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.

One person’s good-natured pet name may be another’s racist comment. You can — and should — create an anti-harassment policy ...

Q. I have an employee who hurt her neck, went to the doctor and never came back. However she has been in contact with me and keeps me updated. She has been out for three months, and had surgery a couple weeks after her injury. She told me she would not be returning for a few more weeks. In the meantime I received an unemployment claim form from her. We denied it because we did not let her go. Do any Pennsylvania laws state she can collect unemployment?

Five former employees who say they were fired for being too old and costly have hit PPG Industries, Inc., the Pittsburgh-based paint, glass and chemical giant, with a class-action lawsuit ...

Q. How do I give a reference for a worker I had to fire?

When Harcum College in Bryn Mawr had an opening for a facilities supervisor, the department’s manager considered hiring an outside firm to run the unit ...

Q. Can I dock an employee’s pay for failing to meet a production quota?

Few issues are as personal and potentially divisive as religion. Controversies generated by the “war on terror,” the abortion debate and other moral and ethical questions sometimes spill over into the workplace ...

The U.S. Supreme Court handed employers a major victory in a new 5-4 ruling. No longer will you have to worry that an employment decision you made years — even decades — earlier will come back to haunt you ...

Q. I want to know whether applicants have ever stolen from or been fired by a prior employer. Can I require them to take a lie-detector test?

Sometimes, it’s impossible to manage multiple shifts and satisfy everyone. Someone is bound to come to work unhappy ...