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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.

Mary Kay Ash was devastated after her husband died. But the cosmetics queen had a big conference coming up, so she did what she’d always done in the face of personal problems: She put on her best face, went out and led her team.
A recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found that working fathers were less likely to report flexible working arrangements than were working mothers.
Nearly 10 million Americans are affected each year by the death of someone close to them, and nearly half of these will be grieving in the workplace. Here’s what you, as a team leader, should remember and consider: Ask how you can help. Find out how much privacy a grieving team member wants; what information [...]
Business is booming, and you need to hire at least one more person. So you go through the normal pro­cedures. But then you notice that another résumé has arrived—this one through the intracompany mailbag ...
On June 20, Pennsylvania became the latest state to set stiff penalties for any business found guilty of mishandling sensitive employee information. That makes 45 states and the District of Columbia that have passed similar identity-protection laws over the past four years.
A key employee jumps ship to work for your competitor. Over the next several months, you lose some of your best customers to the competition. Unless your former employee signed a nonsolicitation agreement, there’s little you can do.
Most C corporations benefit from a graduated federal income tax rate structure. But personal service corporations (PSCs) aren’t afforded that luxury. Their income is taxed at the highest corporate federal rate of 35 percent.

On June 22, 2006, it got a whole lot easier for employees to win monetary damages from their employers for retaliation. Reason: A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled that adverse actions needn't involve an economic loss or an "ultimate employment decision" to constitute illegal retaliation.  An adverse action need only "interfere with an employee's efforts" to ensure that he/she is not discriminated against in the workplace.

Q: I recently invested in several bond funds. These funds pay out dividends before the end of the year. Are the dividends tax-free?
I recently invested in several bond funds. These funds pay out dividends before the end of the year. Are the dividends tax-free? C.W., Portland, Ore.