“Small business owners” are part of the tax reform conversation that is underway, but what does this term mean? The Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis … Read more about Defining Small Business for Tax Reform Purposes
The Department of Labor’s Final Rule on overtime pay that would have dramatically transformed payroll policies had been scheduled to go into effect on … Read more about Final Overtime Rule Enjoined: What to Do Now
The coming New Year brings a slew of new employment-related laws on the state and local levels. And with coming changes on all levels of government as … Read more about Keeping Up with State and Local Employment Law Changes for 2017
Recently released IRS statistics for 2014 show that there is a growing number of sole proprietorships in the U.S. Sole proprietorships are taxpayers … Read more about Sole Proprietorships on the Rise
On November 30, President-elect Trump announced that a deal had been reached with Carrier to retain about 1,000 jobs in its Indiana plant. The news … Read more about The Small Business Story Behind Carrier Job Retention
Has 2016 been a good year for your business? The time is growing short for you to address the matter of year-end bonuses. According to the 2016 … Read more about Planning for Year-End Bonuses
The old expression “I gave at the office” is something to consider at this time of the year. Owners are thinking about what to give to employees, … Read more about Holiday Giving at Work
Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” There’s been research showing … Read more about Gratitude on this Thanksgiving
Cash is tight and you are in a quandary about whether to pay your quarterly employment taxes to the federal government or pay your supplier for … Read more about What to Do if You Can’t Pay Your Employment Taxes?
The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 83% of large employers (200 or more employees) offered wellness programs and that 46% of small businesses … Read more about Wellness Programs for Your Small Business
Many small businesses have 401(k) plans in place to help employees save for retirement. And even solo entrepreneurs may use such tax-advantaged … Read more about What to Do Now About Your 401k Plan
Congratulations to Donald Trump, who is now the President-Elect. With the election in our rear view mirror, now’s the time to focus on the … Read more about What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Small Business?
A recent 12-day vacation in China gave me some insight into what’s going on there. The Great Wall was truly great. And the break from my work … Read more about Impressions of China: A Business Perspective
When then-majority leader Nancy Pelosi said “we have to pass the bill [Affordable Care Act, or ACA for short] so you can find out what is in it,” she … Read more about The Language of ACA
The numbers aren’t good. The number of employees testing positive last year has increased steadily over the last 3 years, and is up to a 10-year high, … Read more about What to Do about Drugs in the Workplace