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Bullying In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 18, 2020 10:09:00 AM

Bullying in the workplace has been been frequently highlighted in the media recently, especially by HR management experts. But too many employers are still unaware.


In the state of California, actions that constitute "unlawful workplace bullying" occur when an individual directs negative, inappropriate, or unwanted conduct or speech towards a worker based on certain protected characteristics of that worker.

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Topics: harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, employee retention

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 13, 2020 9:15:00 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question is whether they'll be prepared when it does happen.


[This post was previously published in June 2018. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

When it comes to thinking about employee lawsuits there are two major actions that need to be taken: prevention and preparation.

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

Top Compliance Trends In 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 4, 2020 12:07:15 PM

Most businesses are aware of the need for ADA website compliance for example, but in 2020 there are more compliance trends to consider.


Compliance risk is, essentially, a company's exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss an organization in the face of failure to comply with industry laws and regulations, as well as internal policies and industry best practices.

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor laws, labor law compliance, harassment, hr management trends, Dynamex

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And Labor Law

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 1, 2019 6:45:00 PM

No one who hears or reads the news is unaware of the problem of sexual harassment. However, many businesses are not prepared for the consequences of it.


The bottom line is that harassment is prevalent in the workplace, including sexual harassment, and it can be costly for employers.  In 2017 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recovered almost $71 million for victims of harassment in the workplace. Much of the fines, settlements and legal fees are paid by employers.

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Topics: labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, workplace bullying, EEOC

Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2019 5:01:00 PM

Sexual harassment is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers can be liable if it happens. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.



[Editor's note: This post was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.] 

Just when you thought it was safe to go to work. Based on the sheer number of complaints made and charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the workplace in America is still host to a variety of harassing behaviors.

While sexual harassment has been publicized a great deal over the last few years, it does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, despite a heightened awareness of sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, there appears to be an actual increase in incidents. 

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Topics: HR best practices, labor law compliance, harassment, sexual harassment, privacy issues

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