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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.

“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” It may be the punch line to an old joke, but it can also be a valuable message that small business owners overlook.
Ask the World Health Organization (WHO) about avian flu, and it will tell you an outbreak is inevitable.  Ask employers if they've taken steps to prepare for an outbreak, and they'll likely say they haven't and will want a good reason why they should.
The IRS tinkers with Form 1040 every year, and this year is no exception. In fact, your 2005 tax return reflects new tax-law definitions and rules, annual inflation adjustments to tax thresholds and various tax breaks for hurricane relief, just to name a few changes. Here’s the skinny on the biggest changes this year on a line-for-line basis.

When facing a discrimination claim filed with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, it makes sense for employers to try to settle as early as possible, before the agency holds hearings and files an opinion ...

It would have been easy for helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson Jr. to fly away from the scene of carnage. But he and his crew—appalled when they came upon their fellow U.S. troops killing civilians in the Vietnamese village of My Lai— landed their helicopter between the shooting soldiers and fleeing villagers, pointed their guns at the Americans and told them to stop firing.
When William Nuti left his job as Cisco Systems’ senior vice president in 2002 to take the helm of Symbol Technologies, board members warned him that he’d be facing “issues.” But it was much worse than that.
Most people never heard of Gary Kelly until one of his planes slid off the runway at Chicago’s Midway Airport in December. But Kelly has been cleaning up after crashes for a while. For Kelly, leadership means getting the team behind you.
For a while now, General Electric’s top dogs have been studying companies they admire, like Dell and Toyota, seeing how they do things and trying to figure out exactly what propels them to the leading edge. The GE group settled on five “growth leadership traits” common to all of those top companies … and copied them, of course.
With obesity having established itself as public health enemy No. 1, it's no wonder that employers are putting themselves on the scales and weighing their own responsibilities.
Experts note that the meth boom is different in important respects from other substance-abuse issues in the workplace, and employ­ers need to be aware of the facts. Here's what you need to know: