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Dating in the Workplace? How a Sexual Harassment Policy Can Mitigate Risks

Relationships can and do happen in the workplace. It’s not surprising, given working adults spend much of their lives at work. A study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that one in three workers have been involved in a relationship with a co-worker before.

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Strategies for Communicating a Substance Use Work Policy in a Cannabis Legal State

Coming to a state near you: Cannabis legalization. The cultivation, possession, and recreational use of cannabis in person’s age 21 and above has already become legal in 10 U.S. states and Washington D.C. so far, with 33 additional states and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico also allowing cannabis and CBD oil products for medicinal purposes.

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7 Things You Need to Know About SB-1343

According to SB-1343, by January 1, 2020, 92% of the state’s workforce [roughly 15.5 million workers] will need to have received at least one hour of sexual harassment training for non-management employees; and two hours of training for supervisors. Following the 2020 deadline, these educational thresholds will need to be met again every two years. Here are 7 things HR and compliance professionals need to know about this mandate.

What does SB-1343 change?

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California Requires Janitorial Workers Registration

California's Property Service Workers Protection Act was enacted in July 2018. The law requires all janitorial employers to register with the Labor Commissioner's Office (starting July 1, 2018) and provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training every two years (starting January 1, 2019).

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New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements for California Businesses

California employers will soon be required to update their employee training procedures once again with the newly-passed Senate Bill 1343 which requires both supervisory employees as well as non-supervisory employees to undergo comprehensive sexual harassment training every two years. The new mandate goes into effect January 1, 2020.

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Is the Equal Pay Act Equal?

Equal Pay Act of 1963 abolished wage disparities, or did it? 

Today we still see many differences in wages between men and women. Robin Paggi, Training and Development Specialist at Worklogic HR, discusses these differences.

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New Year, New Laws

Happy 2018!

It's a New Year full of new laws and Worklogic HR's Training and Development Specialist, Robin Paggi is here to introduce the start of a short video series you'll only see here.

Today Robin will highlight some of the current employment laws that employers, supervisors, and HR professionals need to know to stay compliant AND out of court.  

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Think harassment is limited to celebrities and politicians? Think again.

It’s been an interesting morning.

Hours after learning that NBC had fired Matt Lauer over “inappropriate sexual conduct”, Minnesota Public Radio announced that it had terminated Garrison Keillor (of “A Prairie Home Companion” fame) for his indiscretions in the workplace.

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Why Reference Checks Are a Waste of Time

If you’re an employer who asks applicants to provide you with a list of references to contact, you might want to stop for two reasons: 1) the list will probably only include people who will say good things about them, and 2) it might include people who have no direct knowledge about their work experience (indeed, I was asked by an acquaintance to be a job reference and I had no idea what she did for a living).

 

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AB 1732 - All Single User Restrooms In California Must Now Welcome All Genders

AB 1732, effective March 1st, 2017, enacted the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single occupancy restrooms (rooms with a toilet and/or urinal and sink) in businesses, government buildings and places of public accommodation to be available to everyone regardless of gender or gender identity.

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