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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The EEOC has won a reduction of a large attorneys’ fee award it had been ordered to pay for an allegedly frivolous lawsuit.
The percentage of U.S. workers who belong to a labor union fell again in 2014, dropping to 11.1%, down 0.2 percentage points from 2013.
Last year, three large employers learned that there are many wrong ways to perform employee background checks. Canon Solutions America, retailer Dollar General and the Publix supermarket chain all wrote big checks to former job applicants as a result of technical errors in their background investigation policies.

Sometimes a pregnant employee develops problems that amount to a temporary disability. Then she may need accommodations. But if those accommodations don’t allow the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, you can place the employee on FMLA leave. If she can’t return to work when her FMLA entitlement is up, you may terminate the employee without violating the FMLA.

If a temp isn’t doing a good job, don’t expect improvement if you bring her aboard permanently. When considering converting temporary employees into permanent staff members, you don’t have to accept an application from someone who has already proven herself to be a poor worker.

In December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation eliminating employers’ obligation to file an annual statement under the Wage Theft Protection Act. The annual statement provided a snapshot of pay rates and to employees each January.
Employers must pay for the time em­­ployees spend sitting at their desks if they aren’t allowed to leave—even if they aren’t doing any work.
Employers are free to set hiring standards and then to pick from the most qualified applicants. Disappointed applicants can’t sue just because they believe they were somehow discriminated against. They have to offer some proof that the employer didn’t hire the best-qualified applicant.
Don’t count on getting off the hook if you are sued as a joint employer.
Women invest 6% to 12% more than men in defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s, according to the Vanguard investment firm’s “2014 How America Saves” report.
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