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.

Employee discipline, above all else, must be consistent. When it's not, mistakes put employers at risk of messy discrimination claims ...

If your organization offers a tax-advantaged health savings account (HSA) plan, look for much more employee interest in 2007. That’s because employees can now pour more dollars into their HSAs, thanks to new legislation signed by President Bush in December ...

The U.S. Labor Department revamped the FLSA regulations in 2004 to help employers and employees understand the rules better. But, so far, the HR world has only seen more overtime lawsuits, not less ...

Dale and Christina Roberts, husband and wife, stole $386,000 from their employer, CheckFree Corporation, a Norcross electronic financial-services provider ...

New York employers, beware: The state law that protects employees from disability discrimination covers more ailments and impairments than the federal ADA ...

Employers are always looking for ways to cut health care costs … and smoking and overweight employees may seem like ripe targets for change ...

Q. Does the new salary threshold of $455 a week (under which employees are automatically eligible for overtime) hold true even if the person works part time, say one or two days a week? We have employees who meet the professional exemption, but they work part time and wouldn't reach the $455 threshold. —L.S., Pennsylvania

Q. What's the deal on paying workers for rest breaks? —J.S., California

Q. Do we have to pay employees for the time they spend changing into their uniforms before work (and out of their uniforms afterward)? We're a hospital and our operating-room personnel must change clothes. —E.T., Maryland

Q. One of my managers had to work on a holiday, and the hourly employee who worked with him got double time in addition to the holiday pay. When the salaried employee wanted to take time off shortly afterward, my boss said it was not legal to give him comp time—he would have to be paid for the holiday he worked. The employee would rather have time off. Is there no comp time for anyone? —J.W., North Carolina