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 planning to hire your spouse, he or she (and your company) still must pay federal employment taxes on the wages. But don't let that scare you away from putting your spouse on the payroll. By shifting salary from your pocket to your spouse's pocket, you can successfully pay less in employment taxes than if you earned all the income yourself.

1. Keep receipts, not a list 2. No deduction for 'common' products

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been known to cause employer consternation. Below you'll find the answers to a pressing HIPAA question: Does the privacy rule absolutely prohibit the disclosure of employment records containing medical information?

Whether they involve actual benefits or just the process itself, any promises made that impact an employee's expectations must be kept. If a retirement promise is broken and an employee is shortchanged, a court could get involved and make the employer stick to its original agreement.

Can older workers file disparate impact claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? On March 30, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court answered in the affirmative.

Are you and your employees adequately protected in the event of a long-term illness? Despite the potential for dire consequences—such as exhausting their lifetime savings—few people secure long-term care insurance on their own.

The best doesn’t come along too often, but the worst, the mediocre and the merely OK show up all the time. Thus, recognizing when to say “No” is more valuable than knowing when to say “Yes.” Eliminate poor choices quickly, and you save everybody’s time.
Dennis Donovan describes his style of leadership as being an agent for change. When he joined Home Depot as an executive vice president, his goal was to put a human resources person in every store.
To former Pepsi executive Michael Feiner, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” written in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, is the greatest leadership story ever told. You know the story. An emperor acts like a fool because his subjects are too cowed to tell him the truth: that he’s been hoodwinked into wearing invisible “clothes.” So, are your people telling you the truth? Here are some reasons why they might not be, and what you can do about it:
Workplaces are increasingly being disrupted by the ringing of personal cell phones and employees engaged in high-volume wireless talking ("cell yell"). As a result, more employers are establishing policies on when ...