Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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New York employers now have more incentive to move workers' compensation cases along quicker if the case includes accusations that the employer retaliated against employees who filed a work-related injury claim ...

Hudson County's Living Wage Law has survived a constitutional challenge brought by a county contractor. The suit alleged that the law imposed restrictions on some businesses but not others, which violated the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause ...

To ensure that employees working on Katrina recovery projects are paid according to the law, the U.S. Labor Department has sued a Houston drywall company for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations ...

Former IBM Corp. chairman Lou Gerstner urged HR professionals to carve out time in their busy schedules to think about (and plan for) big-picture changes at their organizations ...

Is your organization reaping the full financial benefits from its employee assistance program (EAP)? If employees aren’t using it, the answer is probably “no” ...

Until recently, companies that sold products and services over the Web didn’t feel that the ADA applied to them, meaning they weren’t required to make their sites accessible to visually impaired or disabled people. But a lawsuit against Target stores has Web retailers rethinking that assumption ...

When Latino advocate Jerry Gonzalez showed “Fighting 529,” his documentary slamming Georgia Senate Bill (SB) 529, at Georgia Tech in March, the last person he expected to see in the audience was state Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), author of the bill ...

Q. I’ve heard that not all industries are covered by the FMLA. Are trucking companies exempt? If so, we have several employees out on workers’ compensation and FMLA leave. Can we fire them? —T.Z., New York

S.P. Richards Co. (SPR), a Smyrna office-supply wholesaler, recently won an FMLA victory when the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals determined it would be considered separately from its parent company, Genuine Parts Co. ...

Q. You've said that a company can't deduct a half-day for an exempt employee who has used all her sick and vacation time; it must be in full-day increments. But what if the employee hasn't used all her banked sick and vacation time? Could an employer require the employee to use that instead? —S.V., North Carolina