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.

When checking applicants' references, some employers like to do an "end run" around the HR department. They'll call the applicant's former supervisor directly to find out the dirt on the person. ...
Issue: The CEO is looking over HR's shoulder, expecting you to find the magic bullet to reduce health-insurance costs. Benefit: Saving the organization money ...
Employers are very leery about firing pregnant employees, and rightly so. But don't let your lawsuit fears paralyze you from taking legal, appropriate actions.
In short, federal law requires that ...
Q: You must occasionally talk tough to employees who underperform, act unruly or act in other ways that can hurt the organization. But how can you be forceful without unintentionally using insensitive speech that invites a harassment complaint or, even worse, a lawsuit? A: It’s more important than ever for you to walk that fine [...]
If workers want to bring retaliation lawsuits against their employers, they must prove they suffered an "adverse employment action," such as being fired, threatened or denied a promotion. But a court ...
Issue: Can you encourage employees to report on-the-job harassment from union organizers? Risk: Your efforts may be viewed as an illegal union-busting ...
Don't expect much action from Congress on employment-related law as its legislative year comes to a close. With election season heating up, members of Congress will want to press the flesh ...
Issue: Retention efforts often focus only on the well-paid professionals and superstars. Benefit: A few simple moves and low-cost programs can help trim turnover ...
More employers are adopting a popular summertime perk: closing early (or even shutting down) on Fridays during summer. More than a quarter of companies polled by Hewitt Associates have turned to ...
Now would be a good time to review your organization's hiring, firing, promotion and pay policies for any hint of gender-based differences. Reason: The big Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuit that hit ...