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 would think that employees would typically have a tough time proving that a bully's behavior amounted to sexual harassment under Title VII because that behavior was not of a sexual nature or motivated by an animus towards the employees because of their sex. In a 2005 lawsuit, the 9th Circuit had a different take — it took the "sexual" out of sexual harassment. That suit has since turned into a settlement of $750,000 for the employees.

In addition to the Roth IRA and kiddie-tax changes described above, here are other key provisions of the new tax law passed last month:
Driven by curiosity and enthusiasm for life, Hans Christian Oersted discovered electromagnetism and invented the first artificial aluminum. A satellite bearing his name now circles the globe mapping magnetic fields, and units of magnetic strength are called oersteds. The Danish philosopher, physicist and chemist earned a reputation within his lifetime for credible science and good judgment. But along the way, he learned a hard lesson: Don’t promise more than you can deliver.
Ever notice a tendency to blabber about your team, yourself or your organization instead of actually interviewing a job candidate? Welcome to the most common blunder in hiring. Here’s how to recognize this syndrome and fix it:
How can you save for retirement while you’re operating your own business? At one time, small business owners were often left out in the cold. But saving for retirement isn’t just for the “big boys,” anymore.
Here are 8 guidelines for new ventures:
If the 100 percent federal employment tax penalty  doesn’t strike fear in the hearts of small business  owners, it
should.
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.
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.