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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Michigan has one of the toughest weight discrimination laws in the country—a law that can trip up supervisors who innocently offer diet tips. It’s crucial to train management staff to recognize that discussion concerning an employee’s weight is off-limits ...

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that employees who fail to follow safety instructions abandon their jobs in doing so and are not covered by workers’ compensation. While this may save employers some workers’ comp dollars in the short-term, it complicates the future of workers’ comp as the exclusive remedy for injured workers ...

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to retaliate against employees who complain about discrimination. Ordinarily, employees must show a strong time-related connection between their initial complaint and the alleged retaliation. However, employees can file years later if they can show that the individual who allegedly retaliated waited until he was in a position to order a payback ...

Q.  We temporarily allowed an hourly employee to come in early and take work home at night. We paid her for overtime on both ends. But now we’ve promoted someone else and told the hourly worker to stop coming in early and taking work home. She said she prefers working early and still does (plus she skips lunch) but reports for just 40 hours. Is she setting us up?—L.B., New York

Final regulations issued under Section 415, which are effective for plan limitation years beginning July 1, 2007, allow employees to defer certain payments they receive after they've terminated into their old 401(k) accounts. In addition, the IRS released final regulations governing Roth 401(k) distributions. The Roth 401(k) regulations are generally effective for tax years beginning after January 1, 2007.

Take photos of all new hires and post the pictures in a high-traffic area. That way, co-workers can easily identify them and greet them ...

Make sure you’re closely tracking expense reimbursements. Since the beginning of 2007, the IRS has issued a stern warning ...

While execs spend an average of 55 minutes interviewing staff-level applicants (and 86 minutes for management candidates), they form an opinion of job-seekers in an average of 10 minutes ...

The maximum contribution to health savings accounts (HSAs) for employees with single coverage will rise to $2,900 for calendar year 2008, up from $2,850 this year ...

Sometimes, the best way to end a discrimination claim is to settle the case before it goes to court. But if you do settle, make sure you don’t create a bigger problem down the line. That can happen if the employee applies later for an open position and is rejected ...

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