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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While you likely have a grasp on the definition of unlawful harassment and discrimination, have you thought about what constitutes assault, battery and “intentional infliction of emotional distress” in the workplace?
Some employers mistakenly believe that having employees work on a contractual basis will save them from litigation. If they decide not to renew the contracts of workers considered “trou­­blemakers,” they figure they can avoid being sued. That’s a big mistake.
U.S. employees are upbeat about using their computers, tablets and smartphones to stay connected to the workplace after hours. Nearly eight in 10 (79%) workers view this as a somewhat or strongly positive development.
Many companies fail to align their handbooks with the realities of their business. As a result, they end up with a handbook that does more harm than good. Here's what they should include.

Some organizations have a knack for attracting the most talented candidates. What separates these employers from the rest?

The city of McAllen seems to be turning a page with the departure of an assistant city manager. The official had previously filed a sexual harassment complaint against a former city manager who retired in March.
On June 19, declaring that “pub­­lic employees do not renounce their citizenship when they accept employment,” the U.S. Supreme Court held that the First Amend­­ment protects a public employee’s truthful sworn testimony, compelled by subpoena.

It doesn’t take much to get a lawsuit going. Employees just have to show that discrimination may be the reason why they weren’t promoted or failed to receive benefit of employment that was afforded to someone of a different race, sex or other protected characteristic. Something as simple as an employer not following its own promotion policies will do the trick.

A downward trend for bonuses that began with the 2009 recession has been reversed. Part of the reason: Employers may be substituting bonuses for traditional merit raises.
A San Antonio ironworks has decided to drop its two-year-old fight with the EEOC over allegations that it harassed black workers.
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