Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Skills Military Veterans Bring to Workforce

Veterans Day is next Monday, November 11. As we recognize and thank the brave men and women in the armed forces, we also recognize the value of the skills and expertise veterans bring to the workplace each day. California is home to approximately 1.6 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in […]

8 Nov 19 - Discrimination, Hiring - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace […]

18 Oct 19 - Benefits, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New California FEHA Regulations ‘Clarify’ Definition of Employer

Heads up, employers — new Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations are now effective. In June 2019, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) approved new regulations, which primarily seek to “clarify” the definition of employer that will determine when to apply the FEHA including the FEHA’s harassment prevention training requirements. Definition of Employer […]

2 Oct 19 - Discrimination, Harassment - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Ageism in the Workplace: Prevent Liability by Focusing on Abilities, Not Age

In today’s modern workforce, it’s not uncommon to find employees from a number of generations in a single company. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank talks with employment law expert Jennifer Shaw about the pitfalls of age-based stereotyping, succession planning and mandatory retirement. ‘Stereotypes on Both […]

27 Sep 19 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Asking an Older Employee If He Plans on Retiring Soon

Our employee is over 65 years old and he seems shaky physically; it is taking him longer and longer to get his job duties done. Can we address his physical symptoms and/or ask him if he’s likely to retire soon? Recent studies have shown that employees are retiring later in life for a number of […]

13 May 19 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »