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.

Firing people is never easy. It’s a little less painful when employees have been outright lazy, but it’s more painful when they’re genuinely good people who are underperforming or messing up.

Here are some of the key changes in the new “small biz” tax law, the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007.

More workers are turning to phone-counseling services offered through their company’s employee assistance program (EAP), according to a new Blue Cross/Blue Shield study.
For many small businesses, a mailing list is where their advertising begins and ends. But with mailing costs boosted in May and higher rates forecast ahead, it’s smart to consider a lower-cost (virtually no-cost) alternative: e-mail marketing.
Once when she was an admin, Jan Fraser took her husband to the company Christmas party. As she went to introduce him, Fraser called her boss by the wrong name.
Peter Diamandis wants to change the world through his X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes innovation through competitions. What he has is the “vision thing,” so elusive and yet so vital to leadership.
Have you ever had employees unable to work because of difficulties with their child care? If you're like most managers, the answer is "Of course."

Q. We are a hospital and we give employee “bonus” hours if they agree to work weekends and at other times that are difficult to staff. An employee has requested FMLA leave to care for a family member. Our employee has actually worked less than the FMLA-required 1,250 hours in the year, but because of the bonus hours, she has been paid as if she worked more than 1,250 hours. Does she qualify? ...

A Columbus inspection-repair worker lost his ADA lawsuit against Honda because his disability left him unsuited to work in the plant ...

Do you have special incentive programs to make weekend work attractive to employees? If your program pays workers “credit hours” for time not actually worked, you don’t have to include those hours toward FMLA eligibility ...