Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Issue: Legal problems that stem from inadvertent comments at the job-offer stage.
Risk: Imprecise wording of an offer could lock you into an 'implied contract' with the employee.
Action: ...
“All the first-rate decision-makers I’ve observed had a very simple rule," says Peter Drucker:  “If you have quick consensus on an important matter, don’t make the decision. Acclamation means nobody has done the homework.”
What seems impossible is often no more than preconceived notions and “mental models” distorting what we see. Don’t believe it? Check out these examples:
The best player in any game—business, sports or war, to name a few—will have a firm strategy in place from the outset for the last stages of a product, contest or battle.
If you’ve stopped asking the two most common questions when interviewing job candidates because they’ve fallen out of favor with hiring gurus, reconsider them.
As part of your performance reviews or progressive discipline process, you probably ask for the employee's signature to acknowledge the issues discussed and actions taken. What if that document is likely ...
Issue: The 2003 upturn in HR salaries picked up pace in 2004.
Benefit: Such robust pay growth provides more bargaining power with your boss and on the open market.
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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay employees time-and-a-half overtime pay based on the workers' "regular rate of pay." That regular rate includes the person's salary or wages, ...
A little-noticed piece of a new tax law allows victorious plaintiffs in discrimination cases to take a full tax deduction for their attorney's fees and court costs. Until now, for example, ...