Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Issue: Employee health premiums have jumped 73 percent since 2000 and are predicted to rise 10 percent more in 2006.
Benefit: Offering employees a lump-sum payout or other incentive to ...
When employees return from FMLA leave, they should be given the same or equivalent position with equivalent benefits. FMLA regulations say that bonuses for "job-related performance, such as for perfect attendance" ...
About 15 percent of the 650 hiring managers in a recent CareerBuilder survey said they wouldn't hire someone who failed to send a thank-you note after an interview. Another 32 percent ...
Is a trusted insider in your organization plotting a sneak attack? You may already require key employees to sign noncompete agreements and/or no-moonlighting policies. But even the best of those "paper ...
How will your organization respond if a human bird flu outbreak strikes? A major flu pandemic is possible and now is the best time to prepare for the worst. Advice: Consider ...
When employees return from leave for an FMLA-covered illness or ADA-related disability, you naturally want to make sure they're ready to resume work. After all, if problems linger, you may want ...
Nationwide, severance benefits have declined a bit since 2001, according to a survey of 1,030 HR executives by consultant Lee Hecht Harrison. Only one-third of employers changed their severance policies during ...

If you're the big cheese at your company, you can control your own tax destiny to a certain extent. For example, you can usually time year-end bonuses to your personal tax advantage.

There probably isn't one person in America whose life has not been touched by cancer, whether the individual has been diagnosed with some form of it or someone they love has been. Given this probability, employers across the country must be prepared for the day when cancer hits their workplace. Thus, the EEOC released a Q&A on cancer in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But the ADA is not the only law you must consider. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may also be a factor. It is up to you to determine which law applies and how to comply when they both do.

President Bush signed legislation that provides $6.1 billion tax relief for people and businesses reeling from Hurricane Katrina. While most of the tax-law changes apply to those in the hard-hit Gulf region, some breaks extend to charity-minded taxpayers throughout the country.