Emtrain Blog

How to Avoid a Bias or Retaliation Claim

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

February 16, 2017

            

Do you think your company is immune to gender bias, discrimination, and harassment claims? Think again. Read on to learn how you can protect yourself and your company from the common issues that lead to costly harassment or gender bias claims in the workplace.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

Webinar Q&A: Wage and Hour Law Compliance

Posted by Allison Baker

August 15, 2016

During our recent Top 10 Wage & Hour Risks in California webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask wage and hour lawyer and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner, Melinda Riechert, and Emtrain's President, Janine Yancey, about wage and hour law including properly classifying employees, meal and rest breaks, PTO, and other compliance-related questions.

Check out their answers and, if you have any additional questions, you'll have an opportunity to ask your own questions at the bottom of the page.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Wage-and-Hour, misclassification

Ask an Expert: Complying with Ontario Bill 132

Posted by Allison Baker

July 5, 2016

In March, 2016, Ontario passed the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015 (“Act”) , which creates specific duties for all employers to: 

  • develop policies and procedures to prevent workplace harassment and violence

  • investigate incidents and complaints of workplace harassment

  • train all workers on policy, reporting, and investigation process

During our recent webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask Candian employment law expert and DLA Piper partner, Karen Bock, about Ontario Bill 132 as well as other compliance-related questions. 

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Employment Law

Gender Equality and Discrimination Trends Across the Globe

Posted by Ute Krudewagen

May 10, 2016

A number of actors recently raised their concerns that a lack of Oscar nominations for black actors is discriminatory. This followed an outcry after the female lead in the latest Star Wars film, Rey, was omitted from the Star Wars Monopoly game.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

Employment Law Updates in 2016: Q&A with Phyllis Cheng

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 26, 2016

During our recent webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask employment law expert Phyllis Cheng about employment law updates in 2016.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Phyllis Cheng, DLA Piper partner and former Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law

California Fair Pay Act: 5 Steps to Employer Compliance

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

November 2, 2015

With the signing of the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) on October 6, 2015, many employers question how the new law will impact workplace compensation effective January 1, 2016.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: Updates and Best Practices

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

August 5, 2015

Years before the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which announced that same-sex couples had the right to marry in all states, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various states had already protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace. Keep reading to learn what these developments mean for your workplace and for best practices on how to keep your company discrimination free.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

8 Smart Ways to Handle a Data Breach in Your Organization

Posted by David Brezinski

June 10, 2015

Well, you did everything you could do to prevent a data breach in your organization, but it still happened. These days, you shouldn't be concerned if a breach will occur in your organization — you should be asking when it will occur. But don't worry, we've got you covered.

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Topics: Legal, Cyber Security

Cyber Security Best Practices: How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

Posted by David Brezinski

May 27, 2015

Experts estimate that by 2019, companies worldwide will be on track to lose $2.1 trillion due to data breaches. If you haven't already taken steps to ensure your company is prepared for a cyber attack, that statistic should be a wake up call.
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Topics: Legal, Cyber Security

American Apparel's Code of Ethics: A New Start

Posted by Chris MacDonald

January 13, 2015

Retailer American Apparel has announced a new code of ethics. The move comes, not coincidentally, just a month after the board sacked controversial CEO and founder Dov Charney. Charney had been at the centre of a string of employee sexual harassment suits.

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Topics: Legal, Business Compliance, Code of Conduct, Ethics, Code of Ethics