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.

THE LAW. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 makes it your responsibility to hire only people who can legally work in the United States. That includes U.S. ...
Organizations that employ foreign workers on H-1B visas must now take an extra step when terminating them: notifying the federal government. Example: A software company hired a programmer on a ...
Courts typically say that grooming policies (such as those that deal with hair or beards) violate federal discrimination law if they disproportionately affect
a protected class and if the company ...
You can obtain the best possible results from employment actions simply by performing them on the optimal day of the week, according to outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Here are its suggestions: Fire on Mondays. This lets dismissed workers start looking for a job right away. Make job offers on Thursdays. If candidates [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court historically starts new terms on the first Monday in October. This year, for
the first time in three decades, it began work in September. Reason: to ...
Issue: Programs that scan rÃ??sumÃ??s and applications can speed the hiring process but open you to bias lawsuits.
Risk: Your system could, unknowingly, reject a disproportionate number of applicants from ...
THE LAW. Workers' compensation insurance provides compensation to employees for loss of income and for medical payments when they're injured on the job. A state workers' comp law covers most ...
Issue: Paid-time-off (PTO) plans combine sick leave, vacation time and personal days into a single leave-time bank.
Benefits: A PTO plan can reduce sick leave abuse and trim your absentee ...
Issue: If managers "go public" about employee discipline, it could spark an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.
Risk: Jury awards and damaged employee morale, leading to turnover ...
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 [...]