EEOC offers anti-harassment best practices

  • December 19, 2017

The EEOC is urging employers to respond to this fall’s national conversation about sexual harassment by reviewing and updating their policies and practices. Based on...

Supreme Court passes on same-sex benefits

  • December 18, 2017

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing whether the court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage requires government entities to provide...

Investigating harassment in the #MeToo era

  • December 07, 2017

Tales of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Washington have HR departments everywhere pondering the worst-case scenario: What if someone has been harassing co-workers...

Details matter when documenting promotions

  • November 30, 2017

To counter discrimination in promotion claims, be sure you can show that the selected employee was a better candidate in as many ways as possible. That makes it much...

Keep EEOC at bay with proactive pay audits

  • November 27, 2017

The EEOC has been told to deemphasize collecting compensation data from employers—but that doesn’t mean it stopped aggressively pursuing Equal Pay Act and Title VII...

Court: No defense for quid pro quo harassment

  • November 16, 2017

With sexual harassment in the news, a ruling handed down last month by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals should worry employers used to avoiding liability by showing that...

HR in a Post-Weinstein, #MeToo World

  • October 30, 2017

The flood of accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has given women new confidence to publicly denounce sexual harassment and other misconduct by powerful...