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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Look around your office: in the conference room, the reception area, the lunch room. You have enough chairs, but do you have any that can accommodate a person who’s morbidly obese (defined as weighing 100% or more over ideal body weight)?
Health spending last year grew at the lowest rate since 1960, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The National Labor Relations Board says a new final rule issued Dec. 12 will “streamline” union elections. Critics say the result will be “ambush elections” where voting happens so fast that employers stand little chance of persuading employees to reject union representation.
Em­­ploy­­ers often struggle with how to react to sensitive and highly personal situations. Here are some of the considerations to weigh when confronted with a domestic violence case involving an employee.
Crafting a powerful, engaging culture not only boosts hiring, but it also helps you keep the talent you already have.

Do you sometimes require em­­ployees to use their personal cars during the workday for job-related tasks like going on appointments, making banking runs or other errands? You’re risking liability if the em­­ployee is in an accident and a jury decides he was negligent.

Fort Worth-based Burlington North­ern Santa Fe Railroad has agreed to pay a North Dakota employee $30,000 in back pay to settle an OSHA whistle-blower complaint he filed against the railroad.
When an employee claims a co-worker sexually harassed her, employers have to investigate the claim, even if there aren’t any witnesses. Getting to the truth requires a timely investigation, as well as immediately separating the co-workers.
Just before the launch of Amazon's new TV series about a 70-year-old divorced father who announces to his children that he intends to transition from a man to a woman, the EEOC filed its first-ever lawsuits alleging sex discrimination against transgender individuals.
The holiday season often brings about an increased desire to help those who are less fortunate. Companies that encourage such spirit can make a huge difference in the lives of others as well as promote morale and teamwork among staff. Maximize these benefits by being thoughtful about what events your office plans.
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