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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Severance agreement debacle: How one tiny error almost cost this firm millions

Here’s a cautionary tale about just how badly severance agreements can wind up if they’re not being reviewed closely enough. [Read more…]

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Retirement plans: An involuntary step 97% of folks are glad their companies took

Employees are finally starting to come around to retirement savings tactics they had seen as intrusive and sneaky just a few short years ago. [Read more…]

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The top 3 sneaky resume lies to watch out for when hiring

If you’re adding new blood to Finance, the hiring process is not only about finding the most-qualified candidates, it’s also about exposing dishonest ones. [Read more…]

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7K staffers at Nike will get raises to close pay gap: Will this trend catch on?

Nike just joined an increasing number of employers that are making sweeping pay changes in an effort to close the gaps between male and female employees’ paychecks and prevent bias problems down the road.  [Read more…]

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When at-work injuries don’t equal workers’ comp

Here’s a critical lesson for finance pros: Just because a tragic event happens while one of your employees is doing their job doesn’t mean the company is on the hook for workers’ comp benefits. [Read more…]

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This scary healthcare trend has increased 87% in the past four years: How CFOs can fight back

Nine-figure health claims are becoming the norm rather than the exception.  [Read more…]

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The ‘common’ Payroll mistake that cost this company $165-plus

Even if the DOL acknowledges a company made a minor, “common” mistake regarding overtime calculations, it doesn’t mean the agency will let that company off the hook. [Read more…]

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FLSA: 5 ways well-meaning managers are costing employers a fortune

 

Even if they do have the best intentions, well-meaning managers are often the source of companies’ wage-and-hour nightmares.  [Read more…]

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Dad discrimination claim leaves beauty juggernaut on the hook for $1.1M

As parental leave policies are becoming increasing popular, finance chiefs need to keep this in mind: Not giving new fathers the same type of leave as new mothers to bond with a newborn or newly placed adopted or foster child can prove very costly.  [Read more…]

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IRS outlines the 6 keystones of proper cybersecurity: How many does your firm use?

With employers falling victim to costly phishing schemes and employee confidential info being comprised with alarming regularity, the IRS’ new cybersecurity tool should be of interest to benefits pros everywhere.  [Read more…]

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