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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Q. We are an accounting firm. At the end of a grueling tax season, we celebrate with a company party. We’ve stopped supplying alcohol due to liability concerns. But could we allow employees to BYOB? We’d never let employees leave drunk, but could we be sued if they cause an accident?—J.J., Missouri

Turnover among female employees at New York-based KPMG has declined by 22 percent in the past three years. One big reason: The KPMG Network of Women, or KNOW, helps female staff with professional development ...

One good reason to have new employees serve a probationary period is that it gives you more time to check their backgrounds and find out whether they were forthcoming on their applications ...

Washington-based outdoor retailer REI helps its customers and its employees reach their personal outdoor goals. The company offers grants of up to $300 worth of REI gear and apparel to employees embarking on outdoor athletic challenges and outdoor conservation or service projects ...

HR is becoming less of a task-oriented profession and more of a project-management one. The biggest example: outsourcing. Follow these tips to use outsourcing to demonstrate your business acumen ...

Organizations are entitled to their employee’s loyalty, but that doesn’t mean employees have to remain silent about alleged discrimination. Although it may seem disloyal, approaching a customer about a workplace problem may be a protected activity under some circumstances ...

Inkster city officials are crying foul after an all-white jury convicted them of discriminating against a police lieutenant because he was a “white Hispanic” ...

Be alert: A seemingly small bureaucratic change at the EEOC could lead to an increasing number of employment-related lawsuits filed by the agency, plus more-targeted enforcement ...

Disabled employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations for their disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs. But that doesn’t mean employers have to create a whole new job within the disabled employee’s capacities. All the ADA requires is an honest attempt to find solutions ...

The director of public relations for Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti may proceed with her whistle-blower lawsuit after an appellate court ruled that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) counts as a public body ...