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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.

The election requirements of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) stipulate that a qualified beneficiary must have a minimum of 60 days to elect COBRA coverage, and the election period can end no sooner than 60 days of the later of the date coverage is lost or the date that notice to the qualified beneficiary is sent.

It seems that more and more companies are taking advantage of their right to monitor their employees' e-mail. In one survey, 55% of companies monitored workplace e-mail. Another survey of companies with 1,000 or more workers revealed that 63% either employ or plan to employ staff to read or otherwise analyze outbound e-mail.

Chase your fears out into the open and pick them off, one by one.
Issue: More employers are adding voluntary benefits to beef up their benefits lineup at little cost.
Risk: By linking such programs too closely to your organization, they could fall under ...
When employees arrive and prepare their workstations for the day ahead, does that count as compensable time? Yes, as one employer found out the hard way last month. Humana must pay ...
What do you do with employees who call in sick with vague excuses, aches and pains and other less-than-convincing reasons? Can you discipline those people for unexcused absences without fearing that ...
Issue: Your Web site's "Career" page is the first (or only) experience that many potential applicants have with your organization.
Risk: Blow this opportunity, as many do, and those star ...
A remarkable 11.6 percent of hotel invoices include billing mistakes, resulting in U.S. travelers' overpaying for rooms by a half-billion dollars each year, according to Wichita-based Corporate Lodging Consultants. On average, ...
In sexual harassment cases, your worst-case scenario is harassment by a supervisor. That's because sex harassment by a supervisor resulting in a tangible employment action (firing, demotion, pay cut, etc.) is ...
Issue: Courts won't look kindly on employers that OK an employee's FMLA leave but then change their minds.
Risk: In such cases, courts could grant FMLA rights even if the ...