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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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A Maryland furniture delivery company has agreed to pay a spurned job applicant $94,541 to atone for not granting a religious accommodation.

Browning-Ferris is back! The National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 26 vacated a December 2017 ruling—Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors—that overturned the controversial Browning-Ferris decision.

One third of employees report that they don’t believe their employer’s sexual harassment policy is effective.

In a groundbreaking decision, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Title VII provision that prohibits sex discrimination also makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against gay employees.

Sometimes, you may want to use a last chance agreement to give a worker who violated your rules a second chance. Make sure supervisors know about it so they can be on the lookout for potential problems.

A California employer didn’t violate the California Family Rights Act when it allowed a worker to return to light-duty work following an on-the-job light injury.

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

To claim whistleblower protection under the Dodd-Frank Act, financial services workers must have filed complaints with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. So ruled a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 21.

Some former employees who sue over alleged discrimination try to discredit their employers’ explanations for discharge. Even so, employers have a great deal of flexibility about how they explain the reason an employee was fired.

Undocumented “dreamers” allowed to work legally in the United States through the Delayed Action on Childhood Arrivals program won a temporary reprieve Feb. 26 when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down the government’s petition to begin rescinding work permits on March 5. However, litigation continues to cloud the future of dreamers.

Vague sexual harassment allegations aren’t enough for lawsuits.

While motivation for this new provision was a well-intentioned nod to the #MeToo movement, it may have unforeseen consequences. 

Access to internal complaints should be on an as-needed basis. Restricting access to those files limits the number of staff members who can be accused of retaliation.

Courts are particularly unlikely to consider an arbitration agreement binding if it appears the employee did not understand what he was signing.

Tax reform legislation enacted late last year is already fueling changes to corporate America’s employee compensation and benefits programs, according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

The EEOC has released its Strategic Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2018–2022, the first such plan of the Trump administration, under the leadership of Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic.

A company that operates residential care facilities in Mission Hills and Laguna Niguel has settled federal charges it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The #MeToo social media movement has been wildly successful at shining a spotlight on the sexual harassment women often experience at work. Now the EEOC has begun using #MeToo in press releases announcing sexual harassment litigation.

On average, the job interview process in the United States takes 23.8 days. It's much faster in these five cities.

In December, some high-profile businesses announced they planned to give bonuses to their employees. Other companies said they would raise the minimum wage entry-level employees receive, with corresponding increases for higher-paid staff. Both strategies recognize a tightening job market. Which one is right for your organization?

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