Tag: Sexual Harassment

The Big-Picture View of Risk

By Larry Dunivan, CEO of ThinkHR 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 it right or not?” It’s easy to fall into the trap of failing to see the broader implications of our compliance efforts….

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,…

9 Treats, No Tricks

What We’re Reading – October 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 9 curated stories that caught our attention this month. Politics at Work Election day is looming, and the midterm elections are on the minds of many Americans, making political conversations…

DOL Delays Overtime Rule Until March 2019 In fall 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced that it intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in March 2019 to determine the appropriate salary level for exemption of executive, administrative, and professional employees. The WHD stated that it is…

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 of them he reviewed the weekend just before his September 30, 2018, signature deadline. (In case you are wondering, that’s a lot of bills for one year; more than…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains through three tongue-in-cheek soap opera storylines how sexual harassment claims can morph into retaliation liability. Like sands through the hourglass . . . so are the days of our work lives. All…

Small Employer Health Insurance On September 4, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed legislation (H.B. 406) allowing small employers with more than five employees to obtain a stop-loss policy for health insurance to provide more options for small employers in the health insurance market. The law became effective September 4, 2018. See DE H.B. 406…

State Sexual Harassment Prevention Draft Form and Policies Beginning October 9, 2018, New York employees must annually receive sexual harassment prevention training. By January 1, 2019, all employees must complete the model training or a comparable training that meets the minimum standards. The New York Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights released the…