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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. An older employee has been having significant performance issues during the performance cycle. She is eligible for retirement, but does not want to retire. Can we require her to retire in lieu of termination?

When a disabled employee wants to return to work, limitations may make it impossible for him to do his old job. If so, it may be reasonable to either grant more leave or reassign the employee—or both.

In many organizations, it’s expected that exempt employees will routinely have to work more than the standard 40-hour workweek. What happens if an employee who has previously worked those long hours suddenly becomes disabled and can no longer put in 10 or 12 hours per day?

According to a new survey, 89% of U.S. employees would be willing to trade some of their salary to work at a company whose values match their own—a big chunk of their salaries in some cases.

An update on the Trump administration’s travel ban as well as information on how employers can help employees experiencing financial crises.

An employee can quit and sue for constructive discharge if the working conditions are truly intolerable. Being suspended with pay pending an investigation doesn’t qualify.

Local 100 of the United Labor Unions, a multi-state service workers’ union, has agreed to settle charges it discriminated against two black organizers when it fired them for allegedly not meeting recruiting goals.

In March 1998, only half of Americans considered workplace sexual harassment a “major” problem. Now 69% do.

Management-side employment lawyer John Ring is in the final stages of White House vetting to replace National Labor Relations Chair Philip Miscimarra, whose term ends Dec. 16.

If a supervisor receives a whistleblower complaint from a subordinate, make sure he or she has no decision-making role in any subsequent discipline against the whistleblower.

A renowned Houston high school principal who was suspended with pay in September has filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit against the Houston Independent School District.

Tales of sexual harassment from Hollywood to Washington have HR departments everywhere pondering the worst-case scenario: What if someone has been harassing co-workers for years? That ticking time bomb could go off at any time.

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed rule affecting Fair Labor Standards Act tip regulations that would give employers more options for sharing tips among more employees.

Employers may perceive flex schedules as a key retention tool, but they’re no longer shy about insisting that day-to-day productivity can’t suffer because of an employee’s altered schedule.

Q. An employee recently disclosed that he is illiterate and asked for our help in finding an adult literacy education program. What are our obligations toward this employee under California law?

Courts will always examine employment issues through the lens of one question: Would an average, reasonable worker have quit under the circumstances, choosing to become unemployed?

Federal OSHA investigators have issued citations totaling $191,215 in proposed penalties to DH Construction for violations discovered at a Philadelphia job site.

A Houston-area medical staffing firm refused to back down when the Department of Labor accused it of stiffing an employee out of overtime pay and then retaliating against the employee for complaining.

Cost growth has averaged just 3.3% annually over the past five years, compared to 6.2% over the prior five-year period.

Here’s a reminder to stick with solid explanations when documenting discipline. If you have facts to back up your decision, an employee’s spurious claim of some sort of discrimination likely will be dismissed.

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