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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Employers that want to use arbitration to avoid protracted legal battles can include arbitration agreements in their applications and require applicants to sign as a hiring condition. That’s provided the agreement isn’t entirely one-sided.
Employees who are in the National Guard and Reserves usually serve their two weeks during the summer. Here’s what you need to know.
Workers terminated for misconduct aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation. But before you oppose benefits, consider the employee’s side of the story. Rest assured, the hearing officer will. And even if you win the first round, an appeal may consume time and money better spent elsewhere.
Here’s advice for bosses on the best ways to challenge, recognize and retain the best of the best.
Sometimes, employees end up on unpaid leave after complaining about discrimination. Then the employee’s lawyers try to negotiate a settlement that includes returning to work. If you turn down such terms, make sure you get clarification on whether the worker will return even if you don’t meet her demands.

You’ve just hired a new employee. She uses a powered chair. Here are a few tips on how to make everyone feel more comfortable, from Ivy Gunter, co-author of On the Ragged Edge of Drop Dead Gorgeous, a book about her experience with a physical disability resulting from cancer.

Under final ACA regulations, insured employers with at least 50 full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees, must file information returns with the IRS to report offers of health insurance made to full-time employees and provide statements to those employees. Key: Small self-insured employers must also report, even though they’re excluded from the play-or-pay provisions.

Here’s a good practice that may limit lots of lawsuits following terminations: If possible, make sure the same person who hired a worker also fires him. That makes it more difficult for an employee to argue he was fired for discriminatory reasons.

Members of the military who are called to active duty service have rights while deployed. Employers must be prepared to defend any decision that adversely affects the deployed employee.

HR pros in hiring mode don’t waste much time! Most spend less than five minutes reviewing a résumé to decide if an applicant is worth considering.

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