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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You know it’s illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her national origin. You may not know that it's also illegal to discriminate against someone who simply has characteristics that reflect a particular heritage, whether or not he or she claims a particular heritage ...

Are you sure you understand the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime provisions and when they apply? If not, now’s a good time to review them. An employer that agrees to pay more than required (because it mistakenly thought its workers were hourly employees entitled to overtime) can’t just change its mind ...

Is your organization providing employment opportunities within Illinois prisons? If so, you don’t have to worry about being sued for minimum-wage or overtime violations by the prisoners you employ, thanks to a federal court’s common-sense decision ...

Negativity spreads like a virus through the workplace, causing low morale, high tension, and greater dissatisfaction, which can all lead to an increase in turnover. Just one or two negative employees can disrupt the workplace to the point where they create an overall negative environment for other employees. Their attitude manifests in behaviors such as constant complaining, bad-mouthing, and hostility, and can be contagious if allowed to spread.

It usually comes at the busiest time of the year, when HR pros—along with everyone else—are tending to year-end deadlines and preparing for the winter holidays. Open enrollment is an inevitable autumn ritual that can cause great stress for HR—and for your organization’s employees. Here are eight tips for surviving the season ...

Employers must post a copy of the approved federal FMLA poster “conspicuously” in the workplace. Neglecting to do so opens the door for lawsuits if you discipline employees for absences that would have been covered by FMLA. Those employees may claim they didn’t ask for FMLA leave because they weren’t familiar with the law ...

A sluggish real estate market is putting pressure on some organization's hiring practices. The problem: New employees can't sell their old houses. The solution: Taking a fresh look at relocation policies and assistance.

If you use an arbitration clause to limit federal lawsuits, now is a good time to review the terms. As an employer in the 11th Circuit, you can require employees to arbitrate just about any employment dispute. That can be a distinct advantage, especially as more and more attorneys representing employees push for class-action lawsuits. If employees agree to arbitration, it’s far less likely the case will mushroom to include all similarly situated employees ...

Good news for supervisors who work in the public sector: Reporting suspected fraud and workers’ compensation abuse won’t lead to losing a defamation case. Nor will commenting on the possibility that someone is facing criminal charges for fraud. That’s true even if the employee suspected of wrongdoing is cleared entirely and the accusations were largely unfounded ...

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