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.

Public companies must start providing a clearer picture of their top executives' total compensation in accordance with new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules released in late July ...

Looking for a simple breakdown of salary ranges for common jobs in different metropolitan areas? You’ll find it at www.bizjournals.com (click on the “Online Edition” tab and then “Special Reports”) ...

Q. Recently a nonexempt employee left from work to attend a two-day conference. She left at 2:30 p.m. and arrived at the location at 5:00 p.m. I interpret that we should pay for eight hours since her travel was from the work location and within normal work hours. The next day, she left the conference at 4:15 p.m. and arrived back in town at 7 p.m., but she didn’t stop at the office. Since travel time is outside of normal (8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) work hours, is she paid for travel time or just for work hours attending conference? —M.B., Georgia

Q. Our FMLA policy says that if employees take leaves of absence under FMLA for more than seven days, their annual review date is moved back for the amount of time they were out. Is this policy lawful? —S.H., Maryland

Q. Our company manual doesn't address compensatory time off, but we have offered certain exempt managers an hour of comp time for every hour of overtime worked. Do we have to pay them for accrued comp time when we terminate them? In the past, we've paid comp time to some and not to others. Can we negotiate our own terms with each employee? —E.B., Oregon

Q. I'd like to contact an applicant's former employer, but that employer wasn't included in the applicant's reference list. Can I call the employer anyway? —A.T., Wyoming

Q. Our company is considering anti-harassment training for all employees. Some individuals are concerned that it will stir up lawsuits. Do you recommend such training? —J.R., Maine

The Florida Commission on Human Relations will host its annual Florida Employment Law conference Dec. 11-12 in Orlando ...

McCormick & Co., Inc. recently agreed to pay $300,000 in back pay and interest to settle allegations that the company discriminated against female job applicants at its facility in Irving, Texas. As part of the settlement, the company also agreed to hire 27 female applicants for production worker positions ...

Make sure you're ready for the state's minimum wage increase, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2007, and will affect about 430,000 Pennsylvania workers ...