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Should Your Handbook Include a Harassment Policy?

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Feb 14, 2018 12:46:52 PM

We recommend implementing a zero-tolerance policy for harassment in your workplace. As we discussed in our last blog post on sexual harassment, employees should have clear guidelines on how to identify and report sexual harassment, and be encouraged to do so.

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Encouraging Employees to Identify and Report Sexual Harassment

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Jan 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

All employees have the right to work in an environment that is free of sexual harassment or any form of discrimination. Under Title VII of the of the Civil Rights Act, employers have the responsibility to maintain a harassment- and discrimination-free workplace.

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What Is Sexual Harassment? The Basics

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Jan 16, 2018 8:43:42 AM

A spotlight shining on the #metoo movement has made sexual harassment, a once silent offense, a trending topic in the U.S. and around the globe.

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Seminar: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Jan 10, 2018 10:38:45 AM

A once silent topic is trending: sexual harassment in the workplace. 

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Webinar: FMLA, LOA, & ADA: How Leaves of Absence Overlap

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Dec 28, 2017 4:25:33 PM

Experiencing personal health problems ranks near the top of the list of life's stressors. During difficult times, the Family Medical Leave Act often creates confusion and questions for employers and employees. 

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Employee Discipline and Terminations: Termination Process

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Sep 28, 2017 3:20:14 PM

Terminations are unpleasant, but avoiding them can lead to bigger issues in your workplace, including lower morale and efficiency.

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Employee Discipline and Terminations: Objective Disciplinary System

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Sep 14, 2017 2:04:01 PM

Developing policies for discipline and termination is a great way to prevent employee claims, especially when the policies are clearly communicated to new hires and maintained throughout the company.

Another preventative measure to take is to follow an objective, pre-determined disciplinary process when the need to discipline an employee arises. Work with your risk management, HR, and leadership teams to establish a mutually agreed upon process.

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Employee Discipline and Terminations: Types of Employee Claims

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Sep 6, 2017 12:23:31 PM

Awareness of the various types of employee claims will help your company prepare for any possible litigation.

Employees can make internal, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or Human Rights Campaign complaints, or file a lawsuit against the employer with a formal Complaint and Summons.

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Employee Discipline and Terminations: Company Policies and the Employee Handbook

Posted by Bethany Holliday on Aug 31, 2017 12:43:39 PM

Lawsuits are expensive and time-consuming. When employees take legal action, it can also cause emotional discomfort and tension in the workplace.

In hopes of avoiding any business interruption related to employee discipline, companies may discontinue a relationship with a troublesome employee immediately – but a snap decision can lead to more problems down the road.

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FLSA: 6 Common Mistakes

Posted by Cornerstone on Apr 24, 2012 2:32:31 PM

Even though the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938, many employers still struggle with complying with the regulations.  

 

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