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.

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An employee showing up to work wearing a baseball cap, in violation of your company's dress code, is one thing. It's easy enough to tell the hat-wearing employee, "Don't do it again," expect a little resistance, and then compliance. An employee wearing a headscarf due to a religious observance when any type of head covering is prohibited is entirely another dress code dilemma. Not as easy is telling a headscarf-wearing employee to remove it without risking a potential religious discrimination lawsuit.

It can be frustrating when employees don't rush to take part in optional benefits like financial-planning seminars or even your EAP. Yet when an employee does need help, the availability of your benefits can go a long way toward relieving stress and retaining that employee. Here are seven ways to communicate benefit information more effectively...

In a term that will be dominated by cases concerning Guantanamo detainees and the power of the Executive branch, the U.S. Supreme Court will also hear an important case involving employment discrimination.

In 2004, Congress overhauled the tax rules for nonqualified deferred-compensation plans. Follow these seven steps to ensure full compliance under the final regs:
William Filene was born into a poor family in Poland in 1830. He started out in America with a store the size of a small bedroom. But he kept building until he had one of the most successful retail chains in American history.
Don’t let people spend too much time alone to be “creative.”
You carefully evaluate job candidates before bringing them on board. It’s just as critical to evaluate current team members.
Some call him America’s doctor. Dr. Mehmet Oz is a regular on “Oprah” and has written a couple of best-sellers, including YOU: The Owner’s Manual.
After the battle of Breed’s Hill in 1775, America’s revolutionary officers assessed what had happened and realized how close they’d come to victory against a much larger British force.

When an employee requests a transfer after complaining about alleged harassment, don’t jump at the opportunity—only to place him in an unpleasant new environment. Merely honoring a request to be moved isn’t a defense against a retaliation claim. That’s true even if you provide the same pay and don’t change benefits, seniority or any other aspect of the employment relationship ...