10 Important Tax-Related Developments for 2016 Do you recall the major federal tax law changes that happened last year? From HRAs and premium tax credits to delayed refunds and FBAR reporting, 2016 was eventful. Reviewing recent tax-related developments can give individuals and businesses a jumpstart on tax season 2017. In fact, many changes will be reflected on your 2016 tax return. A sidebar discusses the "extenders" that Congress left in limbo when it adjourned last year.
Protect Your Company Against Business Theft Businesses have always been targets for criminals and fraudsters. Threats can arise from outsiders, such as robbers and burglars, or from insiders. Unscrupulous cashiers and store managers have been caught taking "loans" from the register or the store safe. Bartenders sell drinks out of their own bottle, or skip the point-of-sale system, ring up cash orders and pocket the money. This article addresses how to protect your company.
Guard Against Age-Bias Suits When Downsizing Layoffs can be unavoidable, and when they are, your business should take protections to avoid litigation, particularly when it comes to age discrimination. While you can ask employees to waive their right to file age-bias suits, federal law governs the terms of those accords rigidly. Click "Full Article" to understand how the statutory requirements work.
Survey Reveals Most Drug, Alcohol Abusers Work Full-Time Most of the nation's illicit drug users and heavy alcohol drinkers hold full-time jobs, according to one study released by the federal government. These employees are less productive and more prone to harming themselves and others in the workplace. What can an employer do to help prevent liability and the costly consequences of drugs and alcohol? Which industries have the most substance abuse among employees? For the answers, as well as the survey results, click "Full Article."