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.

Make sure you keep your insurance payments up to date, and never "oversell" the quality or quantity of your employee benefits.

This time of year, companies often pass the hat to help the less fortunate. Word of caution: Make contributions an option.

Paying employees via direct deposit saves time and money. But can you mandate that all employees must receive their wages through direct deposit? The answer is "No," according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Rising premiums are making it harder for businesses to obtain workers' compensation insurance on their own, so more are turning to state-run programs.

A well-publicized study could raise skepticism (and, potentially, legal complaints) by short people about your pay practices. The study, to be published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, found that, in ...
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.