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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When dealing with difficult employees, supervisors often go the extra mile to document their interactions (and any discipline) in case the employee ever sues. But does this extra effort at documentation provide proof that the supervisor intends to discriminate? ...

Just because employees are young doesn't mean they don't know their rights to a harassment-free workplace. The media firestorm involving Rep. Mark Foley's improper e-mails to teen pages in Congress raised awareness among workers, parents and employers about harassment of teen workers ...

More than one-third (36 percent) of HR professionals say they've increased their monitoring of employees during the past 12 months, according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management ...

Congress passed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935 largely as a way of raising depression-era wages. The law gives employees basic rights to participate in unions, bargain collectively about compensation/ work conditions and engage in other protected "concerted activities" ...

Q. We don't allow our employees to read or comment on their evaluations. Instead, we discuss the content with them one-on-one and have them sign an acknowledgment that they have discussed their performance. Do we have to show them the actual evaluation or give them a copy?—D.J., Michigan

If your office remains infected with sneezing, coughing, aching workers who should be at home in bed during flu season, it could be because they're afraid to use their sick leave. HR should encourage employees to use their sick leave when sick. It could actually increase productivity in the long term ...

Working long hours doesn't make a sales staff successful; wisely allocating time does, says a new survey by global consulting firm Watson Wyatt ...

The U.S. government's main survey on employee wages and benefits, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), offers a good quarterly snapshot that can help you benchmark your own pay and perks ...

A little appreciation can go a long way with employees. This holiday season, remind supervisors to stuff their employees' stockings with a simple "thank you" for a year of loyal service ...

Your 20-something employees are more worried about repaying student loans and moving into their first homes than saving for retirement. So convincing them to contribute to a 401(k) is often a tough sell. The solution: Make your pitch relevant to their lifestyles ...