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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Do employers take hourly workers for granted? 3 ways to prevent engagement problems

The turnover rate among hourly workers is a whooping 49% on average, according to some research. When turnover is that high, it almost always means engagement is precipitously low. [Read more…]

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Self-insured? 4 ways Finance can negotiate a better stop-loss contract

More and more employers are opting to go the self-insurance route with their health care. [Read more…]

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DOL considers a change to overtime rule most CFOs would love

To find a suitable alternative to the OT rule changes created during the Obama administration, the Acosta-led DOL is considering a change that would address one of the chief complaints about the previous administration’s changes.  [Read more…]

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Steal this 4-step blueprint for a successful financial wellness program

All employees are affected by financial wellness to some degree, and this area is a huge opportunity for employers everywhere. [Read more…]

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IRS claims it will finally collect ‘mass’ ACA penalties: Should Finance believe it?

Despite lots of warnings, IRS has yet to impose any non-compliance penalties on employers during the two years the ACA reporting provisions have been mandatory. Now, the agency assures businesses it’s ready to start issuing penalties. So should you believe the feds? [Read more…]

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The cost of ignoring compliance during growth: $3.4 million

When your company is growing rapidly, it’s easy to ignore the less-pressing business issues, such as minor compliance tasks. But as a recent DOL settlement shows, doing so can prove very, very costly. [Read more…]

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IRS: Here’s how to find and fix the top 401(k) mistakes before it’s too late

Good news: There’s a recently updated tool that offers specific tips on how to find, fix and avoid all types of common 401(k) mistakes before those issues turn into costly penalties and even lawsuits. [Read more…]

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Top CEOs earned 271 times more than their workers last year: Why it’s an issue for small firms, too

It’s no secret that CEOs and other execs significantly out-earn their rank-and-file counterparts, but it might be a bit jarring to find out just how much more the C-Suite make. And thanks to a new reg that’s slated to kick in soon, it might also cause a whole bunch of problems for smaller firms. [Read more…]

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Senate health bill failure begs question: Is Obamacare repeal dead?

It’s official: Less than a week after the Senate revealed their revised ACA replacement bill – the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to abandon efforts to get the bill passed. [Read more…]

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9 critical pieces of information you need for performance documentation

According to research, there’s a 12% chance an employee will file a lawsuit against your company
this year.And unless your company has several critical documents to defend its decisions, the lawsuit is all but guaranteed to end badly. [Read more…]

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