Finance News & Insights

Jared Bilski

Before coming to PBP, Jared was an assistant editor at PGA Magazine, a leading trade publication for the golf industry. His business-to-business writing experience includes beats in marketing, human resources and finance. He graduated on the Dean’s List from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. He is also a frequent contributor to various political humor websites.
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Fiduciary compliance: A 15-point checklist that covers all your bases

Between recent court verdicts against employers and the potential adoption of the DOL’s fiduciary rule, fiduciary compliance is more critical than ever. The steps in this strategy essentially guarantee you and your plan are in compliance. [Read more…]

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Heads up: Court says FMLA violations will likely end up costing double damages

Another reason to make sure your HR folks have airtight FMLA processes: If your company winds up guilty of an FMLA violation in court, you’ll most likely have to fork over double damages.   [Read more…]

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One missing punctuation mark cost this company $10 million

A single comma will end up costing one employer $10 million in unpaid overtime.
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Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected?

Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions. [Read more…]

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401(k) hardship distributions: IRS clarifies what it deems OK

Now may be a good time to get your Payroll folks to take a closer look at your retirement plan’s hardship distribution procedures to see if they gibe with the feds’ standards. [Read more…]

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Paid sex breaks: One politician’s unique morale-booster

If you think getting paid to eat lunch is a nice work perk, wait until you hear about the benefit one Swedish councilman is proposing for municipal workers.  [Read more…]

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Leaderless DOL proposes a 60-day fiduciary rule delay, asks for your input

It looks like the DOL’s controversial fiduciary rule may not take effect on its scheduled deadline after all. [Read more…]

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ACA replacement bill: A sneak peak at what it could mean for employers

The formal draft of a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that was leaked to the public is likely to look a lot different when it’s finalized. Still, it gives CFOs a good indication of what the GOP wants to do. [Read more…]

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Trump’s move against ‘excessive regulation’ could have major implications for firms

For Finance chiefs who are tired of the compliance headaches associated with federal regs, President Trump’s latest move will likely come as a welcome relief. [Read more…]

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Obamacare: Is IRS’ latest move the beginning of the end?

The IRS just quietly dropped a bombshell involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and the move could ultimately impact the long-term future of the law. [Read more…]

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