How to avoid discrimination practices during the hiring process
It is illegal to discriminate against any protected category during your interview process. The Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, which include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, all prevent employers from favoring and/or discriminating against candidates based on race, color, age, religion, medical condition, disability, etc.
Equal employment Opportunities
It's the law! When hiring, it is illegal to discriminate based on any protected category. When hiring an employee, strictly look at an applicant’s qualifications and skills rather than any discriminatory features such as race and/or gender. The Equal Employment Opportunity law restricts employers from discriminatory acts in the workplace and failure to comply with these laws can results in potential litigations.
Safety Tip - Ergonomics
Proper ergonomics prevent carpal tunnel, back problems, and other conditions. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common work-related condition that can be caused due to repetitive hand movements (like typing) and by working in an awkward or similar position for long periods of time. Lower back problems, upper limb problems, and neck complaints are other common work related health problems.
Preventing wage discrimination in the workplace
Wage discrimination is against the law. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your employees are provided equal pay for equal work. The Equal Pay Act as well as Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA target wage discrimination in all forms of pay including salary, bonuses, overtime, benefits, etc. Under these acts, discriminating against employees based on age, sex, color, religion or disability is strictly prohibited.
How We Work: Responsiveness
At Executive HR Consulting Group, we understand that many HR issues are time-sensitive and need to be addressed as soon as possible. Simple problems tend to escalate and grow if they are not resolved immediately. A quick response is usually essential to finding a successful solution in the work environment.
Beware of violence in the workplace. You never know when or how it will begin. Workplace conflict is not uncommon and issues can arise for a number of reasons. As an employer, it’s important to be aware of how your employees are interacting with one another and make sure that tension and hostility are not triggered or present.
Labor Law Update: New Equal Access Regulations
New labor regulations specifying protections for transgender persons, including equal access to the use of facilities such as restrooms, will go into effect on July 1st, 2017. The regulations expand protections provided by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
HR policy: Mandatory supervisor sexual harassment training
It’s the law – employers with 50 or more employees must offer sexual harassment training to all of their managers and supervisors. Sexual harassment is a serious offense in the workplace so it’s important for employees to have proper preventative training. During training, supervisory employees can learn how to handle reports of sexual harassment as well as learn what steps to take to prevent incidences from occurring.
ECG can help Companies conduct their Exit Interviews
Why Conduct an Exit Interview? When a company terminates an employee, they typically know the reason why the termination. Be it poor work performance, theft or lack of quality work, the reason why you terminate your employee is clear.
However, when an employee resigns, it is not so clear. The employee may say that they are relocating, or have found a better opportunity, but is that the real reason?
The key components of a personnel file
Having organized and well maintained personnel files is very important. Personnel files are created for all employees upon hire and hold important and confidential information about the employee. These files hold important job-related documents that include your employees’ resume and job application, performance evaluations, attendance record, etc.