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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.

When faced with a disabled employee, you must actively negotiate possible accommodations in good faith. That may seem obvious, but employers are constantly ...
Issue: Too often, hiring managers will poorly define to HR the type of employee they're looking to hire.
Risk: This can result in wasted time and costs, plus mounting frustration ...
To persuade employees to switch from expensive brand-name prescription drugs to generics, some employers are eliminating co-payments for generic drugs. Others are waiving the first two or three months of generic ...
Your organization can (and should) establish clear rules for whom employees should contact if they need time off. Those rules can specify one contact person ...
“I’m pregnant.” For many managers, hearing those words from an employee may bring mixed emotions. You may be happy for the employee personally, but worried about the resulting implications for scheduling, employee retention and leave issues. Another issue to consider: the potential legal pitfalls. Both federal and state laws provide pregnant employees with special rights [...]
Make sure your hiring managers understand that customer preference should play no part in their hiring decisions. Applicants' race, age, sex or religion ...
Issue: Must you seek permission each time you want to review an employees' credit record?
Benefit: As a new court ruling shows, the answer is 'no;' you can obtain one ...

It's no fun paying a hefty tax bill when you file your annual return. But Uncle Sam doesn't want to wait that long for your cash. Estimated-tax rules say you must pay a certain amount of tax during the year. If you don't, you run the risk of an underpayment penalty on top of your regular tax bill. Fortunately, you can stop the bleeding with some minor band-aids. Following is the who, what, where and when of estimated taxes ... and how to avoid penalties.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the wage and self-employment income base for the Social Security tax will rise next year.

When the employees of yesteryear needed to vent about a bad day or an obnoxious boss, they went to their local pub and shared their frustrations with whomever was in earshot. Today's employees log on to the Net and gripe in their blogs for an estimated 32 million Americans to read. With an average of 20,000 new blogs being created daily, is it any wonder employers' biggest blogging concerns are that employees will use their blogs to disparage the company or co-workers, post objectionable material/pictures, or divulge proprietary company information?  No!  So that's why they're taking proactive policy action.