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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

Employers Need To Be Diligent In Light Of Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 26, 2018 12:24:53 PM

The recent atmosphere of reporting of alleged harassment has led to a number of high-profile cases and employee lawsuits. Employers would do well to take note.

 

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Topics: employee lawsuits, discrimination, policy manuals, handbook, sexual harassment

HR Management Best Practices For Harassment Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 28, 2017 9:35:00 AM

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that harassment of various kinds continues to occur. But businesses and their HR management can help eliminate it. 

 

Even with the increased efforts at awareness harassment has not appeared to decrease significantly in the American workplace. Whether the current statistics simply reflect this heightened awareness or an actual increase in incidents, the numbers are large.

And the recent events involving entertainment and political figures accused of harassment and assault has brought the issue to the forefront of public scrutiny.

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Topics: policies and procedures, harassment, discrimination, training, sexual harassment

Labor Law Compliance, Employees, And Lawsuits

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Oct 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most employers like to think that they follow the labor laws, but many business owners and their employees often unknowingly break federal and state employment statutes.

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor laws, labor law compliance, harassment, employee lawsuits, discharge, discrimination, labor law

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