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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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When a formerly high-rated em­­ployee suddenly finds herself on the receiving end of a poor evaluation, she’s likely to look for a reason—such as her recent announcement that she is expecting a baby.
The demographic pie in today’s workplace divides up fairly evenly. Here’s the percentage of the workforce occupied by the four most recent demographic cohorts.
One out of 10 people have faked a job-related emergency to get out of a bad date, according to a poll by Workplace Options, which runs programs to promote work-life balance.
More fathers have been filing em­­ployment lawsuits than ever before, particularly under the FMLA. So it’s essential to avoid relying on outdated gender stereotypes and to treat male caregivers fairly. Here are some traps the EEOC warns em­­ployers to watch out for.
Here’s good news you can use to warn employees against misusing company computers and other technology for their own benefit, to compete or to commit fraud: Employees can’t argue that because they received the equipment to use, they are authorized to access information for purposes unrelated to business.

Nestlé Purina Petcare’s employee benefits program offers workers a little help with their own pets. The pet food maker offers $200 to any associate who adopts or becomes a pet owner to help defray initial costs.

In 2013, the union membership rate was 11.3%, the same as in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. That’s about 14.5 million workers. Union membership has been declining for decades.

Starting March 24, employers that have contracts with the federal government face new rules for managing workers who are disabled or military veterans.
There is a fine line between a rational discussion of cultural differences and stereotyping. If you are tempted to educate employees on appropriate workplace behavior, stick with a straightforward description of what behaviors you want to see, not how they differ from other cultural norms.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, staffing agencies and other third-party employers must pay minimum wages and overtime to home health care workers, including certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides, caregivers and certain companions.
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