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Employers And Religious Beliefs In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 14, 2019 4:12:52 PM

Federal law requires employers to provide employees with reasonable accommodations that enable them to perform their essential job functions in keeping with an employee’s religious requirements.

 

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Topics: employee lawsuits, discrimination, ADA, Title VII, EEOC

Hiring Best Practices California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 17, 2019 2:38:24 PM

With the addition of new legal restrictions being placed on HR and hiring managers in California, caution and strict compliance has become essential. Even seemingly innocent questions can land employers in legal hot water as the result of a complaint filed by a disgruntled interviewee. 

 

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Topics: recruiting and hiring, california labor law, california labor laws, discrimination, compliance mistakes

Employee Lawsuits: How To Avoid Them

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 10, 2019 8:44:00 AM

Claims against employers and employee lawsuits are on the rise. And, in some states such as California, the laws tend to favor the employees in many cases. HR and management best practices are needed to avoid and minimize the instances of costly claims and litigation.

 

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Topics: harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, lawsuits

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 8, 2018 3:25:49 PM

No business owner wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question for HR management is whether the organization is prepared when it does happen.

There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, harassment, discrimination, workforce management

Sexual Harassment And California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 8, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in the American workplace. While the perpetrators often go unpunished, employers must understand that they, too, are liable when incidents occur and are reported.

Simply having a policy in place, or making public statements denouncing harassing behavior will not suffice in the instance of a legal complaint. According to the compliance firm, Atlantic Training

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, employee lawsuits, discrimination, sexual harassment

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