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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.

Many employers use personality tests to identify job-related characteristics, such as maturity or emotional stability. But these tests can carry legal risk when applied incorrectly.
If you use personality tests, ...
Take extra time to review an employee's eligibility and certification for FMLA leave at the time of the request, not later.
As a new court ruling shows, employers who approve ...
Issue: Employees can sue for FMLA retaliation only if they've put in the minimum hours to become eligible for FMLA leave.
Benefit: Less risk of first-year employees winning FMLA-retaliation suits. ...
Employers won a big victory when President Bush signed legislation
Feb. 18 that aims to inject more fairness in the class-action lawsuit arena. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ...
When an employee encounters a medical problem, don't fear asking for more details or requiring medical tests, as long as you can prove that your requests are focused on whether the ...
Issue: How far must you go to oblige an employee's religious practices under federal job-discrimination law?
Benefit: A new ruling says that you don't need to accommodate religious requests when ...
Starting pay for new grads will remain modest this year, except in certain fields, such as tech and engineering, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) predicts.
In a ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Issue: Establishing quantifiable criteria for making hiring decisions.
Risk: Applicants have an easier time winning hiring-bias lawsuits if they can point to weaknesses in your stated reasons for hiring.
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Issue: Employees who participate in health screenings submit fewer medical claims, lowering your costs.
Risk: They won't show up if they don't see the value.
Action: Dangle the best ...