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.

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About 60 percent of Michigan residents still receive health insurance through work, but that may not be true for very long ...

Michigan employers will have a new set of responsibilities when the state’s new security-breach notification law takes effect on July 2. Under the law, owners and licensers of databases are required to notify Michigan residents whose personal information has been accessed by an unauthorized person. Failure to provide timely notice will subject employers to both fines and civil lawsuits ...

In a highly unusual decision, a U.S. District judge issued a default judgment against 84 former factory workers who filed workers’ compensation claims against their employer, Bath Unlimited, owned by Michigan-based Masco ...

Q. We have been told by our accounting office that the company could save a great deal of money if it could get away from the payroll practice of providing employees with checks, and instead go to a direct-deposit arrangement. We have both a non-union work force and a small group in a union. Can we go ahead and implement such a change, or negotiate a change with the union?—M.B.

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed that an umbrella policy does not cover primary insurance policies unless those policies are specifically listed in the schedule of underlying insurance ...

Do you have to tell your customers if you’re slapped with a sexual harassment verdict? You soon might have to. In a startling new court ruling, a judge in Illinois required a company to distribute a notice to its customers informing them of the $1 million sexual harassment verdict levied against it ...

Q. We have an employee who is out with a workers’ compensation injury on a medical leave of absence. We have a job that this employee should be able to perform, but it is not the same job that he was performing when he was injured. We called him in and told him about the job, but he refuses to do the job because he doesn’t like it. Can we stop his workers’ compensation benefits?—G.J.

Do you require hourly employees to clock in a few minutes before they start their shifts to make sure they’re ready to work? If you don’t start paying at that time, you’d better allow an early clock-out ...

Final regulations issued under Section 415, which are effective for plan limitation years beginning July 1, 2007, allow employees to defer certain payments they receive after they've terminated into their old 401(k) accounts. In addition, the IRS released final regulations governing Roth 401(k) distributions. The Roth 401(k) regulations are generally effective for tax years beginning after January 1, 2007.

Can’t get your organization’s execs to sit through training sessions because they don’t want to appear vulnerable in public? Want to make sure an up-and-coming manager is ready for the next big promotion? Call an executive coach ...

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