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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Summer Loving? Think About Taxes Before You Tie the Knot

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For many couples, summer is the quintessential time to tie the knot. The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming and nature offers plentiful backdrops for photos. But there’s more than the ceremony to consider when a couple merges their lives, including taxes and other financial issues. Though finances aren’t necessarily a romantic topic, some issues […]

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NLRB Raises the Bar on Clarity of Employee Arbitration Agreements

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Today, more than half of private employers without union-represented employees use binding arbitration agreements to resolve labor disputes, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Over the years, federal courts have generally rejected legal challenges to arbitration agreements in employment, though they have established some safeguards. Last year, a U.S. Supreme Court decision, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, […]

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

How Much Can Businesses Deduct for Vehicles Placed in Service in 2019?

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Does your business need to add one or more vehicles? If so, the purchases may qualify for tax breaks under current tax law. Here are the details. First-Year Depreciation Breaks The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) allows unlimited 100% first-year bonus depreciation for qualifying new and used assets (including eligible vehicles) that are acquired and […]

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

As Legal Challenges Continue, Don’t Miss this EEOC Deadline

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Legal skirmishes continue over whether the detailed employee pay data collection scheme (on top of the original basic employee census data) should be enforced. In 2017, the Trump administration suspended the EEOC-1 Component 2 data collection rules, which originated during the Obama Administration. But, in March 2019, a federal court held that those rules should go […]

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Consider a Summer Dress Code to Keep Workers Cool

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Striking a healthy balance between puritanical and “anything goes” is more art than science when it comes to summer dress codes. It’s worth making the effort, however, when you consider that inappropriately dressed employees can:   Give your customers a bad impression of your organization,  Create morale problems among some staff members, and  Increase personal safety risks […]

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

How to Structure a Business Asset Purchase with Taxes in Mind

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Taxes are a major consideration in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The parties generally can structure a business purchase as either: 1.     An asset purchase. The buyer can purchase all or some of the assets of the business. 2.     A purchase of stock (or another ownership interest). The buyer can purchase the seller’s ownership interest in the entity if the […]

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Are Pop-Ups a Fresh Marketing Concept — or Merely a Fad?

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Pop-up retail stores, restaurants and events promise numerous benefits. They can be less expensive and more flexible to operate than traditional brick-and-mortar operations. And they may appeal to consumers who crave fun, memorable events. They’re also great for seasonal retailers and online boutiques that want to expand or unload inventory. READ MORE

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Employer Responsibility for Gig Workers Evolves with Safety Concerns

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If you pay for services from independent contractors, your legal obligations to those individuals are far more limited than those involving statutory employees. But the growing importance of so-called “gig” workers in today’s labor force is changing the legal landscape for some businesses. READ MORE

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Using Artificial Intelligence in the Business World

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With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), businesses across almost every sector find themselves entering uncharted territory. While still in its infancy, AI offers the potential to transform virtually every aspect of how companies operate. READ MORE

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Reap the Rewards of Fresh Talent with Internships

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Internships can be the ultimate “win-win” of employment. The intern wins by getting valuable work experience and training, and you win by getting a curious and dedicated worker who could return to your workforce down the road ready to hit the ground running.  READ MORE

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