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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Not every allegation of sexual harassment is well-founded, and some employees may be overly sensitive. That’s why your investigation should consider all sides, including the alleged victim’s reaction and treatment of the alleged harasser. As the following case shows, a thorough investigation may reveal that the problem is with the alleged victim’s perception and his or her response to the alleged harassment ...

Do you have a difficult disabled employee who seems to need constant care and attention and whose accommodations requests border on the ridiculous? Maybe it’s time to decide those requests are unreasonable. Here’s how to handle the situation ...

While employees are off work on FMLA leave, things may change at the office. Work space may be realigned and reassigned, for example. But employers are obligated to return FMLA leave-takers to the same or an equivalent position after the leave expires. Does that mean the employee must get the same desk, office or location? Not necessarily ...

Employees who take intermittent leave cause the greatest disruption in the workplace, according to comments received by the U.S. Labor Department on proposed revisions to the FMLA. That includes employees with disabilities who seem to need an inordinate—and unpredictable—number of absences. If you suspect abuse, don’t jump the gun ...

Say your marketing director breaks his leg at an after-hours employee softball game. Or your sales rep claims she was harassed at an after-work party. Is your organization liable for such off-premises activities? It depends to what degree you "sponsored" those events. Here are four ways to steer clear of liability ...

Is your HR department understaffed or overstaffed? Here's a formula to correctly calculate your organization HR-to-employee ratio. Plus, you'll learn the results of a SHRM study on average ratios by organization size, and read comments from your HR colleagues on what they think is the ideal HR-to-employee ratio ...

Q One of our employees is assigned to work 32 hours per week. His regular off-day is Monday. If a holiday falls on a Monday (such as Labor Day), is the employee entitled to pay for the day?

Q May a California employer consider a worker’s arrest record in making a hiring decision?

Q Our company policy prohibits managers from dating subordinates. I have just learned that a manager has violated this rule. May we terminate her employment?

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