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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.

Issue: With the job market flooded with experienced and skilled people, the temptation rises for hiring managers to use "overqualified" as a weeding-out method.
Risk: Courts could view your use ...
The EEOC recently slapped a Pennsylvania steel plant with a sexual harassment lawsuit. The alleged crime? It "condoned sexual harassment" by allowing some employees to post erotic pictures, posters and calendars ...
As part of your anti-violence policy, include a clearly worded ban on physical and verbal abuse in the workplace, even if it's in self-defense. Include descriptions ...
Issue: Overweight employees cost you more in health care costs, and new research proves it. But you can't discriminate against them.
Risk: More courts are saying that obesity is a ...

When slapped with a pay-related lawsuit, the last thing you want is for other employees and ex-employees to piggyback on that suit, creating a big "collective action" case. Good news: AA new court ruling highlights a successful defense against such suits ...

The American Bar Association's latest survey of ADA employment discrimination cases says companies prevail 94.5 percent of the time in court and 78.1 percent of the time in administrative complaints ...
So, you're thinking about creating a program to help settle employee conflicts in-house. That's smart; a successful alternative dispute-resolution (ADR) program lets you identify and address problems while they're still manageable ...
Issue: Many employers trip over the issue of when to pay on-call workers.
Risk: One mistake can result in big damages, forcing you to pay several workers for years of ...
Avoid dress-code rules that have no clear business reason or health and safety reason, plus check with your state labor department to see if your state has a pay-for-uniform ...
Issue: EEOC's revamped EEO-1 form could add new burdens on your compliance paperwork.
Risk: You can be fined for "willful" noncompliance ...