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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Each year, an average of 1,650 sponsors of 401(k) plans abandon their plans, often because the employer goes out of business or merges with another. When that happened, the U.S. Labor typically petitioned the courts to take control of the plan and distribute the 401(k) assets to employees. But new Labor Department rules streamline that process ...

Health insurers make a surprising number of errors on claims, which can drive up your organization's premiums and claims costs. Act now to identify money-wasting holes in your health plan with a full audit or a simpler checkup ...

Q. We have a sports reporter (an hourly employee) who is being sent to cover a state tournament. Should we pay for the time it takes her to drive to the event and back? —D.L., Washington

A new court ruling means you'll face less worry about legal liabilities stemming from the psychological impact of firing employees on FMLA leave ...

While you can set a policy that deducts from nonexempt employees' wages if they damage or lose company equipment, don't extend that policy to exempt employees or you'll risk their exemption status ...

If you require employees to work Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, be aware that some employees may object on religious grounds. If they do, you're required by Title VII to make reasonable ccommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. And, surprisingly, that right may extend to the entire day off, not just long enough to attend religious services ...

Immigration solidified itself as the top hot-button HR issue of 2006 last month. Amid the backdrop of immigrants' rights rallies around the country, Congress is debating legislation that could add to employers' duties and risks in policing immigration ...

In a recent EEOC race discrimination settlement, Cracker Barrel agreed to pay more than $2 million to 51 current and former employees because of supervisors' actions at three of its Illinois restaurants ...

Looking to offer employees a feel-good perk that doesn't cost you anything? Set up a program that lets employees buy home personal computers through payroll deduction ...

Work/life professionals who staff the Workplace Options UnionSelect call center in Michigan have a special understanding of the unionized employees on the other end of the phone who are seeking help with child and elder care. Reason: They both belong to the same union ...

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