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.

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Employers often bend over backward to give employees second chances. But when second chances turn into third and fourth chances, you'll  probably lose your patience and send the employee packing. Some employers, however, wrongly believe that they must cite a particularly serious behavior or performance problem as the last straw before termination. As a new ruling shows, that's simply not true ...

Court rulings periodically alter your responsibilities in offering COBRA continuing health coverage. Keeping abreast of those changes helps you stay in compliance and out of court ...

It's summertime, and corporate thoughts turn to company picnics and outdoor morale-boosting efforts. One word of caution: If your team-building exercises go beyond three-legged sack races and into the realm of reality TV, you could be headed for a lawsuit ...

Don't assume that medical employees with advanced training and licenses meet the FLSA's "learned profession" exemption, which allows employers to pay lawyers and doctors by the hour and still not pay them ...

Don't leave any wiggle room in your policies regarding when employees can use company vehicles for personal use. Make those policies clear and precise. If you don't provide understandable direction to employees, a court could interpret that as implied consent ...

With health insurance costs continuing to rise, you'll likely have to tell employees (again) that they'll shoulder more of the premium. Such news isn't new for most employees. But they may be reaching the boiling point ...

Process every employee complaint without commenting on its merits or on the potential consequences of making the complaint. Remind managers to do the same. Never make snide comments ...

The Labor Department's Wage & Hour Division launched a new Back Wage Employee Locator online tool to help people determine if they're owed back wages as the result of an investigation ...

If an employee has attendance problems due to health issues, those absences may not be covered by the ADA even if they're covered by the FMLA. That's especially true if regular attendance is an essential job function ...

A new survey provides more incentive to encourage employees to buy generic prescription drugs. Generics now account for more than 50 percent of all prescriptions filled in the United States ...