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More worried people = more interruptions for you


March 19, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, Latest news & views, T&E

Nervous vendors eager for payment. Cash-strapped employees who need their checks yesterday in order to pay their bills. When people have shaky finances, it means more phone calls and questions for Accounting pros.

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FLSA violation costs $35M in back OT and damages


March 17, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, DOL, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, OT regs, Tax compliance

Where to draw the line on who is or isn’t an exempt employee isn’t always clear. One company just got hit hard for making the wrong call.

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2 ways to quench job burnout


March 16, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views

When people are stressed, job burnout becomes a bigger risk — for your staffers and maybe even for you personally.

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Automatic 401(k) enrollment: Final regs issued


March 13, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Fringe benefits, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

New regs have been released for companies implementing automatic enrollment and contribution programs for their employees.

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Risk of swindles is higher this year — 3 ways to fight back


March 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Fraud prevention, Hiring & training staff, Internal controls, Special report

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Chances are you’ll face more security threats this year. Are you ready? 

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One payment that’s never reportable


March 11, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

A recent private letter ruling clarifies one time when checks to workers aren’t reportable on W-2s or 1099s.

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4 small morale boosters with a big impact


March 9, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views

Everyone is feeling the pressure these days, and Accounting staffers aren’t immune. It’s vital to find affordable ways to keep the troops motivated.

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Business ‘stay-cations’ pose risks for T&E


March 5, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views, T&E, Tax compliance

Some biz travelers are tacking extra days to the end of their business trips to get a little R&R for less. That can cause some serious snags in processing T&E.

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Are you on the list for an employment tax audit?


March 3, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: 1099s, Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, IRS regs, Latest news & views, Tax compliance

Want a sneak peek at whom IRS is auditing this year?

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Manage the clock, don’t let it manage you


March 2, 2009 by Carol Katarsky
Posted in: Best practices, Communication, Hiring & training staff, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest news & views

It’s inevitable: Interruptions from co-workers and outsiders with questions they need answered now. But spending too much time helping them can keep you from doing your real job.

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