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  • HR Audio Presentations:
    We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • HR Handouts:
    Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • HR News:
    By Sydney Wess, Content & Editorial Associate, Clutch
    At the start of an individual’s career, child care most likely is not at the center of his or her employee benefits concerns. But, as people venture further into their careers, the chances increase that they’ll need to find a childcare provider to be able to progress in their jobs, which is not necessarily an easy task. About half of U.S. families struggle to find appropriate programs for their children.
  • A bill giving employers an extra year to comply with much of the sweeping new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D). This amendment (AB 25) to the CCPA postpones most, but not all, employer obligations under the law until January 1, 2021.
  • By Brian M. McKeegan
    Another segment of New Jersey’s new, tougher wage theft law takes effect November 1.
  • By Joan Burns, IDB Bank
    When thinking about the benefits at any given company that prospective employees evaluate, varied items like vacation days, 401(k) plans, and gym memberships spring to mind. Of course, there’s a weight to many of these perks: Vacations last at least a certain number of days; gym memberships can go on for years; and 401(k) plans can stay with you for decades. But there’s another factor that many job candidates do consider when evaluating a future employer: the availability of a tuition reimbursement program.
  • By Judith Droz Keyes, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Most California HR professionals are familiar with requests from employees and former employees—and their lawyers—for copies of personnel records. With few changes over the years, California law has long given employees the right to inspect and obtain copies of certain records.
  • By Bridget Miller, Contributing Editor
    Traditionally, employers reduced healthcare spending by passing along more of the premiums and other costs to employees. This, of course, is still an option, but it’s obviously one that employees don’t favor and will not go far in making the benefits package attractive. It also doesn’t address the root issue of cost reduction but rather simply shifts the burden.
  • By Edward Choi
    Oregon recently became the seventh state to pass a paid family leave bill. It joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, along with the District of Columbia, in requiring paid leave for eligible workers. The bill is similar to Washington’s recently enacted policy, as Oregon business groups advocated for creating consistent rules between the two states.
  • The IRS recently issued guidance expanding the definition of "preventive care" that may be covered—possibly free of charge—by a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) that's paired with a health savings account (HSA).
  • By Shawn A. Morgan
    Are you ready for a data breach? Is your business prepared to address the potential data loss if a hacker infiltrates the network server housing your customers' personal information?
  • Following up on the recent final rule allowing employers to offer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for employees to purchase individual health coverage, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed two new safe harbors for helping such employers avoid Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalties.
  • By Tammy Binford, Contributing Editor
    Employers in industries where tips are the norm are likely to welcome the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new proposed rule relating to tipped workers. Although the proposal, announced on October 7, 2019, just codifies current guidance from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, it formally does away with Obama-era guidance that sometimes limited employers’ ability to take a tip credit.
  • A final rule from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will give employers the option of displaying only the last four digits of an employee’s Social Security number (SSN) on a Form W-2, beginning in 2021.
  • By Tammy Binford, Contributing Editor
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the comment period on its recent proposed rule changes related to union representation elections.
  • HR PowerPoints:
    We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • HR Quizzes:
    Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • HR Speaker's Notes:
    Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • HR Trainer's Guides:
    Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • HR Training Exercises:
    We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • We all have unconscious biases that affect our interactions with others and how we view the world. These unconscious biases can have a negative effect in the workplace when they go unchecked. This course will benefit everyone who interacts with coworkers, customers, or anyone else as part of their job. After completing this course, learners will be able to identify and address their own unconscious biases and take steps to "interrupt" them when communicating and interacting with others in the workplace.
  • Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
  • Unconscious bias can hurt morale, productivity, and innovation when it happens among employees. When it sneaks into critical workplace personnel and management decisions, it can be costly for your company in terms of lawsuits and discrimination charges. This course will benefit all managers, supervisors, and workplace leaders who are tasked with recruiting, hiring, and evaluating performance. Building on the concepts and strategies presented in "Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias for Employees and Supervisors," this course offers strategies for eliminating unconscious bias from personnel decisions and how to recognize and counteract microaggressions that often stem from unconscious bias. After completing this course, supervisors should be able to identify their own unconscious biases and "interrupt" them when making critical personnel management decisions.
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