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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You’re not alone if you have struggled to decide how much time off to allow a dsabled eimployee. It’s one of HR’s trickiest issues ...

In light of Father's Day this month, it's the perfect time to spotlight an emerging workplace issue: discrimination against those with caregiving responsibilities. Those whose first thought was, Wouldn't it have been more timely to highlight this issue around Mother's Day?, have just perfectly exemplified why this issue needs to be addressed. One form of caregiver discrimination is acting on the stereotype that men are the breadwinners and not the caregivers, and thus, are not entitled to the same considerations as mothers. Of course, there are plenty of other forms of discrimination against caregivers, which spurred the EEOC to issue new guidance near the end of May on Unlawful Disparate Treatment Of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities.

Employees of Alcoa’s truck wheel manufacturing plant in Cleveland have filed unfair labor practice charges against their union with the National Labor Relations Board ...

An Ohio appeals court significantly expanded employees’ rights recently when it upheld a fired employee’s right to trial after her employer terminated her because she threatened to talk to her attorney ...

Employees who realize their jobs are in peril sometimes think pulling out the “lawsuit card” will save them. They’ll meet with an attorney, who will try to head you off with a threatened lawsuit. It sometimes succeeds because it casts the potential discharge in a sinister new light—as retaliation for threatening to sue. Here’s how to counter it and still carry through with your planned action ...

To avoid triggering retaliation lawsuits, train managers and supervisors on how to react to a complaint. First and foremost, explain that all complaints should be received professionally and without any apparent display of disappointment or emotion. Remind them: No comment allowed ...

A Supreme Court case narrowly focused on FLSA protections for home health care workers may signal a broader trend worth watching. Is a conservative high court now more inclined to defer to federal agency interpretations of the law even when those interpretations limit employee rights? A new EEOC age discrimination case that could reach the Supreme Court might tell the tale.

The immigration-reform bill backed by a bipartisan groups of Senators and President Bush stalled out last week, the victim of objections from both ends of the political spectrum. But the president says he will push hard for reintroduction this summer, and many Capitol Hill watchers say the issue is just too important to ignore.

Sooner or later, you’ll be deep in a sexual harassment investigation. When you are, make sure you look at everyone’s words and actions, not just the alleged harasser’s. It’s especially important to get a complete picture if you sense that the employee who came forward with the complaint was actively participating in what she’s now alleging was sexual harassment ...

A U.S. District judge dismissed an intentional injury suit against Daimler-Chrysler AG and the security firm Wackenhut Corp. The suit was brought by an employee injured in a shooting at the company’s Toledo North assembly plant in 2005 ...