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Personnel Files: Are You Legal?

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?

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation Data

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

Sexual Harassment Training is Now Mandatory in Washington

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

EEOC Will Collect 2017 and 2018 Pay Data

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

EEO-1 Reporting Requirement

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

May Is Mental Health Month

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

Michigan Amends Paid Sick Leave Law Effective in March 2019

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

Nelson HR Report – August 2018 – HR HOT Topics!

Stay up-to date! Please click on Video link above, under Resources, to review the monthly Nelson HR Report video for August 2018.  Plenty of HR Hot Topics are discussed by Vanessa G. Nelson, President of Expert Human Resources.