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.

Consider these two scenarios:
1. At the suggestion of a project manager, your organization starts an employee committee to provide workers a voice in safety issues. Management and the safety ...
Issue: Firing someone who threatens a co-worker may be worth the risk of being sued for wrongful discharge. Risk: Wrongful-discharge claims versus serious injury or even death: Which would be ...
A company president refused to fully honor employee Donald Chisholm's severance agreement, even though it was clearly spelled out in Chisholm's employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and ...
A new OfficeTeam survey asked employees what one thing would give them more job satisfaction. The runaway winner: more schedule flexibility (33 percent). The lesson: If possible, stagger schedules to ...
THE LAW. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs the administration of private employers' employee benefit plans and the rights of plan beneficiaries. Congress passed the law in ...

To the cheers of small business owners, Congress this month created Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), as described on page 1. That adds a new acronym to the already confusing tangle of tax-advantaged health care spending, which includes FSAs, MSAs, HRAs and more.

As the calendar turns to an election year, politics becomes a hot topic. But remember: You can't fire or discipline employees or applicants because of their off-duty political activities and comments.

Do your receipts still display the customer's full credit card number? If so, switch to an updated system or you'll risk violating a new law.

If your company offers a retirement plan, the federal government says you must retain a "fiduciary responsibility" over those employee accounts.

If you're hesitant to add new workers as you watch for economic smoke signals, here's one to consider: More of your competitors are flashing "Now Hiring" signs.