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 LAW. Employees who commit violent acts in the workplace obviously violate state criminal laws. But the liability trail doesn't stop there.
Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a ...
This finally may be the year Congress authorizes association health plans, which would allow small businesses to participate in health insurance plans through trade associations that span state lines. The House ...
When discussing hiring, firing or promotion decisions, make sure you can back up any claims with some proof. And impress upon others involved in such discussions to also be truthful and ...
Issue: How to make senior execs view you as a bottom-line contributor, not a "necessary evil" in your organization.
Benefit: Gain respect and build evidence for your next pay-raise negotiation. ...
Issue: A recent court ruling says certain employment personality tests may violate the ADA.
Risk: If your test screens out people with mental disorders, it could be deemed an illegal ...
You know that ethnic slurs and name-calling have no place in the workplace. But a new court ruling proves that any kind of ethnic intolerance can be punished.
If supervisors ...
Issue: Experts say that up to 30 percent of job-seekers stretch the truth or flat-out lie on their rèsumès.
Benefit: By approaching applicants and their rèsumès more skeptically, you'll have ...
Issue: How to handle employees who claim disability benefits but also want ADA-related job accommodations.
Risk: Sometimes, you must offer those accommodations, sometimes you don't. One mistake can trigger an ...
Your organization can be held liable for "negligent hiring" if an employee commits a crime and you could have (or should have) prevented it. That's why it's crucial to run background ...
Issue: Many HR professionals believe they've unwittingly approved FMLA leave for fraudulent reasons.
Benefit: A new court ruling makes it easier for you to check up on employees on FMLA ...