Monthly Archives: September 2013

What qualifies as “Adverse Action”?

September 17, 2013

The temptation for managers or employers is to change an employee’s job function, schedule, or compensation as a means of either motivated the employee or attempting to get the employee to resign is a flawed approach to management, but one that is surprisingly common. Employer conduct deemed to be adverse can come in a variety of forms, but the primary assessment by courts is review whether or not the conduct would lead a reasonable employee to complain of discrimination or resign. Earlier this year the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled as such and provided some clarity to this ...

The Value of Implementing an EEO/Ethics Anonymous Tips Hotline

September 10, 2013

With recent crackdowns by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) for those that are Federal Contractors, many companies are now scrambling to ensure they are in compliance before, or even while, audits occur. One of the least expensive and most efficient ways to support compliance efforts is to implement an EEO & Ethics Hotline for employees to use. How it Works Companies utilize a third party to monitor the hotline and voice mailbox, ensuring confidentiality for anyone who chooses to remain anonymous. By distributing and publishing the phone number to ...

EctoHR, Inc. welcomes Michelle Vorase to the team

September 4, 2013

EctoHR, Inc. is pleased to welcome Michelle Vorase to its staff of experienced HR professionals. Michelle brings with her over 15 years of leadership in Human Resources, supporting a wide variety of industries. Most recently, Michelle served at Thomson Reuters as Director of Human Resources, where she worked as a strategic business partner to the Executive Vice President and the executive leadership team, supporting the Healthcare division, Thomson Reuters’ then-fastest growing business. Prior to that, Michelle served as Regional Human Resources Business Partner for Citizens-Hanover Insurance. During her tenure with Citizens, she partnered with the Regional President and regional leadership ...