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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.

In the years that she dominated women’s tennis, Chris “Chrissie” Evert was seen as feminine, a darling of the tour. On the tour, though, Evert was known as the “Ice Maiden.” With a steely determination never to lose, it was her killer instincts that kept Evert at the top.
A third-year law student at the College of William & Mary, 25-year-old Anne Sommers is shaping up as a force to be reckoned with.
Even top women executives still face inequities that can lead to missed opportunities. Likely as not, these slights are unintended, but exclusion from “the club” remains one of the harshest penalties for a leader. Take Theragenics CEO Christine Jacobs. She’s left out of the loop when male board members adjourn to the men’s room, where they continue to talk business. “It’s life,” says Jacobs. But women execs can make life fairer with these strategies:
An employee’s death can leave your people tumbling through grief, denial, confusion, rage, guilt, shock and more. Grief Steps author Brook Noel observes that people don’t know what to say or do when a co-worker dies.
In an era of loudmouth celebrities and overpaid suits, the remembrance of a decent man seems almost retro. Wellington Mara, who became co-owner of the New York Giants football team at age 14 and guided the team from the early days of the National Football League until his death last year, was one of those old-fashioned leaders.
Monitoring employees with video cameras probably doesn't violate employee privacy rights, but employers should make sure they don't step over the line of reasonable privacy concerns, such as monitoring dressing rooms ...
If you’re like most U.S. employers, you probably overpay some health care claims and provide coverage to employees or dependents who shouldn’t receive it. That’s because health insurers make more processing and payment errors than you’d expect.
You’ve worked hard to build up a nest egg to leave to your heirs. But have you considered the possibility of an extended stay at a nursing home?

It has become widely accepted that working fathers as well as mothers stay home with their children or use accrued time off to attend to childcare matters.  Many employers have followed the trend by implementing paid leave policies that allow fathers to take time off after the birth of a child, just as mothers would.  Some policies, though, exclude dads from the mix while allowing moms and even adoptive parents to take paid leave.  Is this illegal sex discrimination?

A common cause of consternation among plan sponsors is recognizing under what conditions they can disclose protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to an individual who calls the plan on a beneficiary's behalf.