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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Albert Forlizzi II has fallen a long way. Now unemployed, the former supervisor at the State Department of Revenue and former mayor of Pen­­brook has been sentenced to four years probation after pleading no contest to charges of indecent assault and official oppression.
On Oct. 7, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 703 (SB 703), protecting transgender employees whose employers engage in business with state agencies.
A recent EEOC settlement may portend more litigation, especially for industries that employ large numbers of immigrants.
Q: “If an employee was on FMLA leave and has exhausted the 12 weeks, but has not made contact with the company (to state that they are desiring to come back to work, or to request an extension of the leave), and their phone numbers and email are no longer in service, how long is the company required to wait before termination of employment?” - Martin, Minnesota
Do you understand the relevant laws and your obligations to protect employee data?
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: The best defense against a discrimination lawsuit is a pile of documents showing what you decided and why. For example, if you are sure an employee isn’t qualified for a promotion, document those reasons at the time you make the decision. Don’t wait until he or she sues.
While under some circumstances, so-called sexual favoritism may be grounds for a winning sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, it takes more than a single office romance or a marriage between a supervisor and subordinate to support such a claim.
Management guru Peter Drucker found that the typical executive has a success rate of only 50% when hiring employees. To improve your hiring, treat it as an ongoing pursuit. Follow these guidelines.
Texas government employees who blow the whistle on their employers are protected from retaliation. But it takes more than just voicing an internal complaint or even cooperating in an audit to make a claim of whistle-blower retaliation stick.
A Lake County corrections officer claims the county discriminated against him because of his race when it demoted him after an inmate was injured and later died.