Emtrain Blog

After Hours Conduct Checklist for Supervisors and Employees [Free Download]

Posted by Allison Baker

November 21, 2016

 

The holidays are upon us, which means your employees may be interacting outside their regular work environment more than usual.

Office parties and holiday celebrations are a wonderful way to express gratitude and appreciation to co-workers and supervisors, but you'll want to make sure to set guidelines for appropriate workplace behavior.

It's important to remind your supervisors and employees that what might be appropriate behavior at a party they might throw themselves may not be appropriate at a work event. 

This checklist is available to our learners on our new Preventing Workplace Harassment course, but we thought it might be a great resource to distribute to your workforce right before the holidays.

Download your free After Hours Conduct Checklist for Supervisors and Employees by filling out your information below. As always, if you have any questions, ask our experts at experts@emtrain.com!

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations

Comply with Ontario Bill 132 with Your Free Toolkit

Posted by Allison Baker

August 31, 2016

Ontario Bill 132 goes in effect on September 8, 2016. Is your organization prepared?

This new law adds to existing employer obligations in Quebec, Ontario, and other Canadian provinces, to train employees in order to prevent violence, bullying, and harassment in the workplace.

But, don't worry. Emtrain created an Ontario Bill 132 Toolkit complete with free tools that will help you comply with the new law by September 8th:

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Topics: HR Compliance, Compliance, Training, Laws & Regulations, Bill 132

Download Your Free Sexual Harassment Information Sheet [FEHA Compliance]

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

April 1, 2016

Preparing for the new FEHA updates for 2016 doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, we've made the process a little bit easier by creating a few tools for you.

In addition to the free harassment policy template, we created a sexual harassment information sheet you are required to distribute per FEHA's new regulations.

This handy PDF contains all the required information and is easy to distribute to your team electronically or as a handout.

Keep reading below to find out more about how to comply with the new FEHA regulations for 2016 regarding the sexual harassment brochure.


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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations

Download Your Free FEHA-Compliant Harassment Policy Template

Posted by Janine Yancey

March 31, 2016

On April 1st, California's new FEHA regulations will go into effect. Is your harassment policy FEHA-compliant? 

I collaborated with Phyllis Cheng, DLA Piper partner and former Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, to create a free FEHA-compliant harassment policy template that you can edit and distribute to your organization.

Keep reading below to find out more about how to comply with the new FEHA regulations for 2016 regarding your harassment policy.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations

30 Day Employee Onboarding Checklist [Free Download]

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 7, 2016

During our Top 5 Onboarding Strategies for 2016 webinar, we asked attendees how long their onboarding process is.

63% of those surveyed said their onboarding process lasted less than one week. Yikes!

Steve Cadigan, former VP of Talent at LinkedIn, said that "employee onboarding isn't an orientation, it's an experience. A structured and consistent experience that lasts more than the first few days."

To help you build a more structured and consistent onboarding process that nurtures a healthy workplace culture, download your free 30 Day Onboarding checklist. 

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Employment Status Worksheet: Independent Contractor or Employee?

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

February 1, 2016

 

Employee misclassification and wage & hour issues are top of mind for HR professionals in 2016.

In fact, 70% of those surveyed during our recent webinar indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

Due to the rise of the on-demand economy, it's become increasingly difficult to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.

Misclassification claims and lawsuits will rise in 2016 as the courts continue to grapple with the legal gray area of an on-demand economy.

Use this free Employee Classification Worksheet, along with the Worker Classification Checklist, to help you properly classify your workers as independent contractors (IC) or employees (EE).

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Worker Classification Checklist: Independent Contractor vs Employee

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 27, 2016

 

During our Employment Law Essentials in 2016 webinar, we asked attendees which employment law risk areas they are most worried about this year.

70% of those surveyed indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

To protect your organization from misclassification claims and lawsuits, use this free worker classification checklist to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Free Checklist - How to Prepare Your Organization for the Fair Pay Act

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

November 30, 2015

In January 2016, the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) goes into effect. This law may provide a new vehicle to address unconscious gender bias, which discrimination laws don’t adequately address.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Preventing Harassment

Beware Of Summer Interns

Posted by Janine Yancey

June 13, 2013

A Federal District Judge recently ruled that Fox Entertainment Group misclassified unpaid interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan,” produced by Fox Pictures, where the young interns did “gopher work” rather than anything of real educational value. The young interns fetched coffee and did menial tasks and did not benefit from any educational experiences. To be classified properly as an unpaid “intern,” the internship must be structured so the worker receives some kind of educational benefit.

The decision means the interns and others like them might be eligible to receive pay for the time they worked for Fox.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Hiring Skills, Laws & Regulations

3 Easy Steps To Avoid FLSA Violations

Posted by Janine Yancey

May 29, 2013

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Laws & Regulations