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: Most organizations lack formal elder care benefits or policies. Instead, they assist employees by making exceptions to other policies.
Risk: Unless you apply those exceptions fairly, you'll risk complaints ...
When dealing with employees who've had brushes with the law, remember that a big difference exists between "arrests" and "convictions."
It's clear that you can fire employees convicted of crimes. ...
You were annoyed last week when your company's sales manager quit. He'd been in that job for 15 years and didn't give any notice. But today, four of your best sales ...
For many positions, such as phone salespeople or bank tellers, it makes good sense to require employees to communicate in clearly spoken English. But can you make the same demand of construction workers or dishwashers? Probably not. Case in point: A dishwasher at a Virginia hotel was laid off and told he’d be rehired after [...]
You're free to set certain terms and conditions for employees' jobs. But make sure none of those conditions step on employees' constitutionally protected rights, particularly rights that apply to their personal ...
Issue: Whether employees are considered "disabled" if their ailments can be kept in check by corrective treatments.
Risk: Many employers wrongly assume that corrective treatments wipe out an employee's ADA ...
Supervisors have a duty to respond to any employee harassment, but that duty doesn’t stop once you take action the first time. You must remain on constant vigil for additional outbursts, then react immediately to those, too. As a recent ruling shows, courts won’t look kindly on employers, or managers, who stop harassing incidents once, [...]
You're required to reasonably accommodate employees when their religious practices conflict with their job requirements. But what if an employee asks for an accommodation just so he can work overtime? Must ...
The AFL-CIO is providing a new online soapbox for employees who've seen their jobs moved overseas. The union has launched a new Web page that lists 200,000 U.S. employers who have ...
Issue: Are you sabotaging your own career by making the following easily avoidable mistakes?
Risk: Too much "tunnel vision" (focusing on your own department, your own goals, etc.) makes you ...