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.

Make sure your hiring managers understand that customer preference should play no part in their hiring decisions. Applicants' race, age, sex or religion ...
Issue: Must you seek permission each time you want to review an employees' credit record?
Benefit: As a new court ruling shows, the answer is 'no;' you can obtain one ...
Retaliating against employees for filing harassment complaints is an obvious no-no. But that doesn't mean employees automatically earn a "Do not touch" label ...
Issue: The EEOC is targeting employers who drag their heels on employees' disability accommodation requests.
Risk: Courts could see your delay tactics as illegal "constructive discharge" of disabled employees...
You can't stop employees and low-level supervisors from comparing notes and speculating about management's motivations; the right to complain is practically ...
A new Labor Department opinion letter makes clear that you can require employees to provide new medical certification, not just recertification, for their first FMLA absences in a new "FMLA year." ...
A new Labor Department opinion letter clarifies that you can require employees to provide new medical certification, not just recertification, for their first FMLA absences in a new "leave year."
The EEOC just issued new guidelines that explain issues such as:
  • When a vision impairment qualifies as a "disability" under the ADA;
  • What questions you can ask job ...

It's no fun paying a hefty tax bill when you file your annual return. But Uncle Sam doesn't want to wait that long for your cash. Estimated-tax rules say you must pay a certain amount of tax during the year. If you don't, you run the risk of an underpayment penalty on top of your regular tax bill. Fortunately, you can stop the bleeding with some minor band-aids. Following is the who, what, where and when of estimated taxes ... and how to avoid penalties.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the wage and self-employment income base for the Social Security tax will rise next year.