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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.

A Muslim IT manager sued for national origin bias, claiming that his supervisor's comments about his personal hygiene, not performance problems, were the true cause ...
Issue: Unless your policy prevents it, employees can work a second job while out on medical-related FMLA leave.
Risk: Reduced productivity as employees "work" the system.
Action: To prevent ...
Issue: Employees aren't "on the clock" during their commute, so you can't be sued for car accidents they cause, right? Wrong.
Risk: A recent ruling has sparked a new liability ...
Don't be leery of requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. As the following ruling shows, even if a court disagrees with part of your agreement, ...
Layoff or firing? Probationary or “permanent” employee? Using the wrong employment-related terminology with an employee can expose your company to costly lawsuits. Here’s a look at five of the most common examples: 1. ‘Permanent employee’ “Employment at-will” is the rule in most states. That means you can fire an employee at any time, for any [...]
Unsolicited e-mail ("spam") wastes employee time, slows your network and creates legal liabilities. Here are five resources to help you block it out: Spam calculator, www.cmsconnect.com/ marketing/spamcalc.htm, lets you calculate spam's ...
In spite of growing scrutiny from courts and regulators, most employers still do a poor job of managing e-mail business records and preparing for the likelihood ...
Issue: Courts won't consider a manager "insubordinate" for ignoring a boss's order if the manager believes the order is discriminatory. Risk: Increases danger of retaliation ...
THE LAW. You have the right to demand a drug-free workplace, but employees also have reasonable rights to privacy. That's why drug testing and substance abuse prevention ...
Issue: Depending on which state you operate in, you have from one day to two weeks to issue final paychecks to employees who leave.
Risk: Penalties can be steep ...