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.

The problem of presenteeism, when employees come to work even though they're sick, is an increasing concern for U.S. employers, according to a new CCH survey. Nearly half (48 percent) of ...

Issue: Many employers believe that anyone with a "manager" title is automatically exempt from overtime. Risk: Making such misclassification mistakes can cost thousands in back pay and penalties, plus a black mark on your record ...

Wal-Mart execs were wearing egg on their faces last month, and possibly facing legal action, after news media published an internal memo in which a senior VP suggested "clever" ways to cut benefit costs ...

Issue: Must you pay employees for time spent changing into protective gear and walking to (and from) their workstations?
Benefit/risk: The Supreme Court finally answered this long-running question, but the ...
Issue: If an employee believes a boss's order is illegal, she can refuse to do it. And you can't punish her for that defiance.
Risk: You could run afoul of ...
Holiday bonuses are becoming less of a holiday tradition, as 59 percent of employers won't award them this year, says a new Hewitt Associates survey. "Employers recognize that the value in ...
Issue: Some new job boards this year take their cues from dating sites, trying to match employers with applicants.
Benefit/risk: Such sites can eliminate unqualified applicants, but they're fishing in ...
If you mail HR-related info to applicants and employees, budget higher costs in 2006. The Postal Rate Commission last month approved a 2-cent increase in first-class stamps, pushing them up to ...
Issue: Employees who are negatively affected by workplace discrimination can file lawsuits, even if they aren't the targets.
Risk: The EEOC is encouraging such whistle-blower suits, which opens a new ...
Starting Jan. 1, employers can offer Roth 401(k)s, which are a hybrid of the basic 401(k) plan and the wildly popular Roth IRA accounts. With Roth 401(k)s, employees invest taxed dollars ...