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: If you uncover an employee's performance problems while she's on FMLA leave, can you fire her?
Risk: Firing may be legal in some cases, but it will likely prompt ...
The Labor Department's revised overtime regulations that define which white-collar employees are "exempt" employees (not eligible for overtime pay) and "nonexempt' employees (eligible for overtime) turn one year old in August. ...
When an employee makes noise about discrimination, it's natural to become defensive. It hurts to be accused of
breaking the law, especially if it isn't true. But don't let a ...
Issue: Take control of your department's image by creating a consistent internal marketing message.
Benefit: When done well, such branding raises your profile with execs and the rank and file, ...
Issue: Various new technologies allow disabled people to be productive at work.
Risk: Courts say employers must provide such adaptive technologies in line with their resources.
Action: Here's how ...
The federal Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) says that if an employee's military-related absences last less than five years, you must reinstate the employee to his or her ...
When you or your hiring managers need to fill an open slot fast, it may be tempting to skip steps in the application process. But don't do it.
Follow the ...
Issue: Protect your right to keep communications between the organization and its attorney secret.
Risk: By misdirecting e-mail messages meant for your attorney, you can wipe out that attorney/client privilege. ...
You may know that the ADA entitles disabled people to reasonable accommodations to allow them to perform their job's essential functions. But what about employees who have minor medical ailments that ...
Issue: More employers are adding voluntary benefits to beef up their benefits lineup at little cost.
Risk: By linking such programs too closely to your organization, they could fall under ...