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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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Q. If a salaried employee has used up all vacation and sick time, yet wants to take more vacation or calls in sick, can we make deductions from his pay? If not, what can we do? We don’t want the employees getting out of hand ...

The contract reached in October by the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Chrysler closely resembled the UAW’s earlier agreement with General Motors, cutting wages for new workers and moving health care into a union-run health plan in exchange for job guarantees and bonuses ...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has apologized to Detroit’s Big Three automakers for a department newsletter that advised staffers to buy foreign cars to save fuel. The newsletter recommended 12 “green” cars, all of which came from Japan or South Korea. ...

No, that’s not a typo. As a result of Michigan’s new business tax, retailers are paying taxes on the 6% sales tax they collect from customers. Under the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) enacted in June, sales taxes must be counted along with sales under gross receipts, which are then subject to a gross receipts tax ...

According to a recent study, employees are more productive if they have windows in their work areas. That’s one reason the new SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA, have incorporated lots of windows. Does it really work? ...

Q. We told an employee we probably would be replacing him within the next month. He quit and filed for unemployment. Under what circumstances do we have to pay unemployment? ...

If you want to avoid airing your organization’s dirty laundry in public, take note: Before you turn over a copy of an employee’s personnel record, go through the file carefully. Remove any correspondence between the HR office and your attorney. It is technically privileged communication ...

Plan sponsors may have to invest employees' 401(k) contributions themselves when employees elect to participate in the plan and designate an amount to be withheld, but fail to make investment choices; when employees roll over assets from another employer's plan and likewise fail to give investment direction; when employees are automatically enrolled into the plan; and when the plan changes investment options, but employees fail to make new designations. Normally, fiduciaries are liable if these default investments don't pan out. Final regulations relieve fiduciaries from liability for default investments when certain notice and investment standards are met. Bad news: Two common default investments — stable-value funds and money-market funds — generally don't garner protection from fiduciary liability under the final regs.

When employees lose their jobs, they naturally wonder why they were chosen. Employees who recently have complained about discrimination—real or imagined—often do more than wonder. They often jump to the conclusion that they have been fired in retaliation for complaining. That conclusion can lead to a lawsuit. Be prepared with solid and rational reasons why you chose the employee who got the ax ...

A lesbian prison guard has been awarded $850,000 after an administrative judge found that she had endured a “relentless, daily regimen of mental and physical threats” by a co-worker at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden ...

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