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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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Q. As an employer, am I required to agree to all vacation requests my staff members submit?
Even if you think you have a rock-solid reason to fire someone, don’t count on it as an airtight defense against every lawsuit. Your rationale might, for example, be an excellent defense against an age discrimination claim, but not against an FMLA claim.
Don’t expect a quick dismissal of a lawsuit just because the employee or his lawyers miss a deadline. Courts are quick to grant extensions in the service of “justice” and won’t come down hard for seemingly minor deadline misses.
The average American spends seven hours per day on digital devices, and all that exposure is leading to more eye strain and sleep problems.
Fifty-five percent of U.S. workers feel they have just a job, not a career, and 38% of these workers are likely to change jobs in the back half of 2017, according to CareerBuilder's latest survey.
When listening to employee complaints of potential discrimination or harassment, your brain may be thinking “You’ve got to be kidding me!” but your face and voice need to say, “I hear your complaint and will investigate it fully.”
Expect a flurry of activity from the National Labor Relations Board in the run up to the departure of chair Philip Miscimarra.
Recent incidents have raised questions about how private employers handle employees with unpopular political views and what legal hurdles they may face.
Employers are supposed to engage in the interactive accommodations process with disabled workers to arrive at workable accommodations. But what if the employee stops communicating with HR about suggested accommodations?
If an employee says she is going to need FMLA leave as soon as she becomes eligible, terminating her may amount to interference with the right to take FMLA leave. That’s true even though she wasn’t eligible for leave when she was fired.
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