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.

Salary increases will average only 3.5 percent this year and are projected to remain at the same level in 2006, says the Conference Board. For the third consecutive year, the Conference ...
When defending an employment lawsuit, be careful about authorizing your attorneys to use exceedingly aggressive tactics. If your lawyer goes overboard, you may end up paying the other side's attorney's fees. ...
Issue: Some employers have begun firing employees who smoke and refusing to hire job candidates who do. Should you do the same?
Benefit/risk: Corporate smoke-outs can reduce your health costs ...

What if you're seriously considering an applicant, but a good chunk of his or her past experience was at an employer that's now defunct? The dot-com bust of the late '90s ...

Do you own rental property that's been producing a marginal profit or a loss the past few years? Short of raising the rent again, you're fighting an uphill battle as your expenses continue to grow.

If you're among the millions of self-employed Americans who opted for an automatic filing extension, enjoy the summer while you can. Just remember that the due date for filing your 2004 tax return isn't far off. It's Aug. 15, 2005.

The IRS just released a new CD titled "Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Resource Guide for Small Business Owners and Individuals."

Big tax cuts aren't coming in 2005; neither the money nor the political willpower is there. But look for Congress, at the very least, to extend several tax breaks that are scheduled to go off the books at the end of the year

Q: Your recent article on hiring your spouse got me thinking (see 4/18/05 issue). If the spouse is the owner's wife and is a highly compensated employee, can she defer the maximum amount of salary to a 401(k) account? P.T., via e-mail

Long hours...unrealistic deadlines...frequent interruptions. Does this sound familiar? It should, since it most likely describes your average workday. Now add "stressed out" to the list, and it just about sums up America's overwhelmed workforce.