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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Employers that use a hiring committee to decide between candidates can put more emphasis on interview performance as a factor in the selection process. That’s true even if assessing how a person interviews is somewhat subjective ...

A 22-year-old woman whose parents were both killed in the 2005 Texas City refinery explosion that killed 15 people settled her civil lawsuit against BP PLC on the eve of the trial ...

When it comes to co-worker sexual harassment, it’s not enough to “fix” the problem by transferring the harasser. If you don’t also investigate the underlying complaint, expect a lawsuit when the harasser strikes again ...

It’s almost never wise to comment on an employee’s religion or religious practices. But take heart in a new ruling that shows not all inappropriate comments will be deemed discrimination ...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Texas as one of six states that will participate in a long-term-care planning promotion campaign ...

It’s illegal to fire an employee because he or she refuses to engage in illegal conduct. But this is a very narrow exception to the general rule of at-will employment ...

The new Texas House of Representatives will hold five more Democrats than it did the last session, although the Republicans remain in clear control. That means any legislation that seems anti-business—including bills affecting employers—will continue to face tough sledding in the Texas legislature ...

If you’re about to fire an employee for misconduct, think about consulting an attorney before you commit the reason to writing. Sometimes no reason is better than one that could trigger a discrimination lawsuit ...

Have a no-dating policy at your workplace? If the answer is “no,” it may be time to consider one. While some office romances may seem innocent enough, trouble can follow an ugly breakup between co-workers. That’s why it pays to have clear rules in place ...