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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The Labor Department's beefed-up compliance audits and prosecutions of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) complaints packed a wallop last year. Total back wages collected for workers in
fiscal 2003 jumped ...
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a case against our organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink our defense or make our arguments float. And don’t forget: More than your credibility as a manager may be on trial; you could be held personally liable for your actions, if [...]
Issue: Court ruling adds uncertainty to when you must pay hourly employees for work performed on their breaks. Risk: Liability for back and overtime pay. Action: Urge managers to ...
Employers that are required to complete an OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) must start using a newly revised form Jan. 1.
The form includes several changes, ...
Before firing anyone, ask yourself the following seven questions. If you answer “Yes” to any, your risk of sparking a lawsuit rises greatly, so contact your HR department before proceeding with a termination. Question Yes No 1. Is the employee over age 40? 2. Is the employee disabled in any way? 3. Has the employee [...]
Last-chance agreements are signed pacts between employers and employees that provide workers accused of serious misconduct one last chance to shape up. They're common in cases involving alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Issue: More for-profit organizations are using "volunteers" to help in their normal course of business, and they're taking a legal gamble. Risk: Back pay and FLSA claims. Action: Use ...
Consider these two scenarios:
1. At the suggestion of a project manager, your organization starts an employee committee to provide workers a voice in safety issues. Management and the safety ...
Issue: Firing someone who threatens a co-worker may be worth the risk of being sued for wrongful discharge. Risk: Wrongful-discharge claims versus serious injury or even death: Which would be ...
A company president refused to fully honor employee Donald Chisholm's severance agreement, even though it was clearly spelled out in Chisholm's employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and ...