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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Q. An exempt employee ran out of PTO at the end of 2013. I was led to believe we could dock any hours the employee took off for personal time after using all PTO. (Our policy says employees who are out of PTO can be granted personal time off without pay.) Did we handle this correctly? 
Just a month into the New Year, many U.S. workers are already resolving to find a new employer, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Here’s why they say they plan to look for greener pastures this year.
A few months ago, the CDC predicted that influenza wouldn’t be particularly severe this winter. Now it’s clear this flu season is much worse than expected. It's time to implement plans to keep the flu from shutting down your business. Your plan should address three key concerns:
One way to ensure “blind” hiring is to create an online application process that doesn’t ask for protected-class information. Then perform initial screening without actually interviewing candidates.
Someone who is fired for breaking a workplace rule isn’t entitled to unemployment benefits. That’s because rule-breaking is misconduct. But if the rule is unclear, all bets are off.
Many employers anticipate spending more on health benefits this year as employees who previously declined insurance sign up in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
The Coatesville Area School District superintendent and athletic director have both resigned after bigoted text messages between the two came to light when a technician transferred their data to new employer-provided phones.

HR Law 101: Don’t hesitate to inform employees about their right to report sexual harassment to the EEOC or a state agency. Your failure to provide information about alternatives to internal reporting won’t prevent employees from seeking redress from a government authority ...

If there is an area of the law that remains confusing for ­employers, it’s arbitration agreements. Here’s the latest twist in the legal saga of what’s a good agreement and what’s not.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a closely watched case involving the president’s recess appointment power. The case appeals a federal court ruling that President Obama’s appointment of three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 was unconstitutional.
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