three times in the following two years, the minimum wage rose, settling in at $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009….

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Need a refresher on providing break time for nursing moms at work?

Beukbeuk [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsI’ve got you covered. According to a recent New York Times article, it is “common among American employers” for companies not to “provide hourly workers with break time and a private place to pump.” Employers that don’t allow new moms time to pump at work may violate any variety of…

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She was raped by her supervisor, the company suspended her and put the harasser back to work. How mad did this make a federal jury?

Ken Lund from Reno, NV, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsNope. Madder. Here’s more from the EEOC’s press release announcing the $850,000 jury verdict. A federal jury rendered a verdict on Dec. 19, 2018 awarding $850,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to a female farmworker at [an employer] in Dover, Fla., who was raped…

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Litigating against LGBT rights may win one case, but still be bad for business overall.

By Phillips 66 Company – http://hrcpdocctr.phillips66.com/HR_P66_Comm/Benefits/BenefitHighlights.pdf, Public Domain, Link Among Fortune 500 companies, 91% prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and 83% prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.  [Source] But, under federal law, circuit courts remain split as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination based on LGBT…

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Justice Kavanaugh’s first SCOTUS opinion may speak volumes on how he’ll decide the next big employment case

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsYesterday, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered the opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court in a case called Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc.  Although the Court’s decision has nothing to do with employment law — it’s a case about antitrust…

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Now, about those federal courts running out of money this Friday…

AgnosticPreachersKid [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia CommonsIt’s time we double down on yesterday’s doom and gloom. Yes, according to published reports, federal courts have enough money to operate normally until Friday. Then, it gets interesting. Here’s more from Bloomberg: The system has enough money left over from fees and other sources to run…

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