Did you know that thousands of charges are filed each year with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) and their state counterparts each year by employees that feel they are being discriminated against because they are pregnant? And the EEOC is making it a priority to enforce laws that protect them – especially if they being denied light duty options and other accommodations.
While it’s unlikely that you are purposely trying to overwork an expectant mother, you can get in trouble easily just by not know what the law legally requires from you. So let’s take a look. … Read More >>
As an employer you are constantly having to be on the lookout for situations that could end with you on the costly side of a lawsuit from an employee or customer. You have to be vigilant in setting and enforcing state and federal laws while still trying to provide a culture that’s a good place to work and shop.
Today – I’m going to walk you through the main facts that you need to know when it comes to ensuring that you stay legal in the arena of gender equality at your company. I’ll cover the letter of the law, many common misconceptions, and more, so let’s dive in! … Read More >>
If you’re a woman in a position of authority in your company, you will want to read the results the this study.
It’s not really that surprising that women still suffer from bias in the workplace. We’ve been fighting for equality for a while now, and despite steady progress through the years, we still have a way to go. But VitalSmarts put a number to the emotional inequality that women are subjected to.
According to the study, when women are equally as aggressive as their testosterone-driven counterparts, their perceived competency drops by 35% … Read More >>
It seems like whether you are an employer or employee, you have to worry about legal ramifications around every action or inaction you make through the day.
One of the default go-to’s in the world of employee / employer accusations is that the work environment is too hostile. But its just not that simple – the legal requirements for a hostile environment are hard to actually meet. As an owner or supervisor, this is kind of a double-edged sword. It’s hard for your employees to actually sue you and win, but you might still get dragged through the an exhausting and non-productive process to get there.
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Millennials – or “Generation Y” – includes anyone born between 1980 and 2000. Whether you like it or not, this generation is becoming a vital part of the workforce.
This generation, more than any before, is connected. They have access to a wealth of information and other people that makes it easy for them be in control of where of they want to work and make the best decision for them.
So how do you overcome the challenges they present and start hiring millennials that you need for your company? … Read More >>