Monthly Archives: September 2011

IRS Eases the ‘Innocent Spouse’ Rules

September 10th, 2011

IRS Eases the “Innocent Spouse’ Rules September 2011 Does one spouse have to pay the tax resulting from a fabrication or omission by another spouse on a jointly filed tax return? It depends. If the spouse qualifies, he or she may be able to avoid personal tax liability under the “innocent spouse” rules. The tax...

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Get Smart to Retain Needed Employees

September 10th, 2011

Get Smart to Retain Needed Employees September 2011 Must you and your management raise salaries before year’s end to keep your workforce humming productively and your best people from leaving for better employment? And what prompts this question now while the U.S. and world economy frantically wallows and zigzags in the economic doldrums? On July...

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Today’s Phones=New Risks for Businesses

September 10th, 2011

Today’s Phones= New Risks for Businesses September 2011 The value of phones has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. As a business tool, they can literally mean the difference between profit and loss. Not surprisingly, corporations around the world routinely issue mobile phones to employees in order to ensure that staff members can conduct...

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Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventative Services for Women

September 10th, 2011

Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventative Services for Women September 2011 Larry Grudzien From HHS: Before health reform, too many Americans didn’t get the preventive health care they need to stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives, and reduce health care costs. Often because of cost, Americans...

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The U.S. DOL’s Smartphone App…Made for Your Employees

September 10th, 2011

The U.S. DOL’s Free Smartphone App…Made for Your Employees September 2011 On May 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of its first smartphone application, the “DOL-Timesheet” designed specifically for employees. In a DOL news release that same day, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stated that by leveraging “increasingly popular and...

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