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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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What’s an employer to do when it becomes clear employees want to vote on a union? One strategy may surprise you.

When an employee is fired, he or she has nothing to lose by suing you. That’s why you should assume that every employee will do just that and prepare accordingly. That includes making sure you have documented every step of the disciplinary process, providing details and dates.

Employers that ignore the first or second complaint about a racially hostile workplace do so at their peril. The fact is, if you don’t do something to stop the harassment fast, it’s likely to get worse—much worse.
Many of the regulations for implementing the Affordable Care Act are highly technical, and don’t relate directly to the employer-provided side of the health insurance market. However, the feds have recently released rules that employers can use.
Employers that want to use arbitration to avoid protracted legal battles can include arbitration agreements in their applications and require applicants to sign as a hiring condition. That’s provided the agreement isn’t entirely one-sided.
Employees who are in the National Guard and Reserves usually serve their two weeks during the summer. Here’s what you need to know.
Workers terminated for misconduct aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation. But before you oppose benefits, consider the employee’s side of the story. Rest assured, the hearing officer will. And even if you win the first round, an appeal may consume time and money better spent elsewhere.
Here’s advice for bosses on the best ways to challenge, recognize and retain the best of the best.
Sometimes, employees end up on unpaid leave after complaining about discrimination. Then the employee’s lawyers try to negotiate a settlement that includes returning to work. If you turn down such terms, make sure you get clarification on whether the worker will return even if you don’t meet her demands.

You’ve just hired a new employee. She uses a powered chair. Here are a few tips on how to make everyone feel more comfortable, from Ivy Gunter, co-author of On the Ragged Edge of Drop Dead Gorgeous, a book about her experience with a physical disability resulting from cancer.

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