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 election requirements of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) stipulate that a qualified beneficiary must have a minimum of 60 days to elect COBRA coverage, and the election period can end no sooner than 60 days of the later of the date coverage is lost or the date that notice to the qualified beneficiary is sent.

It seems that more and more companies are taking advantage of their right to monitor their employees' e-mail. In one survey, 55% of companies monitored workplace e-mail. Another survey of companies with 1,000 or more workers revealed that 63% either employ or plan to employ staff to read or otherwise analyze outbound e-mail.

Chase your fears out into the open and pick them off, one by one.
The federal Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) says that if an employee's military-related absences last less than five years, you must reinstate the employee to his or her ...
When you or your hiring managers need to fill an open slot fast, it may be tempting to skip steps in the application process. But don't do it.
Follow the ...
Issue: Protect your right to keep communications between the organization and its attorney secret.
Risk: By misdirecting e-mail messages meant for your attorney, you can wipe out that attorney/client privilege. ...
You may know that the ADA entitles disabled people to reasonable accommodations to allow them to perform their job's essential functions. But what about employees who have minor medical ailments that ...
Issue: More employers are adding voluntary benefits to beef up their benefits lineup at little cost.
Risk: By linking such programs too closely to your organization, they could fall under ...
When employees arrive and prepare their workstations for the day ahead, does that count as compensable time? Yes, as one employer found out the hard way last month. Humana must pay ...
What do you do with employees who call in sick with vague excuses, aches and pains and other less-than-convincing reasons? Can you discipline those people for unexcused absences without fearing that ...