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.

Last-chance agreements are signed pacts between employers and employees that provide workers accused of serious misconduct one last chance to shape up. They're common in cases involving alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Issue: More for-profit organizations are using "volunteers" to help in their normal course of business, and they're taking a legal gamble. Risk: Back pay and FLSA claims. Action: Use ...
Consider these two scenarios:
1. At the suggestion of a project manager, your organization starts an employee committee to provide workers a voice in safety issues. Management and the safety ...
Issue: Firing someone who threatens a co-worker may be worth the risk of being sued for wrongful discharge. Risk: Wrongful-discharge claims versus serious injury or even death: Which would be ...
A company president refused to fully honor employee Donald Chisholm's severance agreement, even though it was clearly spelled out in Chisholm's employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and ...
A new OfficeTeam survey asked employees what one thing would give them more job satisfaction. The runaway winner: more schedule flexibility (33 percent). The lesson: If possible, stagger schedules to ...
THE LAW. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs the administration of private employers' employee benefit plans and the rights of plan beneficiaries. Congress passed the law in ...
Issue: Make sure you're in the right before punishing people for 'misusing' FMLA leave. Risk: Tons in legal fees defending an arbitrary decision. Action: Make it clear to employees ...
A female supervisor repeatedly complimented a female customer service rep on her choice of jewelry, clothing and hairstyle. The rep sued, alleging the constant comments were harassing and constituted a hostile ...
Author and consultant Terri Robinson reminds us of mistakes employers make — turnoffs that can "help your competitor hire your future employee."