Nuts-and-Bolts: Federal Discrimination Law Update

Many employers are required by law to adhere to either state or federal employment law governing anti-discrimination in the workplace. Factors determining these requirements include organization size, industry, and location, but the guidelines remain fairly consistent across the board. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that Federal Contractors will be prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. This change is to take effect on April 4, 2015. (more…)

Get Back to Work! You…

JOHNSON! YOU LAZY SLOB, DID YOU GET THAT $&%#@ REPORT DONE YET?  How often have heard that one?  Well if you’re Johnson and you have a hostile boss, probably a few too many times.  A recent study by Ohio State University found that employees with a hostile boss feel less like a victim when they fight back.  The short of the study is that the majority of these employees did not feel their career was hurt nor did they feel like a victim when they reciprocated the hostile treatment. (more…)

Nuts-And-Bolts: Anti-Bullying Legislation for the New Year

In the HR world, the start of a new year means change. Changes to policies, changes to procedures, and annual updates as needed to ensure compliance with state, federal, and industry-related regulations. No exception to this transition from one year to the next, 2015 is bringing with it a number of changes that will impact both your employees and your organization as a whole. California is leading the pack in implementing one change that has affected many organizations in recent years and is tackling the ongoing issue of “bullying” head on.  (more…)

A New Year, A New Paradigm

Last week, we discussed the importance of resolutions in our professional lives and how setting goals, objectives, and good workplace habits throughout the year can help ensure productivity and can help improve your professional image and reputation. (more…)