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: Employees can sue for FMLA retaliation only if they've put in the minimum hours to become eligible for FMLA leave.
Benefit: Less risk of first-year employees winning FMLA-retaliation suits. ...
Employers won a big victory when President Bush signed legislation
Feb. 18 that aims to inject more fairness in the class-action lawsuit arena. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ...
When an employee encounters a medical problem, don't fear asking for more details or requiring medical tests, as long as you can prove that your requests are focused on whether the ...
Issue: How far must you go to oblige an employee's religious practices under federal job-discrimination law?
Benefit: A new ruling says that you don't need to accommodate religious requests when ...
Starting pay for new grads will remain modest this year, except in certain fields, such as tech and engineering, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) predicts.
In a ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Issue: Establishing quantifiable criteria for making hiring decisions.
Risk: Applicants have an easier time winning hiring-bias lawsuits if they can point to weaknesses in your stated reasons for hiring.
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Issue: Employees who participate in health screenings submit fewer medical claims, lowering your costs.
Risk: They won't show up if they don't see the value.
Action: Dangle the best ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says union membership fell to 12.5 percent of all U.S. employees last year, down from 12.9 percent in 2003. That's the lowest percentage of union ...
Issue: You know how to help employees who are fired or laid off. But HR people often forget those principals when facing that
problem themselves.
Benefit: With proper planning ...