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.

Don't ask employees to sign away their rights, as part of a settlement agreement or lawsuit waiver, to file a discrimination claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis-sion (EEOC) or ...
Issue: You must walk a fine line between allowing employees' religious expression and preventing that expression from harming the business or creating unbalanced treatment of employees. Benefit: Federal law says ...
Your competitors are shortening the length of time that new employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. More than half (51 percent) of companies now allow 401(k) participation within ...
Don't think you can escape your COBRA health-insurance continuation responsibilities simply because your organization files for Chapter 11. Recent case: A company filed for bankruptcy one month after it laid off ...
Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you're tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. ...
If your organization wants to cut employee benefit costs, the U.S. Supreme Court just flashed the green light on one tactic: You can offer more generous benefits to older employees than ...
Issue: Must you include a position's most obvious requirements, such as working at the job site, in employees' job descriptions? Risk: Misunderstandings can spark lawsuits from employees who are eligible ...

A well-written job-offer letter can clear up miscommunication about the compensation and job duties, plus it gives candidates a sense of security when resigning from their current job to join your company.

If job candidates approach you with a written report attesting to the validity of their résumés, don't stop your background check there.

About 13,000 U.S. employers received letters recently alerting them that their company's injury and illness rates run "significantly higher" than national averages and warning them to shape up. The letters don't mean an automatic inspection, but they do increase the chances.