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.

Having a list of applicants’ references won’t do you any good unless you can get those people to open up. Don’t know where to begin? Here are a few questions for starters:   Is she eligible to be rehired? If not, is this because your company has a general policy on rehiring employees, or is [...]
Warning: Courts may view especially young workers differently when it comes to the issue of harassment, affording them more leeway when they fail ...
THE LAW. Pre-employment tests are an effective tool to discover applicant's skills or abilities that can't be gleaned from an application or interview. And ...
Issue: You can be held liable for rejecting job applicants because of inaccurate background checks.
Risk: Defamation, invasion of privacy and wrongful-discharge lawsuits ...
Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), you can't fire a pregnant worker simply because of her condition. Nor can you force her to take leave as long as she's physically ...
Issue: Courts may hold your harassment-prevention efforts to a higher standard when young workers are involved.
Risk: Big court judgments, ugly PR and damaged morale ...
Issue: Letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) flushed out thousands of illegal aliens working in U.S. companies, creating chaos for HR departments ...
It's true that your company could be held liable if it rejects an applicant based on inaccurate data in his background check. But don't stop doing background ...
Issue: How to exert influence over people who don't report to you.
Benefit: Fend off bad ideas without developing a reputation as "difficult" or discouraging future good ideas.
Action: ...
Issue: Repetitive-stress injuries didn't disappear just because OSHA's mandatory rules were repealed.
Risk: Ergonomic injuries hurt productivity and, surprisingly, you're still vulnerable to government penalties ...