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Latest Payroll News – February 2017

  • Payroll in 2017: What to Expect: As we prepare for a new administration, let’s take a look at what we know, what will change and what 2017 may bring.
  • 5 Manager Mistakes that Can Cause Labor Lawsuits: Employee lawsuits are exploding nationwide in the past few years, and manager mistakes are the cause of many of those lawsuits. That’s why it’s important for managers to know at least the basics of employment law.
  • Trump Administration May Mean Big Employment Law Changes: During the campaign, Trump promised to repeal many of President Obama’s executive orders, but it is not clear which ones he has in mind. Obama made extensive use of executive orders to require federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage, provide paid leave and set goals for hiring disabled workers.
  • 40% of U.S. Employers Plan on New Full-Time Hiring in 2017: The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade, with 40% of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast.
  • 4 Tips on the Hold of the Final Overtime Pay Rules: As a trusted advisor to your clients, you’ve probably gotten your share of questions about the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations or “Final Rule” and the latest court ruling blocking the Final Rule from taking effect. The future of the Final Rule is uncertain. In the meantime, here are four key questions you may receive and how you can respond to them.

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Latest Small Business News – February 2017

Small Business Owners Expect Growth in 2017: A large percentage of American small business owners are optimistic for growth in 2017 with some important investments in their businesses, including hiring, according to a recent survey of more than 1,200 small business owners. Interestingly, the optimism among small business owners significantly outpaces that of the general public. […]


Latest Firm Management News – February 2017

Firm Management Channel How Small Accounting Firms Find Big Advantages in the Cloud: It’s a trend to watch for in 2017, as cloud services enable CPAs to be strategic partners that can offer more in-depth and timely financial advice to help their small and medium size business (SMB) clients succeed. 3 Steps to Ensure […]