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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Q. We plan on hiring a college intern this year. Do we have to pay that person? —L.M., New York

Q. We've had a number of suspicious injuries at work this year. We don't want to jump to conclusions, but how can we determine if these injuries are part of a workers' comp insurance fraud scheme? —K.H., Mississippi

This coming holiday season, the state of Florida has a gift planned for workers. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, the Florida minimum wage is set to increase in accordance with the state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2004 ...

The mantra in real estate is "location, location, location." But the mantra in employee discipline must always be "consistency, consistency, consistency" ...

Employees need more than a hunch that their employer discriminates based on age. They need some kind of proof ...

Pennsylvania employers that don't adequately protect their employees from dangers associated with their jobs, take note. If your employees suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or depression following an armed robbery or other unusual violent act, they may be eligible for workers' compensation for the "psychic injury" ...

If you've ever wondered how much it costs an employer to defend a discrimination lawsuit, a Pennsylvania case may provide the answer ...

New Jersey employers have every right to monitor their employees' e-mail messages and computer usage so long as they have a strong electronic communications policy. That's true even if the content might otherwise fall under attorney-client privilege ...

Q. I'm the HR director, and our discipline policy is very complicated and has several different categories of offenses. It says that if employees commit offenses that may result in suspensions of more than three days, employees are allowed a pre-disciplinary counseling conference. Now, my manager thinks that conference should be skipped if the employee has already been counseled for a prior offense in the past 12 months. I'm concerned that this deviates from our policy. Can we do this? —S.D., Illinois

By law, employees can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave each year. Your organization can, if it chooses, grant an extension ...