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New Bill Would Expand Workplace Anti-Harassment Training

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The 2018 session of the General Assembly started last week and increasing workplace training is a top priority for passage. Indeed, it is not surprising that we’re starting to see the first proposed legislation to address...more

Mass Shootings Demand “Stop the Bleed” Training for Workplaces.

by Fisher Phillips on

There is no easy solution to preventing and responding to mass shootings. We should debate legal changes and provide regular employee training and drills, such as Run-Hide-Flight. However, we need to take IMMEDIATE concrete...more

Privacy Tip #126 – Employee Training and Education Continues to be “Best” Cyberdefense

It is a myth that employees hate training and education. I have seen it with my own eyes. It is very exciting to watch an audience visibly cover their mouths when real life stories are told about cyber-attacks and phishing...more

A New Valentine’s Day Conundrum for Employers: Could Emoji Messages Amount to Harassment in the #MeToo Era?

It’s Valentine’s Day yet again, but this year the climate is different for employers. Between the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the near-daily collapse of famous and powerful men (and some women) due to allegations of...more

Weekly Roundup - February 10.

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are involved in safety or risk management, especially in construction, you recognize that struck-by accidents are almost always among the top three causes of employee deaths. What you may not appreciate is that most...more

Decostar Industries to Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Fired Employee Over Religious Sabbath Request, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA - Decostar Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts based in Carrollton, Ga., will pay $38,500 and provide...more

Ten Simple Steps to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

by Baker Donelson on

You're striving to operate as efficiently as possible to increase your company's competitive advantage and, ultimately, its profit margin. But then someone in the company steps on a legal landmine and you spend $50,000 to win...more

How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace

The overwhelming number of reports of #metoo cases, including several high-profile and public accusations of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace across industries in Canada, is causing many employers to take stock...more

2017’s Top Ten Employment Discrimination Claims

Late last month, a report was released on the number of workplace discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during fiscal year 2017, which ran from October 1, 2016 through...more

Ask Yourself These 7 Questions To Find Out If You Are Ready For A Harassment Complaint

by Fisher Phillips on

Hardly a day passes anymore without some famous (or infamous) person being accused of or admitting to engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct. In many of these situations, the conduct is so egregious that one could...more

How Should Employers Respond to #MeToo?

by Cozen O'Connor on

The #MeToo movement started as a wave of press coverage exposing long-suppressed stories of sexual harassment and exploitation in Hollywood. That movement, however, has now gone far beyond Harvey Weinstein. ...more

Q&A with Paula Williams: Pregnancy-related claims remain EEOC priority

by GableGotwals on

Pregnancy-related claims remain a priority for the EEOC - Q: What is the position of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on pregnancy-related discrimination? A: The EEOC continues to prioritize pregnancy...more

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

With harassment in the workplace being at the top of the hot topics list lately, we thought we would remind everyone of some tips for preventing harassment in the workplace. As Pat Collins recently told NJ Business Magazine,...more

Employee Training is Key to GDPR Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

The EU’s General Data Protective Regulation (“GDPR”) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It is a mammoth regulation and perhaps the most significant European data protection legislation in more than 20 years. In fact, the...more

Responding to #MeToo: Black Dresses, White Roses and Legislative Initiatives

In the months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there have been countless efforts to raise awareness of workplace sexual harassment. Actresses donned black dresses at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month to promote...more

TSA to Issue Final Rule for Security Training for Transit, Freight and Bus Employees Summer 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

It has been 14 years since the 9/11 Commission Report was issued, in which many recommendations were made to improve security in the U.S. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has still not yet implemented three of...more

General Services Administration Announces Plans to Update Cybersecurity Requirements for Contractors

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In mid-January, the General Services Administration (GSA) released their Semiannual Regulation Agenda. Within this agenda, GSA announced plans to update requirements in the General Services Administration Acquisition...more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 2.

by Fisher Phillips on

We’ve separated Saturday’s Weekly Roundup into two posts for more easy consumption. This section includes comments from two nationally recognized professionals in our industry who commented on safety, employment law, and...more

Challenging Harassment in the Workplace: A Key Priority at the EEOC

by Littler on

While EEO compliance remains an important objective for the employer community, minimizing the risk of facing a harassment claim has become a top priority. The weekly, and sometimes daily, headlines of new harassment...more

Plastipak Packaging Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Plastics Manufacturing Company Fired Materials Handler Because She Complained About Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - Plastipak Packaging, Inc. will pay $90,000 and furnish significant equitable...more

Key Considerations to Protect Against Insider Threats in Cybersecurity

Most companies have strengthened their cybersecurity defenses against outside hackers, but many often neglect the equal threat posed by those within their network walls — employees who already have privileged access to...more

Understanding cyber insurance risks of target companies

Due to the dramatic increase and changing nature of cyber risks, mergers and acquisitions due diligence should expand to address cyber risks, available risk mitigation practices, and available insurance. Acquiring companies...more

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And The “#Metoo Movement”

Rhode Island employers can expect to see bills introduced in the 2018 session of the General Assembly that address the “#MeToo” initiative, which has renewed public discourse regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more

Cal/OSHA Approves Hotel Housekeeping Injury Standard – Likely to Go Into Effect Later This Year

by Fisher Phillips on

After nearly six years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) yesterday approved a standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.”...more

Sexual Harassment Training Must Now Include Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In light of the substantial media attention given to sexual harassment issues in recent months, employers should anticipate new legislation on this topic. Senate Bill 396, however, was drafted before the increased focus on...more

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