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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.

Strippers at a Texas nightclub can sue their employer for injuries caused by driving home drunk, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled. The nightclub requires its dancers to down the alcoholic ...
Ordinarily, workers are eligible for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) after working for at least 12 months at a company and clocking at least 1,250 hours ...
Taking work home and working off the clock is causing employees to feel they're being taken advantage of by their employers. And letting the situation fester is contributing in a big ...
At the start of 2002, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revamped its regulations on which companies must keep injury and illness records. OSHA gave companies six months to get ...
You can expect some good news from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Reason: If the Senate confirms a new slate of Bush appointees to the NLRB, it will be the ...
Identity theft is among the nation's fastest-growing crimes, and your personnel files and other HR data can be gold mines for would-be thieves. Getting a Social Security number (SSN), in particular, ...
THE LAW. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires virtually all employers to pay at least a minimum wage, now $5.15 an hour, to all nonexempt employees. Many states also ...
The manager of a group home was required to work a regular, eight-hour day and remain at the home overnight. He was paid for a standard, 40-hour workweek and sued, alleging ...
During Kathy Smith's first year in a customer service job, her husband was diagnosed with heart disease and her son with water on the brain. Treatment was covered under the firm's ...
When a University of Arkansas dean position was advertised on campus and statewide, Howard Lockridge, an African-American department chairman, told his supervisors he wasn't planning to apply for the job. ...
When a Wisconsin company restructured, it laid off a 44-year-old customer service rep. None of her direct supervisors or co-workers took part in deciding which employees would be laid off. But ...
While working as a bus driver and instructor for a school district, Carrie Geredes had a not-so-private affair with a co-worker. After the affair ended, she heard that her former lover ...
During an organizing campaign at a clay processing plant, pro-union senior staffers routinely threatened production and maintenance employees, telling them to support the union or else they'd be "squeezed like a ...
A marketing director at one of Covenant Care's nursing facilities attended a meeting of other marketing directors in the company. During the meeting, she joined other directors in a brief discussion ...
When Steven Lubetsky applied for an analyst job, he aced the interview and several competence tests. The company offered him the job pending a credit check. Lubetsky explained that he was ...
It's official: Employees have the right, even in nonunion workplaces, to bring a co-worker as a witness to an investigative meeting that could result in discipline. Nonunion employees won ...
It could be some of both. The U.S. Labor Department recently announced it's creating a new position, a director of compliance assistance who will make sure small businesses comply with regulations. ...
When a former executive sued his company for defamation, the company turned to its umbrella liability insurance policy to cover the defense cost. But the insurer refused and a federal appeals ...
Why do some employers manage to operate their company in a union-free environment, while others in the same industry and city have a unionized work force? The reasons fit into ...
THE LAW. Federal wage-and-hour laws don't require you to have a time clock, but they do require you to have a reliable system to keep track of employees' hours and pay ...