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.
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.
A former Hamilton County Clerk of Courts employee who sued her boss over a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) prohibiting her from speaking about him can now say whatever she likes. Her former boss voluntarily released her from the agreement.
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.
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.
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.
When you suffer an injury at work, it can range from something minor, requiring only a single visit to the doctor to make sure that you're okay, or it can be particularly debilitating one that requires surgery and ongoing rehabilitation. Some workplace injuries can be so severe that they leave you permanently disabled or even dead.
One hot new employment trend is wearable health technology that can promote wellness in the workforce. Companies want healthy employees, who definitely have a vested interest in their own well-being. Sounds like a win-win situation, right?
It's every Cincinnati employer's legal responsibility to do everything they can to prevent workplace sexual harassment. When drafting workplace policies, creating sexual harassment education materials and enforcing these policies, here are a few things that employers should consider:
Tipped workers are not governed by the same minimum wage as other workers in Ohio. They can be paid half. However, they should make at least full minimum wage at all times.