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Web Accessibility: Why It Matters to Your HR Department
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October 14, 2019 via Business 2 Community

As more businesses rely upon the internet, more people have filed website accessibility lawsuits. In fact, the number of such lawsuits tripled in federal court in 2018. More than 2,258 people have complained that job postings that are exclusively listed online are discriminatory against people with disabilities.

These lawsuits are spread across the nation, and they are brought forth mostly by individuals with visual impairments. The lawsuits were levied against a wide range of companies representing many industries. This includes retail, education, hospitality, technology, and more. Therefore, it is easy to see that the problem is not isolated. This is a widespread concern, and it should be a consideration for human resources departments across the country.

The problem often starts with job application portals. Many businesses have used these online portals to give applicants more flexibility. By making applications digital, it is also possible to minimize the amount of paperwork. However, such websites are rarely designed for people with visual impairments. This makes it nearly impossible for such candidates to learn about these job listings, and it makes applying for the job that much harder.'s ConvergeBlog
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9 Things HR Needs To Know To Curb Bullying At Work

October 7, 2019 via HR Dive
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute's (WBI) 2017 National Survey, 19% of U.S. employees are bullied, and another 19% witness it. All told, the survey says that 60.3 million Americans are affected by this behavior in the workplace.
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Countdown to 2020: Five Hot Compliance Tips to Keep HR Professionals Out of Hot Water

October 7, 2019 via Cozen O'Connor

It is time to make sure you are ready for 2020 (and beyond). Here are five (5) hot HR compliance issues you should be tracking and implementing...
Cozen O'Connor
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Responding to Social Security Administration "No-Match" Letters
October 2, 2019 via Munsch Hardt

No-match letters are short, seemingly innocuous and often directed at a company’s payroll or tax department. Each letter states a certain number of 2018 W-2 employees who had mismatches and provides instructions on how to resolve the issue. An employer’s handling of a no-match letter could have adverse consequences should U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiate an I-9 worksite enforcement audit.
Munsch Hardt
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