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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.

Shirley Hoffman was a whiz at her indexing job at Caterpillar Inc. She moved faster than almost anyone, even though she was born without a left arm below the elbow. Several ...
Corrections officers in Pima County, Ariz., couldn't run out to Burger King at lunch. During their half-hour lunch break, they were relieved of their duties but still had to stay on ...
Interstate Brands Corp. had an unwritten policy that required a doctor's note to confirm all absences caused by a work-related injury. When Cynthia Bausman didn't produce ...
Imagine that an employee posts confidential information about your company on an Internet message board. What do you do? One company sued the message-board site to learn the identity of the ...
When Larry Skerski began working as a cable technician, about half his job involved climbing ladders, poles and towers. But a decade into his job, he developed a panic disorder when ...
Before you pile extra work on employees without paying overtime, make sure you've correctly classified your workers. A California jury recently ordered Farmers Insurance Exchange to pay overtime to 2,400 ...
Job descriptions at Northern States Power Co. make it an "essential function" for customer service reps to handle emergency calls like gas leaks and downed power lines. Loretta Emerson handled ...
More lawyers are offering services a la carte to attract small businesses. Example: An attorney charges separate fees for negotiating a settlement, drafting a legal document, moving paperwork through the legal ...
Cathy Collings wanted to fire one of her employees, a state social worker, because he refused to license homosexuals as foster parents. The worker said that his religious beliefs prevented it. ...
All patients at Topeka State Hospital posed a danger to themselves or others. Staff members knew that, and the hospital regularly required workers to sign job description documents that mentioned the ...