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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New guidance from the Depart­ment of Labor has turned up the compliance heat on organizations that purchase labor from temp agencies and other contract employment entities. THE LAW The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the nation’s key wage-and-hour law. Legal definitions used in FLSA regulations also appear in many other Department of Labor-enforced regulations […]

The Department of Labor has jumped on the National Labor Relations Board joint-employer bandwagon.

It might be time to consider adding an employee assistance program to your benefits package. According to the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, here’s what to look for.
Keep this statistical tidbit handy the next time raises aren’t as generous as employees want: People who value time more than money are happier, according to a series of studies published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Employee drug abuse continues to be the trend that just won’t go away. And it’s not just illegal drugs causing problems these days.
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.”
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