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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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If a case involving unpaid overtime or some other FLSA claims isn’t settled before the worker files a federal lawsuit, the law requires a federal judge to review any proposed settlement for fairness and consistency with the FLSA’s intent to protect workers from employer violations.

Retaliation can be anything that would dissuade a reasonable employee from complaining about discrimination in the first place. It doesn’t have to be an isolated act.

Twin Cities-based Green & White Taxi must defend against allegations by current and former drivers that the company only sends white drivers on its most lucrative jobs.

The EEOC is urging employers to respond to this fall’s national conversation about sexual harassment by reviewing and updating their policies and practices. Based on the EEOC’s 2016 “Harassment in the Workplace” report, here are the best ways employers can prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

If you haven’t kept track of all worker hours, a court will ask employees for their estimates. And if the court thinks that isn’t accurate either, it will come up with its own estimate. That’s what happened in one recent case.

Citing the risk to patients at its 15 hospitals and 75 clinics, Essentia required employees to get vaccinated or provide documentation substantiating medical or religious objections to the inoculations.

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employees who say they can’t work under a particular supervisor are not deemed to be disabled. Therefore, they aren’t entitled to any accommodation.

Employees are protected from retaliation for complaining internally about alleged discrimination. Some workers seem to think that means they can never be criticized or have their working conditions change. Fortunately, that’s not true.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.

On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case testing whether the court’s landmark decision legalizing gay marriage requires government entities to provide the same employee benefits to same-sex couples that heterosexual couples receive.

Some workers wrongly believe a disability immunizes them. If they are disciplined or terminated, they often sue. Those lawsuits will be dismissed early in the legal process if the employer takes the litigation seriously and explains exactly why the worker was disciplined or fired.

Acme Parts, a Brooklyn company that manufactures brass products, has agreed to pay $40,000 in penalties after a 2016 OSHA inspection revealed high levels of lead throughout the facility.

OSHA is proposing a $505,929 fine against Trade Fair Supermarkets after investigators discovered workers had been exposed to health and safety hazards at three grocery stores in Queens.

A strong economy hasn’t convinced employers to loosen the purse strings this holiday season. 

The National Labor Relations Board has launched a formal bid to overturn a 2014 rule that sped up the election process required to certify union representation of a workforce.

When employees consider whether to invite a union into the workplace to represent them, their choice may be guided by the psychology of decision-making. A recent book on the subject sheds light on how employers can respond to unionization efforts.

Just because an employee’s religious beliefs fall outside the mainstream doesn’t mean they aren’t protected. In fact, many beliefs qualify as religious even if they may seem outlandish to someone practicing a mainstream religion.

First Bankers Trust Services, a New York City firm that calls itself the “premier provider of fiduciary services” to clients nationwide, has settled three lawsuits with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration over its handling of three employee stock ownership plans.

The Trump administration has weighed in on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court that could determine if labor unions can charge “fair-share fees” to employees who aren’t union members.

Unless you get expert help drafting the agreement, your noncompete agreement may backfire. If you don’t follow Minnesota rules, you may end up with a contract that’s invalid and can’t be enforced.

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