All Posts By "Nix" (Total Posts: 866)

GDPR EFFECTS ON INDIA

What does GDPR mean for companies in India? Regardless of their location, organizations processing personal data of individuals from the EU or organizations having a presence in the EU must be GDPR compliant. Indian organizations also need to upgrade their technology, as well as practices and introduce data encryption modules. Most organizations will need to, ...

E-HIRING STILL NEEDS REFERENCE CHECKS

Even as hiring has long gone digital and companies are adopting new strategies of assessing applicants, the good previous tradition of reference exams continues to carry robust even as of late, with a majority of businesses rejecting applicants whose reference exams didnt meet expectations. In a study of HR managers/leaders via recruitment corporate Antal International, ...

THE AHRC AND CRIMINAL RECORD DISCRIMINATION: A TOOTHLESS TIGER

A recent AHRC report into discrimination in employment on the basis of criminal record, BE v Suncorp Group Ltd [2018] AusHRC 121, has garnered significant media attention and community debate regarding discrimination on the basis of criminal records. The case shows that unlike an order of a tribunal or court, an employer has the right ...

EVERYONE LIES IN THEIR JOB APPLICATIONSO CAN I FIRE THEM?

What rights does an employer have when it discovers that an employee never completed his degree or has lied on his job application? A recent decision in the Fair Work Commission, Charles Tham v Hertz Australia Pty Limited T/A Hertz is useful guidance for employers who detect even after some period of time, that ...

TECH FIRMS IN 8 KEY APAC MARKETS TO INCREASE HIRING

According to the Radford Global Technology Survey Quarterly Workforce Trends Report, technology companies across Asia-Pacific are reporting more optimistic hiring plans in Q2 2018 as compared to Q1 2018. In Singapore, the percentage of technology companies that plan to hire aggressively in Q2 increased to 4.4 percent compared to 3.4 percent in the previous quarter, ...

THE EUROPEAN UNION AND JAPAN AGREED TO CREATE THE WORLDS LARGEST AREA OF SAFE DATA FLOWS

The EU and Japan have agreed to recognize each others data protection systems as equivalent, which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan. Each side will now launch internal procedures. For the EU, this involves obtaining an opinion from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the green light from a ...

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Employers across the state of Ohio have plenty of questions now that the use of medical marijuana has been legalized. But those with questions can rest easy since nothing has changed within the company unless the employer wants to make changes. Employees still can be terminated and applicants can be denied for use of marijuana, ...

EEOC Takes Aggressive Stance on Employee Drug Testing Amid Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been aggressively challenging employer policies and handling of drug screens, particularly those dealing with an employees lawful use of prescription drugs. As a result, lawsuits filed by the EEOC against employers has been on the rise. In EEOC v. Steel Painters, LLC, the organization sought a permanent injunction ...

Senate Passes Bill Requiring HHS to Explain Delays in Hair-Testing Guidelines

Recent legislation passed by the Senate would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide an explanation for a 21-month delay in issuing mandatory federal hair testing guidelines for safety-sensitive transportation employees. Introduced in May, the bill also would require HHS to report progress on hair testing within 30 days of passage ...

What Does the NJ Medicinal Marijuana Executive Order Mean to Employers?

In March, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order to expand the states Medical Marijuana program. Employers with anti-drug use policies that prohibit the use of medicinal marijuana will need to consider to be free from discrimination based on a medical condition. The states law does not require employers to accommodate medicinal marijuana, ...