Finance News & Insights

Mandatory parental leave on the horizon? 3 things for Finance to consider

Now may be a good time to make some decisions about what your company’s approach to paid parental leave should be moving forward. [Read more…]

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Can you deny departing staffers vacation payouts? Court says …

A clear vacation policy can not only save employers from answering the same questions from confused staffers over and over again, it can also save your company in court. [Read more…]

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How did benefit pros feel when GOP health reform bill crashed and burned?

Everybody knows that the GOP’s attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a rather ignominious end. But how did healthcare benefit professionals feel about that outcome?   [Read more…]

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Bringing the dreaded performance review into the 21st century

Finance staffs are unique in many ways, but when it comes to one required activity, they’re just like all the other departments in an organization. They dread performance reviews.   [Read more…]

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Termination: It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it — you

No Finance executive in his right mind looks forward to the prospect of firing people. But sometimes it’s just got to be done.    [Read more…]

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The how and why of dealing with employees with acidic attitudes

Every workplace has negative people who erode morale, and Finance staffs are no exception. These corrosive personalities aren’t always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.   [Read more…]

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Do’s and don’ts to make performance reviews actually mean something

Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the “dreaded chore” category into the file titled “engagement tools.”   [Read more…]

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Got to be a record: 4 investigations, a judgment of $2.1M for OT violations

Occasionally, employers try some sneaky tactics to avoid paying employees the overtime they’re entitled to. This is the most egregious case of this kind of skullduggery we’ve ever come across.   [Read more…]

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Is your staff geared up for possible tax changes in 2017?

Good news for Finance: At least for a little while, IRS is holding off on new rules and guidance, meaning no big changes are currently in store.   [Read more…]

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10 warning signs you may be about to lose a valued Finance staffer

Think you know the signs when a Finance staffer’s about to quit — having lots of doctor appointments, showing up in a suit, etc.? Well, according to new research, the cues that someone is about to jump ship are much subtler.  [Read more…]

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