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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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On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which is comprised of three distinct sections.  One section outlines nondiscrimination provisions in employment decisions; another section details nondiscrimination provisions in health insurance; and the final section amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to increase the penalties for child labor violations.
The U.S. labor movement has been taking backward strides for several decades. But a new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report says 12.1% of U.S. workers were union members last year, up from 12.0% in 2006 ...

Some employees drag themselves into work when they are sick as a dog. Others call out feigning illness. Behaviors that couldn't be more opposite, yet which often share the same cause: not having adequate control over their employer-provided paid time off.

As “sandwich generation” employees begin caring for their parents in addition to their kids, you can expect more requests for FMLA leave to tend to mom’s and dad’s medical needs. The FMLA allows employee leave to provide parental care—if the parent’s medical condition actually qualifies for FMLA leave. A federal court says you can ask for medical certification.
What happens if management wants to fire or otherwise punish an employee for discriminatory reasons, and HR objects? Can an HR professional who is then fired for refusing to play ball proceed to file her own EEOC retaliation or protected-activity claim? Learn how this issue can affect your organization—and your own career.
It’s understandable that managers and supervisors might get angry if an employee filed unfair labor practice charges against them. But how they respond may mean the difference between a reasonable resolution of the underlying complaint and additional charges—for retaliation and intimidation ...

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the threshold for retaliation is much lower than for discrimination itself, employees who have filed discrimination complaints are finding that by charging retaliation, they get a second chance to drag their employers into court. That’s why it is absolutely crucial for HR to train supervisors and managers on retaliation ...

William Bowman and his employer, Pyramid Stone Industries, a granite quarrying business in Elberton, had an informal agreement: Bowman, who lived in a trailer next to the quarry, kept an eye on the place after business hours. As part of the agreement, Bowman frequently used the company’s golf cart to travel between the quarry and his home ...
Deborah Yehudah joined the University of Georgia (UGA) as a cafeteria worker in July 2005. Yehudah received a copy of the university dress code, which restricted allowable hair restraints to hairnets and UGA food service hats or baseball caps ...
In response to the February explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery outside Savannah that killed 13 workers, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation aimed at reducing dust-related accidents ...
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