In May 2019, JP Morgan Chase reached a tentative settlement of $5 million dollars to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads. It is the largest recorded settlement in a U.S. parental leave discrimination complaint.
When many HR Professionals think of social media tools and platforms that can be used for recruiting, the app Snapchat is probably one that doesn’t come to mind. For those that are not familiar with Snapchat, it is a mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos of up to 10 seconds, and drawings that are called “snaps”.
Creating a solid documentation trail is critical for employers when working with an employee on performance issues. Documentation creates a written history of the happenings and discussions that occur around specific events. In a legal proceeding, having documentation about the employee’s past performance is key to obtaining an outcome favorable to the employer.
A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (which covers the state of Michigan) sends a strong message to employers that they need to be flexible when it comes to requests for accommodation for a disability.
According to a Payscale study of 160,000 employees throughout the country, 37% of employees have asked for raises. Of those who did, 70% received one. 39% got what they asked for, and 31% got less than what they requested.
When most people think of the term “ghosting”, they think of online dating sites. Ghosting is an expression first connected with dating, and it's when someone suddenly cuts all ties and communication with the person they've been seeing. The practice of ghosting is now creeping its way into the workplace and is quickly becoming some employers’ biggest recruiting headache.
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