President Trump’s Tax Reform Grand Canyon Challenge

Andrew Macleod, Editorial Staff

Similar to past years, the nation's Capitol back in a familiar pattern. Congressional members are trying to schedule and eliminate as much work as possible in September and October with the pending holiday season starting to appear on the horizon. The government's debt is... Read More »

As Flood Water Rises, So Do Fraud Risks

Erika Espin, Editorial Staff

It’s been a busy summer for disasters—followed by a field day for fraudsters. Hurricane Harvey has flooded Houston, wildfires are ravaging the Pacific northwest, Hurricane Irma has demolished infrastructure on U.S. islands in the Caribbean. As disaster aid flows from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to local agencies and contractors, the temptation to cheat will overwhelm some people. Read More »

The Skills to Pay The Bills? The Rise of Skill-Based Gambling

Tom LaPointe, Publisher

In recent years, gambling revenues across the board have been taking a dip. By and large, the reason for this dip has been accredited to casinos' inability to attract Millennial players, who, on average, seem to be less drawn to games of chance than previous generations. Now, though, casinos are trying out a new approach that is beginning to gain momentum - skill-based gambling. Read More »

A Rule Designed to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap Has Been Caught in a Tug of War. What Does It Mean for Your Career, Your Firm, and the U.S. Workforce?

Editorial Staff

Through this decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has obtained $85 million-plus in relief for employees at the short end of gender-based pay disparities. Although federal law outlawed such discrimination in 1963, women still get roughly 79% of comparable male staffers' earnings, the Washington Post reports—with black women and Latinas earning only 60% and 55% respectively. Read More »

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Week of September 11th

A Rule Designed to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap Has Been Caught in a Tug of War. What Does It Mean for Your Career, Your Firm, and the U.S. Workforce?

HR & Benefits
Editorial Staff

Through this decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has obtained $85 million-plus in relief for employees at the short end of gender-based pay disparities. Although federal law outlawed such discrimination in 1963, women still get roughly 79% of comparable male staffers' earnings, the Washington Post reports—with black women and Latinas earning only 60% and 55% respectively. Read More »

As Flood Water Rises, So Do Fraud Risks

Technology
Erika Espin, Editorial Staff

It’s been a busy summer for disasters—followed by a field day for fraudsters. Hurricane Harvey has flooded Houston, wildfires are ravaging the Pacific northwest, Hurricane Irma has demolished infrastructure on U.S. islands in the Caribbean. As disaster aid flows from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to local agencies and contractors, the temptation to cheat will overwhelm some people. Read More »

The Skills to Pay The Bills? The Rise of Skill-Based Gambling

Legal
Tom LaPointe, Publisher

In recent years, gambling revenues across the board have been taking a dip. By and large, the reason for this dip has been accredited to casinos' inability to attract Millennial players, who, on average, seem to be less drawn to games of chance than previous generations. Now, though, casinos are trying out a new approach that is beginning to gain momentum - skill-based gambling. Read More »

President Trump’s Tax Reform Grand Canyon Challenge

Tax, Accounting, and Finance
Andrew Macleod, Editorial Staff

Similar to past years, the nation's Capitol back in a familiar pattern. Congressional members are trying to schedule and eliminate as much work as possible in September and October with the pending holiday season starting to appear on the horizon. The government's debt is... Read More »

Week of August 28th

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean for You?

HR & Benefits
Editorial Staff

The Affordable Care Act was structured with specific subsidies in mind; as the bill is reformed, changes to the way coverage works and the availability of these subsidies will impact the cost of health insurance for millions of Americans. Read More »

It’s Official: Pa$$w0rd123 Isn’t Going to Cut It. So What Do We Do Now for Cybersecurity?

Technology
Andrew Macleod, Editorial Staff

To say that strong account passwords are important is something of an understatement, especially in the dangerous digital times we're now living in. According to one recent study, cyber crime damage costs are expected to hit a devastating $6 trillion each year by as soon as 2021. Read More »

Overseas Assets: What the IRS Has In Store

Tax, Accounting, and Finance
Erika Espin, Editorial Staff

Having money overseas can present some tricky problems, most notably being the fact that the IRS is constantly changing the rules concerning the tax implications of this money. If you or your business have money or other assets overseas, be sure to check out the changes that the IRS has put into effect. Read More »

NAFTA: What’s the Latest

Legal
Tom LaPointe, Publisher

Will the U.S., Canada, and Mexico be able to agree on changes to NAFTA, or will the U.S. pull out of the 1994 free-trade agreement altogether? Right now, it's all up in the air. Canada and Mexico want to keep NAFTA intact, but the U.S. might leave if it doesn't get the major changes it wants, especially reducing its trade deficit with Mexico and Canada. Read More »

Week of July 17th

Intellectual Property v. Cheaper Medicines? The Dance Continues

Intellectual Property Law
Tom LaPointe, Publisher

The Supreme Court earlier this month handed a victory to those seeking quick access to biosimilars—near-replicas of biotechnology drugs. Sandoz, a subsidiary of Novartis, wanted to market the FDA-approved drug Zarxio, a biosimilar, cost-competitive version of Amgen ’s Neupogen, developed for immune system support during chemotherapy. Read More »

Debt-Equity Changes: What You Need To Know

Tax Law
Editorial Staff

Debt-equity regulations may be getting an overhaul, and many of the Obama-era tax rules are allegedly either going to be rescinded or modified. This comes about from a presidential order to make the tax code simpler. But this would also turn some corporate debt into equity and change the value-transferred interest rules when it comes to estate tax. Read More »
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