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The impact of #MeToo in the workplace

How has the #metoo movement impacted claims against employers? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced preliminary FY 2018 sexual harassment data last week. The EEOC filed 66 harassment lawsuits, and 41 included allegations of sexual harassment. That reflects more than a 50% increase in suits challenging sexual harassment over last year. 

Benefits during leave: A methodical approach

The most common questions we get on the HR Hotline relate to employees’ leaves of absence, and a large percentage of those questions have to do with employee benefits during that leave. Part of the reason why this is such a tricky topic is because the answer to these questions can come from a variety of different places. Moreover, not all of these sources give the same answer.

Minnesota employers: New work comp rules related to medical fees and services is now in effect

Just as you can rely on the sands of time passing, so too can you rely upon periodic adjustments to Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law. Some of the financial updates are to keep costs in line with inflation, while other changes were a result of recent changes to the law. Regardless, we’ve got a breakdown of the changes.