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#MeToo Jumpstarts Tech Push to Combat HarassmentRead_more

When Sabrina Atienza watched a close friend experience the pain of being sexually harassed at work, she decided it was time for a new course of action. Atienza, a software engineer and entrepreneur, believed that a new kind of technology might help companies better anticipate and address harassment, bullying behavior and abusive language in their workplaces.

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More California Employers Are Getting Hit with PAGA ClaimsRead_more

Recent developments under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) have made the Golden State even more golden for some employment attorneys while raising litigation challenges for employers.

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Tips for Handling Personnel File and Records RequestsRead_more

Plaintiffs’ lawyers regularly use California Labor Code provisions to obtain pay and personnel records before a lawsuit has been filed. So including more information than necessary in employee files could prove to be a costly mistake that employers could have easily avoided.

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End Reserved Employee Parking by March 31 or Owe 2018 TaxesRead_more

As of 2018, the costs of providing qualified parking to employees as a tax-free benefit is not deductible by for-profit employers and is subject to a 21 percent tax for tax-exempt organizations. To avoid taxes on parking benefits, employers should reclassify some or all employee parking spots as open spots.

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Viewpoint: How Toxin Handlers Reduce Organizational PainRead_more

In the final article of our series on HR professionals as toxin handlers, author Teresa A. Daniel, J.D., Ph.D., explores why organizations need toxin handlers, and what employers can do to recognize and validate toxin handlers.

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Tips for Finding Former Employees Who Are Key WitnessesRead_more

HR professionals often must interview workers during investigations into harassment and other workplace complaints, and they may want key witnesses to testify in court during related lawsuits. So what can an employer do if a former employee disappears without a trace before testifying?

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Canada: What Does It Take to Get Talent on the Move?Read_more

Like employers in many parts of the world, Canadian firms are finding it increasingly difficult to hire the talent they need. Talent mobility can help alleviate some of the talent crunch many employers face.

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UK Proposal Would Make Pension Mismanagement a CrimeRead_more

A proposal by the U.K. government to increase penalties and impose up to seven years in jail for bosses who recklessly risk pensions might prompt more employers to offer defined-contribution retirement plans instead of defined-benefits plans.

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How to Legally End Mexican Work RelationshipsRead_more

Under indefinite-period agreements, the most common way of hiring in Mexico, employees may be fired only in limited circumstances.

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Illinois Workplace Labor and Employment Law PostersRead_more

Illinois workplace labor and employment law poster chart.

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How One HR Officer Tackled the Task of Staffing Milwaukee’s Fiserv ForumRead_more

Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum—home court for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Milwaukee Bucks and site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention—opened in August 2018. But when plans for the new arena were hatched four years earlier, the Bucks organization, which owns and staffs the sports and entertainment venue, didn’t even have an HR department.

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EEOC Asks Industry Leaders How to Help Employers End HarassmentRead_more

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to end workplace harassment and is turning to business leaders for their insight.

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Canada: How to Manage Your Reputation OnlineRead_more

Employers can better manage their reputation online, including by filing actions for defamation against former employees.

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Bulgaria: Law Requires the Hiring of People with DisabilitiesRead_more

Bulgarian companies with staff exceeding 50 employees must hire people with disabilities, according to the new Disability Act.

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Ontario: Foreign Arbitration Requirement InvalidatedRead_more

The Ontario Court of Appeal invalidated an arbitration clause requiring Uber drivers in Ontario, Canada, to resolve all employment issues through a prohibitively expensive process in the Netherlands.

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How to Handle California FEHA Reasonable Accommodation RequestsRead_more

If your business has five or more employees, your business is one of the millions in California that has a duty to provide reasonable accommodations for its employees with known disabilities under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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Facebook to Make Sweeping Discrimination ReformsRead_more

Facebook will change how it manages job, housing, and credit ads on its platforms, following what it called "historic settlement agreements."

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Inclusion at Work Starts with Creating Pathways to BelongingRead_more

It's important for organizations that want to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces to create opportunities for dialogue—not debate—in the workplace.

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Don’t Assume Job Seekers Will RelocateRead_more

If your organization’s leaders and hiring managers assume that most candidates will move to a new location for a job, they’re wrong. While some job seekers in the United States will relocate, most won’t.

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Viewpoint: How to Foster a Culture of Workplace SafetyRead_more

A security professional explains how he created corporate security awareness models at General Motors Financial, ESPN and Capital One through effective marketing and messaging, employee recognition, leveraging of partnerships, and buy-in from company executives.

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