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.

You’re often pressed into service to write employment ads for new job openings. But you may not be aware that a few poorly chosen words could open up the organization to a discrimination claim. For example, see if you can recognize the three problems with the following ad: “Waiters/busboys. Looking for energetic, recent H.S. grad [...]
THE LAW. Many organizations don't think twice about using independent contractors. They're an attractive labor source because you don't have to shell out payroll taxes or benefits for them, nor are ...
Managers can learn a lot from other managers’ mistakes. Here are two recent court cases that show how seemingly small errors can come back to hurt the organization:   Don’t go easy on disabled workers. At evaluation time, some supervisors wrongly take the easy way out, glossing over an employee’s poor performance and refusing to [...]
Issue: The Labor Department has finalized rules that redefine which employees are eligible for overtime pay. Benefit/risks: Clearer rules should cut your misclassification risks, but you face a steep learning ...
Issue: Applicants are taking résumé fraud to a new high-tech level.
Risk: Hackers could alter an applicant's school records, undermining your background check ...

Q: My elderly father received a 1099-B Form (which I've never seen before) for about $1,000 in withdrawals last year from an American Express Certificate. He claims he has contributed more than that and does not have to pay any tax on the withdrawals. Does this seem right? M.R.R., Livingston, N.J.

Say your marketing director breaks his leg during an after-hours employee basketball-league game. Who's responsible? Courts are very likely to say your company is.

Notify staff if you're tracking them via GPS.

 

Cross-dressing at work isn't protected by law.


Silence pay-related complaints with wise words.

One of the good things about owning a business is that you can give yourself some nice perks, like a company car. This Special Report explains strategies to: (1) minimize the tax hit on corporate-owned cars provided to you and other key employees and (2) maximize the tax savings for your corporation.

Q: As always, I mailed my 2003 tax return as soon as possible. But soon after I mailed it, my broker sent me a corrected Form 1099 that restated dividend income. Do I have to file an amended return, even though it was the brokerage firm's error? K.R., Crawfordsville, Ind.