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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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HR professionals know first-hand the impact of workplace sexual harassment.
Some poor performers don’t view their prob­­lems the same way supervisors do. They often fight back with frivolous lawsuits. Be prepared for those legal salvos by constantly maintaining documentation of employee performance.
You can require employees seeking FMLA leave to have their health care provider submit a certification form estimating how long the medical condition will last. If that or any other part of the certification is left blank, the employer can request clarification.
If you rejected an applicant early in the hiring process because he or she didn’t meet your stated minimum requirements, but then hired someone else who also didn’t meet them, then the rejected applicant may have a potential discrimination lawsuit.
Summer has arrived with a vengeance over much of the United States, with high temperatures in the 90s for days at a time. That means employees who work outdoors or in spaces without air conditioning are at high risk for heat illness.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Chino, California-based Mr. Good Vape to reinstate a manager who reported alleged violations of federal safety laws in its production process.
Brinkerhoff Inspections will pay over $1 million for the actions of its HR manager at its Midland, Texas facility after a federal jury returned a verdict against the oilfield services company.
When an employee who has received excellent reviews asks for a disability accommodation, firing her for poor performance is bound to backfire.
When an employer suddenly replaces a long-term employee with a younger, inexperienced one without explanation, the older employee may have enough evidence to file an age discrimination lawsuit and get to trial.
When an employee is fired for violating the terms of a noncompete, he won’t receive unemployment compensation because he committed willful act of wrongdoing, which bars benefits. It doesn’t matter if the employee’s supervisor was involved in the breach.
More employers are launching formal “pre-boarding” programs. The goal: engage new hires between the time they accept an employment offer and the first day. Here are eight ideas to keep your new hires committed and interested.
While you likely have a grasp on the definition of unlawful harassment and discrimination, have you thought about what constitutes assault and battery in the workplace?
Workplace diversity initiatives can benefit employers and employees alike, but they can also present a challenging dynamic for employers.
Merritt Hospitality and HEI Hotels and Resorts, who together operate the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, face an EEOC lawsuit alleging that the hotel failed to grant an asthmatic employee’s accommodation request.
A bipartisan team of 10 legislators will continue the Texas House of Representatives’ battle against sexual harassment within the halls of the Texas Capitol.
Short-term, cash incentives continue to dominate the incentive-pay landscape among American employers, according to new research released last month by the WorldatWork total rewards association.
Immigration battles aren’t being fought only at the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is making good on promises to step up surprise raids and inspections of worksites suspected of harboring workers who lack authorization to work in the U.S.
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The owner of GT Drywall in Chino Hills, California, spent some time behind bars after a federal judge tired of his delaying tactics in an ongoing wage-and-hour investigation.
The companies that own the Bernie’s Burger Bus restaurant chain in Houston will have to pay $62,754 after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division discovered a scheme to divide workers’ hours between two limited liability corporations to deprive them of overtime pay.
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