Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Holiday bonuses are becoming less of a holiday tradition, as 59 percent of employers won't award them this year, says a new Hewitt Associates survey. "Employers recognize that the value in ...
Issue: Some new job boards this year take their cues from dating sites, trying to match employers with applicants.
Benefit/risk: Such sites can eliminate unqualified applicants, but they're fishing in ...
If you mail HR-related info to applicants and employees, budget higher costs in 2006. The Postal Rate Commission last month approved a 2-cent increase in first-class stamps, pushing them up to ...
Issue: Employees who are negatively affected by workplace discrimination can file lawsuits, even if they aren't the targets.
Risk: The EEOC is encouraging such whistle-blower suits, which opens a new ...
Starting Jan. 1, employers can offer Roth 401(k)s, which are a hybrid of the basic 401(k) plan and the wildly popular Roth IRA accounts. With Roth 401(k)s, employees invest taxed dollars ...
When faced with a disabled employee, you must actively negotiate possible accommodations in good faith. That may seem obvious, but employers are constantly ...
Issue: Too often, hiring managers will poorly define to HR the type of employee they're looking to hire.
Risk: This can result in wasted time and costs, plus mounting frustration ...
To persuade employees to switch from expensive brand-name prescription drugs to generics, some employers are eliminating co-payments for generic drugs. Others are waiving the first two or three months of generic ...
Your organization can (and should) establish clear rules for whom employees should contact if they need time off. Those rules can specify one contact person ...
“I’m pregnant.” For many managers, hearing those words from an employee may bring mixed emotions. You may be happy for the employee personally, but worried about the resulting implications for scheduling, employee retention and leave issues. Another issue to consider: the potential legal pitfalls. Both federal and state laws provide pregnant employees with special rights [...]