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.

Issue: Are you liable for employees' actions when they run personal errands while on company business? Risk: A new court ruling says "Yes," raising your legal risks with people who ...
The U.S. Supreme Court last month set a four-year statute of limitations in so-called "Section 1981" discrimination cases.
While most employees file discrimination cases under Title VII of the Civil ...
Issue: How much oversight should your organization exert on supervisors who handle potentially violent situations? Risk: Letting one misguided supervisor call the shots ...
The Supreme Court ruled May 17 that disabled people can sue state governments for failing to provide them access to courthouses, voting booths or other public services.
Previously, states had ...
Issue: Should you provide notice about commission-formula changes that could alter employees' pay? Risk: If you rework pay formulas behind employees' backs, you could bump up against state wage laws. ...
Camera phones now make up more than 4 percent of all worldwide cell phone sales. By 2007, more than half of all cell phones will be equipped with cameras, and cell ...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry unveiled his plan this month to offer small business owners a mix of tax breaks and government help in exchange for lowering health insurance costs for employees.

Reason: The U.S. Transportation Department unveiled new rules last month that require employers to more closely review applicants' professional driving safety records and drug-testing history.

As the owner or sole proprietor of a small business, you reap most of the rewards. But you also run most, if not all, of the risks. So you might be hesitant to sponsor a qualified retirement plan for yourself and your employees. One reason: Creditors could gain access to your plan assets if the business ever goes under.

If you want to pay the absolute minimum to Uncle Sam, tax planning must be a year-round pursuit. With summer right around the corner, you can cash in on several key tax breaks by springing into action now. If you procrastinate until the end of the year, you'll miss out on valuable deductions and credits for yourself, your business and your family. This special report explains a dozen timely moves you should take before the leaves begin to fall.