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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.

To set competitive salaries, you've probably filled out compensation surveys and maybe even managed such surveys yourself. But recent classaction lawsuits have led some HR professionals and business execs to rethink their participation in (or hosting of) such surveys.
An automotive company granted a welder FMLA leave until Dec. 10. But due to medical complications, she called on Dec. 4 requesting an extension. A company nurse orally approved the extension but asked for certification.
Sadly, about half of all managers say they don’t trust their leaders. Luckily, you can create and even rebuild trust. These 10 factors help people decide whether to trust you:
You no longer can rely on the "motor carrier exemption" in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to avoid paying overtime to delivery drivers who use vans and pickup trucks on their routes.
If your business becomes infected with sneezing, coughing, aching workers who should be at home in bed during flu season, it could be because they’re afraid to use their sick leave. About a third of those surveyed recently by EAP provider ComPsych said that heavy workloads prevent them from taking time off to rest, and 26 percent admitted that it feels “risky” to miss work.
While 88 percent of small businesses agree that they need a business- continuity plan, only 39 percent actually have one, according to a new Ad Council survey.
More than one-third (36 percent) of HR professionals polled recently by the Society for Human Resource Management say they’ve increased their monitoring of employees over the past 12 months.
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. So, improve your company’s productivity by borrowing the practices of the nation’s best small companies.
Will your child be off from school for an extended time at the year-end … and looking to earn some extra cash?  Put your teenager on the payroll.

Military leave concerns not only employees enlisted in the armed services, but their family members as well.  Here's a rundown of the employment rights of both military personnel and their families afforded to them by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and state statutes.