Human Resources

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Expect federal regulators to look closer for organizations failing to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The law requires certain employers to give 60 days' notice of ...
When an employee gives you a Social Security card or other document to complete the I-9 Form, how far must you go to prove that the document is genuine? You can ...
Issue: Spurred by corporate retirement-fund scandals, the federal government is stepping up its monitoring of benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Risk: In 2003, ...
Unless you manage a team of clones who all do exactly the same tasks in the same ways, the employee-of-the-month approach leads to apples-and-oranges comparison that spawn mistrust and resentment.
Thorough background checks can help you defeat any negligent hiring claim.
But what if applicants' background checks come up clean, yet they begin displaying troublesome behavior at your workplace. In ...

1. Self-employed? Deduct full health premium

Finally, self-employed people can write off 100 percent of their health insurance premiums (up from 70 percent in 2002).

Note:

You can reap significant additional tax savings by making your spouse an employee of your sole proprietorship or single-member LLC and setting up a medical expense reimbursement plan. That strategy could let you deduct all your family's health costs (including uninsured expenses) on Schedule C, plus it could lower your self-employment tax bill.

U.S. workers have stayed put, waiting out the recession. Now, 40 percent of workers plan to change jobs this year, according to a Careerbuilder.com survey. Some tips to lure the best:

Between Feb. 1 and April 30, many U.S. employers must post a summary of the number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in their workplace last year (OSHA Form 300A, not the complete Form 300 log).

With the economic upsurge generating more hiring, it may become a "buyer's market" again. So you'll need to show your best cards to win the star applicants.

More companies now offer retention bonuses to rank-and-file workers, too, according to surveys by consultants WorldatWork and Lee Hecht Harrison.