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 FMLA protects employees from termination for taking leave. But that provision doesn’t kick in until the employee notifies you about the serious health condition (or relative’s health condition) that triggers the leave ...

When workers yak it up in the company break room, don’t be so quick to bark a quick “Back to work!” ...

Same-sex unions are now a reality in New Jersey, and employers will have to change the way they deal with employees as a result. It’s too early to tell exactly what steps employers will need to take, but it’s important to understand what led to the decision and legislation ...

Just because an injured employee may not be able to return to your organization doesn’t mean he or she will forever affect your workers’ comp rates or self-insured reserves. Employees who are only partially disabled due to an on-the-job injury are required to look for work within their medical restrictions while receiving comp payments ...

After 23 years, New York-based Davis Vision has lost its contract to provide vision benefits to state employees ...

To ward off any hint of hiring bias, develop a tracking system that allows you to easily show who applied for jobs and where you routed their applications ...

Florida’s tax climate is the fifth best in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index ...

Q. We have an employee returning from FMLA leave. His physician issued a fitness-for-duty certificate, but we question the worker’s ability to perform his old job because the length of his absence was too short for him to recover completely. Further, the fitness-for-duty certificate simply states that he is “able” to work, without addressing his specific job duties. Can we send him to another physician for a second fitness-for-duty examination? —A.L.

You can legally keep employees on FMLA leave longer than they requested so long as you provide them pay and benefits during that period.

Sometimes, all the candidates for a promotion are equally qualified, making the selection difficult. It becomes a legally prickly issue when one or more of the candidates is in a protected category (race, age, gender, etc.). But you don’t have to resort to drawing straws ...