Welcome to Traliant’s Compliance Blog. We bring together compliance experts and eLearning veterans who have seen it all — the good, the bad and, especially, the ugly. From working with HR professionals across many industries, we understand that you all face similar challenges.
This blog features articles on the latest court rulings and laws as they relate to workplace ethics and compliance. We also share our observations and learnings from the organizations and professionals with whom we are honored to work with. We are confident you will find value in our topics and articles and encourage you to join the conversation.
Before #MeToo, bystander intervention training was mostly used on colleges campuses and in the military to teach techniques for preventing sexual assault. Today, as we experience a cultural shift from #MeToo to #NotHere, more HR professionals are recognizing the benefits of bystander intervention training in the workplace. By empowering employees to interrupt harassing behaviors and diffuse potentially harmful situations, bystander intervention training can help prevent sexual harassment and promote a more respectful, inclusive workplace culture. Read On
Diversity and inclusion have become key concepts in efforts to prevent workplace harassment and discrimination, and improve recruiting and retention, innovation, and business results.
However, building a more diverse and inclusive workplace remains a challenge. Glassdoor’s 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Study found that 61% of 1,100 US employees surveyed said they have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on age, race, gender or LGBTQ identity in the workplace.
On the positive side, Glassdoor’s research reports that US job listings related to diversity and inclusion are up 30% since last year, which may be an indicator of more organizations investing in D&I initiatives including diversity training. Read On
Export controls are US laws and regulations that restrict the shipment and transmission of certain articles, services, commodities, materials, software and technology outside and within the US for the purpose of protecting national security and advancing foreign policy. Complying with export control regulations and conducting export controls training is not only important for businesses, it’s also critical for university research departments that share information and technology with foreign nationals and work with items on the export control list.
In an age of proliferating technology, where information is both easier to obtain and harder to safeguard, it’s important for individuals who work in education to understand the rights of students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the best practices to comply with its provisions.
FERPA is a federal law that was enacted to protect the confidentiality of student educational records and applies to all educational institutions that receive funds from the US Department of Education.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently announced a voluntary resolution agreement with a state university and related entities in connection with the university’s mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against several former employees. The agreement contains multiple institutional reforms the university must undertake, particularly in how it handles Title IX cases in the future.