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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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Brace yourself for an epic do-over of the salary-threshold rules that determine which white-collar workers are eligible for overtime pay.
In advance of President Trump’s planned June 14 visit to the Department of Labor, Acting Deputy Labor Secretary Ed Hugler sent an all-staff email urging DOL employees not to come to work that day.
The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board has passed a new safety order to protect health care workers from workplace violence. It requires health care providers to develop workplace violence prevention plans, institute training programs and keep records on certain incidents of workplace violence.
With unemployment falling to a 16-year low of 4.3% and wages on the rise, there is a widening disconnect between how employees and employers think about work.
A recent survey found that 61% of employees consider compensation a “very important” contributor to job satisfaction.
Walmart, the nation’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is launching a novel delivery service to help counter competition from online retail giant Amazon.
Don’t expect a court to simply take your word for it that an employee was doing a poor job.
Courts are currently working out whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is sex discrimination under Title VII. However, that’s not the only way to challenge anti-gay bias.
Under Minnesota’s unemployment compensation laws, when service for a particular patient ends, attendants are only eligible for unemployment compensation benefits if they tell the staffing service they are willing and able to work with another patient. Otherwise, the end of the original assignment doesn’t count as a discharge.
Monsignor William A. Dombrow faces charges he embezzled more than a half million dollars from the Villa St. Joseph nursing home for retired priests in suburban Philadelphia.
Florida says fraud is one reason workers’ comp premiums for businesses rose by 14.5% last year.
Whether or not the executive travel ban ever takes effect, foreign workers—particularly those from the banned countries, but also those from other Muslim countries—are feeling the impact. So are employers.
Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto has agreed to settle charges it discriminated against Asian applicants who sought engineering positions at the tech firm.
An American Airlines flight attendant based in Philadelphia and a colleague from North Carolina are suing, claiming the airline failed to police online forums and Facebook pages it controls, permitting other employees to harass the women for their union activities.
The owners of 13 Italian restaurants in Chicago have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle an EEOC class-action suit alleging they routinely refused to hire black job applicants.
The Department of Health and Human Services has drafted a proposed rule that would strip away the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring most employer-provided health insurance policies to cover contraceptive services. The rule would allow exemptions for any employer holding “religious beliefs or moral convictions” that oppose birth control.
The winners of the Society for Human Resource Management’s “2017 When Work Works Award” provide insight into the practices of effective workplaces.
If an employee complains about discrimination, make sure any subsequent discipline is well justified. Sudden discipline against a worker whose record was previously clean can be viewed as retaliation.
Employees who are terminated for misconduct aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. Just about any breach of an employer’s rules amounts to misconduct.
Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has proposed raising California’s overtime threshold to the higher of $3,956 per month ($47,472 annually) or twice the state’s minimum wage for executive, administrative and or professional employees.
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