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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.

Are you and your employees adequately protected in the event of a long-term illness? Despite the potential for dire consequences—such as exhausting their lifetime savings—few people secure long-term care insurance on their own.

The best doesn’t come along too often, but the worst, the mediocre and the merely OK show up all the time. Thus, recognizing when to say “No” is more valuable than knowing when to say “Yes.” Eliminate poor choices quickly, and you save everybody’s time.
Dennis Donovan describes his style of leadership as being an agent for change. When he joined Home Depot as an executive vice president, his goal was to put a human resources person in every store.
To former Pepsi executive Michael Feiner, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” written in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, is the greatest leadership story ever told. You know the story. An emperor acts like a fool because his subjects are too cowed to tell him the truth: that he’s been hoodwinked into wearing invisible “clothes.” So, are your people telling you the truth? Here are some reasons why they might not be, and what you can do about it:
Issue: The words you leave out of your sexual-harassment policy are as important as those you put in.
Risk: Imprecise, or too precise, wording can paint you into a corner ...
Employees must be paid on a "salary basis" to be declared exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In the past, some employers tried to evade that ...
When terminating someone, it's critical to choose your words very cautiously. Briefly summarize your reasons for the firing, and allow the person to offer his or her side of the story, ...
Issue: Who is considered "disabled" under ADA's definition?
Risk: Employees earn ADA protection if you regard them as disabled, even if their condition doesn't rise to the law's definition of ...
Many employers use personality tests to identify job-related characteristics, such as maturity or emotional stability. But these tests can carry legal risk when applied incorrectly.
If you use personality tests, ...
Take extra time to review an employee's eligibility and certification for FMLA leave at the time of the request, not later.
As a new court ruling shows, employers who approve ...