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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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

Are dividends earned from bond funds taxable?
Even though we warned you recently not to let employees take undue advantage of them, flexible work options  continue to offer small businesses a significant advantage over large businesses in recruiting and retaining employees.
Sorry, but you can’t take a summer vacation from tax planning. Take your eye off the ball midway through the year, and you could miss out on valuable tax deductions and credits ripe for picking. Here are 11 summertime tax moves that could make you smile come tax-return time.

You would think that employees would typically have a tough time proving that a bully's behavior amounted to sexual harassment under Title VII because that behavior was not of a sexual nature or motivated by an animus towards the employees because of their sex. In a 2005 lawsuit, the 9th Circuit had a different take — it took the "sexual" out of sexual harassment. That suit has since turned into a settlement of $750,000 for the employees.

In addition to the Roth IRA and kiddie-tax changes described above, here are other key provisions of the new tax law passed last month: