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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.

If your organization is weighing a plant closing or employee layoff, determine early whether you're required to give employees notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Courts won't ...
An account executive who telecommuted from her California home office sued her Kansas-based employer, claiming she was fired after taking FMLA leave to recover from surgery. The company said she was ...
Issue: Welcome new employees with information and support. Benefits: Smoother transition for new hires, improved productivity and reduced turnover. Action: Use the following tips to bring new hires up ...
Issue: Employee disagreements are often laid at the feet of HR. Risk: Disputes can lower morale, cut productivity and even trigger violence. Action: Follow the following 5-step plan for ...
A hospital fired an ER doctor for violating its gender-specific dress code. The doctor had continued to wear nail polish, cosmetics and "visible female undergarments" after being warned that his appearance ...
Issue: Can employees earn FMLA leave if they just show symptoms of an ailment that eventually becomes a qualifying "serious condition?" Benefit: The answer is "No." You don't have to ...
The Labor Department is putting new teeth into its rules that require employers to deposit employee 401(k) contributions by the 15th business day of the month following the month in which ...
Don't worry about assigning an employee to a job in which she'll need to upgrade her skills, even if that employee previously filed a lawsuit against your organization. Reason: As long ...

Q: My elderly father received a 1099-B Form (which I've never seen before) for about $1,000 in withdrawals last year from an American Express Certificate. He claims he has contributed more than that and does not have to pay any tax on the withdrawals. Does this seem right? M.R.R., Livingston, N.J.

Say your marketing director breaks his leg during an after-hours employee basketball-league game. Who's responsible? Courts are very likely to say your company is.