What are State-Mandated Retirement Plans + Which States Have Them?

September 27, 2022

Did you know the average working household has virtually no retirement savings? Additionally, only four in 10 businesses with fewer than 100 employees offer retirement benefits. The mounting issue has led to many states instituting state-mandated retirement plans. While a retirement plan is essential to every employer’s benefits package, it is not always easy and… Read More »

What Is the CROWN Act? Everything Employers Need to Know

September 13, 2022

Over the last few years, you’ve likely heard of the CROWN Act. The appropriate acronym, CROWN, stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.” The law addresses hair grooming policies in workplaces and schools to prevent hair discrimination. Black people have faced discrimination against natural hairstyles and textures for generations. In fact,… Read More »

6 Tips to Conduct Effective Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training

September 6, 2022

Although diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is becoming a much higher priority for many organizations, all kinds of inadequate DEI training remain. While missing the mark in this sensitive area can subject your company to risk, it’s also easy to avoid making mistakes by following some simple rules.  First, your entire team—from C-level leaders to… Read More »

Avoid These 9 Mistakes by Outsourcing Harassment Training

August 25, 2022

As your organization grows, providing practical harassment training is essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace culture. But this is easier said than done!  Harassment is an umbrella covering many sensitive topics. You may also need to comply with specific laws regarding your anti-harassment training program. And if you don’t have qualified HR… Read More »

5 Steps to Conducting a Thorough Workplace Harassment Investigation

August 17, 2022

We’ve already discussed what can constitute workplace harassment and why every employer needs an anti-harassment policy and process for handling complaints.  But what is the right way to conduct a harassment investigation? According to Embroker, from 2019 to 2020, there was a 115% increase in defense costs for insurance claims related to harassment. It goes… Read More »

How Should Employers Handle Harassment Complaints?

August 9, 2022

You hope it never happens—the dreaded harassment complaint. But you work with humans, and workplace harassment still occurs today. In fact, the EEO reports that discrimination based on retaliation, disability, race, or sex makes up more than 30% of all charges.  Employers are responsible for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. This includes taking steps to… Read More »

Why an Anti-Harassment Policy is Essential for Every Employer

August 2, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about workplace harassment right now, from bullying to sexual harassment. And rightfully so: It’s a serious problem that can have lasting effects on victims and their careers.  But what does an anti-harassment policy do for employers? A good one will not only help prevent harassment but also keep the company… Read More »