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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This coming holiday season, the state of Florida has a gift planned for workers. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, the Florida minimum wage is set to increase in accordance with the state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2004 ...

The mantra in real estate is "location, location, location." But the mantra in employee discipline must always be "consistency, consistency, consistency" ...

Employees need more than a hunch that their employer discriminates based on age. They need some kind of proof ...

Pennsylvania employers that don't adequately protect their employees from dangers associated with their jobs, take note. If your employees suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or depression following an armed robbery or other unusual violent act, they may be eligible for workers' compensation for the "psychic injury" ...

If you've ever wondered how much it costs an employer to defend a discrimination lawsuit, a Pennsylvania case may provide the answer ...

New Jersey employers have every right to monitor their employees' e-mail messages and computer usage so long as they have a strong electronic communications policy. That's true even if the content might otherwise fall under attorney-client privilege ...

Q. I'm the HR director, and our discipline policy is very complicated and has several different categories of offenses. It says that if employees commit offenses that may result in suspensions of more than three days, employees are allowed a pre-disciplinary counseling conference. Now, my manager thinks that conference should be skipped if the employee has already been counseled for a prior offense in the past 12 months. I'm concerned that this deviates from our policy. Can we do this? —S.D., Illinois

By law, employees can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave each year. Your organization can, if it chooses, grant an extension ...

Florida worker confidence dipped 7.1 points in the last quarter, finishing in the Hudson Employment Index at 115.2. The index cited declines in hiring plans, waning job satisfaction and job security concerns as factors ...

Q. If a company tracks employees' vacation, sick and personal time off, can we make deductions from accumulated time for everyone who takes time off, including salaried employees? I'm talking about deducting it from the accrual, not the pay. I've heard that I can't deduct vacation, sick leave or personal time if the salaried employee worked at least four hours during that day. —S.W., Florida

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