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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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How can you discharge or discipline an employee without ending up in court? Here are seven key tests of whether there's “just cause” for your action.
Duluth recently became the third Minnesota city to enact a paid sick and safe time ordinance, following the lead of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The ordinance differs in key ways from its Twin Cities cousins’.
Make sure to document a worker’s performance decline to protect your company if you fire the worker and he or she sues alleging discrimination.
Home Depot fired an employee for his response to a customer’s racist rant. The company is now in hot water for mishandling the situation.
Employers want safe workplaces. Applicants with criminal records want a chance at gainful employment. How do you balance those interests?
As a result of a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the rollover distribution rules are now more relaxed for rollovers of defaulted loans resulting from plan terminations or a participant’s failure to repay a loan upon severance from employment.
Under the right (or wrong) circumstances, a relatively high-level employee may be held personally liable for a company’s failure to follow the overtime and minimum wage rules set out in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
There are a few workplace scenarios in which the nature of the job makes it more likely that sexual harassment may occur. But even then, once an employer knows harassment is happening, it has an obligation to stop it.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has signed a “clean slate” bill designed to help people convicted of nonviolent crimes obtain gainful employment.
Employers have long been allowed to pay tipped employees less than the usual minimum wage. In some industries, tips have traditionally been pooled, so “back-of-the-house” staff can share in customers’ generosity. But the informality of tipping means it is a surprisingly complicated wage-and-hour issue.
If a worker refuses to accept an offered accommodation, the employer is free to end the accommodations process—which may even mean the employee loses her job.
By July 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had already served more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to employers across the country, a dramatic increase over last year’s total, when 1,360 I-9 audits were conducted.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME struck down as unconstitutional the Illinois fair share law and similar state laws, including New York’s. This decision could be devastating for New York public-sector unions.
With low unemployment and a growing GDP, Americans are feeling much more comfortable about the economy. Yet a concerning trend lurks underneath an otherwise booming economy: slow wage growth.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a complicated and far-reaching law, which tax pros are still unraveling and state legislatures are still trying to come to terms with. Here’s the latest.
E-Verify complements the Form I-9 process for employment eligibility verification. Heads up: According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which runs both programs, its E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance function may contact you regarding your I-9 forms.
The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Texas employer that requires all its employees to report every medication they take, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
The National Labor Relations Board last year overturned an established standard for determining if workplace rules comply with the National Labor Relations Act. Now the NLRB has issued a memorandum providing employer guidance.
What’s your HR I.Q.? Take the monthly quiz on HR news and trends for August to find out.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that former employees who are poor and struggling to represent themselves aren’t entitled to the help of an attorney at no charge.
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