Tag: Sexual Harassment

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing On May 10, 2019, a New York City Charter Rule (Int. 1445-2019) was adopted, without the mayor’s signature, amending the city’s administrative code by prohibiting pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. Specifically, under the law, it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, labor organization, employment agency, or agent thereof…

What We’re Reading April

We comb the web for interesting and actionable people risk management articles so you don’t have to. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month. EEOC FY 2018 Stats In fiscal year 2018, the EEOC secured $505 million for victims of discrimination. The agency handled over 519,000 calls to its toll-free…

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Enforcement and Litigation Data On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the…

On April 10, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended September 30, 2018, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes detailed breakdown of charges by…

State Agencies and Breastfeeding On March 14, 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (H.B. 1916) requiring the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management to develop state personnel policies that provide break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk. These policies require an agency to provide nursing mothers with both: A reasonable break time…

What We’re Reading March

The knowledge experts at ThinkHR comb the web for interesting and actionable curated content (the four-leaf clovers, if you enjoy a seasonal cliché) so you don’t have to. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month. The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO Unlimited PTO is a growing trend that appeals…

Thanks to new training mandates in California, New York, and Delaware, more employees will be trained on sexual harassment and discrimination prevention in 2019 than ever before. Previous harassment prevention training mandates, like California A.B. 1825, focused primarily on teaching supervisors about reporting responsibilities and what constitutes harassment. As a result, the majority of compliance…

State Supreme Court Announces New Sexual Harassment Standard for Places of Public Accommodation On January 31, 2019 the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in Floeting v. Group Health, Inc., No. 95205-1, establishing a new sexual harassment standard for places of public accommodation under the state’s antidiscrimination law. Specifically, the court held that under…

Sexual harassment, legalized marijuana, equal pay, and time off issues create opportunities for agents Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While written for brokers, the information in her column applies equally to employers. Enjoy her January column on important areas…

Snow Day Reading List

What We’re Reading – January 2019 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are eight curated stories perfect for snow day reading. (Or, if you are in a part of the country not currently in the midst of a polar vortex and under a…