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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 U.S. government’s main survey on wages and benefits, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, offers a good quarterly snapshot that can help you benchmark your company’s pay and perks. The latest report says employer costs for wages and benefits average $26.86 per hour.
The U.S. Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has published a new guide that helps employers navigate the evolving practices involved in offering health savings accounts (HSA).
When it comes to productivity and employee retention, it pays to create new ways to keep your employees happy. Here are three examples of small companies that keep business humming along.

401(k) plans have long been able to use automated phone systems, e-mail, and the Internet to provide required notices and allow employees to make elections and consent to distributions. Final regulations now give plans the option of conforming to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, otherwise known as the E-SIGN Act, or sticking to their current electronic systems. The regs also expand the plans that may communicate electronically, to include health plans and health savings accounts, cafeteria plans, educational assistance plans, and plans that provide qualified transportation fringe benefits. The regs are effective for notices provided to employees on or after January 1, 2007.

Think you’ve got no time during the holidays for recruiting, and that nobody’s looking for work, anyway? Wrong! December and early January may be among the best times to hire, says Right Management Consultants VP Katherine Ponds.
Mismanaged e-mail continues to cost U.S. employers, a recent survey shows.
Ditch fears of public speaking and learn how to speak up in office meetings.