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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In a sudden reversal, New York-based Saks Fifth Avenue has elected to settle a sex discrimination complaint filed by a transgender employee at the company’s store in Houston.
A new decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has upped the fiduciary ante for employers that offer defined contribution retirement plans.
Retail and restaurant employers will likely respond to the upcoming rewrite of white-collar overtime rules by converting salaried managers to hourly employees, cutting pay, reducing benefits and bonuses and reducing workers’ hours, according to a new study by the National Retail Federation).
A federal appeals court has ruled that telecommuting is not always a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The case involved a Ford employee suffering from a disability, but the court found that on-site attendance was an essential function of the plaintiff’s job.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has uncovered “serious issues” with the quality of employee benefit plan audits performed by certified public accountants.
Almost 90% of employers have a formal employee recognition program, according to a new study by the WorldatWork association. Two-thirds offer three to six different programs. Here’s what’s most popular.
When you need to hire a new em­­ployee, don’t overlook these talent pools brimming with great hires.

A new employee says her co-worker has sexually harassed her. You investigate and discover she’s telling the truth. You discipline the co-worker. Is that the end of the matter? Not if the new employee won’t stop talking about what happened and it’s beginning to interfere with her ability to get her job done.

Q. We have a few college students who work for us during their summer break. According to the law, are they required to complete new employment paperwork (I-9, W-4, etc.) each year?
Don’t assume case is over after state court case ends. A recent case shows that even after a decade of litigation, the former employee may add a second federal lawsuit.