HR News & Articles

These HR articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing HR industry.

May 28, 2013 – 2,528 views
Stephen D. Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
Determining reasonable compensation for top executives can be a complex and controversial process. Different methods can be used, and a recent U.S. Tax Court case closely examines the issue and provides helpful guidance... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 2,739 views
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The EEOC or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has come up with a pilot program that helps to audit the pay practice of employers. This program was put forward on the basis of the recommendations made by the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force and the OFCCP. OFCCP stands for Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The program will help you to identify, analyze, and eliminate the disparities surrounding the compensation process in... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 2,478 views
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for 2013 requires employers to use the form W2. Using this form brings about more transparency in health care costs as employees are shown the cost of their health insurance. Since this provision was not provided earlier, employees did not know their coverage cost... Full Story 
May 14, 2013 – 2,656 views
Stephen Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
Basic financial education can be one of the most valuable and cost-effective benefits that an employer can offer... Full Story 
May 13, 2013 – 3,491 views
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While a company may want to set rules for employee dress codes, the process is not going to be smooth. The challenges to be confronted might emerge at a personal, as well as social level. Some employees may not agree with your idea of the dress code. In extreme cases, you may have unwittingly enforced a dress code that is against some... Full Story 
May 13, 2013 – 3,415 views
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Humana’s recent discriminatory policy that excludes smokers from their work team is a bold measure. Humana, the health insurer, recently announced that they would test their employees for nicotine content. They would not hire those people who test positive in the nicotine test. This is a matter of concern for other companies... Full Story 
May 9, 2013 – 2,293 views
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The health care sector is already changing with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act from 2010. This Act includes expanded coverage for Americans including young adults, lower cost of drugs, removal of lifetime limits on insurance coverage, premium rebates, and preventive free care access expansion, among others. The PPACA or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014 will provide coverage to all Americans. Additionally, small employers under the new Act will have problems integrating defined benefit plans, if they are not... Full Story 
May 6, 2013 – 3,293 views
Will Tate, CPA & Cheryl Rosen
Anyone who’s been to a supermarket or drug store lately already knows the basic rule of purchasing: Frequent customers get the best prices and the best service. It was the travel industry—American Airlines in particular—that invented the idea of a frequent shopper’s program to encourage travelers to bring all their business to one supplier. Today, 30 years later, even small accounting firms and their clients can save money and make traveling a little easier for their staff by applying this basic concept. This article outlines the best practices of corporate travel management programs at America’s biggest companies and accounting firms and shows how they can be adapted to meet the needs of smaller CPA firms and their clients... Full Story