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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For many positions, such as phone salespeople or bank tellers, it makes good sense to require employees to communicate in clearly spoken English. But can you make the same demand of construction workers or dishwashers? Probably not. Case in point: A dishwasher at a Virginia hotel was laid off and told he’d be rehired after [...]
You're free to set certain terms and conditions for employees' jobs. But make sure none of those conditions step on employees' constitutionally protected rights, particularly rights that apply to their personal ...
Issue: Whether employees are considered "disabled" if their ailments can be kept in check by corrective treatments.
Risk: Many employers wrongly assume that corrective treatments wipe out an employee's ADA ...
Supervisors have a duty to respond to any employee harassment, but that duty doesn’t stop once you take action the first time. You must remain on constant vigil for additional outbursts, then react immediately to those, too. As a recent ruling shows, courts won’t look kindly on employers, or managers, who stop harassing incidents once, [...]
You're required to reasonably accommodate employees when their religious practices conflict with their job requirements. But what if an employee asks for an accommodation just so he can work overtime? Must ...
The AFL-CIO is providing a new online soapbox for employees who've seen their jobs moved overseas. The union has launched a new Web page that lists 200,000 U.S. employers who have ...
Issue: Are you sabotaging your own career by making the following easily avoidable mistakes?
Risk: Too much "tunnel vision" (focusing on your own department, your own goals, etc.) makes you ...
Issue: Accommodating employees' religious beliefs and practices even though you question their legitimacy.
Risk: You'll waste time (and potentially spark a lawsuit) by challenging a person's religious sincerity.
Action: ...
Can supervisors be guilty of retaliation if they give a mostly positive performance review? Yes, it's possible.
As the following case shows, if an employee views any part of her ...
In an effort to shame U.S. companies into keeping jobs in America, the AFL-CIO has launched a Web page that lists 200,000 employers who have moved jobs overseas (so-called "offshoring"). The ...