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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.

Employers generally are not liable for employees' injuries sustained during routine travel to and from their regular place of work. This so-called "going-and-coming rule" is commonly recognized by states in the Workers' Comp arena. As with any rule, there are exceptions, particularly if an employer has control over or directs an employee's going-and-coming mission. Employees will try novel arguments to claim the exception.

Leadership researcher Robert Hogan says two-thirds of the people in leadership positions in the Western world will fail. “They will then be fired, demoted or kicked upstairs,” says Hogan.
Don’t go to college reunions, says David Bell. Plan to stay home.
What sets you apart as somebody who means business is having goals plus the will to meet them. A perfect example: Army Capt. David Rozelle, who lost a foot in Iraq but is bent on returning himself to fighting trim … and to war.
And now, a cautionary tale in the form of Spencer Stuart headhunter Dennis Carey, who wooed and promoted his protégé, Marie-Caroline von Weichs, then fired her when she dumped him and now finds himself in the middle of an ugly—and very public—lawsuit.
The pros who left your organization to start their own companies can provide your best source of talent if you’re staffing up.
In 1976, rebel forces kidnapped Bill Niehous, general manager of Owens-Illinois’ Venezuelan operations, and held him in the jungle for three years before he escaped.
If you’re hoping to hire top talent, you’ve probably thought about recruiting one of a competitor’s brightest and the best: someone with proven skills and achievements. Maybe you should think again.
Issue: Managers who make assumptions about employees' abilities to perform the job during and after pregnancy. Risk: A manager's offhand remark ...
In April, the Labor Department unveiled new rules that redefine the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) definitions of "exempt employees" (not eligible for overtime) and "nonexempt employees" (eligible for overtime) for ...