Human Resources

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As of June, 253 companies in the Fortune 500 (or 51 percent) provided health insurance coverage to employees' same-sex domestic partners, according to a Human Rights Campaign survey ...

When faced with a multipage employment contract, some job candidates and employees may be tempted to skip a careful reading before they sign on the dotted line. But state courts won't excuse employees who claim that they didn't understand the employment terms because they never read them ...

You carefully track all hours worked by nonexempt employees. But do you know how many hours your exempt employees work? That can become a problem if you misclassify an employee as exempt when the person should have been hourly ...

What's the most important factor in an employee's job satisfaction? A new study says HR professionals and employees have completely divergent answers to that question ...

Q. We sent an employee home because he came to work clearly intoxicated. The police later picked him up wandering around, and he missed work because he was in jail sobering up. We fired him, and he filed for unemployment. Can we use the police report to challenge his unemployment claim?—R.H. Florida

Managers in every U.S. organization got a wake-up call from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer about the legal risk of retaliating against employees who voice complaints about discrimination or other on-the-job wrongdoing. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court established a broad national definition of what management actions would be considered illegal “retaliation” under […]
Included in HR Weekly e-letter — june 19, 2007, free story Most managers have faced this dilemma at least once in their careers: A candidate looks great on paper and gives a knockout interview; but two weeks into the new job, you’re less than enthused. The new employee doesn’t show that same initiative or smarts […]

Beyond its obvious emotional impact, an employee's death almost always leaves unfinished business for HR and payroll. Follow these steps to help smooth the process when you're notified of an employee's death ...

If you're not doing so already, take steps to discourage employees and dependents from holding duplicate health coverage. Example: Ford Motor Co. now requires employees to pay extra toward their health premiums if their covered spouses have duplicate health coverage ...

Asking employees to perform even a minimal amount of work while they're out on an FMLA absence could spark a lawsuit. And firing someone for refusing to pirtch in while out on leave almost surely will ...