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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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The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule, and Washington, D.C. is paving the way for change.
When an employer offers a legitimately reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee, it has fulfilled its obligation under the law. It doesn’t matter if the employee wanted some other accommodation or wasn’t happy with the level of employer/employee interaction used to arrive at the accommodation.
U.S. Citizenship and Customs Enforcement has issued a new Form I-9 that employers must begin using by Sept. 18, 2017. The release shines a spotlight on employers’ interaction with government agencies that enforce immigration laws.
Smart employers make sure they document—in advance—the underlying reasons for any disciplinary actions. When preparing documentation, be sure to provide all the details, especially if two employees committed arguably similar offenses but were punished differently.
When Kenneth, who is black, complained that his co-workers used a white hood to harass and intimidate him, management told him the incident was meant as a joke.
Employers in three states—Connecticut, Illinois and Rhode Island—must comply with what may be the nation’s most unique employment-related laws. Each of those states has a “Homeless Bill of Rights” that bans employment discrimination against homeless people.
Millennial workers are slightly more likely to stick with their employers than members of Generation X were when they were young.
Under the FLSA, purely “discretionary” bonuses do not need to be included when calculating the regular rate. “Nondiscretionary” bonuses, however, must be included.
Generally speaking, the law does not tolerate inconsistency very well. That’s one reason it’s so important to be careful about how you explain someone’s termination. If your story changes, don’t be surprised if it winds up being used against you.
A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 66% of employers let workers who travel on business keep hotel points and 65% let them keep frequent flyer miles.
Pre-judging an applicant with an obvious disability can lead to big legal trouble. Just mentioning such a disability—think needing crutches to walk, for example—can become the basis for a discrimination lawsuit if the applicant isn’t hired.
Employers don’t have to create a perfect workplace that’s completely free of harassment. They merely have to respond to reported harassment in a way that’s calculated to stop it fast.
Q. Our wage payment deadline falls on the first Monday of September this year, which is Labor Day. By when must a company make payments to meet its deadline and avoid penalties when its payment date falls on a holiday?
Minnesota employers are required to provide their employees with a dizzying array of information about their workplace rights. If you haven’t recently reviewed the posters hanging in your break room or above the time clock, now is a good time to make sure you’re in compliance with all posting requirements.
National Labor Relations Board Chair  Philip Miscimarra says he won’t seek reappointment to the board when his term expires in December.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate would grant a 25% tax credit to companies that offer between two and 12 weeks of paid family leave.
Courts seldom give much weight to complaints about general disrespect, micromanaging supervisors or impossible workloads unless it is quite clear that those conditions are meant to punish protected activity or are reserved for members of a protected class while others aren’t targeted.
Public employees have constitutional property rights in employment and are entitled to advance notice before their salaries are cut.
International shipping giant UPS has agreed to pay $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to settle a nationwide EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009.
Creating a more casual dress code and doing away with cubicles may help draw the attention of some younger job candidates. But real improvement in recruiting and retaining of Millennials must go deeper, focusing on helping people build trust and connection to their work.
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