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.

HR professionals assume that employees, on average, waste 56 minutes per day at work. But the truth is that U.S. employees admit to squandering more than two hours a day, says ...
THE LAW. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal to discriminate in the work-place against people over age 40 on the basis of their age. The law ...
If your job-screening process includes personality testing, review that test now to see if it includes any questions that could be considered "medical inquiries" revealing a person's mental disability. And check ...

Before you know it, summer will be over and another school year will be under way. In our last special report, we focused on deducting your child's education costs. But what if you are the one going back to school or enhancing your learning in conferences or seminars? As long as you make the tax grade, you can deduct the work-related education cost as a business expense. But it's easy to flunk out when you file your return. Read on to learn the rules.

When payments are made in return for goods or services, that payment should be considered income to the recipient, not a gift.

With all the red flags being raised by plummeting company stock involved in retirement plan investments, it may be time to take a closer look at your company's stock. In fact, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has special rules for companies that offer company stock options as a retirement plan investment.

On July 26, 2005, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 15th birthday. Since it’s inception, it has been referred to as the most comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. So it never hurts to take a little refresher course on ADA requirements.

Take two guys who’ve made it a big part of their “value proposition” to hire military veterans, and you’ve got the basic leadership philosophy at Home Depot. Vets are mature, disciplined leaders, says HR chief Dennis Donovan.
Issue: Some courts consider agreements—signed or unsigned—legally binding contracts.

Risk: A promise by one of your managers during a phone conversation could lock you into paying for service you don’t want or need.

Action: Train managers to say “Let me see that in writing” before agreeing to anything.
Run down this Marine Corps recruiting checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you can to attract and keep the best people: