Pay Equity: The Other Hot-Button #MeToo Issue for HR in 2018
How confident are you that your organization is paying men and women equally for equal work? If you haven’t reviewed your compensation recently, now is the perfect time to take a close look at your pay-equity legal risks – before a government agency or a lawsuit does it for you. Laws prohibiting pay discrimination have […]
The 2018 HR. I.Q. Quiz: 7 Questions to Test Your HR Law Smarts
You are part lawyer … part psychologist … part referee … part private eye. The job of an HR professional has grown more complex in the past few years as your legal compliance responsibilities have grown. How well do you know employment law? Today’s LEAP Letter tests your knowledge with our annual employment law quiz. […]
I-9 & Worksite Audits to Quadruple in 2018: How to Survive the Crackdown
"ICE Pledges Quadrupling of Workplace Audits in 2018" "Employers: Expect More Form I-9 Audits & Arrests" "Baby, It's Cold Out There: Immigration Violations Cost Company a Record $95 Million" These real-life headlines tell you why 2018 is the year your organization needs to get serious about its I-9, E-Verify and immigration compliance. “Employers are being […]
Snow Day – No Pay? How to Weather the Storm
Hurricanes … wildfires … and now a deep freeze and “bomb cyclone” snowstorm. The past few months of weather disasters have triggered millions of employee call-offs and thousands of company temporary shut-downs. It’s also sparked lots of confusion over when employees must be paid (or use leave) in such cases. Don’t wait for an emergency […]
Marijuana and HR: High Time to Drop Your Zero-Tolerance Policy?
The complex maze of state and federal laws on marijuana usage – along with an increasingly relaxed public attitude about it – have left HR professionals in a haze about what to do on several pot-related questions. Can you (and should you) still test for pot? Can you prohibit off-duty usage in your state? What […]
HR vs. the 1st Amendment: Can Workers Be Fired for Political Tweets?
A Florida professor was fired after using Twitter to proclaim that recent hurricane destruction was “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican … A Pennsylvania company fired its HR director because she tweeted that “an informal survey of our employees shows that 100%” support President Trump … And, in the highest profile example, a Virginia […]
Weinstein, #MeToo and Misbehavior
Weinstein, #MeToo and Misbehavior in the C-Suite: How HR Should Respond The flood of accusations – civil AND criminal – against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given women new confidence to publicly denounce sexual harassment and other misconduct by powerful leaders – not just in Hollywood but in workplaces across the country. The movement spawned […]