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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.

Issue: The longer an employee stays out on workers' comp, the less likely he or she is to return to work. Risk: Higher workers' comp and associated medical costs; plus ...
The Federal Trade Commission estimates more than 27 million Americans became victims of identity theft in the past five years. Check your practices against those below to decide whether you’re doing all you should to protect your colleagues, clients—and yourself—from identity theft at work. __ If I must ask clients for personal information, I do [...]
The Supreme Court last month handed employers more power to set and enforce policies that deny rehiring to employees fired for misconduct. The court said such "no-rehire" policies are valid reasons ...
Issue: Even one offhand remark, if timed just right, can spell "discrimination." Risk: Years of diligence in preventing discrimination among managers can go up in smoke instantly. Action: Advise ...
Spread the word that nonexempt employees' breaks and meal times should be used for those purposes, not for work. And put the policy in writing. That may force you to juggle ...
The Supreme Court agreed last month to clarify a vexing question about employer liability in sexual harassment cases: Do employees who quit and then claim harassment possess the same rights as ...
Issue: Courts will frown on "rubber-stamped" discipline against an employee who has complained of harassment. Risk: You can be implicated as part of an internal "conspiracy" to retaliate. Action: ...
By Dec. 1, 2004, all U.S. employers will have the option of using a phone-based system to check whether new hires have the right to work in the United States.
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Your organization can defend itself against race discrimination lawsuits in many ways, but a recent ruling illustrates how three excuses will flop in court ...
Issue: Temporary workers who are hired on as employees often fly under the radar of pre-employment checks. Risk: No legal recourse if your temp-turned-employee goes bad. Action: Treat temps ...