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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Supervisors faced with difficult employees can’t always put aside their emotions. That’s why it’s best for everyone involved if HR takes the lead investigating employee infractions and decides on the appropriate discipline. A prompt, fair and dispassionate investigation by HR professionals is the key to avoiding unnecessary lawsuits ...

While it may be unlawful to employ illegal immigrants under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, that doesn’t mean undocumented employees can’t sue for alleged employment discrimination based on other factors, such as pregnancy. Federal courts will still entertain discrimination lawsuits, ignoring illegal status ...

You may think that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) applies only to your role as an employer. You would be wrong. In fact, the NJLAD may affect other aspects of your organization’s business activities. As the following case shows, even refusing to do business with another company can lead to discrimination litigation ...

Telling an employee you aren’t satisfied with her work and suggesting you will be looking for a replacement could mean she can quit and get unemployment compensation. You can’t push her to “look for another job” and then hope to avoid an unemployment claim by saying she voluntarily left ...

Employees who quit in frustration when their harassment complaints go unheeded can sue, claiming they were “constructively discharged” because conditions were unbearable. That’s why it’s crucial for the HR office to respond to each and every complaint. Doing so can head off a surprise lawsuit ...

A Hilton pit boss and his wife are suing the United Auto Workers for $100 million, claiming the union harassed them during an organizing drive at the Atlantic City casino last spring ...

Companies planning to take over existing businesses and continue running them as they were run in the past—watch out! If the former management didn’t pay its employees properly, your company may be inheriting legal liability as well as a new business ...

Verizon has announced that shareholders annually will get to approve or reject the company’s pay plans—starting in 2009. At the company’s annual meeting in May, more than half of the shareholders voted in favor of a “say on pay” proposal fronted by The Association of BellTel Retirees ...

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