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.

It's hard, but necessary, to terminate employees who commit misdeeds or who just aren't performing, because they keep everyone else from perform­ing as well. But it's equally necessary to make sure that you approach each potential termination systematically and fairly, to stay out of legal danger.
When it comes to an applicant's background, what you don't know can hurt your company.  That's why instead of making excuses for your lack of background checking efforts, make the time to run background checks.  These employers certainly wish they had.
A great deal of confusion still swirls around one question: Which payments are covered by the new deferred-compensation rules described above.
The IRS can hit you with dozens of different penalties if you fail to follow the letter of the tax law. They’re often arcane and difficult to understand. And although many of the penalties are relatively small on their own, they can add up quickly. So, a single mistake could snowball into hundreds or thousands of dollars.
“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.