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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

Be Clear On Workplace Harassment

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 25, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Workplace harassment of various kinds is an unfortunate reality in businesses. And employers are subject to liabilities when it occurs. HR managers needs to be clear about harassment laws and policies.

Despite the recent news stories about the subject, harassment of various types does not appear to have decreased noticeably in the American workplace. In fact, current statistics reflect either a heightened awareness of harassment, or an actual increase in incidents. Either way, the numbers are too high.

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

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

Employers: New California Labor Laws For 2018

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 27, 2017 12:15:28 PM

Each year the California legislature comes to a close and the governor signs new laws. These include a number of new labor laws and employers need to take note.

The 2017 California legislative session came to an end last month and California employers are once again presented with new employment labor laws. Governor Brown recently signed into law a variety of new legislation including many laws that will impact employers.

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Topics: ca labor laws, california labor laws, harassment, family leave, salary

The Real Cost Of Employee Lawsuits In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In California, as in most states, employees may file legal claims against employers if they feel that their rights have been violated or were not protected. And it is a growing problem.

If an employee feels discriminated against, feels harassed or suffers an injury while at work, the employer may be liable for damages and injuries. Whether the employer's actions are intentional or unintentional, many workers file lawsuits seeking compensation or a remedy to the situation.

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Topics: california labor laws, harassment, worker's comp, employee lawsuits, discharge, wrongful termination

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