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Sep 22 2014

Employment Risk

By: Rob Lynn

 

In many of the HR articles I’ve read in the past week, the one area that strikes me the most is that

Employers continue to combat the toughest economy in decades and deal with an explosion of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) charges and employment lawsuits in the following key areas:

  1. Sexual orientation, religious and disability discrimination. While many employers only train on sexual harassment, discrimination trends are moving farther away from just sex-based claims.
  2. Violence and bullying. Twenty percent of all violent crime in the US occurs in the workplace – approximately 1.7 million employees are injured yearly because of workplace assaults.
  3. Wage and hour. The number one employment law risk, wage and hour class action lawsuits, are exploding and outpacing all workplace discrimination claims combined. These claims now account for an astonishing 84 percent of all employment class-action filed. The Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that more than 80 percent of employers are out of compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws

Helping our client’s reduce the risk of employment is one of Total Team Solution’s critical functions.  To learn more about how we can help, please contact Rob Lynn at 800-836-9678  ext. 11


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