Weekend Roundup: Taking a Knee, Starbucks in Hot Water, and State Registries

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It seems like everyone has an opinion on NFL players taking a knee. It’s the topic of every Sunday football party and every column in the labor law industry—yes, labor law. As an HR manager, this is a topic to stay on top of when it comes to legal consequences for employers. This week, we’re reviewing taking a knee, a Starbucks class-action lawsuit, and a federal judge’s ruling on a state sex-offender registry.

 

Opinion: NFL Players May Have an Ally ...

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Weekend Roundup: Workplace Safety Updates, the Birth Control Mandate, and Apple

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Workplace safety is a top priority for most companies, but complying with new laws can be confusing. OSHA allows states to adopt additional safety regulations, and this system is broken down in a recent SHRM article. New complications might also arise for some HR managers due to an update to a federal birth control mandate, and Apple has a new HR leader. Let’s take a closer look at these headlines:

 

State Workplace Safety Standards May Exceed OSHA’s Rules

Multistate employers know ...

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Weekend Roundup: What to Learn from Weinstein, HIV in California, and Pensions

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To start off October, one news story has dominated the headlines: sexual harassment. Actions like Harvey Weinstein’s are not simply a Hollywood problem, however. Companies across the U.S. can learn from how the Weinstein company handled the accusations. Other headlines this week included an update to a law on HIV exposure in California and potentially rising pension costs. Let’s get caught up:

 

A Culture of Complicity at the Weinstein Company

Many of the sexual harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein include mentions ...

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Automated Adverse Action Can Save You Time and Money

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Although adverse action lawsuits rarely happen when compared to the number of job applicants processed each year, these lawsuits seem to have made the headlines over and over again in recent years. Companies often neglect compliance in this key area, and for some businesses this create a lawsuit nightmare and unfair decisions for candidates. The FCRA does not take this neglect lightly.

 

In order to remain compliant with the FCRA, these three steps must be followed when adverse information is found ...

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Business for Natural Disasters

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You never think that a natural disaster will affect your area—until one does. Natural disasters have been devastating in 2017. From fires on the west coast to hurricanes on the Gulf Coast. Our home base here in Houston was left unharmed by Hurricane Harvey in August, but that was not true for some of our employees. Before we knew it, we were back to business as usual in part because we had a plan. That plan gave us guidelines on ...

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Email Still Reigns King of Office Communication

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If you’re one of the many businesses who have rolled out a chat program such as Slack or Yammer, don’t forget your email password just yet. Email isn’t going anywhere. That’s according to Adobe, which recently conducted a survey on how teams communicate in the digital age in their 2017 Email Survey Report.

 

So just how much is email used by America’s workers? Here are the the most interesting stats from the survey:

 

Everyone and Their Momma Uses Email

  • Email is the ...
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How Vendors Can Simplify ExxonMobil Compliance

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So you’re close to winning an ExxonMobil contract. Congratulations! Whether it’s ExxonMobil or another petrochemical giant, your employees who will work under this contract will be required to pass background checks and drug screenings before they are allowed to set foot on the project.

 

Meeting ExxonMobil or other compliance standards can be daunting for employers, especially those who have not gone through the process yet. Refineries have varying requirements that you will need to meet depending on their regulations, but most ...

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5-Minute-Fix: Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Productivity

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You’re not the only one. You’ve been sitting at your desk all day, and now you’re staring into the abyss of your computer screen. Productivity is at zero. This is when we get off track, and our minds wander to checking Facebook or browsing Amazon.

 

No matter how far off track you are, however, there’s hope! You aren’t doomed to watch cat videos forever. There are factors that you can take control of in just a few minutes to help you ...

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