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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The owner of a Hollywood, Fla., insurance agency who siphoned money from the company’s pension fund has been found in contempt of court for failing to restore $107,938 to the plan ...

You may assume that employers must pay exempt employees their entire salary even if they arrive late and leave early. Well, that’s only partially true ...

Supervisors and HR professionals must avoid stereotyping employees who have medical problems and never make assumptions about workers’ abilities to perform the job. Making uninformed comments about physical ailments is a quick way to land in court ...

A federal judge in Texas recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by an employee who sued his former employer under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), alleging that the company had breached its fiduciary duties ...

Wal-Mart bashing may be the new spectator sport in America, but the nation’s largest retailer is slowly learning some important lessons from a series of legal setbacks involving time and attendance records and managers’ misguided efforts at cost control ...

If your organization realizes that it made a mistake in failing to hire a member of a protected class (female, minority, disabled, etc.), it’s best to fix the problem as soon as possible and make a job offer. Chances are that will end your liability ...

Florida’s Whistleblower Act protects employees only if they notify their employers of alleged wrongdoing before reporting it to authorities. That way, employers have a chance to correct the problem first ...

As if life in HR weren’t hard enough, a federal court has clarified when you may be held individually liable for mistakes in administering anti-discrimination and benefit laws ...

Q. In the past, we’ve extended additional benefits to our employees who were National Guard members called up for active duty. Although we’re not going to eliminate that practice entirely, we do want to reduce those additional benefits. Is there any problem with doing so? —L..S.

Attorneys looking to create extra trouble for employers have lost an important class-action ruling in Pennsylvania. Lawyers no longer will be able to file federal lawsuits and state lawsuits together in federal court ...