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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While the U.S. economy has enjoyed steady job growth in recent years, some cities are capturing a larger share of total job creation than others.

Employees are expected to have relatively thick skins when it comes to how their bosses treat them. They aren’t supposed to overreact and quit at the drop of a hat.

Don’t expect a quick ruling when challenged on whether and employee has been properly classified as exempt or nonexempt.

As a manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure that none of your people behave in a way that diminishes the sense of mutual respect and dignity in your unit. That’s what insensitive racial remarks do.
The so-called Belo plan exception lets employers pay a set amount to employees who have irregular schedules, even if they sometimes work overtime because of the nature of their jobs.

If managers somehow collude to discriminate against an employee, that may be grounds for a conspiracy lawsuit. It happened in a recent case.

The Obama administration wants more money for wage-and-hour enforcement next year, even as it asks for less funding overall for the Department of Labor.
Many companies have put an end to collecting and reviewing résumés from job candidates. Instead, they are “blind hiring” candidates, and assessing their fit by having them complete tasks and projects.

It usually happens like this: An employee comes to HR complaining that her boss said something inappropriate—maybe it was a sexually explicit joke, racial slur or offensive comment about someone’s religion. Then the supervisor gets angry at the employee for complaining and retaliates.

With more than half of employees reporting that benefits are a top consideration when deciding to accept a job, employers are raising the bar on the perks they offer.