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Tools to Use to Mitigate and Identify Workplace Harassment

August 9, 2018 | James C. Owens, President and CEO
  In the age of digital and social media, harassment isn’t confined to the office or during work hours. Harassment can take place on social...
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How to Handle Harassment in the New Workplace

April 12, 2018 | James C. Owens, President and CEO
  In the era of #MeToo, the subject of workplace harassment is a complicated one. It’s no longer enough to have an open door policy...
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Summary of Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City “Ban the Box” Law, Effective August 5, 2017

August 2, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
New York City has imposed its own “ban the box” law, the Fair Chance Act (FCA), and associated set of regulations on employers, which took...
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New EEOC Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

May 23, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
The EEOC says an alarming percent of the thousands of charges it receives annually now include harassment allegations which generate a lot of litigation. Charges...
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State Developments: Newly Enacted Background Check Legislation

May 3, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
STATE DEVELOPMENTS - Below is a listing of newly enacted background check legislation: Arizona - B. 2247: Requires each person who applies for a school...
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Important New Ruling on Race Discrimination Class Action Involving Criminal Background Checks

April 12, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
In a class action alleging that the criminal background policy of Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) had a disparate impact on African-Americans, a federal...
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Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Bill Goes Into Effect on May 23, 2017

March 2, 2017 | Doreen Koronios
Philadelphia is the first city in the nation that prohibits employers from asking about a job applicant's prior earnings. In an effort to create a...
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Sweeping immigration law changes are coming! Know your responsibility as an employer.

November 15, 2016 | Doreen Koronios
All indications are that the new President’s key initiatives will include sweeping changes in immigration. According to immigration law, employers have certain responsibilities during the...
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NEW DOJ/FTC ANTITRUST GUIDANCE FOR HR PROFESSIONALS

October 25, 2016 | Doreen Koronios
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently published a Guide to alert HR professionals and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions...
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Massachusetts’ New Pay Equity Law is a Milestone in Closing the Gender Wage Gap

August 9, 2016 | Doreen Koronios
   As of July 1, 2018, Massachusetts’ new pay equity law will prohibit employers from asking job applicants to disclose their wage and salary history...
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