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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If you use independent contractors to perform design work, make sure your contractor agreement transfers copyrights and other intellectual property rights to you.

Supervisors and HR walk a legal tightrope when discussing retirement plans with older workers. If it appears you’re pushing an employee out the door based on his age—or if you suddenly eliminate his position after discussing retirement—you’ll be setting yourself up for an age discrimination lawsuit.

When can you legally terminate a worker for what he or she does on their own time? The answer is an unsatisfying, “It depends.”
When employees understand the process that determines what they earn, they’ll also understand the kind of performance that’s rewarded. Here’s how to cultivate that understanding.
Generally, employees who complain to their employer that they aren’t being properly paid or classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act are protected from retaliation for those complaints. But what about a manager?
A slim majority of employers—51%—say cost control is their primary compensation planning goal for 2016, after focusing more on talent retention in 2015. The result, according to Buck Consultants’ ninth annual Compensation Planning Survey: another year of stingy pay raises.

A Saint Louis Park, Minn., orthodontist has learned the hard way that you can’t offer a job but then rescind it when you learn your new hire is pregnant.

We asked seven leaders to discuss the out-of-the-ordinary things they ask job candidates, and why.
Q: “An employee went on maternity leave and will use paid time off until the short term benefit kicks in. Does she continue to accrue PTO while on short-term disability?” – Anne, Texas
In states where recreational and medical marijuana is legal, 41% of employers have a zero-tolerance policy for anyone who tests positive.
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