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.

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A state appeals court has overturned a felony theft conviction against state Sen. Gary Siplin, ruling that an Orlando jury wrongly convicted him of having employee Naomi Cooper do campaign work on state time ...

The Miami Herald, published by California-based McClatchy Co., has outsourced some production work in its special advertising sections to India ...

Florida is a national leader in saving up for its public-employee pension bill, according to a recent study by the Pew Center on the States. Even so, the state faces a $3.6 billion pension-funding shortfall. Most states are in worse shape ...

If, like many organizations, you try to promote from within, make certain you have a clear process that someone in HR oversees. Otherwise, managers and supervisors who have specific people in mind for promotion may “tip off” some employees while leaving others in the dark, opening the possibility of discrimination claims ...

Here’s a trap that may catch you unaware unless you regularly compare jobs and who actually holds the positions. If two jobs are roughly comparable, but mostly women hold one of the jobs and mostly men hold the other and you pay one more than the other, you are asking for trouble ...

Some retail and service establishments strive to create an authentic experience for their customers. That may mean they seek out employees who can best create that experience. That “cultural authenticity” may be a bona fide occupational qualification, and rejecting applicants who don’t fit the mold may be legal. But don't go overboard and eliminate everyone who doesn't look or act authentic ...

Employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Independent contractors are not. That difference can save companies hundreds of thousands of dollars on their labor budgets—but only if they really are using independent contractors. But if those “independent contractors” are actually employees, they can sue for unpaid wages and overtime ...

Often, constructive discharge cases grow out of a disciplinary process rife with harassment. An employee may suspect that his employer is trying to get him to quit. If a jury agrees, that can mean a large damage award. To cut the risk, have HR administer any discipline, and do so in private and in a way that preserves the employee’s dignity ...

Ignoring any legal papers that land on the receptionist’s desk may spell big trouble. If you don’t answer a lawsuit in time, whoever filed the lawsuit gets an automatic win ...

You won't find many people who love meetings. That might be because attendees often feel like meetings are a waste of time. At Marilyn Halsall’s workplace, “action minutes” are part of the remedy.

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