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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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Friday, June 7, 2019

FCC Hosts 3rd Annual Preview Tour Program!

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On May 30th and 31st, Fust Charles Chambers LLP hosted their third annual Preview Tour! The Preview Tour is a two day program focused around getting to know the public accounting industry and Fust Charles Chambers. Congratulations to those students who were selected!  

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Tax Issues When Winding Up the Estate of a Loved One

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When a loved one who was “financially comfortable” passes away, his or her family must deal with the emotional issues that come with the loss — as well as winding up the decedent’s financial affairs. Surviving family members are often unprepared for the tax issues that may arise when a loved one dies. Here’s some guidance […]

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Should Employers Allow Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace?

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Many people have long recognized and cherished the emotional support available from their pets. That’s what pets are for, largely, unless they serve double duty such as providing physical security or herding sheep. There are also bona fide service animals, most commonly in the form of Seeing Eye dogs. READ MORE

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

DOL Updates Guidance on Independent Contractor Status

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The so-called “gig economy” challenges conventional practices between companies and the people who perform the work. A key question is: Are these workers independent contractors or employees? The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a new wage and hour opinion letter, spelling out its position with respect to a specific virtual marketplace company (VMC). Though […]

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