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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.

Warn your managers: If they open a personal letter or package addressed to an employee, they could be opening a legal mess, too. The case: After Greg Roth was fired, he talked to a lawyer about filing an age-bias lawsuit. The lawyer mailed Roth a package containing case notes and a tape recording of Roth’s [...]
Reprimands and demotions are a normal part of managing people. But don't let supervisors take it a step further by broadcasting a reprimand to those with no reason to know.
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Issue: As outsourcing grows and gains popularity, you need to prove your value to the organization.
Benefit: Protect your job and build a reputation as a "big-picture" ...
Expect lawmakers in other states to be encouraged by California's landmark passage last month of a bill requiring all but the smallest companies to provide health coverage for their employees. Gov. ...
Warning: Your former workers just got the OK to blitz your employees at work with e-mails, including those that criticize your employment practices, thanks to a much-anticipated ruling from the California ...
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 [...]