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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In this day and age of ceaseless litigation, it should come as no surprise that many of the mistakes you make will land you in court. That’s even true for something as simple as neglecting to deduct child support from an employee’s paycheck ...

If Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) and 19 other state senators get their way, employers will have another anti-discrimination law to worry about. Ferlo has reintroduced legislation that would ban gay discrimination in employment, housing and credit ...

Two former Coca-Cola employees who tried to sell trade secrets to PepsiCo will serve prison terms and pay $40,000 in restitution ...

For many Pennsylvania employers, the state’s new minimum wage law taking effect Jan. 1, 2007, is straightforward: It raises the minimum wage they must pay employees to $6.25 per hour from the current federally mandated rate of $5.15. The law, however, has numerous loopholes that you need to know about ...

Georgia Tech has fired an employee who rang up $25,000 in personal charges on a state purchasing card and failed
to repay it. The disturbing part is ...

Unfortunately, it takes an incident like the shootings at Virginia Tech for employers to seek information about securing their workplaces. But then many abandon their efforts a few weeks later as the media attention dies down. It's imperative that employers are proactive because "if you react, it's going to be bad," stressed Paul Viollis, CEO of Risk Control Strategies, a nationally recognized threat management and risk assessment firm headquartered in New York City. "Don't ever think it won't happen to you."

OSHA fined Bethlehem-based Brey- Krause Manufacturing Co. and L.M. Smoyer Brass Products more than $109,000 for violations in a shared foundry area ...

 Q. We recently rejected an applicant for employment after a background check revealed that he was fired from a previous job for stealing. He has since advised us that he received “first offender” treatment for the crime, and that the rejection therefore violates his rights. Is he correct?

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division recently released the results of its investigation into a 2003 incident in which an officer jailed two Philadelphia women, who were never charged with a crime, and then ordered them to undress and perform sex acts on each other ...

Q. Our plant manager wants to implement a policy requiring employees to pay for lost or damaged equipment through payroll deductions. Can we do that?