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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Leaders excel by definition, but will success alone give you a beautiful life? Anne Bélec, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, thinks not.
With baby boomers ready to retire and global competitive pressures on the increase, the business case for retaining and enhancing women's contributions is stronger than ever.
Time to hire new people? Check out these helpful tips before you start.

The Department of Labor (DOL) asked, and it received. Back in December, the DOL asked for public comments on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations and their impact on the workplace; it received over 15,000 comments. In June, the agency released a comprehensive review of the comments in Family And Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report On The Department Of Labor's Request For Information. Not surprisingly, unscheduled intermittent leave is the "single most serious area of friction between employers and workers," particularly when it is needed for chronic health conditions. Judging from the report, you are certainly not alone in your frustration in trying to maintain staffing levels and control attendance problems in light of unscheduled intermittent leave.

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Several states are debating legislation that would make “workplace bullying” an illegal practice, like discrimination or harassment. Passage of such bills would increase your liability risks and force you to referee personality disputes. Here's the status of the legislation, and how your organization should respond ...

Religious discrimination can take many forms, including, apparently the forced singing of "Happy Birthday" to that embarrassed-looking guy sitting with his buddies in the booth by the window.

Three female employees of the Crazy Horse Steak House in New Oxford will share $40,750 for harassment allegedly committed by owner Nicholas Mavros. The women claimed Mavros commented on their breasts, asked what color underwear they were wearing, invited them to come to a motel to have sex, touched them against their wishes and even put his hands down an employee’s pants ...

A female temporary worker on a long-term assignment for NJ-based Philips Lighting Co. won a $164,850 verdict for gender discrimination against the company. The woman, who worked in the warehouse of the company’s Mountaintop, PA, plant, claimed the company offered full-time positions only to male temps. She asked about full-time employment several times and was told she was next in line. Instead, she was fired ...

How far can employees go when firing off comments on the web on their own time? What if the employee is a public servant? For Bernie Kieklak, chief of staff for state Sen. Lisa Boscola, the answer is pretty far ...

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