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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: Executives are reluctant to approve training unless they can prove that it will pay for itself many times over.
Benefit: By providing the CEO with legitimate return-on-investment (ROI) figures, ...
Don't just throw those fish back in the water, keep them on a line with smart moves. Examples: A financial firm created a tuition fund for laid-off workers, hoping they would ...
With summer-vacation season here, you may be tracking employees' comings and goings using schedules posted on a bulletin board or online. But not everyone thinks so highly of publicly posted ...
A spoken promise can carry just as much weight as a signed document. Courts may conclude that you entered into an “implied contract” with an employee or applicant if you directly or indirectly allude to that person’s long-term job security. Spoken promises of job security can even supersede a written “at-will” statement, which says employees [...]
For decades, managers in the U.S. have been challenged by the tricky issue of religion in the workplace. If every worker has a legally protected right to religious freedom, what does an employer do when different workers' religious beliefs (or lack of them) come into conflict?
The U.S. Labor Department launched a campaign to build awareness of its Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN), which matches skilled disabled employees with private-sector job openings. The site, www.earnworks.com, has ...
What if an employee complains to you or another manager about a co-worker’s inappropriate comments or touching? What should you do with that complaint? As recent court cases show, you need to pass along any such complaints, even if you think they’re fairly mild, to the HR department. Federal law says employers can be liable [...]
As if there weren't enough complications when co-workers are paramours, here's another: Those who aren't part
of the love affair feel slighted when
the bedded ones are promoted, and ...
You may know that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) says employers can’t fire (or refuse to hire) a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, because of her pregnancy-related condition or because of co-workers’ or customers’ prejudices. Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they’re able to perform their jobs effectively. If [...]
Good news: Managing employees out on sick leave and spotting FMLA abuse just got easier.
As a recent court ruling shows, you can call and check on employees to make ...