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.

Make sure your severance agreements don't require employees to waive their rights to file a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Why? As opposed to a ...
Issue: Instant messaging, or IM, has become the communication tool of choice in many companies. Risk: Too many employees use IM for unauthorized ...
"What would you do if an employee came to you and told you she was being cyber-stalked and cyber-harassed at work?" wrote Internet lawyer Parry Aftab of wiredsafety.org recently in Information Week.
America's largest employer, Wal-Mart, recently announced that it will begin running criminal background checks on job candidates.
The decision comes on the heels of two incidents in which employees with ...
Issue: How far must you go to offer disabled employees a "reasonable accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Benefit: ADA doesn't ...
Re-examine your absence policy, paying special attention to identify clauses that attach varying conditions on whom the policy applies to and when it applies.
Plaintiffs' attorneys and courts will poke ...
The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new session Oct. 4, but so far, employment issues are taking a back seat to cases ranging from juvenile executions to wine trading. Expect the ...
It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member’s review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only a single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment. If you’re relying solely on your memory to evaluate employee performance, you’re [...]
If you have a vague (or nonexistent) vacation policy, you're simply asking for a lawsuit. That's why it's important to make sure your organization clearly spells out whether employees can roll ...
Small employers may be hurting their productivity by offering more generous family-and-medical leave benefits than legally required.
That's the message of a new National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) study, ...