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Cincinnati's Salary Equity Ordinance to go into effect in 2020

Cincinnati City Council passed its new Salary Equity Ordinance on March 13 with a vote of 6-2. It's set to go into effect in March of 2020. Once it does, all employers will be prohibited from asking prospective employees for a salary history when they respond to job ads, on applications and during interviews.

Congress considers bill that would help fight age discrimination

It may seem like Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on anything these days. However, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the House and the Senate are championing proposed legislation that would make it easier for older workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits.

How to respond to an employee's harassment claim

As an employer, you have a legal and ethical responsibility to investigate any claim made by an employee of any type of harassment. This includes physical, sexual, verbal or emotional harassment. The employer is expected to take the employee at their word that harassment is occurring, not decide whether or not to believe them. Let's take a look at how you can respond to an employee's harassment claim in today's post.

An anti-harassment policy is a must in every workplace

Cincinnati companies and those located elsewhere have multiple plans. They have business plans, revenue plans, growth plans, product plans and succession plans. If they don't have a plan to keep the workplace free of harassment, they should make one -- right away.

How you handle policy violation discussions with workers matters

No matter how careful you try to be when picking only the most responsible and honest employees, there's always someone who will try to bend the rules. It's that one worker that engages in misconduct that leaves you questioning whether you should reassess your hiring practices. Since having to take disciplinary action for policy violations doesn't happen all the time, you may be unsure what to do when the time comes to have to.

The responsibilities of an employer for an injured worker's claim

No matter what type of company you operate, you have a duty to your employees to keep them safe on the job. Even if your company does not perform dangerous tasks or services, it's still possible for your employees to be injured at work. Let's take a look at the responsibilities of an employer when an employee files an injured worker claim in Cincinnati.

Tips for preventing employment discrimination

Employers are required to do everything possible to prevent employment discrimination from the minute they declare they are operational. When employers discriminate against their employees for whatever reason they can face lawsuits from employees and from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Here are some tips for preventing employment discrimination in Cincinnati.

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