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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.

The idealistic preacher’s son from Chicago wanted to save lives … from his post in a research lab. In preparation for a career in academic research, Brad Sheares spent a summer beheading rats in Merck & Co.’s research laboratories. It was 1978.
Many Americans never forgave President Gerald Ford for pardoning — and forgiving — disgraced President Richard Nixon.

HR Law 101: Nowadays, most organizations conduct exit interviews with departing employees to determine why they’ve resigned. Exit interviews can be a great HR tool, but you have to know what questions to ask and, at the same time, what questions to avoid for legal reasons ...

HR Law 101: The EEOC has become proactive in protecting workers from a sexually hostile environment. In 2007 alone, the agency recovered from employers nearly $50 million for victims of harassment ...

Audra Wales called in sick to the Wendy's restaurant where she worked on Jan. 11 and then showed up later that day to pick up her regular paycheck. During a dispute ...

HR Law 101: Employers can significantly reduce the cost of their workers’ compensation premiums by following a program of accident prevention, better claims management and prevention of fraud and abuse ...

HR Law 101: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act protects reservists when they’re away from work for extended periods. Reservists on active duty can maintain health insurance coverage by electing COBRA continuation. Employers must also count time spent on active duty toward the calendar and hour requirements for coverage under the FMLA ...

FLSA: Child Labor Rules

by on February 25, 2007 12:00am
in Human Resources

HR Law 101: The child labor provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act restrict the amount of time and conditions under which minors age 17 and younger are permitted to work ...

HR Law 101: When a new hire comes on board, you must determine whether to classify him or her as exempt or nonexempt under the FLSA. The key consideration: Exempt workers aren’t eligible for overtime pay. Rather, they’re paid for the job they do, not the hours they keep ...

Q. I understand new rules for deferred compensation are in effect. Does this apply to the severance payment I’m receiving from a job?