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.

When an employee refuses to carry out an order, supervisors may automatically think such insubordination is worthy of discipline or firing. Not so fast! That initial response, punish the employee, may ...
Issue: Some supervisors, particularly males, try to bond with employees by giving them nicknames.
Risk: When nicknames are insensitive to a protected class (race, ethnicity, etc.), they could trigger hostile-environment ...
Issue: Winning over the higher-ups with your ideas is a key component to success.
Risk: "Negative Nellies" in your workplace can kill your best ideas unless you're prepared to fend ...
There may be areas of your workplace that supervisors, and maybe even HR, rarely visit, such as locker rooms, loading docks and break rooms. But don't take a "hear no evil, ...
Issue: Very precise wording is needed when employees waive their rights to sue for age discrimination.
Risk: Employers often treat age-bias waivers like any other waiver, a critical mistake that ...
Issue: The 2003 Medicare reform law adds a new paperwork burden for some employers.
Risk: Failing to provide "creditable coverage notices" by Nov. 15 could bring unwanted heat from the ...
To prove retaliation claims in court, employees must be able to show they suffered negative employment action in response to their lawsuit, such as termination, lowering of pay, denying a promotion ...
Issue: Severance packages usually ask departing employees to waive their rights to file various employment lawsuits.
Risk: If you include FMLA in that mix, you'll risk having the whole package ...
Issue: Many employers are baffled about how to pay nonexempt employees when they travel locally or on overnight trips.
Risk: Mistakes could spark anything from mild complaints to class-action lawsuits, ...
Some problems will eventually go away if you wait long enough. But that's not the attitude to take when employees request workplace accommodations for their physical or mental conditions.
The ...