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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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Critics panned the June 19 announcement, calling association plans an attempt to undercut ACA protections.
Not every employee who needs FMLA leave has to take a continuous block of time off. They may need short amounts of leave to go to medical appointments, check in for brief hospital treatments or deal with flare-ups of their medical conditions. That’s what FMLA intermittent leave is for.
Workers on Netflix film production crews in the United Kingdom aren't supposed to look at one another for longer than five seconds, according to new anti-harassment guidelines first reported by the British tabloid “The Sun.”
Make sure you have job descriptions for all employees’ positions. Then keep those descriptions updated whenever the duties change.
Disabled employees seeking to return to work may be entitled to an open position for which they are qualified. But when is a position considered open?
Generally, employers should be careful to discipline workers in a consistent manner. Employees who break the same rule should earn the same punishment. However, employers can sometimes justify differences in discipline if they can offer detailed explanations why.
ICE plans another wave of I-9 audits this summer, likely bringing the total number of investigations to more than 5,000 by the end of fiscal year 2018.
Here are  updates on the interaction between the FMLA and the ADA, and on the U. S. Department of Labor’s new guidance on the FLSA and higher educational institutions.
Under the ADA, each worker’s disability must be considered on an individualized basis. Thus, a condition that might not slow down one person may have a more profound effect on another, warranting a reasonable accommodation.
An alternative dispute-resolution program lets you identify and address problems while they’re still manageable and before they land in court. Here’s a six-step process for establishing an ADR program.
Nearly two in five HR managers (39%) said it’s common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases. That’s a 17-point jump from a similar 2011 survey.
As part of fulfilling its mission to enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and other laws—and in recognition of their complexity—the DOL allows employers to ask specific questions about how to comply.
The city has paid $605,000 since 2013 to settle four lawsuits accusing Howard Kwait of sexual harassment.
An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 corporations prohibit discrimination on the basis of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender status.
In a recent NPR radio interview, Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny Taylor reported that #MeToo has created an “HR level of activity like nothing we’ve ever seen.”
Minnesota employers are stuck in the middle of the battle between state and federal law. The tension may create confusion for employers trying to legally enforce their policies, including drug-free workplace policies.
Internally reporting illegal activity may amount to whistleblowing and may protect the worker from discharge, even if the employer has seemingly legitimate reasons for otherwise firing the worker. That’s one good reason to consult your attorney before terminating a worker who may be a whistleblower.
It is essential to grant FMLA leave when eligible employees need it. At the same time, it is perfectly legal to require employees to follow specific procedures for using leave. Just make sure employees understand those rules.
The owner of Nick’s Sports Grille in Rowlett, outside Dallas, has agreed to settle charges it discriminated against a pregnant bartender who was fired after she could no longer fit into the bar’s skimpy uniform.
If the complaint is correct, Staffing Solutions of WNY in Buffalo has managed to violate just about every law the EEOC enforces.
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