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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Sometimes, an employee doesn’t want to ask for disability accommodations, even though it would help him perform his job. Regardless, document your offer to accommodate. That could be a legal life-saver if you ever have to terminate the employee for poor performance.

Here’s a cautionary tale about ignoring a young employee’s plea for help and also ignoring her lawsuit later. Both courses of action may cost dearly—in this case, well over a million dollars.

If you have to make a schedule change after someone returns from FMLA leave, be sure you have legitimate business reasons.
The Affordable Care Act is finally in full swing for all large employers. Let's get caught up to date.
What happens when applicants turn the tables on you during interviews? Are you (or the supervisors in your workplace) prepared? Here are 13 applicant questions to be prepared to answer:
You need a clear process for handling harassment complaints, following the same procedures for every accused harasser. Otherwise, you could end up facing a discrimination lawsuit.
Q. Many of our employees have reached the top of the current pay scale. We just instituted a salary cap. The only employees affected are those with many years of service and are well into their 50s and beyond. Some of the affected employees are angry and say this is age discrimination.
Two restaurants in Fishkill and Wappingers Falls, N.Y. face charges that their owner regularly denigrated Hispanic employees and insisted they speak English on the job.
A brief, transient medical episode that quickly resolves, leaving a worker as well as before the incident, isn’t a disability and doesn’t mean the employee is covered by the ADA or its later amendments.

Employers have been caught lately taking advantage of the United States’ H-2 visa guest worker program, violating the rules in ways that deprive qualified American workers of employment opportunities. Don’t risk becoming one of those employers or you may end up in the crosshairs of the Department of Labor or the EEOC.