Thursday, January 17, 2019

2019 US employment book checklist

Running a business, and part of good governance, is ensuring your employment standards or HR handbooks are up-to-date with the latest changes and upcoming issues for your business. Here is a checklist from to consider.

☑️ How many employees do you have (15 / 20 / 50)?
☑️ When is the last time your handbook has been reviewed and updated?
☑️ When was your last harassment / respectful workplace training?
☑️ Do you require restrictive covenants for key employees?
☑️ Do you have employees that work in states in which marijuana is legal?
☑️ Do you have federal contracts?
☑️ Are your employment law posters up to date?
☑️ Has your state or local minimum wage increased?
☑️ How are you calculating and paying overtime to non-exempt employees?
☑️ When did you last analyze your exempt employees?
☑️ Do you have independent contractors?
☑️ Is all of your workplace OSHA compliant?
☑️ Are your OSHA 300 logs up to date and your 300A form posted?
☑️ Are your FMLA forms up to date?
☑️ Are you managers trained on the ADA interactive process?
☑️ Are you job applications and workplace accessible for the disabled?
☑️ Do you know what devices are accessing your network?
☑️ Have you tested your network for security?
☑️ Are employees trained on cybersecurity compliance?
☑️ Do you have necessary and appropriate insurance (EPLI / Cyber / D&O)?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A look back at key employment law cases from 2018 in Canada

In particular, the cases and rulings matching shifting cultural sentiment around movements such as #metoo. How will this play out in the workplace. Read on to discover more on some major employment cases of 2018.