Compliance Blog

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.

Forms of Sexual Harassment: What employees should know about behaviors that can lead to harassment claims

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Among the first steps toward preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is to train and educate employees on the types of behaviors that can lead to sexual harassment incidents and claims. In the US, the termsquid pro quo” and “hostile work environment” are used to help categorize behaviors that constitute sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many state and local laws. Read On

Five Steps to Help Prevent Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

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Preventing sexual harassment in the restaurant business has been an industry-wide challenge well before the media exposed numerous allegations against celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Restaurants are unlike other workplaces. Interactions with co-workers, as well as with customers, suppliers and visitors, can be more casual than other work environments, which can lead to inappropriate behavior and costly harassment claims, if left unchecked.

Here are five steps restaurant businesses can take to reduce the risk of workplace harassment and promote a safe, respectful and inclusive work culture. Read On

Six essential topics for Title IX training

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Title IX training can do more than help colleges and universities meet their Title IX obligations and comply with the law. Title IX training can also be an effective way to educate and influence positive behavior, on and off campus, and reinforce the rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, staff and other employees to create a safe and respectful learning and working culture.

Here are six essential topics that Title IX training programs should address: Read On

New York Law Bans Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression

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Cuomo signs Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

New York employers should prepare to comply with a new law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed on January 25, adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of protected classes under New York’s human rights and hate crimes laws.

GENDA will be effective in 30 days, except for certain amendments related to the hate crime laws, which become effective on November 1, 2019.

New York is among 21 other states and the District of Columbia in prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization. Read On

Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment: 4 Top Trends for 2019

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Preventing sexual harassment became a dominant workplace issue in 2018, and as 2019 gets underway, HR professionals can expect it to stay in the spotlight. This year brings new anti-harassment legislation and heightened awareness for organizations to more effectively address and prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, unconscious bias and other forms of discrimination.

As #MeToo continues to spark conversations, in and out of the workplace, here are four trends to keep top of mind: Read On