HR ALERT: NYC Faces New Sexual Harassment Responsibilities

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

New York City and New York State employers need to be aware of upcoming responsibilities resulting from the passage of anti-sexual harassment laws earlier this year.  The most immediate change goes into effect on September 6, 2018 when New York City employers will need to comply with the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act.  As of that date, all employers will be required to post the required anti-sexual harassment notice in the workplace and provide this information to employees at the time of hir... read more.

Governor Murphy Signs Statewide Paid Sick and Safe Leave Bill

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Lisa Calick, SPHR Governor Murphy has signed a Paid Sick Leave Law, which will now require New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to employees each year.  Several municipalities already have existing ordinances requiring similar leave, however this new act will preempt those individual ordinances and provide a uniform benefit requirement statewide.  The new law will take effect 180 days from the date signed, and will cover employers of all sizes.  ... read more.

NJ Lawmakers Pass Equal Pay Act: What It Means For Your Business

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Lisa Calick, SPHR New Jersey lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, a comprehensive pay equity law that significantly strengthens employer requirements to provide equal pay for similar employment without regard to gender or other protected characteristics.  Governor Phil Murphy, a strong proponent of equal pay, has stated he will sign the legislation, which would take effect on July 1, 2018.  Once signed, New Jersey would have one of the broadest equal pay laws... read more.

Maintain Positivity When Giving Employees Negative Feedback

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Kimberly Bustamante In a classic psychology experiment, teachers were told that their students had taken an aptitude test from Harvard that would predict which students would be high achievers in coming years. The researchers did not put into place any special treatment or academic program for these students, they just told the teachers these children had been tested and found gifted. What the teachers didn't realize is that these tests were actually fake. The "gifted" students were chosen at random an... read more.

In Pursuit of Top Talent in the Digital Era

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Lisa Calick Remember what recruiting talent was like during the Great Recession? In 2008 and 2009, hiring topnotch professionals involved little more than spreading the word among your staff and waiting for choice candidates to roll in. Fast-forward several years, and recruiting young, bright employees is markedly more difficult. The job market has rebounded over the last five years, recruitment tools have evolved and younger job candidates are using new media to access job information. As an HR specia... read more.

Why Diversity Matters and How you can Achieve It

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Lori Graham  The American business world is being challenged to diversify its talent pool to better reflect the changing face of America. To some extent, businesses are already making headway in this effort. Today, about 60 percent of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree are female. While women are still relatively rare in positions of corporate leadership, the glass ceiling is starting to shatter, and progress will continue to be made as this current group gains traction and career ex... read more.