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Workplace Bullying: Preventing Abusive Conduct

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 5, 2018 12:58:03 PM

California businesses are required to train managers on how to identify “abusive conduct,” or workplace bullying. The challenge is in defining this behavior and addressing it when it occurs.

 

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Topics: HR compliance, harassment, company culture, management practices, workplace bullying

Avoiding The Costs Of Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 31, 2018 8:35:57 AM

Running a business and managing a workforce are inherently risk-laden endeavors. But managers can be proactive in avoiding the costly nightmare of an employee lawsuit.

Employment issues such as hiring independent contractors, employee classification, staff conduct, and wage requirements that require diligent HR best practices to ensure proper HR compliance.

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Topics: labor law compliance, harassment, employee lawsuits, workforce management, management practices

Be Clear On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 19, 2018 4:01:48 PM

In California, if an employee claims to feel uncomfortable, afraid or in some way bullied or coerced, they can claim to have been sexually harassed. The problem for employers and managers is that the behavior is sometimes unintentional or hard to classify, which can still cause problems.

Harassment of all types are rightfully unlawful and unwanted in any workplace. However, the reality of working with other people is that undesirable and even unlawful behavior occurs. When it is done out of ignorance of the law and workplace policies, the matter can usually be resolved without legal action.

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Topics: HR management practices, harassment, employee lawsuits, sexual harassment, workforce management

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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