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Revise handbook to address remote harassment

If you haven’t reviewed your employee handbook in the last year or so and updated it to reflect new laws and important HR trends, you should do so soon. Otherwise, you’re probably working with an outdated and legally risky document that may do more harm than good. Here are some proactive handbook changes to consider making now to address harassment issues that can arise when employees work remotely.

Offer equal access to high-quality training

A federal appeals court has ruled that unequal or inadequate training may be an adverse employment action that can justify a discrimination lawsuit—just like demotion, failure to promote and termination.

EEO-1 demographic data collection to begin in July

All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees and most federal contractors must submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories.

HR jobs among fastest growing on LinkedIn’s list

HR positions account for five of the 25 fastest-growing job titles pulled from LinkedIn’s career opportunities listings.

How to accelerate your DEI strategy in 2023

DEI has been a trending topic in HR for the past several years, but most organizations still have a lot of work to do. A recent report by XpertHR provided several useful tips to help organizations prioritize and accelerate their DEI strategy this year.

Time to celebrate: HR professionals share their successes

When Business Management Daily surveyed HR professionals in its annual State of HR Survey, yes, they shared their challenges, including employee retention and how to keep them engaged at work, getting management buy-in for HR efforts and how to keep compensation and benefits competitive. But they also commented on challenges they overcame in 2022. So here’s some ideas and inspiration to keep you going this year.

Report: Walsh to step down as Labor Secretary

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, news leaked that Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh was in contract negotiations to become the head of the National Hockey League Players’ Association union. Walsh has yet to confirm he will soon step down, but that hasn’t stopped Washington insiders from speculating who might take his place if he does resign.

3 reasons to consider revising job descriptions now

Jobs change. So should job descriptions. Otherwise, you may find yourself in legal jeopardy and at a competitive disadvantage in today’s still red-hot job market. Here’s why.

Management fundamentals: No-fault attendance dangers

Supervisors new to management often love the idea of a no-fault attendance policy. Such policies are meant to minimize disruption caused by unplanned absences by discouraging workers from calling off. But no-fault policies can trip up inexperienced supervisors who don’t understand how a seemingly simple approach to unplanned absences can trigger federal or state discrimination lawsuits.

Prepare for more aggressive OSHA oversight of ‘high-gravity’ safety violations

OSHA just raised the stakes for employers that repeatedly tolerate or encourage dangerous conditions on job sites. Enforcement guidance issued Jan. 26 grants OSHA regional administrators and directors greater authority to issue immediate citations when inspectors identify particularly hazardous safety violations.