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: Can a small organization point to its size as a valid reason to deny jury-duty leave?
Risk: State law exemptions won't necessarily protect you from this type of lawsuit. ...
Issue: Poorly managed disability-management programs and rising costs can reduce your organization's profits. Benefit: By making disability programs more efficient, you boost the bottom line and your stature in the ...
Interviews play a crucial part in evaluating a job candidate’s suitability. To maximize your face time (or phone time) with an applicant, follow these 10 guidelines: 1. Don’t talk too much Aim for an 85/15 split, with 85 percent of your time spent listening. Don’t rush to break a silence. Give applicants plenty of time [...]
Would you think less highly of male applicants because they took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Your first answer may be "No," but a new study suggests ...
Issue: In this election year, politics will become a hot topic around the water cooler.
Risk: Retaliating against employees for their off-site political activities or comments can run you into ...

Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture of the organization or making misleading statements about job security. One faulty promise could lead to a fraud lawsuit ...

As AFL-CIO union membership continues to decline, it's trying another tack: creating an army of nonunionized workers to rally support for its causes. Rather than organizing individual workplaces, this program, dubbed ...
Issue: Written "last-chance agreements" give poor-performing employees one final opportunity to shape up. Risk: Some fear that last-chance pacts will violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Action: Go ...
Before employees begin jury-duty leave, require them to show you a summons or other proof of service. Don’t just take their word for it. Why the formality? Case in point: The Miami-Dade County Clerk’s office arrested an employee in December for falsely claiming federal jury duty for six months. He collected $17,388 in pay during [...]
When news reports surfaced in December that a New Jersey hospital nurse admitted to killing 30 to 40 patients in his 14-year career, a pattern of lax background checks emerged.
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