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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The course of true love, at least in the workplace, runs straight to the courtroom. But Floor Covering Associates of Joliet received a reprieve recently when the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court verdict in its favor ...

Jewel Food Stores settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with four female employees for $200,000, but the meat department manager who spawned the suit has had a surprising shelf life ...

Four white part-time firefighters have sued the village of Dolton for racial discrimination after the town’s fire department promoted two black firefighters to full-time positions over white candidates with better qualifications. The plaintiffs claim Dolton Fire Chief Jerry McCullough told them, “If you’re not black, you’re not getting hired.” ...

Citing the toxicity of secondhand smoke, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed Senate Bill 500, the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, into law on July 23.  The law takes effect Jan. 1 and requires employers to provide smoke-free workplaces for all employees. The new state law does not mean employers can ignore local anti-smoking ordinances. Municipalities may still enact smoking bans that are tougher than state law, but all Illinois jurisdictions must meet the new state standards when the law takes effect ...

The charges leveled against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick are atrocious. There's no doubt about that. As a human being, you may be ready to throw the book at him (and worse). But if you're a Human Resources manager faced with an employee who is accused of engaging in criminal or otherwise unsavory off-duty activities, your reaction must be less emotional.

Texas employers frequently face problems associated with retrieving company property from disgruntled former employees. Let's use a hypothetical scenario to answer questions on whether or when you can make payroll deductions for the missing property ...

The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. $3 million to settle charges of using misleading sales materials during retirement seminars for BellSouth employees in North Carolina and South Carolina. NASD also ordered Citigroup to pay $12.2 million in restitution, and it suspended three brokers who conducted the seminars ...

Unexpected and unexplained events can spark rumors that, if ignored by HR and management, will take on a life of their own. But there's an art to dealing with rumors and it involves timing. Here are four tips for managing the rumor mill before it manages you ...

In North Carolina, it's not just sexual harassment lawsuits brought under federal law that you have to worry about. Your organization could face state tort law claims, such as “intentional infliction of emotional distress” or “negligent supervision” if an employee’s behavior is extreme enough and management doesn’t take steps to stop it ...

Lake County will be forced to defend a lawsuit filed by several corrections officers who allege the county violated federal pay rules by requiring all corrections officers to report for work 15 minutes early for roll call ...