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 EEOC has issued proposed guidance on how it plans to enforce anti-harassment provisions of several federal laws.
The California minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees.
Employers should improve their hiring and promotion systems if they discover problems that can be fixed. Doing so after an employee has filed a discrimination complaint isn’t tantamount to admitting guilt.
If an agreement includes specific disciplinary provisions, it’s up to an arbitrator to determine if an employee violated the rules. But if the agreement spells out the punishment, the arbitrator is not free to modify the penalty.
The fate of the Department of Labor’s long-delayed new overtime pay rules will not be known for several more weeks. That doesn’t bode well for their eventual enactment.
Pennsylvania courts are willing to let workers recover damages resulting from intentional infliction of emotional distress. However, the conduct must be “extreme and outrageous.”
Sometimes it’s obvious that an employee will miss much more work than her available leave can cover. When that happens, provide her with all the necessary notices about how much leave she has used and when it expires.
The Affordable Care Act mainly affects the individual health insurance market, not the employer-provided coverage that is central to most employee benefits plans. That’s changing as President Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill set about repealing and replacing the ACA.

If you advertise job openings and someone does not apply, they’re going to have a hard time proving that you discriminated against them.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that employees cannot obtain “pain and suffering” awards from employers that violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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