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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Washington-based outdoor retailer REI helps its customers and its employees reach their personal outdoor goals. The company offers grants of up to $300 worth of REI gear and apparel to employees embarking on outdoor athletic challenges and outdoor conservation or service projects ...

HR is becoming less of a task-oriented profession and more of a project-management one. The biggest example: outsourcing. Follow these tips to use outsourcing to demonstrate your business acumen ...

Organizations are entitled to their employee’s loyalty, but that doesn’t mean employees have to remain silent about alleged discrimination. Although it may seem disloyal, approaching a customer about a workplace problem may be a protected activity under some circumstances ...

Inkster city officials are crying foul after an all-white jury convicted them of discriminating against a police lieutenant because he was a “white Hispanic” ...

Be alert: A seemingly small bureaucratic change at the EEOC could lead to an increasing number of employment-related lawsuits filed by the agency, plus more-targeted enforcement ...

Disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations for their disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs. But that doesn’t mean employers have to create a whole new job within the disabled employee’s capacities. All the ADA requires is an honest attempt to find solutions ...

The director of public relations for Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti may proceed with her whistle-blower lawsuit after an appellate court ruled that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) counts as a public body ...

The ink on the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest employment-law decision was barely dry before the court voted to hear yet another important employment-discrimination case—this one concerning age discrimination.

Two new resources on federal compliance and a legislative attempt to address last week’s Supreme Court decision on pay discrimination head this week’s news from Washington.

The last thing you want is for a manager to make offensive comments about an employee's age (or other protected characteristic). This is the type of "smoking gun" evidence that leads employers to settle claims rather than face a jury trial. Fortunately, most managers have enough sense to refrain from making such comments. If you're lucky, any misguided statements by managers will be considered so-called "stray remarks" that are not sufficient to support a discrimination claim. However, remarks don't always fall neatly into either the stray or not-stray category. Comments that may seem like stray remarks to a manager may be seen as evidence of bias in court. A recent age discrimination claim was sent to trial after an appeals court knocked down the employer's "stray remark" argument.

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