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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If you think a worker could benefit from psychological help and fear that he may pose a danger to himself or others, you can require an evaluation.
An employee who has lost his job may look at the resulting workforce and conclude that his race or other protected characteristic was why he was part of the reduction in force. Prepare for such potential charges with solid documentation showing you had a business reason for each position you cut—and that you didn’t consider who held the job.
Merely creating a hotline for reporting discrimination isn’t enough to protect an employer against harassment and discrimination claims.
Employees are taking more responsibility for financial planning, according to Financial Finesse, a company that helps workers learn to manage their money.
The rate of business creation is falling, according to research by the nonprofit Kauffman Foundation, and economists are divided about what it means. In 2013, 280 out of every 100,000 adults created a business, down from 300 per 100,000 in 2012.
The CEOs of the 100 largest U.S. companies had median incomes of $13.9 million last year, an increase of 9% over figures reported in 2013 by the Equilar executive pay consulting firm.
In recent years, courts have consistently supported employers’ use of arbitration agreements in employment settings. During the past few terms, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued several decisions upholding their use.
Some employees joke around by calling other workers “old man” or making other insensitive ageist comments. You should certainly discourage comments that diminish employees, customers or others based on their protected characteristics. However, a few isolated incidents won’t mean a lost lawsuit if you also make sure that you terminate employees only for legitimate business reasons.
Nine out of 10 doctors would discourage others from pursuing a career in medicine, according to a survey cited by Dr. Daniela Drake in an essay published in TheDailyBeast.com.
Not having enough money for retirement tops the list of money woes that have Americans “very” or “moderately worried,” according to a new poll.
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