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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Say you have an employee who complains that certain workplace smells make him or her sick. If the employee asks for an accommodation to block out the offending odors, must you ...
Issue: Court ruling says employees can perform light-duty work during their FMLA leave.
Benefit: In such cases, time spent on light-duty work would count toward the employees' 12-week FMLA allotment ...
More independent Web sites now evaluate prices of generic and brand name drugs, as well as prices at online and brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Check the drug costs of your organization's health plan, ...
Don't be afraid to set different salary levels for employees who hold the same title. Different pay for the same job title is fine as long as you can prove that ...
Issue: A new IRS ruling says signing bonuses and early-termination payments are considered taxable wages.
Risk: Overlooking that decision can trigger compensation problems or IRS penalties.
Action: Take this ...
When completing I-9s this year, expect to receive a different-looking "green card" from some new hires. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently altered the design of the Permanent Resident ...
When employees take medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you can require them to give you a doctor's certification that confirms the medical problem. You must give ...
Issue: How consistently do you treat employee absences?
Risk: Many organizations' attendance policies, inadvertently or not, include legally risky doublespeak.
Action: Examine your policy, looking for contradictions and inconsistencies ...
What happens if you inadvertently share a trade secret? Come clean immediately, legal experts say.
Don't treat temporary workers like second-class citizens when it comes to complying with employment laws. Contrary to popular belief, your organization isn't protected from job-discrimination lawsuits simply because the workers affected ...