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.

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In August, President Bush signed the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which includes many benefits-related amendments to the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) ...

Nothing disrupts a workplace like unbridled rumors, especially when it's about a sexual harassment complaint. Such chatter can make it hard to carry out a fair and impartial investigation. For that reason, you can—and should—be proactive about curbing idle speculation while your organization investigates ...

Q. Our new plant manager wants me to revise our sexual harassment policy to require that complaints be in writing. He says this will formalize the procedure and help ensure that only valid complaints are filed. I don’t think this is a good idea. Is it?

Jobs will grow in Georgia over the next two decades, according to a recent report from the AARP, but filling them will be a challenge ...

If you’re planning to attend a conference soon, think about this: The work you do before the conference is just as important as what you do while you’re there ...

Q. An employee who recently quit hasn’t returned a company-owned laptop computer worth over $1,000. Can we withhold the value of the computer from the employee’s last paycheck?

If you’re a decision-maker in your organization and exercise that power to withhold wages from an employee, you could find yourself personally liable to that employee if you get it wrong ...

Two recent court decisions—one by the U.S. Supreme Court and another by  a Georgia court—mean employers may soon see a spike in lawsuits brought by employees rushing to meet a 180-day deadline for filing discrimination claims.

Unfortunately, it takes an incident like the shootings at Virginia Tech for employers to seek information about securing their workplaces. But then many abandon their efforts a few weeks later as the media attention dies down. It's imperative that employers are proactive because "if you react, it's going to be bad," stressed Paul Viollis, CEO of Risk Control Strategies, a nationally recognized threat management and risk assessment firm headquartered in New York City. "Don't ever think it won't happen to you."

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