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Legal Matter or Personnel Problem?

Identifying Risks Occurring Within the Employment Relationship The relationship between an employer and its employees is fraught with many risks, especially for the unwary employer.  These risks include both legal risks, or the risks associated with the laws that govern the employer-employee relationship, and human resource risks, or those associated with human capital issues like hiring qualified employees, administering pay and benefits, and disciplining and terminating employees; both types of risk must be taken into account to effectively manage the employment relationship, as they necessitate different courses of action.  Managing legal risks involves ensuring compliance with all employment laws and statutes, while managing human capital risks involves following best practices in HR to ensure that the employer has the ability to hire the right people, encourage proper performance—and correct performance if necessary—and discipline, or even fire, problem employees. Perhaps the best way to effectively address and manage both types of...
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Your Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible!

If you’re looking for a competitive edge in today’s challenging labor market, you may be considering working with a professional résumé writer to polish your résumé and really make it stand out against the competition.            Crafting a stellar résumé can take a lot of practice, and advice from a professional with years of experience can go a long way towards making a good first impression with potential employers. If this is indeed something you are considering, you may be pleased to learn that the fee for such services can be tax deductible in certain circumstances!  According to  IRS Publication 529 , the expenses associated with professional résumé writing and mailing to prospective employers qualify as a job search expense if you are looking for a new job in your  ‘present occupation.’  The cost of having your résumé professionally written may then be itemized on  Schedule A...
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