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.

A new OfficeTeam survey asked employees what one thing would give them more job satisfaction. The runaway winner: more schedule flexibility (33 percent). The lesson: If possible, stagger schedules to ...
THE LAW. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs the administration of private employers' employee benefit plans and the rights of plan beneficiaries. Congress passed the law in ...
Issue: Make sure you're in the right before punishing people for 'misusing' FMLA leave. Risk: Tons in legal fees defending an arbitrary decision. Action: Make it clear to employees ...
A female supervisor repeatedly complimented a female customer service rep on her choice of jewelry, clothing and hairstyle. The rep sued, alleging the constant comments were harassing and constituted a hostile ...
Author and consultant Terri Robinson reminds us of mistakes employers make — turnoffs that can "help your competitor hire your future employee."

As the calendar turns to an election year, politics becomes a hot topic. But remember: You can't fire or discipline employees or applicants because of their off-duty political activities and comments.

Do your receipts still display the customer's full credit card number? If so, switch to an updated system or you'll risk violating a new law.

If your company offers a retirement plan, the federal government says you must retain a "fiduciary responsibility" over those employee accounts.

If you're hesitant to add new workers as you watch for economic smoke signals, here's one to consider: More of your competitors are flashing "Now Hiring" signs.

A company president refused to fully honor Donald Chisholm's severance package that was spelled out in his employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and won a $36,000 judgment.