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.

When you learn that an employee may have committed a crime or other offense that’s serious enough to warrant termination, you’ll naturally want to investigate before making a final decision. ...

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) can help employees regain an edge lost to problems like alcohol abuse. But it’s a good idea to keep mum about an employee’s participation in the EAP ...

A former waiter at restaurant Jean Georges, located in the Trump Towers, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the chef de cuisine and other employees harassed him after learning he was gay ...

Unions are making headway in Florida, a state that the national unions once considered “unwinnable” ...

Q. We use a timecard punch-in/punch-out system. If an employee forgets to punch in, and we manually do it, do any labor laws apply? —B.B., New York

Q. Our business recently was forced to implement layoffs—and most remaining employees walked off the job. All were given a COBRA notice, but only one chose to take the coverage. Since this was a group insurance policy and only one person will now be insured, the insurer is cancelling our policy. What's our responsibility to that ex-employee? —G.B., Texas

Q. We have a maintenance employee who we will soon put “on call” for various shifts (occasionally at night) to fix equipment. How should we handle his on-call pay? —E.P., Rhode Island

Q. We get numerous unsolicited résumés through e-mail and regular mail. Do we have any duty toward these individuals? Do we have any obligation to keep the materials they send? —R.B., Illinois

It looks like comprehensive federal immigration reform will have to wait. Immigration rallies in the spring and summer rattled lawmakers to attention, as both the House and the Senate passed separate bills aimed at addressing border control and illegal employment ...

Consumer-directed health plans may become all the rage in the future, but they’re slow to catch on so far ...