Employers Should Beware Indoor Heat Injuries

Things are changing in California, and employers better be prepared. New weather patterns and select burgeoning career paths have created the necessity for state government to regulate protections for heat injuries occurring indoors. California was the first state to set a threshold at which employers must protect workers from outdoor conditions. Starting in January 2019, …

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On-Call vs. OT: Do You Have to Pay Overtime for On-Call Employees?

You never know when an employee will call out sick, you’ll be caught off guard by an unexpected rush of customers, or you’ll otherwise suffer from a staff shortage. That’s why it can help to have some of your workers “on-call,” meaning that they’re available to come to work at a moment’s notice. Clearly, this …

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Riot Games Sued for Pay Disparity, Sexual Harassment

Riot Games, the video game developer behind megahit League of Legends, has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit by two female employees, one current and one former, for sexual harassment, discrimination, and violation of California’s Equal Pay Act. This comes on the heels of a massive expose by Kotaku which details a strong …

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NYC’s FAQs on Sexual Harassment Training May Be Rules to Live By

This year, New York City passed a law requiring all private employers with 15 or more employees to provide annual, interactive anti-sexual harassment training to certain employees. And while the law may not apply to all employers — or even every single employee or contractor — the city’s requirements can be a model for other …

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Should Your Company Offer Paternity Leave for Adoption?

Employee benefits in the family leave arena are rapidly evolving. Many employers are now offering paternity leave to allow fathers time to bond with their new children, above and beyond what is required at the state and federal level. Sometimes these apply to adoptions, and sometimes they only apply to birthing fathers. Should your company …

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Should You Hire People With Lawsuits Pending Against Them

By now, most hiring firms and HR departments know to comb social media for prospective hires, or at least do a cursory Google search. But that might not cover all of your bases. The Albuquerque Police Department may have learned that the hard way. After the department was ordered to reform its “culture of aggression” …

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Should Your Business Offer ‘Pawternity Leave’?

Companies often try to keep up with the competition when it comes to offering employee perks. After all, providing great benefits is key to attracting and retaining top talent. Many experts say that the days of offering on-campus benefits, like free lunches, are waning. Rather, perks that currently get people’s attention are opportunities to spend …

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