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.

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.
Still, ...
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 ...

When employees return from military-related absences, you must re-employ them to their old jobs or ones with similar status, seniority, pay and benefits. That's federal law since 1994, but apparently, some companies don't know about it.

Issue: HR's uniqueness makes it difficult to tap others within your organization for brainstorming, problem-solving, etc. Benefits: Joining or forming a network of HR pros can give you valuable sounding ...

Attorneys see mold as gold, and they're encouraging workers to sue their employers, claiming that mold in the workplace causes respiratory illnesses and allergies.

Can your organization require employees to give notice of their need for FMLA in a way that's more stringent than the standards set by federal law? Courts are split on this ...

A new, well-publicized study could raise skepticism (and potentially legal complaints) by shorter people about your pay practices.