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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.

Issue: Busy execs don't have time to consider ideas that don't improve the bottom line.
Risk: Presenting your ideas without taking time to examine the costs and the cash flow ...

Have a missing plan participant in a defined contribution plan? Unsure of exactly what your options are? Take a page from the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) field assistance guidance for locating missing participants.

Conflicts of interest in benefits decisions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) have taken on a new life with extended risks for plan administrators. The Tenth Circuit recently established guidelines for plan administrators when a conflict exists between administering the plan and making benefits payment decisions.

Any business in the service industry feels a certain amount of pressure to hire the most attractive employees to represent their public "face." While it might not seem fair to hire or reject people based on their attractiveness, it's not generally illegal. Being a plain Jane or Joe is not federally protected. What makes appearance standards illegal is when they are based on protected characteristics, such as age, race, and gender.

Issue: Learn the top brass's priorities, and then match them up with your HR projects.
Benefit: By showing how your work helps the big bosses meet their goals, you become ...
A police department ordered one if its officers to provide a hair sample for a drug test after it suspected him of using cocaine. The test, which involved shaving a patch ...
An employee's ability to sue your organization expires at different times under various employment laws. For example, in most states, employees can file sexual harassment lawsuits within 300 days of the ...
Issue: Can you terminate, or refuse to hire, people based on their impact to your health plan?
Risk: Employees have two paths to sue you for such cost-trimming employment actions. ...
The federal government extended a pilot program to all 50 states that will let you go online to check the authenticity of new hires' work authorization documents, such as Social Security ...
Several applicants over age 40 complained to the EEOC about age bias after they were turned down for admission to a maritime training apprenticeship program. The EEOC sued the program and ...