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.

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"Misconduct" is a word that terminated employees dread hearing. Reason: Being fired for misconduct typically means that an employee will have a tough time collecting unemployment insurance benefits. But what amounts to misconduct and what doesn't is not black and white.

There could be a time when you question an employee's relationship with an individual with disabilities in making benefits and other employment-related decisions, such as whether you need to provide more benefits or if you can grant time off. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addressed those questions by releasing a Q&A-style document about a little-known provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) known as the “association provision.”

Look once: You fulfilled your obligation to inform employees and their beneficiaries of their COBRA rights triggered by a qualifying event, such as termination. Look twice: Do you provide another notice if a beneficiary informs you of a second triggering event? You might have thought you didn't have to, but look again.

Starbucks founder Howard Schultz credits leadership guru Warren Bennis with teaching him that becoming a great leader requires recognizing the skills and characteristics you don’t have and hiring people who do have them. “Best advice” from other leaders:
When employees return from FMLA leave, they should be given the same or equivalent position with equivalent benefits. FMLA regulations say that bonuses for "job-related performance, such as for perfect attendance" ...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to give smaller public companies an extra year (until July 2007) to meet the requirements to file reports about the strength of their internal ...
Is a trusted insider in your organization plotting a sneak attack? You may already require key employees to sign noncompete agreements and/or no-moonlighting policies. But even the best of those "paper ...
You may need to make new accommodations for disabled customers and employees if proposed regulations win approval. The Access Board, an independent agency ...
When employees return from leave for an FMLA-covered illness or ADA-related disability, you naturally want to make sure they're ready to resume work. After all, if problems linger, you may want ...
Wrapping up a year in which natural disasters and ongoing war grabbed the headlines, look for corporate gifts, including those to employees, to focus more on charity and comfort than on ...