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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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The California Labor Commis­sioner’s Office has ramped up wage-and-hour compliance investigations by its Bureau of Field En­­forcement unit.
Few employees rave about their first day on the job, first time meeting their coworkers and their first opportunities to share their talents.
The verdict grabbed the attention of company executives: The Chipotle restaurant chain quickly tendered a settlement offer when a California jury awarded almost $8 million to a former manager.
It’s essential to respond promptly to every harassment complaint.
Be careful how you react when an employee announces she is expecting. In the end, the employer won this pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, but defending against it cost huge legal fees and took up hundreds of hours.
Two recent EEOC lawsuits illustrate that the agency is serious about enforcing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act as interpreted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Young v. UPS decision.
If your I-9 forms aren’t in order, or if some of your employees may not be eligible to work in the United States, get ready for a visit from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.
Bias plays a part in all discrimination, ranging from race relations to gender and disability stereotypes. Training on implicit or unconscious bias training—if poorly implemented—may backfire, leaving the workplace more divided than it was before.
It’s fine to pay an hourly worker a set salary as long as it covers appropriate overtime. You may deduct from the salary if the employee doesn’t work enough hours.
Generally, time spent on FMLA leave can’t be counted against an employee when, for example, tallying absences under a no-fault attendance program. However, calculations to figure a production bonus don’t have to “forgive” work missed because of FMLA leave.
Look for policy differences over immigration to stymie most legislation between now and November, a development that will affect employers.
A joint task force led by the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education and Labor have issued a set of 26 policy recommendations designed to make apprenticeship programs more accessible and more effective.
As women continue to speak out for equality in the workplace, employers that align compensation systems and their organizational cultures to support working mothers will attract top talent.
If an employer reassures an applicant that she’s going to be working in a safe environment and that turns out to be incorrect, that worker may be justified in quitting.
Here’s a reminder that drafting employment contracts is best left to the legal experts.
Here’s an important warning for managers with the power to influence hiring decisions: Repeating stereotypes about applicants invites discrimination lawsuits, as a recent case shows.
Advice: Draw a clear line between the activity and your organization’s involvement.
Climbing the corporate ladder still requires the right look, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests.
People rarely leave their jobs unannounced. They may not use words, but in one way or another, they typically signal their intention to leave. Watch for these key indicators—and then be ready to sit down with the employee to discuss future work plans.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of employers to require terms that include barring employees from filing class-action lawsuits.
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