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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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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Beyond the FLSA: 4.5 million reasons state law is critical for Finance

 

With all of the time your Finance department spends make sure everything pay-related gibes with FLSA standards, it’s easy to see how state regs could be overlooked from time to time. Unfortunately for employers, those mistakes almost always prove very, very costly.  [Read more…]

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Is the ACA individual mandate really dead?

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) killed the penalty on the ACA’s individual mandate, most employers believed Obamacare was effectively dead. But some states didn’t think killing the mandate was such a great idea and put forward legislation to keep the mandate alive on the state level.  [Read more…]

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These bills could drastically change employees’ HSAs

Congress recently passed two bills that could have a major impact on the usage of HSAs. [Read more…]

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No joke: If you violate FLSA, feds could stop your product shipments

CFOs are well aware of the common DOL actions for wage-and-hour violations: costly fines, penalties and extra work in the form of policy revisions, added training and compliance checks. But finance chiefs may be surprised to find some of the other tactics the feds can employ. [Read more…]

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What 55% of Finance pros don’t know about their own policies

While most Finance pros can recite the ins and outs of their policies ad nauseum, an alarming number of employers don’t have any way of knowing if and when their internal policies are being violated. [Read more…]

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