Human Resources News & Insights

How much do employees need to earn to feel successful?

If you asked HR pros what employees would need to make to feel successful, most would probably answer $100,000 or more. But the good news for employers is: That number is actually much lower.

Debunking common FLSA myths

It’s been said that most firms are violating some form of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — most without having any idea.

Needed to retire: 11x your salary

To maintain your standard of living, you need to save 11 times your annual salary if you plan to retire at age 65. How many people are on pace to hit that mark?

Answers to tricky HR questions: Can we ask for candidates’ tax return info?

Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Applicants’ tax returns and W-2s.

Facebook access or a raise: Which would your young staffers pick?

If you think social network usage is a thorny workplace issue today, just wait. New research says young professionals and your next generation of job applicants — college students — value access to social media and mobile devices above almost all other employment factors. Including salary.

Employee or independent contractor? 3 ways to tell

When an independent contractor was fired, he retaliated … by suing the company where he worked for misclassifying him. He wanted back pay for the 26 hours of overtime he worked each week for 12 years. Did he win?

4 pitfalls that lead to employee misclassification

Doing one of these things to exempt employees will rub out their exempt status – and can make your company liable to pay them overtime compensation.

CFOs put benefits budgets in the crosshairs

Company leaders are looking at every possible way they can cut costs in 2011. But one area is getting the most attention.

If recession’s over, is it time to review comp plan?

The experts have spoken: The recession’s officially over. And a lot of employers are taking a hard look at their compensation structure.

Study says salaries are on the rise

Finally, some good news since the economy tanked.