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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Following 9/11, the EEOC paid particular attention to employment-discrimination backlash against employees who appeared to be Muslims or of Middle Eastern or South Asian ancestry. But now that effort appears to be broadening. Until recently, the EEOC didn't view job discrimination against Asian-Americans as a widespread problem. But a new survey changed all that ...

 

The U.S. Labor Department is proposing changes to the way non-U.S. citizens are certified for permanent employment in the United States. Specifically, the government would prevent employers from shifting visas from one foreign worker to another ...

A growing number of high-tech workers are complaining that they're losing jobs not only to foreign workers overseas but also to foreign workers who enter the United States under the little-known L-1 visa category ...

A new Labor Department opinion letter says that you don't need to pay nonexempt employees for time spent working on volunteer civic events, such as building Habitat for Humanity houses, even if your organization encourages such activities and links them to the organization's incentive-pay plan ...

Q. If an employee speaks Spanish and doesn’t understand English, am I required to have my handbooks and other policies translated into Spanish? Is the handbook valid if the employee signs but does not understand the content? —A.B., California

Giving someone an "excellent" performance rating may seem like a nondiscriminatory act. But, as a new court case shows, high praise can still be deemed retaliation if the review is worse than a previous one and it hurts the employee's ability to earn a bonus or promotion ...

Employees with diabetes suffer more absenteeism and higher health costs. Sixty-two percent of larger employers have some kind of diabetes management plan, according to Mercer HR consulting ...

Most managers have experienced a situation in which a rising star in their department suddenly resigns. Managers may feel shocked by such events. But if you know how to look for the warning signs of employee discontentment, you can often see such “surprise” resignations coming … and take quick action to prevent a good employee […]
Part of your job when interviewing applicants is to discover their skill levels and see if they’d be a good fit. But it’s also important to convey to prospective employees that “this is a great place to work!” That’s why everyone who comes in contact with prospective job candidates, from receptionists to hiring managers, must […]

Overqualified candidates are becoming more adept at trimming their résumés, which may skew your hiring decisions. The solution: Draw on references and your questioning skills to probe for missing details ...