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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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For years, IBM Corp. was haunted by a big overtime lawsuit filed by its highly compensated technical-support employees.  Now, nearly two years later, IBM has reclassified 7,600 technical-support employees, making them eligible for overtime. But the company also reduced their base pay by about 15% ...
Sometimes, when an employee files a frivolous suit, it’s tempting to seek payback. If you succeed in getting the litigation dismissed, why not insist the losing employee pay attorneys’ fees and court costs? Before you throw good money after bad, consider whether you want your attorneys to spend even more time trying to get the employee to cough up ...
The IRS last month posted a warning to taxpayers about e-mail and phone-based scams that falsely use the IRS’ name. The goal: Trick you into giving up your Social Security number, credit card info and other key financial data ...
You know you should document problems and violations before disciplining an employee who previously performed well. You create a paper trail showing warnings, counseling and efforts to get the employee back on track. But if the employee you disciplined can show that others with the same shortcomings got off, that paper trail may come back to haunt you ...
The U.S. government’s main web site for business regulatory compliance, www.Business.gov, has always billed itself as the go-to site for federal compliance. But its new search features and expanded content now allow you to search for information on regulatory information from state and local governments, too ...
Courts are naturally suspicious when employers trot out subjective discharge reasons like “not a team player” or “fails to inspire subordinates,” which may mask an underlying discriminatory attitude. One way to add credibility to subjective evaluation criteria is to ask co-workers and subordinates for their confidential assessments ...
Philadelphia Police Department Chief Inspector Evelyn Heath, who was fired for allegedly harassing a fellow officer after their love affair ended, was reinstated with back pay after an arbitrator dismissed misconduct charges against her ...
It’s not discrimination for an employer to offer training to some employees but not others—if the training doesn’t lead to greater pay, advancement opportunities or other tangible benefits. Simply put, employers don’t have to worry about discrimination lawsuits if their decisions are based on solid business reasons ...
Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and two Pennsylvania health care providers made the cut ...

It is estimated that approximately one-third of employees listen to music at work using an iPod, MP3 player, or other portable music device. Employees claim that listening to music improves their job satisfaction and productivity, so it may be beneficial to allow workers to use their iPods, etc., in the office. However, if you do so, your company needs to have a policy that addresses the potential negative effects that iPods and other portable music devices could have on communication, performance, safety, and security.

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