Last year, while working with a client, I met with a manager to discuss organizational issues. Unfortunately, during our conversation, I realized that she might be a bully. She made statements to me like, “I told Sally if she did not like the way I managed the staff, then there is the door!” Other statements … Continue reading Workplace Bully: How Many Do You Have?
Will your personnel files stand up to a government audit? In addition to being a good business practice, employers may be required to keep certain types of records in order to comply with specific provisions under both federal and state law. When collecting and maintaining information to be kept in employee personnel files, it is … Continue reading Personnel Files: Are You Legal?
Recently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for charges of workplace discrimination in 2018. The EEOC resolved 90,558 charges of discrimination; and overall, secured $505 million for victims in private sector, state and local government, and federal workplaces. The 2018 data shows that retaliation continued to be the #1 most frequently filed … Continue reading EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation Data
Effective dates: January 1, 2020, for hotels and motels with 60 or more rooms, January 1, 2021, for other affected employers. A new law in Washington requires hotels, motels, retail establishments, security guard entities and property service contractors to: Adopt a sexual harassment policy; and Provide mandatory sexual harassment training to managers, supervisors, and employees. … Continue reading Sexual Harassment Training is Now Mandatory in Washington
Employers Must Meet Sept. 30 Deadline The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is advising employers subject to the EEO-1 filing requirement to begin preparing to submit Component 2 data (on compensation and hours worked) for calendar years 2017 and 2018, by September 30, 2019. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the Component 2 data … Continue reading EEOC Will Collect 2017 and 2018 Pay Data
The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is a compliance survey report, mandated by federal law, which requires data about employees’ race, ethnicity, sex, work hours, pay, and job category. Large employers and federal contractors generally must file the EEO-1 Report annually with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Who … Continue reading EEO-1 Reporting Requirement
Workplace etiquette is defined as the method in which we display manners on the job and how we conduct ourselves in a professional manner. Good manners increase workplace relations by allowing everyone to enjoy the work environment, thereby increasing productivity. Listed below are guidelines to help promote workplace etiquette. It may be a good idea … Continue reading Workplace Etiquette: Watch Productivity Soar!
May is Mental Health Month. Did you know that 1 in 5 people has a mental illness? And it’s estimated that 43.4 million adults are affected by mental illness. Most people know someone or of someone who is mentally ill. However, mental health issues often tend to be overlooked or ignored in the workplace. Mental … Continue reading May Is Mental Health Month
Employers With 1-49 Employees Exempt From Paid Sick Leave Requirement Michigan has amended its paid sick leave law to generally require Michigan employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to many full-time employees beginning in March 2019. Highlights of the law are presented below. Which Employees are Eligible for Paid Sick Leave? … Continue reading Michigan Amends Paid Sick Leave Law Effective in March 2019
Michigan will have a new minimum wage increase of 20 cents to $9.45 an hour ($3.60 per hour for tipped employees), starting in late March. The state’s current minimum wage is $9.25. The current and future Michigan minimum wage rates generally apply to employers with 2 or more employees who are at least 16 years old. … Continue reading Michigan Minimum Wage Due to Increase in Early 2019