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.

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The number of companies that utilize health savings accounts (HSAs) as a way to reduce health care costs is on the rise. According to a recent survey by Spencer Benefits Reports, HSAs were offered by 28% of employers in 2006, up from 12% in 2005; 41% said they plan to offer them this year. Unfortunately, employee interest is not keeping up. The same report put the average employee adoption rate at a paltry 3%.

Q Historically, we have allowed employees to take two hours off with pay on days when there are federal, state, or local elections. Our new vice president of HR says only certain employees are entitled to such leave and that it’s not paid leave. What are our obligations under Georgia law?

When the U.S. Senate failed to pass comprehensive immigration-reform legislation last month, the problem didn’t go away. Now states are stepping in to craft local solutions to problems related to undocumented immigrants. Employers are likely to bear the enforcement burden.

If you think your workplace is drug-free, chances are you’re wrong. According to a new government survey, one of every 12 U.S. workers uses illegal drugs. That’s up from earlier surveys. Here's more on the trend and what employers can do about it ...

Q We have received separate requests for time off for court appearances from three employees. What are our obligations under the law?

If every decision you made on the job when disciplining employees had to be based on absolute truth, the workplace would be paralyzed. So it should come as some comfort to know that courts don’t require you to be 100% correct ...

A teenager working at Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace in Clinton Township lost his job for whistling at a co-worker when she entered the store decked out in her prom dress ...

A former financial manager for Joseph Chevrolet of Millington will be reinstated to her job and receive $168,000 after she was fired for ending a sexual relationship with owner Joseph Hood ...

Michigan Seamless Tube will pay $500,000 to settle a class-action race-discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC for refusing to hire black former employees of Vision Metals ...

The first phase of the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act came online July 1, when public employers and government contractors with 500 or more employees were required to begin conducting work-eligibility checks on their employees ...

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