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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Employers report that they'll be dishing out average pay raises of 3.5 percent for exempt and nonexempt employees in 2007, the same level that they're currently paying in 2006, according to a new Conference Board survey of 441 companies ...

What can you say in the space of two hours to constitute a “severe and pervasive” hostile work environment that would be enough to justify a lawsuit? ...

At Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, Minn., leaving work early doesn’t trigger a guilt trip for employees, as long as their work is finished. The Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) initiative makes it possible ...

Twelve nurses working in the Washington Correctional Institute sued the Florida Department of Corrections for allowing male prisoners to harass them despite years of complaints to superiors ...

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation last month that would ban employers from collecting genetic information from employees and applicants and prohibit the use of genetic tests when making employment decisions ...

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation named eight New Jersey companies to its annual list of top employers for promoting fair and equal treatment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees ...

Q. We have several employees out on workers' comp claims. Our policy is to pay for the employee but not dependents. How can we terminate the group insurance for employees who are out on workers' comp for more than three months? —M.O., Washington

Q. One of our full-time employees, age 60, is ill and expected to be out six months. We'd like to make her position part time, because we need to hire an additional part-timer in another department. Essentially, we'd like to split her full-time job into two part-time positions. Is this legal? —D.H., Texas

Q. We're an at-will employer. Is there a law (or advisable benchmark) regarding how long we can hire temporary staff before they must be either hired on a permanent basis or released? —D.A., Michigan

Q. Our company doesn't have a policy on night shifts, but we've asked one of our hourly employees to work from 1 to 9 p.m. without any supervision. If something should happen to the employee while on night duty, are we liable for it? I've checked with my state labor department and workers' comp office, and they say we're not. —L.R., Florida