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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.

Issue: Outsourcing can provide a low-cost way to add online self-service capabilities to your benefits administration.
Benefit/risk: Self-service can help you manage your ...
Issue: It's easy, and tempting, for employees to access customers' and clients' financial data that you keep.
Risk: Victimized customers would abandon your organization in droves ...
Some managers are reluctant to discipline minority employees or others in "protected" classes. That's not smart, and it can come back to haunt you if you don't discipline all employees evenly. ...
Issue: Telecommuters pose unique legal risks, and courts are still figuring out what employers are liable for.
Risk: Complaints and lawsuits over workers' comp, overtime, discrimination ...
In your rush to land a hot job prospect, beware of making promises that could unintentionally create a contract that binds you, and the organization, to those terms. Best bet: Stay away from phrases such as:   “You’ll be with us as long as you can do your job.” “You won’t be fired unless we [...]
Before you lash out against workers who rise up against a pay issue or other working condition, stop yourself. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees' rights to engage in ...
Issue: Punishing workers for protesting work conditions could constitute "unfair labor practices", even if your work force isn't unionized.
Risk: Defending an NLRA claim ...
It happens with maddening frequency: A promising applicant accepts an offer and then backs out at the last minute, or doesn’t show up on Day 1. Mid-level sales, financial and IT workers are most likely to pull the stunt, according to a survey of 100 search firms by Kennedy Information. To avoid being hit with [...]
If your company outsources HR tasks, don't expect the outside provider to share the rap for a Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act violation, the law that requires certain companies ...
Issue: A new court ruling makes it more difficult to stop former employees from blitzing your workplace with e-mail messages, including those that criticize ...