Compliance

MANY MANAGERS NOT EQUIPPED TO HANDLE HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS

A recent study revealed why companies are failing to deal with workplace harassment — managers and supervisors are not adequately equipped to handle the complaints. An estimated 70% of all complaints of harassment, bias, discrimination, and bullying are made to managers rather than HR. For that reason, supervisor training is important to curtailing discrimination and […]

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON NEW NEVADA LAWS

The Labor Commissioner is seeking public comment on several of the laws that came out of the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session. Public comment will assist the Labor Commissioner in crafting regulations that will clarify the new laws and how they impact employers. The purpose of the public comment is to assist the Labor Commissioner in […]

APPROPRIATE STEPS WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE EXHAUSTED FMLA LEAVE

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Specifically, for the birth and care of a child within one year of birth; placement of a child for adopted or foster care within one year […]

PAY DATA FOR 2017 & 2018 DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that covered employers must submit Component 2 data (hours worked and pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex) for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. The deadline for submitting Component 1 data (the number of employees by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity) remains unchanged. Covered […]

SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF TITLE VII PROHIBITS LGBT DISCRIMINATION

The United States Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the issue of LGBT discrimination. Specifically, whether sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court will consider three cases: Zarda v. Altitude Express (2nd Circuit), Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (11th Circuit), and Stephens […]

EMPLOYERS MUST SUBMIT PAY DATA BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been ordered to collect employee pay data from covered employers by September 30, 2019. Businesses with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees are required to submit the EEO-1 report annually disclosing the number of employees in their workforce by job category, race, […]

EEOC SAYS IT CANNOT COLLECT PAY DATA BY MAY 31ST

At a hearing on April 16th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it wasn’t feasible to collect employee pay data by May 31st when all other EEO-1 data is due. EEOC Chief Data Officer, Samuel Haffer, testified that moving the reporting deadline for pay data any sooner than September 30th would cause the third-party […]

HEARING SCHEDULED FOR EEO-1 PAY DATA SUBMISSION DEADLINE

As we informed you last month, a federal judge reinstated the expanded EEO-1 reporting requirements. This decision would require employers who have 100 or more employees and most federal contractors with 50 or more employees to report pay data – in addition to race, ethnicity, and sex – in their annual EEO-1 Report. But when would this […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is President. America is unionizing, it’s “depressed,” and there’s a New Deal on the table. Immersed within this monumental piece of legislation was the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA introduced some important wage and hour concepts that had not existed before; all of which […]

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