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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In the good ol’ days, employers used to control all hiring decisions. Not anymore. Today, the EEOC has the power to decide whom you will have to roll out the red carpet for ...

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets strict rules for how you pay employees, including setting a minimum wage and overtime. The basic concept is straightforward ...

Q. We have an employee with a chronic condition. We granted her intermittent FMLA leave provided she gave us a certification each time she takes time off for the condition. We have to constantly remind her to turn in the form. She also won’t call HR when she is sick, but leaves a message with the front desk. This makes it hard to track her usage. Can we terminate for refusing to follow the instructions laid out on the FMLA approval form?

A surprising new court ruling says that if your organization uses a common pay practice—setting new hires' salaries based on their past pay—you could be violating the Equal Pay Act ...

Employees age 55 and older—a group growing four times faster than the work force as a whole—make particularly loyal employees, a new study shows. But does your organization offer the type of benefits that will help you retain those older workers until they retire (and beyond)? Some organizations are taking that extra step ...

Summertime…and the dressing is easy, some employees think. Coming to work in flip-flops and Bermuda shorts may not jibe with your organization's business casual dress code policy. But that they should not be worn to work might not be explicitly spelled out either. When did employees get the idea that "appropriate footwear" includes workplace-inappropriate flip-flops? Never mind the safety risk — that noise is disruptive enough. As for Bermuda shorts, the length might be appropriate in terms of what you allow for skirt/dress lengths, but they are still shorts after all.

Envelope-maker Williamhouse of Pennsylvania settled a lawsuit with three supervisors who claimed they were underpaid because they are black ...

Q. How do you pay hourly employees who are traveling on a day that's not considered a workday, like Saturday or Sunday? What if they normally have a 10-minute commute to the office but instead they have to go to the airport, and the airport is an hour from their home?

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Turkey Hill Dairy, Inc. alleging the company maintained a hostile work environment in its Conestoga Dairy facility in Lancaster County ...