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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Assessment tools like pre-employment tests and simulations, once the exclusive province of the biggest firms seeking to fill their highest-profile positions, have become popular in all kinds of workplaces.
Issue: The words you leave out of your sexual-harassment policy are as important as those you put in.
Risk: Imprecise, or too precise, wording can paint you into a corner ...
Employees must be paid on a "salary basis" to be declared exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In the past, some employers tried to evade that ...
When terminating someone, it's critical to choose your words very cautiously. Briefly summarize your reasons for the firing, and allow the person to offer his or her side of the story, ...
Issue: Who is considered "disabled" under ADA's definition?
Risk: Employees earn ADA protection if you regard them as disabled, even if their condition doesn't rise to the law's definition of ...
Many employers use personality tests to identify job-related characteristics, such as maturity or emotional stability. But these tests can carry legal risk when applied incorrectly.
If you use personality tests, ...
Take extra time to review an employee's eligibility and certification for FMLA leave at the time of the request, not later.
As a new court ruling shows, employers who approve ...
Issue: Employees can sue for FMLA retaliation only if they've put in the minimum hours to become eligible for FMLA leave.
Benefit: Less risk of first-year employees winning FMLA-retaliation suits. ...
Employers won a big victory when President Bush signed legislation
Feb. 18 that aims to inject more fairness in the class-action lawsuit arena. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ...
When an employee encounters a medical problem, don't fear asking for more details or requiring medical tests, as long as you can prove that your requests are focused on whether the ...