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: Outsourcing can provide a low-cost way to add online self-service capabilities to your benefits administration.
Benefit/risk: Self-service can help you manage your ...
Issue: It's easy, and tempting, for employees to access customers' and clients' financial data that you keep.
Risk: Victimized customers would abandon your organization in droves ...
Some managers are reluctant to discipline minority employees or others in "protected" classes. That's not smart, and it can come back to haunt you if you don't discipline all employees evenly. ...
Issue: Telecommuters pose unique legal risks, and courts are still figuring out what employers are liable for.
Risk: Complaints and lawsuits over workers' comp, overtime, discrimination ...
In your rush to land a hot job prospect, beware of making promises that could unintentionally create a contract that binds you, and the organization, to those terms. Best bet: Stay away from phrases such as:   “You’ll be with us as long as you can do your job.” “You won’t be fired unless we [...]
Before you lash out against workers who rise up against a pay issue or other working condition, stop yourself. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees' rights to engage in ...
Issue: Overweight employees cost you more in health care costs, and new research proves it. But you can't discriminate against them.
Risk: More courts are saying that obesity is a ...

When slapped with a pay-related lawsuit, the last thing you want is for other employees and ex-employees to piggyback on that suit, creating a big "collective action" case. Good news: AA new court ruling highlights a successful defense against such suits ...

If your company requires employees to speak English at all times (even lunch hours and breaks), drop that policy now. Such broad English-only rules violate Title VII.
And even if ...
Issue: It's up to pregnant employees to decide if pregnancy or maternity will prevent them from performing their jobs.
Risk: Liability for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...