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.

If you're looking to fill seasonal or permanent positions, check out a new government program that helps employers hook up with college students with disabilities.
The Labor Department's Workforce Recruitment ...
Make sure your employee evaluation process includes clear-cut instructions and guidance for managers on how to link performance with compensation.
Reason: A new court decision says that giving employees a ...
Issue: How deeply do you want to get involved with employees' personal lives?
Risk: Becoming a sounding board for every personal problem will eat up your workday (and drain you ...
You no longer need to send in copies of suspicious W-4 withholding forms to the IRS. In the past, employers had to send the IRS copies of W-4s for employees who ...
Remind your managers: Contrary to popular belief, female employees don't need to be pregnant to earn legal protections under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Even nonpregnant employees can sue.
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Issue: A new Supreme Court ruling ratchets up your vulnerability to federal age-discrimination lawsuits.
Risk: Employees no longer need to show a "smoking gun." Even policies that inadvertently discriminate can ...
IRS regulations paved the way for a major new retirement plan opportunity. Beginning next January, participants in employer 401(k) plans will be allowed to funnel all or part of their 401(k) ...
Before taking employment action against impaired employees, evaluate their abilities thoroughly. Your goal: Determine if they would qualify as "disabled" under the ADA, and therefore, earn accommodations. Compare the employee's abilities ...
Issue: Can you place conditions on employment that aren't related to the person's ability to perform the job?
Risk: Courts may see such restrictions as illegal "employment blackmail."
Action: ...
Don't allow discrimination to continue simply because the "discriminator" and "discriminatee" are among the same racial minority. The EEOC is warning that it's seeing more discrimination complaints between people of the ...