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 ...
Issue: If you're sued for unpaid overtime pay, your damages can mount quickly if the court sees a "willful" violation. Risk: The FLSA enables courts to award employees up to ...

If you need to hire temporary workers, don't wait too long to sign that contract.

When it comes to judging whether an employee's serious health condition qualifies for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protection, require at least three consecutive, full days of incapacity. A new ...