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.

Salary increases will average only 3.5 percent this year and are projected to remain at the same level in 2006, says the Conference Board. For the third consecutive year, the Conference ...
When defending an employment lawsuit, be careful about authorizing your attorneys to use exceedingly aggressive tactics. If your lawyer goes overboard, you may end up paying the other side's attorney's fees. ...
Issue: Some employers have begun firing employees who smoke and refusing to hire job candidates who do. Should you do the same?
Benefit/risk: Corporate smoke-outs can reduce your health costs ...

What if you're seriously considering an applicant, but a good chunk of his or her past experience was at an employer that's now defunct? The dot-com bust of the late '90s ...

Last year's overtime regulations prompted many retail-industry employers to review their compensation structures. But, as the case below shows, if you're a retailer and have commissioned employees on staff, it's likely ...
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?