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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.

You probably already know that the next few years will see a major depar­ture of retirement-ready baby boomers from the workforce. Are you practicing good knowledge management to make sure your best ideas and wisdom don't walk out the door?
When you suspect an employee of stealing, you have a potentially explo­sive situation on your hands.

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.
How can you save for retirement while operating your business? At one time, small business owners were often left out in the cold. But retirement savings isn’t just for the “big boys,” anymore.
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.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a 2006 Update of the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP), and has also adopted an amendment in conjunction with the updated regulations. The VFCP is designed to encourage employers to voluntarily comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by self-correcting certain violations of the law.

Arabic employees continue to be the victims of backlash discrimination in the workplace by employers that allow their prejudices, or the prejudices of their customers and clients, to affect their employment decisions. Here are recent examples.