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Training

New law requires more sexual harassment training

01/11/2019
California was one of the first states to mandate sexual harassment training in the workplace. But the law only mandated regular training for supervisors at large companies. All that changed on Jan. 1, when Senate Bill 1343 went into effect.

Employment law update: Harassment training, Labor Class protections

11/14/2018
Final statewide sexual harassment policy and training guidelines have finally been issued in New York, and the rules differ significantly in several important ways. Plus, more civil service employees now have job protection.

One year later, what employers can do to address #MeToo

11/13/2018
#MeToo and concern over sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a hot topic. To protect your organization, consider taking these actions.

Go beyond harassment best practices: Add respect to your culture

07/26/2018
This current wave of harassment accusation appears to be a fundamental climate change in how our culture handles power and ethics. Your organization has two choices—be reactive and live in fear of it happening to you, or be proactive and get ahead of it.

Draw up training annual report to show value of learning

07/10/2018
More of your peers are finding they need to promote and prove the worth of learning programs they run. So they’re turning to the annual-report concept.

Was that a lack of training or common sense?

05/24/2018
Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their transgressions were inappropriate. That won’t work if common sense would have told a reasonable person that their conduct was wrong.

DOL efforts seek to train for skilled trades

05/17/2018
From digital tool and die makers to semiconductor technicians to old-school trades such as plumbers and electricians, people who know how to work with their hands as well as their heads are in short supply.

Training on implicit bias has pluses—and pitfalls to avoid

05/09/2018
Bias plays a part in all discrimination, ranging from race relations to gender and disability stereotypes. Training on implicit or unconscious bias training—if poorly implemented—may backfire, leaving the workplace more divided than it was before.

State of New York has new rules to curb harassment

05/09/2018
The unveiling of New York’s 2019 budget made it clear that the state has maintained its focus on curbing sexual harassment in the workplace. The measures affect both private and public employers. Here are some of the highlights.

Prevent training misfires with follow-up

05/08/2018
Training isn’t enough. Without careful follow-up, your training efforts may backfire—badly! Consider what happened in early May at Albertsons, the national grocery store chain.