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: Depending on which state you operate in, you have from one day to two weeks to issue final paychecks to employees who leave.
Risk: Penalties can be steep ...
Issue: You may need to somehow decipher employees' need for FMLA leave from a "sudden behavior change."
Risk: Dramatically expands employees' protection under FMLA.
Action: Warn managers to notify ...
If it's been awhile since you've reminded employees about your anti-discrimination policy, now's a good time. Why? A big U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month makes it easier for workers to ...
Perk up if an employee's spotless performance suddenly deteriorates. That alone, even if the employee never mentions a word about a health condition, ...
Issue: Courts will make your company follow through on oral promises you make about benefits.
Risk: You or an ill-informed manager could inadvertently force your company to provide benefits it ...
Employment law experts say the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could raise employers' obligations to protect workers' health and safety, particularly among companies that have employees overseas ...
You know to investigate harassment complaints when they land on your desk. But what if the complaining employee shows a lack of interest in her initial complaint, ...
Issue: New Labor Department proposals add paperwork burden.
Risk: Using outdated COBRA notices puts you on the government's hit list, resulting in fines up to $110 per violation, per day. ...
If you've just started surveying employees about job satisfaction and workplace improvements, the first surveys will show unusually low scores. That's because employees have lots of pent-up negative comments if they've ...
If your company has policies on job transfers or resignations (and it should), make sure they are clearly articulated and strictly followed by managers ...