Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Issue: A new IRS ruling says signing bonuses and early-termination payments are considered taxable wages.
Risk: Overlooking that decision can trigger compensation problems or IRS penalties.
Action: Take this ...
When completing I-9s this year, expect to receive a different-looking "green card" from some new hires. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently altered the design of the Permanent Resident ...
When employees take medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you can require them to give you a doctor's certification that confirms the medical problem. You must give ...
Issue: How consistently do you treat employee absences?
Risk: Many organizations' attendance policies, inadvertently or not, include legally risky doublespeak.
Action: Examine your policy, looking for contradictions and inconsistencies ...
What happens if you inadvertently share a trade secret? Come clean immediately, legal experts say.
Don't treat temporary workers like second-class citizens when it comes to complying with employment laws. Contrary to popular belief, your organization isn't protected from job-discrimination lawsuits simply because the workers affected ...
Issue: Many HR departments can't afford e-training and education programs.
Benefit: Using basic, inexpensive do-it-yourself training tools, you can cut costs and earn praise for your big-picture thinking.
Action: ...
Many managers in white-collar settings never get safety training at all. But in these circumstances managers still need to make a special effort to give the safety of their employees the attention it deserves.
When employees are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or military-leave laws, you're not allowed to count their legally protected absences in any negative way.
Pay special ...
One trend that's increasing among organizations chosen last month for Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list is the in-creased accessibility to company leaders. Examples: Genentech's Web site lets employees ...