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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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan recently paid $9 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging overtime violations. The mediated settlement ...

Too many companies’ sexual harassment policies are ancient history—drafted almost a decade ago after the U.S. Supreme Court laid down strict liability rules for how employers must protect employees from sexual harassment. But a dusty binder on a shelf won’t do anything to protect your company ...

Gov. Rick Perry recently signed new legislation that extends an individual’s right to use force without retreat in the face of a criminal attack. Until now, a 1995 exception to a 1973 statute required persons to retreat except when an intruder unlawfully entered their home. Senate Bill 378, however, extends the right to persons in their vehicles and workplaces as well ...

Q. We recently extended an employment offer to an individual who was later determined to be unable to perform the essential functions of the position due to a visual impairment. As a result, we wasted a significant amount of time and missed the opportunity to hire other qualified individuals. Aren’t workers obligated under the ADA to disclose to an employer that they suffer from a disability?

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has approved an $87 million settlement in a case brought by former and current UPS drivers ...

Does your disciplinary policy call for dismissing employees who coerce or intimidate other employees? Understand that firing an employee for violating such rules might make a jury trial more likely ...

On March 22, three workers’ compensation bills sponsored by state Rep. Helen Giddings passed the full House ...

Q. When will a terminated worker be denied unemployment benefits under California law?

The quarterly University of California at Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Anderson Forecast predicts a significant slowing of California’s economic growth in 2007. The forecast contradicts revised employment figures ...

After years of litigation and legislation, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has finally put the issue to rest: Employers are free to represent themselves or hire a non-attorney advisor to present their case when an employee wants an unemployment compensation hearing ...

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