Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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As your baby boomer employees watch their parents enter their 80s and 90s, more of them are taking time off to care for those aging parents. The problem: More than 60 percent of employers believe they've granted FMLA time off that was unfounded, according to a Society for Human Resource Management survey. That spells unwarranted absenteeism, which can disrupt work flow ...

With health insurance costs continuing to rise, you'll likely have to tell employees (again) that they'll shoulder more of the premium. Such news isn't new for most employees. But they may be reaching the boiling point ...

If you think employees are fudging their FMLA medical leave, how often can you request medical certification? The U.S. Labor Department recently gave employers added latitude to dig into suspicious FMLA claims ...

A federal investigation of companies that allegedly backdated employees' stock options already involves more than 100 companies, and it has prompted the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require more disclosure of executive pay ...

The Labor Department's Wage & Hour Division launched a new Back Wage Employee Locator online tool to help people determine if they're owed back wages as the result of an investigation ...

A Michigan auto supplier, Freudenberg-NOK, launched a Walk for Wellness program that rewards employees for reaching walking and other exercise goals ...

Allowing employees to work from home can be a boon for employers trying to increase productivity and keep talented employees from leaving for more flexible jobs. But this flexibility can present an increased risk of fraud, theft and legal action if you keep personal information about employees or customers on your computer network ...

A new survey provides more incentive to encourage employees to buy generic prescription drugs. Generics now account for more than 50 percent of all prescriptions filled in the United States ...

If it's been awhile since the last overhaul of your employee handbook, you may be courting danger. Establish a regular revision schedule for your handbook, updating it once a year or whenever significant statutory changes occur ...

When Rob Keeling, director of diversity at Capital One, wanted to improve the McLean, Va.-based credit-card company's parental leave policy, he didn't have to look far for suggestions. The company's female employees, through their employee network, told him what to do ...