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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 Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME struck down as unconstitutional the Illinois fair share law and similar state laws, including New York’s. This decision could be devastating for New York public-sector unions.
With low unemployment and a growing GDP, Americans are feeling much more comfortable about the economy. Yet a concerning trend lurks underneath an otherwise booming economy: slow wage growth.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a complicated and far-reaching law, which tax pros are still unraveling and state legislatures are still trying to come to terms with. Here’s the latest.
E-Verify complements the Form I-9 process for employment eligibility verification. Heads up: According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which runs both programs, its E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance function may contact you regarding your I-9 forms.
The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Texas employer that requires all its employees to report every medication they take, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
The National Labor Relations Board last year overturned an established standard for determining if workplace rules comply with the National Labor Relations Act. Now the NLRB has issued a memorandum providing employer guidance.
What’s your HR I.Q.? Take the monthly quiz on HR news and trends for August to find out.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that former employees who are poor and struggling to represent themselves aren’t entitled to the help of an attorney at no charge.
These regs won’t become effective until final regs are issued, but it’s anticipated that they will become effective for information returns you’re required to file in 2019.
Be sure to warn supervisors and managers that if an employee has filed an EEOC or internal complaint or a state or federal lawsuit, deleting texts or emails related even tangentially to the underlying complaint can be risky.
One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past. These sample questions can help hiring managers spot 10 important “soft” skills.
Turnover rates are expected to continue rising to record-high rates fueled by a number of economic, demographic and social factors. The good news for businesses is that most turnover is preventable.
Employers that don’t keep track of hours worked may be in for a surprise if an employee quits and sues over alleged unpaid time.
Employers can and should set reasonable standards for how employees let their bosses know they won’t be coming to work. Those rules can require calling in before the start of a shift if the employee is ill or has a medical emergency, even if it may be covered by the FMLA.
If you have a progressive discipline system that gives poor performers or rule breakers a chance to reform, be sure your policy includes an escape hatch that lets you skip steps when necessary.
Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder has agreed to pay $1,100,000 to men who the EEOC said were harmed by discriminatory parental leave policies.
If a worker can show that his employer willfully violated the FMLA, he has up to three years to sue. Read the recent court case that demonstrates this.
Disabled workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations so they can perform their jobs, and freedom from harassment based on their disability. Neither of those protections means disabled workers can’t be criticized or punished for workplace behavior that breaks the rules.
How do we report a long address? … How far back must corrections go? … Urban legend or not: What is the earnings suspense file? … So many Social Security cards! Which version is right?
The Pennsylvania Criminal History Records Information Act restricts how employers may use criminal records in hiring. That doesn’t mean employers cannot require a security clearance from an outside agency.
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