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Employment Law

Helpful articles and information on employment law topics such as harassment, ethics, ADA, discrimination and many other important workplace topics.
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Understanding The A.D.A. Amendments Act
Understanding The A.D.A. Amendments Act
Category: Employment Law
Posted: 09-03-2012 09:09 PM
Views: 2908
Synopsis:

In 2008, the American's with Disability Amendments Act or ADAA was signed into law expanding the ADA.  Over the years the courts had narrowed the view of what is considered a disability in the workplace.  The ADAA was signed into law to clarify the original intent of the law and broaden the definition of disability.  Now, many more people are covered.  This can cause confusion among managers in many organizations.  Making sure your managers are given ADA Training is the most important first step to insure you are in compliance.

Following the Law: The Family Medical Leave Act
Following the Law: The Family Medical Leave Act
Category: Employment Law
Posted: 09-02-2012 09:14 PM
Views: 2511
Synopsis:

The FMLA or Family Medical Leave Act was made law in 1993 and provides for unpaid leave for specific family and medical reasons.  The act was passed to give workers a chance to take leave from their employment for pressing family concerns without the fear of losing their job or benefits.   All organizations with 50 or more employees who work 20 or more weeks a year are required to adhere to the FMLA.   The FMLA is a critical part of employment law training.

10 Ways Managers Get into Legal Trouble
10 Ways Managers Get into Legal Trouble
Category: Employment Law
Posted: 08-29-2012 09:14 PM
Views: 5775
Synopsis:

Being a manager means traversing a legal minefield on a daily basis.  There are a myriad of ways managers can get tripped up and find themselves in court - or worse - arrested or fired.  The best way to prepare your managers is to provide them with employment law training.  The following are 10 of the most common ways a manager can make legal mistakes on the job.

Sexual Harassment Rears its Ugly Head - New Claims against US Immigration Boss
Sexual Harassment Rears its Ugly Head - New Claims against US Immigration Boss
Category: Harassment
Posted: 08-25-2012 09:15 PM
Views: 1881
Synopsis:

Sexual harassment has once again reared its ugly head in the workplace.  Just today, it has been reported that three subordinate employees have accused a high level political appointee to the U.S. Immigrations and customs enforcement administration of sexual harassment.   This particular case raises an aspect of sexual harassment that is usually overlooked when we think of a perpetrator of harassment - the accused party is a woman and the three subordinate employees are male.

 HIPAA Privacy Compliance Training
HIPAA Privacy Compliance Training
Category: Employment Law
Posted: 08-20-2012 09:40 PM
Views: 2056
Synopsis:

HIPAA privacy protection is federal law and sets limits on who can look at our private electronic, oral and written health information.  The security component requires health organizations to protect patient electronic information with a tight level of security.  It is critical that all employees who work with patient records understand HIPAA and how to handle and secure patient medical data.  Comprehensive HIPAA privacy training is required by the law.

How to Write a Sexual Harassment Policy for Your Workplace
How to Write a Sexual Harassment Policy for Your Workplace
Category: Harassment
Posted: 08-19-2012 09:41 PM
Views: 2607
Synopsis:

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a problem throughout the USA and the world.  Every organization who is serious about prevention needs to provide employee sexual harassment training.  Part of this training is a concise, unambiguous sexual harassment policy statement.  It needs to be direct and leave no doubt that your workplace has no tolerance for harassing behavior.  The following are some tips for writing your organization's policy.

Sexual Harassment - The Difference Between Men and Women
Sexual Harassment - The Difference Between Men and Women
Category: Harassment
Posted: 12-26-2011 10:59 PM
Views: 3062
Synopsis:

Much of the problem with sexual harassment in the workplace lies in the fundamental difference in perceptions that men and women have of appropriate words and behavior. What men think is appropriate is many times completely opposite of what women think is appropriate. Misconceptions and misunderstandings lead to behaviors that are construed as hostile work place harassment. There are several specific behaviors that remain pervasive in the workplace.

Legal and Illegal Interviewing Questions
Legal and Illegal Interviewing Questions
Category: Employment Law
Posted: 12-22-2011 11:00 PM
Views: 1851
Synopsis:

Interviewing and hiring is a dangerous legal area for managers. Even questions asked with the best intentions can be considered illegal and open your company up for lawsuits. It is critical for managers to understand exactly what they can and cannot ask in an interview. Questions that are illegal in nature don't usually provide much valuable information anyway and in general are a waste of time from a hiring perspective. Make sure that you give yourself adequate preparation, so that you don't accidentally ask an illegal question.

The Importance of Organization-Wide Sexual Harassment Training
The Importance of Organization-Wide Sexual Harassment Training
Category: Harassment
Posted: 11-12-2011 11:02 PM
Views: 2354
Synopsis:

Sexual Harassment. Everyone seems to know what it is and yet the stories in the media of its occurrence seem to be unending. The latest high profile alleged perpetrator is Herman Cain, but Mr. Cain is in a long line of men and women who have had their careers jeopardized by sexual harassment charges. So why does it still occur if most people are educated on it. There are many reasons, but the most prevalent are a sense of invincibility due to power, the belief that by the perpetrator that he or she is different than others and simple ignorance. The effect of all three of these reasons can be mitigated by organization-wide sexual harassment training.

The Best-Selling Sexual Harassment Videos of 2011
The Best-Selling Sexual Harassment Videos of 2011
Category: Harassment
Posted: 07-02-2011 09:41 PM
Views: 3339
Synopsis:

Sexual harassment videos are one of the most effective tools available to a trainer when educating employees on this sensitive topic. The visual aspect of video training makes the training more memorable and therefore the learning sticks. Sexual harassment training can be uncomfortable for both trainers and participants. Videos do the "heavy lifting" so to speak and make the training less difficult and uncomfortable. In addition, sexual harassment videos are thoroughly researched and developed. They save the trainer time and effort. Here are the most popular/best-selling programs of 2011.


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