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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.

I recently invested in several bond funds. These funds pay out dividends before the end of the year. Are the dividends tax-free? C.W., Portland, Ore.
As a small business owner, you generally can deduct 100 percent of your family’s medical insurance costs even if you’re self-employed. But you can do better tax wise by taking an unusual approach.
Taxes may be the last thing on your mind when you’re bogged down in a messy legal battle. But errors in the way you draft a settlement agreement could mean thousands of dollars going to Uncle Sam instead of into your pocket.
If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their first 67-day battle with the wilderness.
The way basketball player Nancy Lieberman tells it, her first visit to a tennis “workout” for Martina Navratilova went something like this: Hit a few balls, talk to a few people, hit a few lobs, go home. Lieberman could see that the tennis star lacked mental toughness and self-discipline. But with the right approach, Lieberman thought, Navratilova could become the greatest player ever.
If you’re aware that you’re not perfect and think you might like some help with that, bless you. That’s where an executive coach comes in. Such was the case for Deborah Coleman, who took the helm of Merix Corp., a maker of advanced electronics, in 1994.
Contrary to popular belief, credit unions aren’t just for unions, governments or Fortune 500 companies.
As a small business owner, you generally can deduct 100 percent of your family’s medical insurance costs even if you’re self-employed. But you can do better taxwise by taking an unusual approach.
Taxes may be the last thing on your mind when you’re bogged down in a messy legal battle. But errors in the way you draft a settlement agreement could mean thousands of dollars going to Uncle Sam instead of into your pocket.

If you don't feel the heat of employees clamoring to schedule vacation time when summer unofficially begins on Memorial Day weekend, you'll probably feel it soon after. Use these helpful hints for managing vacation schedules and maintaining productivity.