Sexual, Domestic Assault on List of ADA Human Resources Violations


To be Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliant, human resources departments might have to add dating or domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault to the list of discriminatory acts effecting current or prospective employees.

In a fact sheet issued by the EEOC that explains the ADA may relate to human resources situations concerning employees, applicants or prospective employees who experience sexual assault, stalking or dating/domestic violence.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 as it pertains to human resources departments.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination by race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The ADA prohibits discrimination due to a disability.

None of these statutes explicitly lists violence/assault/stalking as protected, but now the EEOC says these factors might apply to human resources interactions.

Employers and human resources departments are prohibited from treating employees or job applicants differently based on gender, including sex-based stereotypes.

Employers also cannot create a hostile work environment or use “tangible employment action” based on gender.

The EEOC provides several examples of the times where domestic/dating violence, stalking or sexual assault may be considered action based on gender:

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2013 Tax Law Changes: 1099s for Freelancers


Tax Law Changes for Freelancers

New Tax Law Changes for Form 1099 Compliance

In 2013, there have been significant tax law changes effecting freelance and contract workers who file Form 1099.

If you work with freelancers, time is running out for employers to file Form 1099 under the new tax law changes under the 2010 Health Care Act. Employers must report both goods and services earned in 2012, not just goods and exempted payments. The intended goal is to remove the distinction between goods and services paid to freelancers, thereby cutting overall compliance costs.

Compliance under the new tax law changes means there is little time to waste.

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2013 Federal Tax Brackets and Marginal Rates


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When you file your federal income tax return before April 2013, you’re filing your 2012 taxes, and the 2012 income tax brackets define the amount of tax you owe to the government before credits and after-tax adjustments.

HRNewsDaily insight:

Some great insight about the tax rates for 2013. Watch your paycheck carefully for changes!

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Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline’s The Leader Board


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Posted by Kristen Frasch

On this, the last Saturday in 2012, I went hunting and pecking for a few things I might share about the HR profession — looking back on the year that will soon be history as well as anticipating the one to come.

With healthcare and the impending Affordable Care Act enactments that much closer, this list from Mercer of the top five priorities for employer-sponsored health plans in 2013 seemed a helpful one. I was especially drawn to its specific suggestions for customizing plan designs and contributions in today’s high-health-cost environment, and for making health exchanges work best for you…

HRDailyNews insight:

 

The end is near (of 2012, that is)! Here are some interesting insights for the New Year…

See the entire article on blog.hreonline.com

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Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline's The Leader Board


See on Scoop.itDigital Human Resources News

Posted by Kristen Frasch

On this, the last Saturday in 2012, I went hunting and pecking for a few things I might share about the HR profession — looking back on the year that will soon be history as well as anticipating the one to come.

With healthcare and the impending Affordable Care Act enactments that much closer, this list from Mercer of the top five priorities for employer-sponsored health plans in 2013 seemed a helpful one. I was especially drawn to its specific suggestions for customizing plan designs and contributions in today’s high-health-cost environment, and for making health exchanges work best for you…

HRDailyNews insight:

 

The end is near (of 2012, that is)! Here are some interesting insights for the New Year…

See the entire article on blog.hreonline.com

Continue reading “Some Passing Thoughts on HR as the New Year Nears | HREOnline's The Leader Board”

Brown Liquor HR


Bottling Bourbon
Bottling Bourbon (Photo credit: Velo Steve)

This human resources blog post is from ruHRlelevant.com:

Kentucky is best known for its Bourbon and most bourbons are made by distilleries located around and near Louisville, KY called The Bourbon Trail. While traveling to and visiting several of the distilleries along the trail doing “research”, I was fascinated with the complexity and sophistication of the century-old concepts that have sustained these companies and have made them amongst the most lucrative in the world.

These entrepreneurs started and maintained businesses against

the odds (financial, physical and legal) and without the conveniences of technology and equipment. Of the 6 facilities I visited, all had their own unique flavors, but there were common themes in each:

Read the entire post at Brown Liquor HR.

What Makes Workers Happy… or Sad? [Infographic]


 What makes a worker happy?

According to a poll by the Gallup organization, 72 percent of workers are unhappy—defined as “essentially sleepwalking through their day.” In addition, 25 percent of employees are actively searching for new jobs.

This wave of dissatisfaction can be a nightmare for human resources professionals, who are tasked with keeping workers engaged.  The pressure is on—to find creative ways to make the workplace better, keeping people happy and turnover rates low.

Of course, HR can never satisfy every employee, but when more than two-thirds of the workforce can be described as “sad,” it is time to pay attention to ways to boost morale.

In this infographic from ComplianceAndSafety.com analyzes what makes an employee “happy” or “sad.” What is the recipe for happier office workers? One answer: greater opportunities for “workshifting”—telecommuting and working remotely.

Infographic after the jump…

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