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.

Religious discrimination need not be based on bias against an employee’s religion. The reverse is also possible ...

A lost laptop containing the Social Security numbers of more than 50,000 people ... A misplaced disk that contains account information for an entire state ... Your company’s greatest security threat probably comes not from outside sources but from your own employees. To protect against such internal threats and loss of information, you need to take specific measures to reduce potential risks ...

Women in Pennsylvania earn 73 cents for every dollar earned by men in similar positions, compared to the national average of 77 cents on the dollar ...

On March 22, three workers’ compensation bills sponsored by state Rep. Helen Giddings passed the full House ...

The quarterly University of California at Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Anderson Forecast predicts a significant slowing of California’s economic growth in 2007. The forecast contradicts revised employment figures ...

It’s a violent world we live in—and work in. Each year, an estimated 1.7 million workers nationwide fall victim to non-fatal crimes at work ...

Q. An employee we hired two months ago has been absent frequently. She just informed us that: She is three months pregnant; is often too sick to work due to her pregnancy; has been told by her doctor that she can work only part-time for the next several months; and might be on bed rest for the last two months of her pregnancy. It is necessary for her to perform her job on a full-time basis without excessive absences. Is pregnancy covered under the ADA? Can we terminate her to hire someone who will be there full-time?

Gov. Ed Rendell has been traveling the state selling his plan to make health care available and affordable for all Pennsylvanians. The plan—introduced in the House of Representatives as House Bill 700—proposes a program called Cover All Pennsylvanians (CAP) ...

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an employer against its employment practices liability insurance company because the employer didn’t tell the insurer about an EEOC complaint right away ...

Q. Must a company pay for the cost of providing and maintaining workers’ uniforms?