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3 Reasons To Revise Your Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every business should have a comprehensive policy manual available for all employees. The challenge  is keeping it up-to-date.

 

[This post was previously published in July 2017. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

An organization's policy manual, assuming they have one, is often referred to as their "policies and procedures" manual. This can be a bit misleading, however, as a true policy manual or employee handbook should really only document an organization's policies.

Their procedures should be housed in a separate document, or documents.

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Topics: HR best practices, policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, policy manuals

HR Managers and OSHA Compliance

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Many organizations have a safety office that manages OSHA compliance, but for smaller companies, this often falls to the HR managers. 

 

In larger companies, there may be one or several people whose job is to maintain workplace safety and compliance with OSHA regulations. But in most smaller organizations, the work of training, record-keeping, and reporting may often falls to HR managers.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, HR management practices, Cal/OSHA, OSHA

Trends For HR In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 5, 2019 5:20:00 PM

Human resources, or HR, experiences trends and changes as do most professions. But some trends exist only on a state level.

 

Generally speaking, these trends tend to be the harbingers of the new "normal" in an industry of field of expertise. There are times, however, when the trend is simply a response to some other development. A good example might be the recent elevation of sexual harassment training courses.

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Topics: HR best practices, hiring trends, HR compliance, HR management practices, hr management trends

Reporting Requirements For EEO-1 Data

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 10, 2019 7:19:30 AM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect pay data from both the 2018 and 2017 calendar years. Are you prepared?

 

The contentious issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting for 2019 has been resolved for the time being. Employee pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, labor law compliance, reporting requirements, 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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