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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Issue: Which mental impairments are considered "disabilities" covered by the ADA?
Risk: An employee's troubles interacting with co-workers may, by itself, allow the employee to claim disability status.
Action: ...
Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...
While it’s important to have well-documented reasons for terminating employees, the manner in which you perform the firing can also save your employer (and possibly the supervisor) a trip to court. Use these four guidelines to fire with grace and reduce the risk of legal fallout: 1. Keep it private. Discharge employees in closed-door meetings. [...]
Reason: The federal government is reaching out to Hispanic people to make them more aware of their workplace rights. Latest effort: The EEOC launched a new Spanish-language version of its Web ...
THE LAW. The FMLA lets eligible employees take up to 12 weeks of un-paid, job-protected leave each year for their own "serious health condition," or if the employee is caring ...
Issue: Establishing a Web site that acts as an online home for your organization's former employees.
Benefit: Such alumni sites help you recruit former employees (boomerangs), generate referrals and build ...
"I have concluded that any organization in any industry ... can become an exemplary employer," writes Robert Levering of the Great Place to Work Institute, which authors the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Issue: Some supervisors think about FMLA only if an employee explicitly says "I need FMLA leave."
Risk: In reality, employees don't need to use the term "FMLA." Failing to recognize ...
As part of his age-bias lawsuit, James Halloran claimed that his employer's HR director signed Halloran's signature to the bottom of a negative performance review. At trial, the company admitted to ...
Supervisors may naturally feel more comfortable with employees from one gender or the other. But, as a new court ruling shows, it's important to counsel supervisors never to hold members of ...