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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If your organization is like most, you want to promote from within to build morale and reward hard work. How you handle those promotions can spell the difference between a harmonious and productive workplace and a discordant one, rife with jealousy and resentment ...

The U.S. District Court, Southern District, recently ruled that a few comments made by a supervisor to a disabled employee did not rise to the level of a hostile work environment ...

Employers can establish reasonable dress code requirements, including grooming standards. However, it’s not an absolute right ... If an employee cites religious reasons for not complying with the dress code, look further. Don’t automatically discipline ...

The New York Human Rights Division is investigating whether tax refund anticipation loans are discriminatory ...

The New Jersey law that grants all the rights and responsibilities of marriage to civil-union couples has plunged employers and employees into a legal quagmire ...

Do you routinely receive many applications from people who are clearly well-qualified for open positions? If so, how can you safely narrow the field to only the most qualified? The larger the applicant pool, the more likely it is someone will sue for discrimination ...

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has fined Cigna HealthCare of New Jersey and Connecticut General Life $2.1 million for deceiving employers, and ordered Cigna to restore better coverage to 2,123 small businesses ...

When Michigan-based Masco Corp. closed its Bath Unlimited plant in Passaic and laid off more than 115 employees, 86 of them filed workers’ compensation claims. Masco smelled a rat, and took an unusual step ...

In light of Father's Day this month, it's the perfect time to spotlight an emerging workplace issue: discrimination against those with caregiving responsibilities. Those whose first thought was, Wouldn't it have been more timely to highlight this issue around Mother's Day?, have just perfectly exemplified why this issue needs to be addressed. One form of caregiver discrimination is acting on the stereotype that men are the breadwinners and not the caregivers, and thus, are not entitled to the same considerations as mothers. Of course, there are plenty of other forms of discrimination against caregivers, which spurred the EEOC to issue new guidance near the end of May on Unlawful Disparate Treatment Of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities.

When a company faces sexual harassment or other discrimination complaints, the investigation has to start as soon as possible. Sometimes that means suspending participants while you sort things out. A prompt conclusion to a thorough investigation is the key to avoiding retaliation charges when you tell everyone to take a “time out” ...

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