Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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When your organization faces an employment lawsuit, you may end up in a room with an attorney and a tape recorder, explaining what you know. Depositions can be nerve-rattling and the employee's lawyers will try anything to discredit and challenge your testimony ...

If your organization is eager to lure younger talent, the average 2006 college graduate owes $20,000 in student loans. That's why a growing number of organizations are turning student debt into a powerful tool for recruiting and retaining recent grads ...

If you're not doing so already, take steps to discourage employees and dependents from holding duplicate health coverage. Example: Ford Motor Co. now requires employees to pay extra toward their health premiums if their covered spouses have duplicate health coverage ...

If your organization helps older employees plan for their retirement, you've probably been asking them how they're set financially for their golden years. What you might ask instead is: What do you want to do with the next one-third of your life? ...

 

If you're wondering whether a new employee will stick around, look at whether he or she signed up for your retirement plan. A new study confirms that employees who forgo employers' retirement plans also tend to change jobs frequently ...

A reader of our weekly e-mail newsletter, The HR Specialist Weekly, recently posed this question: "We allow employees to take paid time off (PTO) in hourly increments, but they often use their PTO when running late in the morning or for unexpected 'appointments.' How can we get a rein on our PTO leave?" ...

If your organization offers a flexible spending account (FSA) plan to employees, consider amending it to authorize payments by debit or credit card. The IRS recently issued new guidance that makes it easier for employers to track and verify employees' FSA transactions ...

Like most organizations, your organization probably needs to squeeze more productivity out of fewer employees these days. That may mean requiring some hourly employees to work overtime, even if they don't want to. But, if handled incorrectly, mandatory overtime can smother morale, create management-employee tensions and spark legal disputes ... 

It's getting harder to find a good pension consultant: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning employers that some consultants fail to disclose their conflicts of interest, and that can cloud the objectivity of advice they give you and your employees ...

The Pension Protection Act of 2006, signed by President Bush in August, swept in big changes for employer retirement plans. Educating employees about the law will likely fall to you. Here are five key points you should explain to employees long before the major provisions take effect in 2008 ...