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.

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 ...

Sponsors of 401(k) plans have a fiduciary obligation to prudently select and monitor their plan's investments, investment options, and third-party service providers. Understanding and evaluating fees charged by those third parties are key components of a fiduciary's responsibility. Employees also have a right to know the fees their plans pay to third-party service providers. Hammering this home, class action lawsuits have been filed against some of the country's largest employers. The lawsuits allege that plan sponsors breached their fiduciary duties by allowing third parties to charge unreasonable fees to their plans. As is inevitable, lawsuits of this type reverberate with employers of all sizes. Now is a good time to assess the fees charged to your plan.

As if life in HR weren’t hard enough, a federal court has clarified when you may be held individually liable for mistakes in administering anti-discrimination and benefit laws ...

Attorneys looking to create extra trouble for employers have lost an important class-action ruling in Pennsylvania. Lawyers no longer will be able to file federal lawsuits and state lawsuits together in federal court ...

The Pennsylvania Inspection of Employment Records Law guarantees employees the right to view their personnel files at work ...

Great ideas drafted on whiteboards during meetings or brainstorming sessions can disappear if you don’t somehow capture them. Three low-cost ideas ...

The manager of a Tampa Victoria’s Secret store recently filed a complaint alleging that the store fired her because she was pregnant. The woman alleges that management told her the pregnancy “was going to be a problem” ...

HR professionals beware: Foul-mouthed managers are trouble, and the best policy is zero tolerance ...

Gov. Ed Rendell signed a workers’ compensation bill that establishes an Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund and caps some legal fees, among other reforms ...

In a unionized workplace, it can be tricky when an arbitrator—while interpreting a collective-bargaining agreement with the union—second-guesses the employer’s decisions ...