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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In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision on the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards Act  to paying workers for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear. Since then, employers have been understandably nervous about when to start paying ...

Local 580 of the Ornamental Iron Workers, a construction trade union in New York City, will pay $800,000 to settle a contempt action by the EEOC for referring white members to jobs more frequently than blacks and Hispanics ...

The FMLA guarantees a qualified employee up to 12 weeks’ unpaid leave and the right to return to the same job (or a substantially similar one) after the leave ends. But employees don’t always return ...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in a closely watched overtime case that employees classified as home health care workers aren’t entitled to some Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protections ...

n a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed employers a major victory. No longer will you have to worry that an employment decision you made years—even decades—earlier will come back to haunt you ...

Common sense says that an employee with full-time job responsibilities cannot perform that job on a part-time basis. But that’s essentially what disabled employees claim when they ask for a permanent reduced-hour schedule ...

A federal appeals court has asked the New York Court of Appeals for help with an important legal question and the answer may impact how you fill out National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) forms when you terminate an employee with a securities license ...

Employees who receive additional benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Law 15(3)(v) lose those additional benefits as soon as they reach eligibility for federal Social Security old-age benefits ...

While employees love the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and want to see it expanded, the law is causing productivity, scheduling and legal headaches for employers, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report that summarizes 15,000 public comments on the FMLA. Here are employers' main complaints, plus a 10-step plan to help you comply with the FMLA.

Culling through stacks of resumes and conducting two or three rounds of interviews takes too long, is too subjective and too often results in bad hires. Employee selection expert Karl Alrichs proposes a four-step hiring process that saves managers time, reveals the best candidates, and highlights the intangibles that separate good employees from the bad ones.

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