Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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When a disabled employee asks for a reasonable accommodation, the employer is supposed to engage in an interactive process to explore the options. But what if you prefer to skip the discussion and simply agree to the employee’s suggested accommodation?
If you’ve been tasked with creating a job ad, collaborate with the hiring manager so you have all the information you need.
If you use independent contractors to perform design work, make sure your contractor agreement transfers copyrights and other intellectual property rights to you.

Supervisors and HR walk a legal tightrope when discussing retirement plans with older workers. If it appears you’re pushing an employee out the door based on his age—or if you suddenly eliminate his position after discussing retirement—you’ll be setting yourself up for an age discrimination lawsuit.

When can you legally terminate a worker for what he or she does on their own time? The answer is an unsatisfying, “It depends.”
When employees understand the process that determines what they earn, they’ll also understand the kind of performance that’s rewarded. Here’s how to cultivate that understanding.
Generally, employees who complain to their employer that they aren’t being properly paid or classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act are protected from retaliation for those complaints. But what about a manager?
A slim majority of employers—51%—say cost control is their primary compensation planning goal for 2016, after focusing more on talent retention in 2015. The result, according to Buck Consultants’ ninth annual Compensation Planning Survey: another year of stingy pay raises.

A Saint Louis Park, Minn., orthodontist has learned the hard way that you can’t offer a job but then rescind it when you learn your new hire is pregnant.

We asked seven leaders to discuss the out-of-the-ordinary things they ask job candidates, and why.