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.

Connecticut recently became the 15th state to require insurers to offer some type of infertility coverage. But Connecticut's program is the most limited enacted by any state so far. Federal laws ...
THE LAW. The 1935 National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to organize, bargain collectively and strike. In the 1940s, Congress
tried to correct union abuses of power by ...
If her legal career is any indication, Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers could be a strong advocate for business if she's confirmed.
While Miers has never served as a judge, ...
Issue: Courts are cracking down on employers that tolerate customer harassment of foreign-born employees.
Risk: Supervisors sometimes are more lenient with harassment by customers than by employees. That's a big ...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to give smaller public companies an extra year (until July 2007) to meet the requirements to file reports about the strength of their internal ...
Issue: Scheduling employees during the holidays can cause logistical and legal headaches.
Risk: At the least, hurt feelings and dampened morale. At the worst, a messy religious-discrimination lawsuit.
Action: ...
You may need to make new accommodations for disabled customers and employees if proposed regulations win approval. The Access Board, an independent agency ...

If you're the big cheese at your company, you can control your own tax destiny to a certain extent. For example, you can usually time year-end bonuses to your personal tax advantage.

There probably isn't one person in America whose life has not been touched by cancer, whether the individual has been diagnosed with some form of it or someone they love has been. Given this probability, employers across the country must be prepared for the day when cancer hits their workplace. Thus, the EEOC released a Q&A on cancer in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But the ADA is not the only law you must consider. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may also be a factor. It is up to you to determine which law applies and how to comply when they both do.

We don't want to sugarcoat things: Getting hit with an IRS "field audit" is a worst-case scenario and a cause for genuine concern. The process is expensive, time-consuming and requires a more comprehensive defense strategy than the other two types of audits we've discussed in our audit series ("correspondence audits" handled through the mail and "office audits" performed at an IRS office).