Tag: Sexual Harassment

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…

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…

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…

The Big-Picture View of Risk

By Larry Dunivan, CEO of ThinkHR Part 1 in an ongoing series of posts on people risk management, this article introduces the concept. (Read the second and third posts) Many human resources and business leaders think about compliance in black-and-white terms. We simply check the boxes and evaluate compliance efforts using one measure: “Are we doing…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of what you may have missed over the holiday break. EEOC, court kick “Onionhead” employer while it’s down A federal judge in New York ruled on post-trial motions filed by…

Avoid Women at All Costs?

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains that avoiding harassment at work does not mean avoiding women at work. Better to be Prudent with Everybody An article this week in Bloomberg said that men on Wall Street were getting the message…

Sexual Harassment Notice On November 14, 2018, the Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs released its mandatory sexual harassment information sheet as required by the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act. A law against sexual harassment passed in 2018 extends protections to all individuals in all workplaces, including employees, applicants, apprentices, staffing agency workers,…