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.

When payments are made in return for goods or services, that payment should be considered income to the recipient, not a gift.

With all the red flags being raised by plummeting company stock involved in retirement plan investments, it may be time to take a closer look at your company's stock. In fact, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has special rules for companies that offer company stock options as a retirement plan investment.

On July 26, 2005, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 15th birthday. Since it’s inception, it has been referred to as the most comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. So it never hurts to take a little refresher course on ADA requirements.

Take two guys who’ve made it a big part of their “value proposition” to hire military veterans, and you’ve got the basic leadership philosophy at Home Depot. Vets are mature, disciplined leaders, says HR chief Dennis Donovan.
Issue: Some courts consider agreements—signed or unsigned—legally binding contracts.

Risk: A promise by one of your managers during a phone conversation could lock you into paying for service you don’t want or need.

Action: Train managers to say “Let me see that in writing” before agreeing to anything.
Run down this Marine Corps recruiting checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you can to attract and keep the best people:
Leaders have tremendous power to inspire and encourage, but some techniques actually undermine performance. Here’s Samuel Spitalli’s list of 10 no-nos:
Issue: Supervisors must be responsive to employees' disabilities, but they shouldn't overaccommodate them.
Risk: If supervisors voice their own assumptions about the disabilities' impact, they could spark an ADA lawsuit. ...
When terminating employees, it's smart to ask them to sign agreements that waive their rights to sue your organization for discrimination or wrongful discharge. Typically, employers wrap such waivers into severance ...
Issue: Who qualifies for protection under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)?
Risk: Many supervisors mistakenly believe that women must be pregnant to be covered under PDA. Not true.
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