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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According to a new Department of Labor report, these are the top reasons workers take FMLA leave.
Yes, it’s a morale boost, but it doesn’t come free. Employers can expect to “pay” an employee (earning a $40,000-per-year salary) $356 in lost productivity to play a season’s worth of fantasy football on company time.
If an employer can present a coherent and rational explanation for why economics—not retaliation—drove a RIF decision, chances are a court won’t second-guess it.
Supervisors sometimes enforce rules in a biased way or discipline members of a protected class more severely than others. But HR can stop this discrimination dead in its tracks with an internal informal audit. Regular monitoring (and fixing any problems you find) may be the best lawsuit-prevention tool around.
Imagine you’re a star NFL halfback making $10 million a year. One day you find out that your team’s star fullback, who produces at the same level, makes $5,000 a year more than you—that’s just .0005% more. It’s an absurdly small drop in the bucket, yet you would want to know why he’s making more, wouldn’t you?
Employers are taking their time before saying, “You’re hired!” Despite declining unemployment rates, the average time to fill a vacant position—from job posting to offer accepted—is now 25 working days.
Sole HR practitioners can rely on these tips to get the job done.
Employers contemplating simply giving employees tax-free cash to purchase health insurance on public exchanges will have to rethink that plan in light of new IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act.
A federal jury has awarded $1.35 million to a police lieutenant in the Long Island town of Freeport after finding that the town’s black mayor turned him down for a promotion to chief of police because he is white. A Hispanic fire department official got the job.
Houston employers have a new local anti-discrimination ordinance to comply with. In addition to the classes protected by federal and state law, Houston now protects employees from discrimination based on familial status, marital status, gender identity and sexual orientation.
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