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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Monitoring employees with video cameras likely won't violate employees' privacy rights, but employers should make sure they don't step over the line of reasonable privacy concerns. Stay in the legal zone by monitoring only public areas of the workplace, and use soundless recording ...

You can reject a disabled employee's accommodation request (or refuse to hire a person) if the individual isn't able to perform the "essential functions" of the job, even with an accommodation. But many ADA failure-to-accommodate lawsuits hinge on which tasks are considered essential ...

Health insurers make a surprising number of errors on claims, which can drive up your organization's premiums and claims costs. Act now to identify money-wasting holes in your health plan with a full audit or a simpler checkup ...

Do your employees make editorial comments about customer quirks in your internal files? Typically, it's not a problem. But a recent lawsuit shows the legal dangers of making potentially slanderous comments about customers in internal documents ...

Managers may believe that agreements must be in writing to be deemed legal employment contracts. But that’s not true. Under the right circumstances, oral promises made by supervisors can be enforced as contractual agreements. That’s especially true if employees or applicants have something in writing to back up their claims, such as handwritten notes. As […]

A new court ruling means you'll face less worry about legal liabilities stemming from the psychological impact of firing employees on FMLA leave ...

If you're not doing so already, take steps to discourage employees and dependents from holding duplicate health coverage ...

If an employee claims she was sexually harassed but the evidence shows that she gave as good as she got, you have a good defense in hand. As a new ruling shows, employees' sexual statements can be used against them when they sue for sexual harassment ...

If you require employees to work Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, be aware that some employees may object on religious grounds. If they do, you're required by Title VII to make reasonable ccommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. And, surprisingly, that right may extend to the entire day off, not just long enough to attend religious services ...

Undocumented immigrants make up almost 5 percent of the U.S. work force, and about 850,000 illegal immigrants arrive each year, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study ...