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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THE LAW. Eligible employees who want to take leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (Act) must give you 30-days' advance notice when the need is foreseeable, such ...
Issue: You face risks when hiring ex-cons, recovering addicts and other "second-chance" applicants. Benefit: A little-known federal program makes it easier ...
With health insurance costs soaring, employers may be tempted to make hiring/firing decisions based on whether a person is a drain on the organization's health costs. Our advice: Don't even think ...
Issue: How to notify employees of new employment policies or changes to existing policies. Risk: A new court ruling says that using solely e-mail notification can lead to unwanted legal ...
Issue: New federal rules say how far your organization must go to make its property accessible to disabled staff and customers. Risk: Ignoring the rules ...
Now's a good time to remind your hiring managers that they should never reveal to job candidates whom they plan to hire. They should provide only neutral comments until they're ready ...
Issue: Many CEOs take a head-in-the-sand approach to employment-law threats. Risk: The top brass may tune you out if you simply tell them ...

Employers generally are not liable for employees' injuries sustained during routine travel to and from their regular place of work. This so-called "going-and-coming rule" is commonly recognized by states in the Workers' Comp arena. As with any rule, there are exceptions, particularly if an employer has control over or directs an employee's going-and-coming mission. Employees will try novel arguments to claim the exception.

Leadership researcher Robert Hogan says two-thirds of the people in leadership positions in the Western world will fail. “They will then be fired, demoted or kicked upstairs,” says Hogan.
Don’t go to college reunions, says David Bell. Plan to stay home.