Human Resources News & Insights

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.

One more year of savings! Congress extends payroll tax cuts

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your employees breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Congress weighs keeping payroll taxes lower

Democrats and Republicans appear to be in agreement: The 2% payroll tax break workers have been enjoying should be extended. The problem? They can’t come to terms on how to pay for it.

Will Congress let payroll tax holiday expire?

It’s likely employees will be less than thrilled when looking at their paychecks in January, if Congress doesn’t extend this tax measure.

Obama jobs bill adopts Georgia unemployment benefits program

President Obama just sent his new jobs bill to Congress, and it’s asking lawmakers to adopt the Georgia Works unemployment benefits model.

Senators say 70 should be the new 67

Three senators have introduced legislation that would raise the Social Security retirement age to 70 – and reduce benefits for wealthier retirees.

3 barriers to retirement investing – and overcoming them

Even though many employees understand the benefits of investing pre-tax money in a retirement plan, many still chose not to. Here are employees’ top three excuses for not investing and how to get workers to move past them.

Congress passes deal to extend tax cuts, unemployment benefits

The House and Senate have finally adopted the tax deal President Obama negotiated with GOP leaders.

Benefits, comp benchmarks: How do you compare?

Workers cost private employers an average of $27.88 per hour worked in total compensation. How much of that goes toward benefits?