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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.

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.

New survey data from NFI Research indicate that most senior executives and managers rely on likability — that “good ol’ gut feeling” — when hiring and promoting people. Bad move. Very bad move.
Cut through the fog of innovation by following these five principles to bring new products and services to market:
Earlier this month, coffee giant Starbucks Corp. was forced to withdraw an employee discount for a free iced coffee at its shops in the southeastern United States after things got out of hand.