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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In their zeal to attract good candidates, HR people and hiring managers often show job candidates only a shiny, happy picture of the organization. That's not smart ...

Employees are becoming well versed in the FMLA game, and you're paying the price. Unscheduled intermittent leaves now account for a huge portion of all FMLA leaves of absence. And while the law does allow employees to take FMLA leave in small bites for a doctor's visit or to care for a sick relative, it doesn't give them unfettered rights to random work breaks or to arrive late without a good excuse ...

Q. In a recent publication, you mentioned that you should avoid double taxation on mutual fund dividends. Does that rule also apply to capital gain distributions?

Employees who come to HR with discrimination complaints may already have talked to a lawyer. They may be building a case and just waiting for someone to make a mistake. It’s your job to make sure that doesn’t happen ...

Sometimes it’s hard to absorb how two leaders in the same field can have such different leadership styles. Take these two female aviation pioneers:
As a manager, you are responsible for maintaining a safe work site for employees and visitors who enter the area. If you drop the ball, you can incur not only injuries but legal liability.

Most organizations have comprehensive Internet, e-mail and electronic communications policies that spell out what's acceptable usage and what's not. But few employers have addressed a growing problem: the proliferation of employee Web logs, or "blogs" ...

More HR professionals are turning to search engines and social networking sites to dig beyond a candidate's résumé. But the benefit of uncovering such red flags can carry some big legal risks. Here's how to Google for candidates in the most legally safe way ...

Employees' typical home-to-work commutes are not compensable time, and that doesn't change just because employees meet up at a designated place and take a car pool or van pool to work ...

As the year-end approaches, take an inventory of employees who haven't taken their vacations yet, and suggest they book a getaway. Vacation skipping has become an epidemic ...