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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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It goes without saying that you must handle with care any situation in which an employee accuses another of sexual assault. Any hint that you are treating the victim less favorably than the alleged perpetrator can lead to a hostile work environment claim.
The Department of Justice has extracted the largest-ever penalty from a company accused of employing ineligible workers. Asplundh Tree Service has paid $95 million for turning a blind eye to the hiring of individuals that executives knew lacked proper documentation.
Employers generally don’t have to tolerate racially hostile or otherwise offensive language at work. But under some circumstances, you may not be able to discipline a worker’s behavior if it occurred on a picket line.
The EEOC has sued Denton County, Texas, alleging its health department violated the Equal Pay Act when it paid a female doctor less than a male colleague who performed substantially the same work.
Health care facilities are increasingly becoming targets of class-action wage-and-hour lawsuits. Alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, several recent lawsuits in Texas have challenged timekeeping practices related to meal breaks.
By 2024, nearly a quarter of workers will be older than 55, as more baby boomers and Gen Xers forego retirement.
Legislation that would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision has been approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
An increasing number of employers are using small electronic sensors placed under desks that tell when employees are present.

In questioning someone, you suddenly gain power over that person ... and it's incredibly easy for that to go wrong.

Seven major trends that have significantly influenced job creation over the last seven years, according to new research from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. Each trend has sparked occupational growth in emerging fields.
For an applicant to sue under Title VII, she can’t merely allege that she suffered because of having a criminal record.
Zenefits FTW Insurance Services, an HR management software service based in San Francisco, has settled charges it misclassified 743 account executives and sales people as exempt from minimum wage protections. Workers in both California and Arizona were affected.
Two years ago, Emeryville, Calif. passed its Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Other Employment Standards Ordinance. Now the city manager has released the regulations implementing the ordinance.
The case the court just accepted—Janus v. AFSCME—is virtually identical to one it dismissed a year ago. It involves a child support specialist in Illinois, Mark Janus, who objects to paying about $44 per month in fair-share dues to the union that represents workers in his government office.
Sometimes, managers make decisions based on outmoded notions of women, their role in society and their commitment to their families versus their work and employers. Make sure you warn supervisors to guard against such attitudes.
Approximately eight in 10 professionals polled by Robert Half Management Resources feel at least somewhat confident in the ability of senior management to grow the business, provide sound financial stewardship and drive innovation.
Despite low unemployment, employer payrolls are expected to increase only 3% in 2018, according to recent surveys. That’s in line with pay raises employers have been handing out for the last several years. What is changing, however, is how employers are paying workers.
HR pros complain all the time that the top brass in their organizations don’t value the HR function. A panel of three chief executive officers who spoke at The HR Specialist Summit in Las Vegas in September understand that frustration.
Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.
Americans’ ratings of their standard of living are on pace to be the best in 10 years.
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