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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.

Don't expect much action from Congress on employment-related law as its legislative year comes to a close. With election season heating up, members of Congress will want to press the flesh ...
Issue: Retention efforts often focus only on the well-paid professionals and superstars. Benefit: A few simple moves and low-cost programs can help trim turnover ...
Some employers have retooled the traditional method of setting paid time off in separate categories by folding vacation, personal, or sick leave entitlements into one "bank." These so-called paid time off (PTO) programs allow workers to use banked time without designating the reason for taking a day or multiple days off from work. PTO offers benefits for employers and employees alike, but there are some potential pitfalls if you are not careful.
Laurie Siegel, the HR whiz brought in to mop up the mess at Tyco International, is one of those super-achieving women born of a dominant mother. What’s a dominant mother?
The business-etiquette columnist (aka Judith Martin) argues that casual business environments have all but destroyed formality in the workplace, with potentially disastrous results for you as a leader. Some examples:
Note this:  Latinos’ buying power reached $653 billion in 2003 and is expected to hit $1 trillion by 2008.
Whether you’re pitching a proposal, recruiting an employee, leasing space or seeking capital, you’re constantly bargaining with others.
While vacation time is a mainstay of basic benefit packages, employers are not legally required to offer paid vacation to employees. But if you do offer vacation time, don't be afraid ...
Issue: Survivors of recent layoffs are asking about severance plans before signing on. Benefit: More than ever, a good severance plan can help lure the best candidates. Action: Trumpet ...
Don't make the mistake of assuming that your obligation to investigate a harassment complaint ends when the victimized employee quits.
Reason: The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that employees who ...