We live and work in a tumultuous time of acceptance. Ageism is alive and growing in the workplace despite the best efforts of Human Resources to minimize such occurrences. When faced with an age discrimination complaint HR administrators and office managers must proceed with the utmost caution and diligence. Your primary goal will be a swift resolution and to avoid lengthy and expensive litigation that could result in much more than a settlement. It could cost the company your reputation.
What Are the 3 Things You Should Know About Title IX?
Walking a Fine Line
When the Boss/Friend Relationship with Co-Workers Puts Your Company At-Risk
#EmployeeRelations – How Social Media Use Can Impact HR Issues and Employee Grievances
Worried about unionization of employees?
Today’s companies, and particularly HR departments, need to be conscious of employee satisfaction while on the job. Competitive compensation alone doesn’t guarantee a happy and engaged workforce. Rather, working conditions, management misconduct, and growth opportunities all contribute to employee morale – and can have a significant impact on whether or not employees attempt to unionize.
Employee grievances, arbitration, and litigation have increased exponentially over the last 5 years. No business is immune to labor relations disputes. Google, Walmart, and Bank of America (to name a few) have all felt the sting of legal woes to the tune of monetary losses and damaged reputations. If found liable, companies stand to lose millions in revenue, partnerships, and the expensive buy back of character with regards to public relations and redemption.
Pay Equality Lawsuits Proving Expensive for Companies
Recent headlines out of Hollywood have shed light on an ongoing struggle in the workplace. When it was made known that Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of her costar, Mark Wahlberg’s, whopping $1.5 million salary for the reshoot of scenes, outcry from industry peers and the general public put employers under a microscope for double-standard practices and pay inequality.
2017 was the year employee relations, disputes, and grievances were top of mind for many organizations. Documentation best practices and a review of HR grievance processes were among the most popular topics.
Just how secure is your data?
The last few years can easily be defined as the start of a new era – the era of the data breach. And unfortunately we’ve only just entered this tumultuous period.
Sophisticated technology is regularly introduced into an arena driven by artificial intelligence, complex algorithms, and a matrix of shrouded code. However, you can be sure of one thing – hackers will up their own game to break or bypass this code.
Remember those black-tie holiday parties where Joe Junior from Accounting chatted up the VP of Operations over cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres? Though not too long ago, the office holiday party’s transformation to a scaled down version of its former glory has been a long time coming – a telling tale of the changing times and the changing workforce.