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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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Though the economy is improving, many U.S. workers are still pumping the brakes on their retirement plans.
Facts matter. Documenting those facts can make it much easier to defeat a challenge from either the worker or a state or federal government agency.
Say your marketing director breaks his leg during an after-hours employee softball game against a crosstown company. Who’s responsible? You might be surprised.
Staffing your store or restaurant with only young people crashes hard against federal and state laws that forbid age discrimination in hiring and promotions. And that can be expensive. In fact, it just cost the national restaurant chain Seasons 52 more than $2.85 million.
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to wait until 2019 to release new proposed overtime rules for white-collar employees. The announcement, buried deep inside the Trump administration's spring regulatory agenda document, merely states that the DOL will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking on "01/00/2019"—in other words, sometime next year.
Training isn’t enough. Without careful follow-up, your training efforts may backfire—badly! Consider what happened in early May at Albertsons, the national grocery store chain.
Farmingdale Auto Collision and its owners have agreed to settle charges the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying overtime pay as required by the law.
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced plans to file criminal charges against employers that collude to fix wages or not hire one another’s workers under “nonpoaching agreements.” As a result, employers are more likely than ever to either have their trade secrets compromised or face liability for knowingly or unknowingly possessing a competitor’s confidential information.
Few courts want to mediate petty disputes. Judges have more important matters to attend to. Just ask the judge who issued a caustic ruling in this recent case.
Disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Employers cannot simply develop a list of one-size-fits-all accommodations for a particular condition.
Ever thought you might be able to skirt the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions by arranging for related entities to “share” the same employees? Courts aren’t likely to buy the arrangement.
Good news and bad news from the April unemployment report.
The Trump administration says it plans to make another 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas available this year.
The New York Workers Compensation Board has changed its interpretation of regulations governing collection of employee contributions to the state’s paid family leave fund.
Make clear to your supervisors that it’s unlawful to punish employees because they raise complaints about customer or worker safety.
Sweltering summer weather may be hard to remember when much of the country is in the grip of Arctic blasts, but heat-related illness is a significant work hazard.
Kaiser Permanente, the California-based managed care giant, is by far the nation’s largest group health insurance carrier, according to a new analysis by Employee Benefit News and data analytics firm miEdge.
Only 52% of employees say they understand their health benefits, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Is your HR department understaffed or overstaffed? Here's a formula to correctly calculate your organization HR-to-employee ratio.
A federal court has concluded it doesn’t have the right to disqualify an arbitrator from hearing a case before a decision has been made. It’s another indication that courts aren’t eager to micromanage arbitrations.
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