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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.

Employers that are required to complete an OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) must start using a newly revised form Jan. 1.
The form includes several changes, ...

To the cheers of small business owners, Congress this month created Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), as described on page 1. That adds a new acronym to the already confusing tangle of tax-advantaged health care spending, which includes FSAs, MSAs, HRAs and more.

As the calendar turns to an election year, politics becomes a hot topic. But remember: You can't fire or discipline employees or applicants because of their off-duty political activities and comments.

Do your receipts still display the customer's full credit card number? If so, switch to an updated system or you'll risk violating a new law.

If your company offers a retirement plan, the federal government says you must retain a "fiduciary responsibility" over those employee accounts.

If you're hesitant to add new workers as you watch for economic smoke signals, here's one to consider: More of your competitors are flashing "Now Hiring" signs.

A company president refused to fully honor Donald Chisholm's severance package that was spelled out in his employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and won a $36,000 judgment.

A key part of the new FCRA law (mentioned on the bottom of page 3) bears good news for employers: You no longer need to notify employees suspected of workplace misconduct that they are targets of a third-party investigation.

Not every comment about a person's appearance rises to the level of sexual harassment.

Break times and meal times for hourly employees should be used for those purposes, not for work. And you should put that policy in writing.