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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.

Ever notice a tendency to blabber about your team, yourself or your organization instead of actually interviewing a job candidate? Welcome to the most common blunder in hiring. Here’s how to recognize this syndrome and fix it:
How can you save for retirement while you’re operating your own business? At one time, small business owners were often left out in the cold. But saving for retirement isn’t just for the “big boys,” anymore.
Here are 8 guidelines for new ventures:
If the 100 percent federal employment tax penalty  doesn’t strike fear in the hearts of small business  owners, it
should.
Are you getting ready to hand over the reins of your corporate business to the younger generation? Typically, you might arrange to sell shares of company stock to your successors or simply give the stock to them.

You might think outsourcing jobs to an independent contractor saves money. But if you insist on exercising any significant control over how, when and where independent contractors do their job, you may end up paying dearly in the end if your organization is deemed the true employer ...

If the 100 percent federal employment tax penalty doesn’t strike fear in the hearts of small business owners, it should. Why? That tax-code provision requires the person “responsible” for unpaid employment taxes to personally pay 100 percent of the amount withheld from employees’ paychecks.

As every employer who has been faced with filing I-9 forms and checking work eligibility papers knows, the illegal alien employment issue has been around for decades, and has even engendered several new twists to the usual problems.

Some employees can quietly listen to music at their workstation with no disruption to co-workers and no damage to their productivity. But with the explosion of new media outlets—such as iPods, Internet music and satellite radio like Sirius and XM—people can now listen to what they want, when they want and where they want.
Are you getting ready to hand over the reins of your corporate business to the younger generation? Typically, you might arrange to sell shares of company stock to your successors or simply give the stock to them. But take note: Each of these options can carry a heavy tax price.