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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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Employers must reasonably accommodate disabled workers so they can perform the essential functions of their jobs. But at what point does absenteeism make it impossible for the worker to perform the job?
Workers have just two years to file a lawsuit over alleged FMLA violations unless they can prove their employer willfully violated the law. If they can, they get another year to sue.
#MeToo and concern over sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a hot topic. To protect your organization, consider taking these actions.
Final statewide sexual harassment policy and training guidelines have finally been issued in New York, and the rules differ significantly in several important ways. Plus, more civil service employees now have job protection.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ramping up its efforts to ensure everyone who works in the United States is authorized to do so. Audits of employers’ I-9 records are ICE’s primary compliance tool.
Ensure that the method you use to track hours and calculate overtime is easily defensible and accurate. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is your responsibility to make sure all time is accounted for.
While a divided Congress should reduce the chances for big legislative action, it’s sure to mean one important thing for HR: more regulatory activity.
Sometimes people—including supervisors—say or do stupid and offensive things. But an employer doesn’t always have to terminate the offending employee. Imposing discipline designed to prevent a recurrence may be the best approach.
California’s pay equity law has been amended to clarify certain ambiguities regarding proper interview questions, disclosure of pay scales and the application of the law to existing employees.
It’s good business to review your employee handbook once a year and revise it as necessary. Answer these 15 questions to gauge its thoroughness and reliability:
Employers with a progressive discipline process have an advantage if a terminated employee sues them for discrimination. Skipping the discipline step? Be prepared to explain why...
In the year since the #MeToo movement broke ground, 1/3 of executives say they've altered actions to avoid behaviors that could be sexual harassment
Managing FMLA intermittent leave can be vexing, but employers do have some tools to combat leave abuse. One of the most important is FMLA certification. Here are four tips on certifying FMLA intermittent leave requests:
New overtime rules coming March 2019. DOL to raise salary threshold for paying overtime to white-collar workers. Here's what you need know today...
The DOL has released updated versions of its model FMLA certification and notice forms. Employers should begin using the new FMLA forms now.
Your managers probably know it’s unlawful to discriminate in hiring and firing based on a person’s age or disability. But what about repeated teasing based on those same characteristics?
Once an employee shows her need for religious accommodation, the burden shifts to the employer to show that it can't be accomplished without undue hardship. And that's a tough thing to do.
Are we about to add another category to the list of characteristics on which bias claims may be based? A recent study points to a disturbing trend.
The FMLA specifically grants time off to deal with medical issues. However, some disabled employees may be entitled to leave as an ADA reasonable accommodation.
The DOL claims AHPs will give small businesses some of the clout large employers enjoy when negotiating health benefits and rates.
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