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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.

It's clear that you can require bank tellers and phone salespeople to speak fluent English. But can you make the same demand of a construction worker or dishwasher?
In many ...
It's common this time of year to receive charitable requests to help schools, the homeless, the needy, etc. The requests may come from outsiders or even among co-workers. Not a problem, ...
Issue: Employees' right to immediate reinstatement when returning from leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Risk: Any delay in returning employees to their jobs after FMLA ...
To prove "constructive discharge," employees must show that their employer made the work environment so intolerable that it forced them to quit.
So, how can you prevail in such lawsuits ...
THE LAW. While you're not required to conduct exit interviews with departing employees, federal employment laws do govern how you must handle certain information heard during such meetings.
For ...

Problem: Several readers have asked recently about whether to capitalize particular words, ranging from job titles to seasons.

Perk up your lawsuit radar if you (or one of your organization's managers) plan to discipline an employee who has emotional problems and difficulty relating to other people. As the following ...
Issue: Are your employee-leave policies too stingy, too generous or just right?
Benefit: Knowing how your organization compares to others helps you attract and retain top employees.
Action: Review ...
If a talented employee resigns from your organization (say, for example, a new mom decides to stay at home), don't erase that person from your memory. Build a database of competent ...
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year. But, as the following case shows, you can ...