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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Skills, experience and attitude usually top the list of attributes sought in a job candidate. But for Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based baby products maker, humility comes high on that list, too.

Your benefits program might be an even bigger retention tool than you thought. A new survey says that 40% of employees appear to be experiencing “job lock” because of health benefits.

Wayne Wright, a personal injury law firm in Houston, faces charges it fired an employee after she told them she was expecting a child.
Employers can’t fire an employee who is about to reach the thres­­hold for FMLA eligibility if the em­­­­­­ployee has other accrued leave available to bridge her to FMLA eligibility.
The best approach to dealing with declining performance is careful and meticulous record-keeping showing expectations and how the employee isn’t meeting them. Objective facts trump the employee’s feelings that she is being discriminated against for some reason.
Forty-nine percent of Americans surveyed earlier this year reported that they had experienced a “major stressful event” in the preceding 12 months, and work was the leading non-health-related stressor.
Almost all workers have access to someplace to microwave their lunches. A lucky handful can dine in on-site cafeterias. Here’s how U.S. employers offer various culinary benefits.
The Texas Supreme Court was recently asked by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to determine the status of at-will employment in Texas. The Texas High Court made it very clear that at-will employment is the standard in the state. Employees can’t sue former employers for fraud if they “promise” continued employment and but then fail to deliver.
Your organization doesn’t need a big wellness budget to offer employees tools that encourage healthy living. A wide range of free or inexpensive mobile apps can help employees track physical activities, monitor health and encourage good eating. Here is a sampling.
The Austin Firefighters Association wants to be part of the city’s negotiation with the U.S. Department of Justice to settle long-smoldering claims that the city fire department’s hiring process discriminates against black and Hispanic applicants.
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