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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Public employers have greater con­sti­­tutional obligations to their employees than private employers do. Public employers have to give employees some sort of due process before termination because a job is a protected property interest. Now a court is considering whether changing the terms of a PTO bank is also protected.
Oil and natural gas giant Shell Oil and refiner Motiva have agreed to pay $4,460,764 to 2,677 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor determined the companies failed to pay workers for required pre-shift meetings.
A quick summary of a recent training webinar presented by Business Management Daily.
According to new federal data, 4,405 people suffered fatal work-related injuries in 2013, down from the 4,628 fatal injury count the previous year, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics stats.
Since Apple promoted a former retail executive to its top HR position in February, the company has added a slew of employee benefits.
Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women polled. Only 37% of men agree.
A California appeals court has ruled that it’s up to the arbitrator handling a dispute to determine if the arbitration agreement allows class-action arbitration.

Employees may begin suspecting that their job is in danger before management has a chance to implement a discharge decision. That’s when you can expect them to complain about harassment or discrimination. Or, in Minnesota, they may request a copy of their personnel file to see what’s in it and prepare for a potential lawsuit. Beat that strategy by carefully documenting the discharge process.

Of course you should strive to keep your workplace free of discrimination, but you don’t have to satisfy unreasonable equity requests.
Some employers think disabled employees are automatically eligible for FMLA leave in addition to being entitled to reasonable accommodations. That’s not always true.
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