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.

Issue: The recent slow growth in HR pay hikes picked up speed in 2003. Benefit: Stronger pay growth nationwide gives you more bargaining power in your shop ... or on ...

First came tiered drug benefits, in which employees paid higher co-payments for expensive prescriptions. Then came tiered hospital benefits, in which they paid more for costlier facilities. Now, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, it's tiered doctor networks.

The reviews are in. Here's the verdict: Upgrade to Microsoft's new Office 2003 version only if you handle large volumes of e-mail, use a network and plan to install Microsoft's server ...
Issue: Offering membership in a credit union as an employee benefit is now easier than ever. Benefits: Employees gain access to low-cost financial services. And you have a new, no-cost ...

The federal government launched a high-profile raid last month of 21 Wal-Mart stores, resulting in more than 250 arrests of undocumented workers and a heap of trouble for the company.

It's not impossible to discipline employees who complain of discrimination. They're not untouchable. Just make sure you can show that the discipline flows from objective performance factors, not retaliation.
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Remind managers to scrutinize rÈsumÈ claims of all employees, not just candidates for entry-level jobs. Reason: Experts say more applicants in their 50s and 60s are lying about their age, fudging ...
THE LAW. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 makes it your responsibility to hire only people who can legally work in the United States. That includes U.S. ...
Organizations that employ foreign workers on H-1B visas must now take an extra step when terminating them: notifying the federal government. Example: A software company hired a programmer on a ...
You must accommodate employees with disabilities. But what's technically considered a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The law says it's any physical or mental impairment that limits one ...