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 sluggish economy of recent years has helped encourage more employees to show up at work, even while they're sick. Nearly 77 percent of employees say they've shown up to ...
THE LAW. Job interviews are a legal minefield for HR people and managers. Your questions must avoid stepping on federal and state equal employment laws that ban discrimination on the basis ...
A small but growing number of employers use global positioning systems (GPS) to track employees. By 2006, most new cars will include GPS systems, as will cell phones. Advice: You already ...
Issue: Should you set a probation period for new employees? Risk: It can jeopardize your employment-at-will rights by implying that once the period ends, employees become "permanent." Action: Dump ...
The U.S. Transportation Department has unveiled new rules that require employers to more closely review applicants' professional driving safety records and drug-testing history. The rules also require you to make that ...
The long wait is over. Now it's time for you to act.
More than a year after proposing changes to the rules that define which employees are eligible for overtime ...
Issue: If your organization offers a retirement plan, it has a legal responsibility for those accounts. Risk: A rash of financial and employee benefit scandals has sparked new legal and ...
What's the hardest thing you've ever done as a manager? Whether you're a novice team leader or the CEO, odds are the answer is "Letting someone go." Here's some practical advice to guide you when termination seems the only solution to a performance problem:
If your employee handbook or job-offer letters say new hires will face a 60- or 90-day probation period, you should consider dropping that policy or, at the very least, referring to ...
Issue: Noncompete agreements are more easily signed than enforced. Risk: One sure way to crush your noncompete's legality is to include overly restrictive time and geographical limits. Action: Make ...