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 EEOC is moving forward with an aggressive, new stance that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Discrimination complaints filed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have led to several big settlements.

OSHA inspectors staging a spot inspection at K-T Galvanizing Co. in the Dallas-Fort Worth-area town of Venus found 13 serious violations of workplace safety and health regulations.

Document your reason for firing an employee who is out on FMLA leave.

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement in a decade-old overtime lawsuit—against itself. The department agreed Aug. 12 to pay $7 million to several thousand of its own employees.

Need to contact an employee out on FMLA leave about pressing business matters like incomplete work or file locations? That’s perfectly fine. Courts recognize that employers may need information the employee has.
The owner of two Mountain View, CA, transportation companies—Stanford Yellow Taxi Cab and AAA Legacy Limousine—fought a years’-long legal battle against the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, arguing that his employees were independent contractors. The DOL wasn’t going to be the first party to blink.

There is rarely a reason to note an employee’s age on official company documents. There’s no reason to list birthdates, for example, on seniority lists when seniority is based on years of service. Doing makes an age discrimination lawsuit more likely.

Mass shootings and terrorism have employers on high alert. Here’s what they say they’re doing to prevent
workplace violence.
Everyone makes mistakes. If you discover you messed up, don’t hesitate to fix the error. You’ll look better in the eyes of a judge should you wind up in court.
East San Jose-based Peters’ Bakery has agreed to settle charges the bakery’s owner verbally abused and harassed a Latina employee because of her national origin.
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