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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.

Issue: Retention efforts often focus only on the well-paid professionals and superstars. Benefit: A few simple moves and low-cost programs can help trim turnover ...
Some employers have retooled the traditional method of setting paid time off in separate categories by folding vacation, personal, or sick leave entitlements into one "bank." These so-called paid time off (PTO) programs allow workers to use banked time without designating the reason for taking a day or multiple days off from work. PTO offers benefits for employers and employees alike, but there are some potential pitfalls if you are not careful.
Laurie Siegel, the HR whiz brought in to mop up the mess at Tyco International, is one of those super-achieving women born of a dominant mother. What’s a dominant mother?
The business-etiquette columnist (aka Judith Martin) argues that casual business environments have all but destroyed formality in the workplace, with potentially disastrous results for you as a leader. Some examples:
Note this:  Latinos’ buying power reached $653 billion in 2003 and is expected to hit $1 trillion by 2008.
Whether you’re pitching a proposal, recruiting an employee, leasing space or seeking capital, you’re constantly bargaining with others.
You and your health plan administrator will soon need to provide more specifics on COBRA rights to departing employees, according to final rules published recently by the U.S. Labor Department. The ...
Even if you ran into a stone wall in the past trying to obtain references on prospective employees, don’t give up. It’s true that some bosses are reluctant to talk about former employees because they fear lawsuits if they give a bad review. But attitudes are changing. More states are passing laws that provide immunity [...]
Are you reporting your newly hired or rehired employees to the state? Federal and state laws mandate that all employers report certain identifying information about newly hired and rehired employees to ...
Issue: Minor squabbles between employees and supervisors escalating into illegal "discipline." Risk: If left unchecked, they can escalate, resulting in discrimination or retaliation claims. Action: Use the following case ...