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.

Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture of the organization or making misleading statements about job security. One faulty promise could lead to a fraud lawsuit ...

As AFL-CIO union membership continues to decline, it's trying another tack: creating an army of nonunionized workers to rally support for its causes. Rather than organizing individual workplaces, this program, dubbed ...
Issue: Written "last-chance agreements" give poor-performing employees one final opportunity to shape up. Risk: Some fear that last-chance pacts will violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Action: Go ...
Before employees begin jury-duty leave, require them to show you a summons or other proof of service. Don’t just take their word for it. Why the formality? Case in point: The Miami-Dade County Clerk’s office arrested an employee in December for falsely claiming federal jury duty for six months. He collected $17,388 in pay during [...]
When news reports surfaced in December that a New Jersey hospital nurse admitted to killing 30 to 40 patients in his 14-year career, a pattern of lax background checks emerged.
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If your business pays nonemployees for services, you're responsible for providing that information to the IRS each year.
The timing is critical, and the clock is running down.

C corporations offer better tax treatment for fringe benefits than S corporations. But don't avoid an S corporation election simply because of fringe benefits.

If parking space is at a premium near your building, you may pay for employees to park their cars in a nearby garage or lot.

If you set up a qualified fringe benefit plan, your company can deduct those parking costs, and the benefit is tax-free to the employees. Unfortunately, your company may pay a pretty penny for its local parking privileges.

Office betting pools are like that five-mile-per-hour buffer above the speed limit—technically illegal but rarely enforced.

But while you probably won't face legal trouble for tolerating betting pools at your workplace, you could face other problems, including declining productivity and potential theft from a desperate, compulsive gambler.

Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture about your company or making misleading statements about job security.