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.

Q. Is it OK to ask an applicant about her immigration status before making an offer of employment? —A.R., New York

Q. Our company employs fewer than 50 people, so we don't have to comply with FMLA. Do we need to mention that fact in our employee handbook? —G.R., Michigan

Q. A new employee has just informed his supervisor that he can't work any overtime. Can we legally fire this person? —G.M., Virginia

Under Florida law, employees who are fired can't collect unemployment compensation if you fired them for "misconduct."  Unfortunately, the law doesn't clearly define misconduct ...

Nothing will sink a legal defense faster than inconsistent explanations from management about the real reasons for employment decisions. Before anyone makes any statements about a decision, review the facts and make sure everyone is on the same page ...

Could your employees benefit from work skills training, but you're operating on a limited training budget? The state's Labor Department, through its Pennsylvania Career Link offices, may provide a solution ...

When it comes to collecting proof about an employee's FMLA medical leave, one stupid mistake can cost your organization big bucks. That mistake? Not giving employees at least 15 calendar days to obtain the necessary medical certification to prove their need for FMLA leave ...

More than 100 Wal-Mart employees in Hialeah Gardens staged a protest over recent changes in the company's absenteeism policies and scheduling ...

"If I had known I was going to be in HR so long, I would have started to get serious about the profession sooner." Noted HR expert Michael R. Losey says he's heard this story a number of times. His advice: Get serious about your career now, before it's too late.

During the winter in New York, employees who work at Times Square-based Viacom don’t want to leave their warm building. So, three years ago, the company added a kiosk that lets employees order prescriptions from New York-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade ...