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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Dry, rambling HR presentations will cause employees to tune out. To sharpen your presentation techniques, heed these methods of Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, a widely acknowledged presentation master ...

Demand is rising for employees who speak multiple languages. But employers need to be cautious about hiring: Some apparently bilingual employees who look good on paper don't always pan out as promised in the language department ...

The recent sentencing of a Coca-Cola employee who tried to steal (and sell) the secret formula serves as a cautionary tale for your employees about the confidentiality of trade secrets. Here's a five-step strategy for shoring up your trade-secret walls and making sure confidential info stays in-house.

Health insurers make a surprising number of errors on claims, which can drive up your organization's premiums and claims costs. Act now to identify money-wasting holes in your health plan with a full audit or a simpler checkup ...

Q. We have a sports reporter (an hourly employee) who is being sent to cover a state tournament. Should we pay for the time it takes her to drive to the event and back? —D.L., Washington

A new court ruling means you'll face less worry about legal liabilities stemming from the psychological impact of firing employees on FMLA leave ...

While you can set a policy that deducts from nonexempt employees' wages if they damage or lose company equipment, don't extend that policy to exempt employees or you'll risk their exemption status ...

If you require employees to work Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, be aware that some employees may object on religious grounds. If they do, you're required by Title VII to make reasonable ccommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. And, surprisingly, that right may extend to the entire day off, not just long enough to attend religious services ...

Immigration solidified itself as the top hot-button HR issue of 2006 last month. Amid the backdrop of immigrants' rights rallies around the country, Congress is debating legislation that could add to employers' duties and risks in policing immigration ...

In a recent EEOC race discrimination settlement, Cracker Barrel agreed to pay more than $2 million to 51 current and former employees because of supervisors' actions at three of its Illinois restaurants ...

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