Human Resources

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

Discover how your colleagues – and competitors – are dealing with discrimination and harassment, employment law, benefits programs, and more.

When it comes to co-worker sexual harassment, it’s not enough to “fix” the problem by transferring the harasser. If you don’t also investigate the underlying complaint, expect a lawsuit when the harasser strikes again ...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Texas as one of six states that will participate in a long-term-care planning promotion campaign ...

Just a few months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court established a broad new legal standard for judging whether an employer has retaliated against an employee for complaining about discrimination (Burlington Northern v. White). Now, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has applied the standard to its first retaliation case after the Supreme Court decision. The news is good for employers ...

If you don’t have a public relations department to handle press inquiries, make sure you train managers and supervisors on how not to talk to the press ...

Q. We have an employee who insists that he is entitled to take off a full eight-hour day with pay to donate blood. What is the law in Georgia regarding an employee’s right to take paid leave for this purpose?

It’s illegal to fire an employee because he or she refuses to engage in illegal conduct. But this is a very narrow exception to the general rule of at-will employment ...

The new Texas House of Representatives will hold five more Democrats than it did the last session, although the Republicans remain in clear control. That means any legislation that seems anti-business—including bills affecting employers—will continue to face tough sledding in the Texas legislature ...

Arbitration agreements, in which employees give up their rights to go to court and instead submit their cases to arbitration, can be a great way to avoid unpredictable juries, negative publicity and the expense of a full-blown lawsuit. But if the agreement isn’t worded just right, you may end up with more expense and lost time rather than less ...

Teaneck Township will pay $750,000 to a firefighter to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, its second large settlement in a year ...

The middle school years are tough on everyone, staff included. Maybe that explains the behavior of an assistant principal at a Parsippany middle school who ransacked a woman’s apartment ...