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Why so many invoices get paid twice — and how to stop it from happening to you


April 10, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Some companies are wasting money in the worst way possible — paying invoices twice.

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HR alert: May deadline for complying with new federal form


April 3, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

After May 7, failure to use the revised federal Form I-9 could result in penalties, says the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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3-step plan for faster payments from toughest customers


March 27, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

When deployed correctly, payment plans can allow you to get past-due invoices paid while bringing in new orders – and helping the customer’s cash flow stay intact.

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How boss’s small slip-up cost employer $1.26M


March 20, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Every so often, employers need a good reminder on how important it is to make sure all frontline managers are properly trained in handling employees’ FMLA requests. And a recent court ruling shows just how dangerous one ill-prepared manager can be to the entire company.

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15 signs of internal fraud


March 13, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Ernst & Young and the FBI analyzed data from corporate investigations to discover that certain key words recur in emails between co-workers when something fishy’s afoot.

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Survey: 41% of employees put data at risk


March 6, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Employee turnover could be killing your organization: But not in the way you think.

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8 ways to collect from slow-pay customers


February 27, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

It’s never been more important that your company gets every cent owed by every customer — without being so heavy-handed that you chase customers away.

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The little mistake that drives up your healthcare costs 25%


February 18, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

What if the people driving up your company’s healthcare costs the most weren’t the insurance companies or politicians, but folks a lot closer to home?

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Alert HR: 3 changes to medical-leave act


February 13, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The US Labor Department just issued clarification on three key issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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NLRB warns against ‘broad’ social-media policies


February 6, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The National Labor Relations Board case against Costco and its social-media policy sends a warning to other employers about their policies.

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5 immediate effects of the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal


January 30, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The fiscal cliff fiasco may be behind us (for a while at least), but the real work for your Finance people has just begun.

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Feds release employment-law enforcement plan


January 23, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just released its final Strategic Enforcement Plan, laying out what’s on tap for employers for the next couple of years.

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IRS’s latest audit target — and how to avoid the problem


January 16, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Performing a simple cross-check between your A/P and Payroll departments could save your company from a dreaded IRS or state audit.

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Obamacare: HHS proposes 10 health-plan ‘musts’


January 9, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

For companies debating their next move as Obamacare kicks into full gear, key info has just been released.

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Making sure you don’t get tripped up in ‘at-will’ agreements


January 2, 2013 by Jim Giuliano

Two legal cases in 2012 show how a tiny mistake in an at-will employment policy could end up in a violation of federal labor law.

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Top 10 stories of 2012


December 26, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

Here are the top 10 stories of 2012, as chosen by our readers:

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2 types of tax audits looming: Are you ready?


December 19, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

There’s a double-barreled audit risk for businesses these days — one from the states and the other from the feds.

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More healthcare confusion: Who’s an ’employee’?


December 12, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

With the the Affordable Care Act no longer in doubt, many employers are scrambling to determine just who on their payroll counts as a full-time employee (FTE). Here’s help.

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Health reform here to stay: What now?


December 5, 2012 by Jim Giuliano

The reelection of President Obama effectively quashed any chance of a repeal or even a delay of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Now that the change is imminent, it’s time for you and your HR people to get ready.

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Social networks: Business boon or waste of time?


November 28, 2012 by Valerie Helmbreck

Not sure if your organization needs to use social networks to connect with customers and clients? There’s some new research on the topic that can help you.

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