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November 20, 2013 – 2,447 views
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Wal-Mart is now in quite a spot post the escalations in strikes and media scrutiny on Monday. The world’s biggest employer (as a private firm) now faces a number of threats from various fronts. Not only are a substantial number of workers in Ohio on strike, employees who haul goods into California have also stopped work. An Employee-to-employee charity initiative has been in the media and the labor groups’ public announcements have mentioned two separate Wal-Mart warehouses in their complaints... Full Story 
November 20, 2013 – 2,351 views
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There is a high chance that about two million unemployed people will suffer the absence of benefits coming in March 2014. Nearly 1.5 million American citizens may lose the benefits they get for being unemployed at the end of the year. Additionally, another 850,000 could suffer from the withdrawal of these benefits because their agreement will expire in a few months... Full Story 
November 18, 2013 – 2,287 views
Stephen D. Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
In determining appropriate compensation levels, we often look to see amounts paid to others for similar services. This comparability data can be very helpful, but it can be misleading if not used properly... Full Story 
November 14, 2013 – 2,509 views
Stephen D. Kirkland CPA, CMC, CFC, CFF - Atlantic Executive Consulting Group, LLC
Motivating and compensating employees can be a difficult, but important, challenge at any business. Here are some simple ways to improve a bonus plan... Full Story 
November 13, 2013 – 2,284 views
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FSAs, or Flexible Spending Accounts, are financial accounts that benefit from certain tax advantages attained through cafeteria plans as well as other employee benefits offered through Section 125 of the IRC (Internal Revenue Code). Though these bring down the total payroll tax that an employee has to face, the ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ rule implies that those who do not... Full Story 
November 12, 2013 – 2,471 views
Gretchen W. Ewalt & Leigh M. Nason - Ogletree Deakins
Today’s Federal Register contains the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Final Rule defining the obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors with regard to disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal veterans (“protected veterans”) under 41 C.F.R. Part 60-300. 78 Fed. Reg. No. 185 at 58613-58697 (September 24, 2013). The Final Rule rescinds veterans’ regulations... Full Story 
November 11, 2013 – 2,473 views
Dara DeHaven - Ogletree Deakins
Today’s Federal Register contains the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Final Rule revising the affirmative action regulations for individuals with disabilities. 78 Fed. Reg. No. 185 at 58681-58752 (September 24, 2013). The Final Rule imposes major new requirements for applicant self-identification, data collection and recordkeeping, and increased recruitment efforts. In addition, despite significant opposition from the federal contractor... Full Story 
November 11, 2013 – 2,593 views
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Today, many employers are resorting to pre-employment testing to verify that their employees meet the necessary health standards before they are employed. This is mandatory at some companies and is optional in others. Sometimes, employees might refuse to undergo such tests. In other cases, they may not get employed, unless they take these tests... Full Story