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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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Six current and former female employees of New York City’s Plaza Hotel have filed suit, alleging they were subjected to “outrageous and incessant sexual harassment and assault by senior management and their male counterparts” and that hotel owners refused to respond to their complaints.
President Trump has nominated Preston Rutledge to run the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, a position that carries the title of “assistant secretary of labor.”
When it comes to Title VII discrimination, an employer can’t sue another organization on an employee’s behalf. That’s up to either the individual worker or a government agency like the EEOC, which has standing to pursue such cases for workers.
President Trump has declared October 2017 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. With the theme “Inclusion Drives Innovation,” the month provides employers with a reminder that they should examine their accommodation practices under the ADA to ensure they remain in compliance.
When responding to a harassment complaint, be sure to let the worker who complained know what steps you are taking. Acting behind the scenes while telling your employee to “deal with it” himself is one of the worst things you can do. That’s courting a retaliation lawsuit.
A unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court decision has made it considerably easier for workers to file—and win—whistleblower lawsuits under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act.
Arbitration agreements can be a great way to save time and money on litigation should an employee accuse you of violating employment laws. But unless the agreement is properly drafted, it can be struck down.
Do you perform drug tests on employees suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants or illicit drugs? Be aware that some positive test results may be due to legal prescription drugs required for the treatment of disabilities.
Age is just a number in the workplace, suggests a new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam. More than eight in 10 professionals (82%) polled said they would be comfortable reporting to a manager who’s younger than they are; 91% wouldn’t mind supervising employees older than themselves.
It’s a free country, so employees can express themselves however they want at work, right? Wrong. Only employees in the public sector—those who work for government entities—have First Amendment rights in the workplace, subject to limitations.
Federal law requires employers to verify that employees are eligible to work in the United States. It’s unlawful to knowingly hire anyone without authorization. But what happens if an employee’s ineligibility is only discovered in the course of investigating a workers’ compensation claim?
What kind of investigation, if any, is required before an employer can fire a worker for what it believes is some kind of misconduct?
GET-UP, an organization allied with the American Federation of Teachers union, has been attempting to organize graduate student teaching assistants at the University of Pennsylvania. Independently of the university, grad students opposed to unionization formed a group called No Penn Union.
Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have stalled for now. A slight majority of employers want it to stay that way.
When it comes to litigation, employers that keep meticulous performance records and can pinpoint exactly when they made important employment decisions typically fare better than those who keep sloppy records.
Snack food giant Utz Quality Foods has agreed to pay $2.5 million to almost 1,900 delivery drivers to resolve claims it failed to pay them overtime.
With the sending of résumés as easy as a click of a button, job seekers today are pulling out all the stops to make themselves stand out. Sometimes that includes embellishing their résumés.
Of 14 Department of Labor appointments requiring Senate approval, only Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has been confirmed, and the White House has submitted just five more nominations.
Allegations of rampant sexual harassment and abuse by movie producer Harvey Weinstein might create momentum to pass legislation limiting the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in the workplace.
Employees who are fired for misconduct can’t collect unemployment compensation. Generally, any action that violates a known company policy qualifies as misconduct.
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