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January 2019's Converge Newsletter
How To Avoid Workplace Retaliation Claims
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January 21, 2019 via Hotel Management

Workplace retaliation claims have nearly tripled in frequency over the past decade and now are one of the most frequent claims filed in employment-related lawsuits and administrative charges. Not only are they on the rise statistically, they also are one of the most difficult claims to defend against.

More often than not, an internal complaint of harassment or discrimination evolves into a retaliation claim after an employee complains or litigation materializes. Ensuring a prompt and adequate investigation of the initial complaint is one of the best ways to protect your company from such claims. The law prohibits punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination, including harassment. Asserting these rights is called "protected activity," and it can take many forms.

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Six Important HR Issues For 2019

January 7, 2019 via Eckert Seamans
Nineteen states and 21 cities will increase their minimum wage on January 1, 2019 or later in the year, with many reaching $15 per hour. A chart showing affected jurisdictions may be found here.
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Job Description Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

January 10, 2018 via Cozen O'Connor

A good job description can equip an employer with the best possible workforce available. Inaccuracies and oversights, however, can entangle your company in litigation for years.
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The Signs of Human Trafficking and What Hotels Can Do
January 23, 2018 via Hotel News Now

Hotel employees and managers need to be aware of possible human trafficking in their properties and act proactively to prevent it, according to speakers at a Marriott International-sponsored event last week called "A conversation with doers: Harnessing new solutions to fight human trafficking." - The First and Only Workplace Misconduct, Theft, and Fraud Reporting Platform for the Hospitality Industry
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