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.

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave. When do those 12 weeks officially begin? A new court ruling ...
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 ...

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.
What sets you apart as somebody who means business is having goals plus the will to meet them. A perfect example: Army Capt. David Rozelle, who lost a foot in Iraq but is bent on returning himself to fighting trim … and to war.
And now, a cautionary tale in the form of Spencer Stuart headhunter Dennis Carey, who wooed and promoted his protégé, Marie-Caroline von Weichs, then fired her when she dumped him and now finds himself in the middle of an ugly—and very public—lawsuit.
The pros who left your organization to start their own companies can provide your best source of talent if you’re staffing up.