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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Here’s another good reason to aggressively contest unemployment compensation claims when you have strong evidence that the company fired the employee for a good cause (such as lying or stealing): You can use an unemployment compensation ruling to prove, in a later discrimination lawsuit, that you fired an employee for a valid, nondiscriminatory reason ...

To ward off any hint of hiring bias, develop a tracking system that allows you to easily show who applied for jobs and where you routed their applications ...

Execs and supervisors may bristle at criticism from employees and instinctively want to punish offenders. But that apparent insubordination can sometimes be considered protected speech under federal or state law. Knowing what’s protected and what’s not is key ...

Florida’s tax climate is the fifth best in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index ...

A former math teacher at Canisius High School in Buffalo recently filed suit against the school, alleging she was wrongly denied tenure despite her excellent reviews ...

While the ADA says organizations must provide reasonable accommodations to people with qualifying disabilities, be aware that many apparently serious conditions aren’t limiting enough to be considered disabilities ...

To support sex discrimination lawsuits, employees must do more than claim their supervisor had a “sexist attitude.” Without more proof of job-related impact, complaints about supervisors with attitude aren’t enough direct evidence ...

The U.S. government’s main survey on wages and benefits, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, offers a good quarterly snapshot that can help you benchmark your own pay and perks ...

The state’s insurance commissioner, Kevin McCarty, got his wish, approving an average 15.7 percent cut in workers’ compensation rates. That means a savings of more than $400 million for Florida employers ...

In August 2006, Gov. George Pataki signed New York’s new Military Spouse Leave Law, which allows spouses of deployed military reservists to take up to 10 days of unpaid leave from work each year ...

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