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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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Illinois law makes it retaliation to fire employees because they report dangerous or illegal activities at work—even if they are otherwise at-will employees who can be fired for any legal reason. That holds true even if those employees work on a river barge otherwise governed by federal admiralty laws ...
Barbara Tipps, a school bus driver for Laidlaw Transit Services in Springfield, was part of a group of employees who enjoyed a casual, friendly relationship at work. Tipps often engaged in light sexual banter and even physical cavorting ...
If you downloaded your company handbook from the Internet or took it with you from your last job—beware! Take a look at your anti-harassment policy’s reporting procedures. A new court ruling shows why you should take your policy out, dust it off and look it over closely … at least before a jury does ...

Tough economic times raise some tricky HR issues—for example, when an employee’s financial straits begin to affect his employer ...

On Jan. 28, 2008, President Bush signed a law that extended FMLA rights to certain family members of U.S. military personnel. Covered employers are encouraged to post notification in their workplaces about these changes. The U.S. Labor Department has created a free supplemental poster that satisfies the notice requirements. Download the poster here ...
Nick Trikolas, CEO of Ilios Partners of Chicago, has announced plans to move its 100 employees from group to individual health insurance coverage this year. “This may be the future of health insurance,” Trikolas said ...
Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and nine Chicago employers made the list ...

Does your S corporation directly pay for or reimburse you for your health insurance premiums? In 2006, the IRS indicated on its web site that you can’t deduct such costs “above-the-line” if the health insurance is purchased in your own name.

On February 11, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. The DOL took into account its nearly 15 years of experience administering the law, its two previous studies of the law in 1996 and 2001, several U.S. Supreme Court and lower court rulings, and public comments received in response to a December 2006 Request for Information.

It stands to reason that a manager who thinks enough of an applicant to hire her won’t turn around and fire her a few months later in a fit of discrimination, especially if the applicant belonged to a protected class. That’s why it makes sense to have the same people who made the hiring decision be part of the termination process if the need should arise ...

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