Posts Tagged ‘hr training’

Look around your workplace.  What you find might surprise you.  In fact, there could be a Harvey Weinstein lurking in your workplace? Although sexual harassment has been present in workplaces for over fifty years, recently more and more women have been revealing their stories and commencing lawsuits about harassment they have experienced in the workplace […]


  The answer to whether the recent horrific massacre in San Bernardino, CA was “workplace violence” or an act of terrorism is that it constituted “workplace violence” no matter what the motive of Syed Rizwan Farook was.  The definition of workplace violence is extremely broad.  The attacker’s motivation in any particular attack is not what […]


  A holiday party at work.  One employee leaves a little upset.  Who would have ever expected that he would return with his wife and an arsenal of assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns and engage in the worst US mass violence attack since Sandy Hook in 2012.  However, this is exactly what happened yesterday in […]


The HR world constantly changes at all levels, including federal, state, and city ordinances. HR managers, especially those that work for small businesses, often have a hard time keeping up with changing laws. In fact, more than 90% of companies seek outside advice on compliance issues. Employment lawsuits have increased 400% in the last 20 […]


On June 30, 2015 the Department of Labor issued long awaited proposed regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA regulations have not been revised since 2004 when the salary level amount to be exempt was raised to its current amount of $455 per week or $ annually. The new proposed regulations seek […]


Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Young v UPS. The case addresses the application of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) and the level of accommodations that must be provided to pregnant woman seeking to have modified duty because of temporary impairments or work restrictions (such as lifting limits). The Court […]


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits recently against two employers located in Florida and Michigan alleging that both employers had violated Title VII by discriminating against transgender employees. These cases mark the first time the EEOC has brought suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against a private employer to […]