Workplace Harassment, Overtime Pay Class Action Suit, and More

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As Workplace Harassment Gains Heightened Attention, Experts Say Regular Training a Must

Workplace harassment has gained increased attention this year in the wake of many high powered, prominent figures being accused of “systemic and unchecked sexual harassment”. JD Supra Business Advisor reports that last year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed over 6,800 harassment charges alone, representing only 17 percent of this type of claim. To combat workplace harassment, JD Supra advises employers to develop comprehensive policies and actively enforce them, as well as provide ongoing, regular training sessions “tailored to the employer’s workforce (i.e. industry, employee demographics, location, etc.)”.

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Overtime Pay Class Action Suit Plagues Wells Fargo

Embattled banking giant Wells Fargo is now facing a class action wage and hour lawsuit after branch employees reported that they were forced to “work during one-hour lunch breaks and to report fewer hours than they actually worked”. Bloomberg BNA reports that this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective and class action suit has been filed on the heels of the congressional investigation into fraudulent consumer accounts.

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RE-ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED

Gallup’s State of the Workplace continues to report that more than 70 percent of all American workers are disengaged at work. Business2Community outlines three ways businesses can re-engage their employees, including embracing differences across employee generations to make each generation feel relevant, communicating the role each employee plays in the overall success of the organization, and praising teams for a job well done.

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MSNBC: HOW TO BE A BETTER LEADER BY TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

OperationsInc CEO David Lewis returned to MSNBC studios last week to speak with Your Business’s JJ Ramberg about sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Voting Time Off Laws

As election day approaches, employers should review relevant state voting right laws to ensure compliance, as some states require that employees be given time off to vote. New York and California are two states that require employers provide “sufficient time to vote”, whereas other states like New Jersey and Connecticut do not have laws that require employers to provide time off to vote.

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IRS Releases Updated ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released updated version of forms 1094-B, 1094C, 1095B, and 1095C. The updated forms are similar to last year’s versions, with a few revisions that include new COBRA and spousal coverage coding, the removal of the “good faith” standard, and an increase in penalties.

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Campaign to Give Workers Paid Sick Leave Gains Momentum – Associated Press

Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work – MSNBC’s Your Business

Tailoring a Human Resources Strategy to Your Hedge Fund’s Needs – Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest

Middle-Age Job Loss Can Bring a Heavy Burden – CT Post

Heading Into Labor Day, Skies Not All Blue for Workers – The Advocate

Five Key Questions in the Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit – The Hill

How to Prevent Your Staff from Calling in Sick When They Aren’t – Fast Company

How to Manage a Negative Employee – Fast Company

Metrics That Matter – RecruitingTrends

Is It Ever OK to Quit On the Spot? – The Wall Street Journal

Laid Off With a Non-Compete? Bill Would Guarantee Salary – IT World

“Fit” to Hire – Human Resources Executive Online


Calendar

November 16th
Webinar
On-Boarding Your New Hires

December 14th
Norwalk, CT
Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training

January 18, 2017
Norwalk, CT
Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training

February 15, 2017
Norwalk, CT
Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training

March 15, 2017
Norwalk, CT
Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness Training


OperationsInc Named Top Workplace for Fourth Consecutive Year

Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting provider OperationsInc has been named a 2016 Top Workplace by Hearst Media. This is the fourth time the Norwalk-based firm has been given this honor in as many years.

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