Since the start of the year, a whole bunch of tech firms have been going through a series of layoffs. The New York Times recently did an article about how such layoffs were “shocking” to a whole generation of workers typically Millennials and Generation Z who had never experienced such change before. (Generation X and
EEOC Releases New Mandatory Poster for Employers
Remember those posters you are supposed to have in your physical offices?
Well the EEOC yesterday just released a new one that is sure to make all those companies that offer those posters (at a charge, instead of for free) happy.
As of this morning, the link to the actual poster remains broken on the…
Stop Asking For Date of Birth or Graduation Dates on Job Applications
Yesterday I talked about a new law that will impact the hiring process. But there’s another new law that employers need to comply with starting October 1, 2021. This one, though, is simpler than some of the others. If you want to look at the law itself, it’s Public Act 21-69.
The law amends existing…
New Connecticut Law Bars Requests for Date of Birth or Graduation Dates on Employment Applications
Continuing my deeper dive this week into new laws from the General Assembly, today’s post tackles Public Act 21-69, which goes into effect October 1, 2021.
The law amends existing law by making it a discriminatory practice for an employer or an employer’s agent to request or require an applicant provide their:
Antitrust and Employment Law: A Match Made for…Prison?
Why do Human Resources Professionals and Employment Law Attorneys need to worry about antitrust law?
I’ll confess it’s not a question that many of us thought we would need to answer. I didn’t take the class on antitrust law in law school.
But over the last few years, antitrust law HAS been creeping more and…
Reward the Best Performers and Make Tough Decisions
Several years ago, I saw Bruce Springsteen in concert. (Remember those?)
It was over three hours long and by the time we were done, I remember turning to my friend and saying, “Now THAT was a concert.”
Then, a few years back, we were in New York for the weekend (remember weekends away?) and Bette…
With Deadline Upon Employers, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Is a Must
There’s just a few weeks to go (absent an extension) for employers to get their employees trained on sexual harassment prevention. October 1, 2020 will be here before you know it.
I’ve talked about it in prior posts so there should be no surprise.
And yet, with the pandemic, it’s easy to see how this…
Antibody Testing as a Return to Work Requirement? Not So Fast
Updated April 23, 2020 to reflect new EEOC guidance.
It seems clear now that we are far from the end to this pandemic. But, just as clearly, we are now reaching the end of the beginning of this pandemic.
We’ve been staying at home for several weeks and some other states are already considering loosening…
Instead of a PEO, Consider Outsourced Human Resource Professionals
So, in my post last week, I noted that one of the speakers at a recent panel I was on had suggested using a PEO for startups.
And for some businesses, it may be worth the cost.
But the truth, of course, is that for many employers, PEOs aren’t the best choice. They may…
All the Ways Startups and New Employers Can Get Into Trouble
Last night, I had the opportunity (again) to sit on a panel discussion sponsored by the Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut (ABCT) to talk about operational challenges for new companies and the issues associated with hiring.
ABCT is one of those success stories in Connecticut that should get more press than it does. It’s…