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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.

Here are a few highlights from an ABC News Web poll asking readers for the worst thing a boss ever told them.
Superior leaders can connect events that seem unrelated.
Here’s a bit of advice from the research director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership on how to avoid going bad as a leader:
Employee-referral programs have become one of the most successful and least expensive recruiting strategies. But even with their popularity, employee-referral programs can be double-edged swords.
Relying too much on employee ...
When completing I-9 Forms for new hires this year, expect some of them to hand you a different-looking "green card" to verify their work eligibility. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
THE LAW. The Americans with Dis-abilities Act (ADA) says employers can't discriminate against employees who have physical or mental disabilities, and you must help them perform the critical functions of ...
Issue: The legal and financial hazards of an improperly programmed time clock.
Risk: Thousands in back pay and government penalties, in addition to unwanted publicity.
Action: Audit your timekeeping ...
Rescinding job offers just got more legally dangerous. As incredible as it sounds, if you pull the rug out from a candidate's job offer, the person may be able to sue ...
Issue: Employees tend to refer people with similar characteristics to themselves.
Risk: Overrelying on employee referrals can create a homogeneous work force and spark discrimination complaints.
Action: Limit referrals ...
Issue: Paying higher-than-average administrative costs for your organization's 401(k) plan.
Risk: Smaller companies unwittingly shell out bigger fees.
Action: Don't take 401(k) fees at face value; shop around and ...