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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.

Not every comment about a person's appearance rises to the level of sexual harassment.

Break times and meal times for hourly employees should be used for those purposes, not for work. And you should put that policy in writing.

To the cheers of small business owners, Congress this month created Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), as described on page 1. That adds a new acronym to the already confusing tangle of tax-advantaged health care spending, which includes FSAs, MSAs, HRAs and more.

I am one of three owners in a small business. We're concerned about the impact of a disability on one of us. What are the possible tax ramifications if we buy disability insurance on the lives of all three business owners to fund a disability buyout? How do we structure the arrangement to benefit from lower capital gains taxes?

Quick quiz: If you hire temporary employees, what does your contract with the temp agency say about performing background checks? Is it your duty? Is it theirs?

Don't slack off on safety efforts just because you've heard that the U.S. workplace has become safer.

Make sure you keep your insurance payments up to date, and never "oversell" the quality or quantity of your employee benefits.

This time of year, companies often pass the hat to help the less fortunate. Word of caution: Make contributions an option.

Paying employees via direct deposit saves time and money. But can you mandate that all employees must receive their wages through direct deposit? The answer is "No," according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Great résumés are a dime a dozen, particularly in the Internet era. That's why smart business owners use clever interview techniques to smoke out résumé lies and exaggerations.