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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.

The sluggish economy of recent years has helped encourage more employees to show up at work, even while they're sick. Nearly 77 percent of employees say they've shown up to ...
THE LAW. Job interviews are a legal minefield for HR people and managers. Your questions must avoid stepping on federal and state equal employment laws that ban discrimination on the basis ...
A small but growing number of employers use global positioning systems (GPS) to track employees. By 2006, most new cars will include GPS systems, as will cell phones. Advice: You already ...
Issue: Should you set a probation period for new employees? Risk: It can jeopardize your employment-at-will rights by implying that once the period ends, employees become "permanent." Action: Dump ...
The U.S. Transportation Department has unveiled new rules that require employers to more closely review applicants' professional driving safety records and drug-testing history. The rules also require you to make that ...
The long wait is over. Now it's time for you to act.
More than a year after proposing changes to the rules that define which employees are eligible for overtime ...
Issue: If your organization offers a retirement plan, it has a legal responsibility for those accounts. Risk: A rash of financial and employee benefit scandals has sparked new legal and ...
What's the hardest thing you've ever done as a manager? Whether you're a novice team leader or the CEO, odds are the answer is "Letting someone go." Here's some practical advice to guide you when termination seems the only solution to a performance problem:

As the owner or sole proprietor of a small business, you reap most of the rewards. But you also run most, if not all, of the risks. So you might be hesitant to sponsor a qualified retirement plan for yourself and your employees. One reason: Creditors could gain access to your plan assets if the business ever goes under.

If you want to pay the absolute minimum to Uncle Sam, tax planning must be a year-round pursuit. With summer right around the corner, you can cash in on several key tax breaks by springing into action now. If you procrastinate until the end of the year, you'll miss out on valuable deductions and credits for yourself, your business and your family. This special report explains a dozen timely moves you should take before the leaves begin to fall.