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.

Your organization's 401(k) plan should be a bit less complicated to administer in the coming years, thanks to new Treasury Department regulations.
The new rules, the first major revision of ...
Heads up: More employers are heaping legal trouble on themselves by tracking employees' volunteerism ef-forts and, in some cases, using that information (either directly or indirectly) as a prerequisite for promotions ...
Employee-referral programs have become one of the most successful and least expensive recruiting strategies. But even with their popularity, employee-referral programs can be double-edged swords.
Relying too much on employee ...
When completing I-9 Forms for new hires this year, expect some of them to hand you a different-looking "green card" to verify their work eligibility. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...
THE LAW. The Americans with Dis-abilities Act (ADA) says employers can't discriminate against employees who have physical or mental disabilities, and you must help them perform the critical functions of ...
Issue: The legal and financial hazards of an improperly programmed time clock.
Risk: Thousands in back pay and government penalties, in addition to unwanted publicity.
Action: Audit your timekeeping ...
Rescinding job offers just got more legally dangerous. As incredible as it sounds, if you pull the rug out from a candidate's job offer, the person may be able to sue ...
Issue: Employees tend to refer people with similar characteristics to themselves.
Risk: Overrelying on employee referrals can create a homogeneous work force and spark discrimination complaints.
Action: Limit referrals ...
Issue: Paying higher-than-average administrative costs for your organization's 401(k) plan.
Risk: Smaller companies unwittingly shell out bigger fees.
Action: Don't take 401(k) fees at face value; shop around and ...
Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”