Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Say you have an employee who complains that certain workplace smells make him or her sick. If the employee asks for an accommodation to block out the offending odors, must you ...
Issue: Court ruling says employees can perform light-duty work during their FMLA leave.
Benefit: In such cases, time spent on light-duty work would count toward the employees' 12-week FMLA allotment ...
More independent Web sites now evaluate prices of generic and brand name drugs, as well as prices at online and brick-and-mortar pharmacies. Check the drug costs of your organization's health plan, ...
Don't be afraid to set different salary levels for employees who hold the same title. Different pay for the same job title is fine as long as you can prove that ...
Issue: A new IRS ruling says signing bonuses and early-termination payments are considered taxable wages.
Risk: Overlooking that decision can trigger compensation problems or IRS penalties.
Action: Take this ...
Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”
Beware of making every hiring decision by yourself;  it can yield a clone like staff with a poor mix of strengths and weaknesses.
Corrine Perritano regularly finds new managers from among her customers across the country.
During his drive upward from union clerk to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chairman, Dick Grasso showed extraordinary ability as a marketer, salesman, relationship manager and infighter. He ran the place behind figureheads, and once he nailed the top job, many agree that he did a great job ... despite his bullying nature.
With the recent addition of Ohio, 46 states now have laws allowing competent adults to carry concealed weapons.
The good news: In most states, that right typically doesn't apply if ...