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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.

Issue: HR typically handles reference checking at large firms. Smaller firms and those with strong management let managers do it.
Benefit/risk: Farming out reference checks to supervisors will lighten your ...
As temperatures rise, so do two additional risks: 1. Safety. Summer months are traditionally the worst months for on-the-job accidents. That's because the heat can impair employees' judgment and more employees ...
The Bush administration has begun a multiagency effort to hunt down and prosecute the most flagrant violators of workplace safety.
Currently, workplace safety violations typically avoid criminal prosecution, even when ...
Employees will undoubtedly leave their termination meeting in a foul mood. So, don’t give them any reason during that meeting to send them marching to a lawyer’s office. As you’ll see in the case below, one inflammatory phrase from a supervisor can spark a lawsuit. The goal: Briefly deliver the news by summarizing the well-documented, [...]
You'll soon have access to a new nationally recognized test that can help you gauge entry-level applicants' job readiness. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spearheading development of the Equipped for ...

In many U.S. cities, houses bought just a few years ago have more than doubled in value. But unless you plan to move soon, such a "paper windfall" means nothing other than a soaring property tax bill.

If you hire 16- or 17-year-olds this summer, don't overlook a tax credit worth up to $1,200 per eligible employee. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows you to secure the credit if those new employees live in an "empowerment zone, enterprise community or renewal community," as designated by the federal government.

It's already Memorial Day, so summer is right around the corner. While you're enjoying the warmer weather, heat up your tax savings with some timely tax techniques.

While employees are off enjoying themselves on vacation, you might be stressing over how to cover their absence. One option: Use workers provided by professional leasing agencies.  If you're lucky, the workers fit in so well with your company that you might be inclined to hire them permanently as regular employees (not to replace the vacationing employee, of course, but rather in another department or in another position).

Heads up: The IRS plans to ratchet up the audit pressure on small businesses in the coming months.