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 hire 16- or 17-year-olds this summer, don't overlook a tax credit worth up to $1,200 per eligible employee. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows you to secure the credit if those new employees live in an "empowerment zone, enterprise community or renewal community," as designated by the federal government.

While employees are off enjoying themselves on vacation, you might be stressing over how to cover their absence. One option: Use workers provided by professional leasing agencies.  If you're lucky, the workers fit in so well with your company that you might be inclined to hire them permanently as regular employees (not to replace the vacationing employee, of course, but rather in another department or in another position).

Heads up: The IRS plans to ratchet up the audit pressure on small businesses in the coming months.

Uncle Sam wants your tax money ... now. So, if you aren't sending the IRS enough money in your quarterly tax installments, you may need to pay an extra interest-rate penalty.

After he’d started a fast-growing publishing company in the late 1980s, Kirk Cheyfitz griped to his board chairman one day about a manager who wasn’t exactly a self-starter. Without missing a beat, the chairman urged Cheyfitz to fire the guy right away.
Don't allow discrimination to continue simply because the "discriminator" and "discriminatee" are among the same racial minority. The EEOC is warning that it's seeing more discrimination complaints between people of the ...
The best way to prevent employees from rallying support for a union in the workplace is to write and enforce a specific no-solicitation policy. To make sure it passes legal muster, ...
Issue: Your organization has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for employees and customers.
Risk: Weak security efforts may lead to a "negligent security" lawsuit, an increasing problem for ...
Horror stories about negligent hiring and subsequent legal liability have prompted many managers to go the background-check route. But now, new horror stories about identity theft, scams and bad data in the files might make some managers think twice.
Don't think that you can automatically swat away a pesky sexual-harassment suit by saying the complaining employee didn't follow your complaint procedure to a "T." Courts may let employees pursue their ...