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?
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
Employees love to be appreciated for the work they do; they want to feel that they are important and that the company cares about their work. Organizations who adequately reward and recognize employees typically operate up to 30% better than those who don’t recognize/reward. There are multiple benefits to rewarding and recognizing employees, which include: … Continue reading 25 Great Ways to Reward Employees While on a Tight Budget
The Supreme Court ruled that businesses can ban class action lawsuits in litigation, blocking potential class-action lawsuits. The case challenged provisions in employee contracts called arbitration agreements in which employees agree that if there is a dispute between them and an employer they will resolve it without filing a lawsuit. The court voted 5-4 that … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Ban Class Action Lawsuits in Arbitration
NLRB Adopts New Test for Workplace Policies Employers Can Require ‘Basic Standards of Civility’ In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) established a new standard for judging whether workplace rules, policies, and employee handbook provisions unlawfully interfere with rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the prior standard, workplace … Continue reading NLRB: Workplace Policies New Test