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The 10 Dogooder Acts that Drive Good Salespeople to the Competition

In yesterday’s Advisor, we featured expert Sally Stevens’ first six mistakes that incent the best salespeople to leave. Today, the rest of her top 10, including being a “DoGooder,” plus an introduction to the “audit-before-the-feds-do” system for preventing expensive pay mistakes. Stevens is Vice President of R&D at Chally Group Worldwide, a global leadership, sales […]

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Brinker Is Coming! Brinker Is Coming!

The California Supreme Court is expected to release its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Group v. Superior Court of San Diego on April 12 or 13. Finally: Firm guidance on how to properly handle your meal and rest breaks in California!

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You’re the Expert: Inappropriate Comments

That radio character, Don Imus, who got fired for his inappropriate comments? I think I’ve got a few Imuses in my company. How do I get the “good ol’ boys” to toe the line and stop with their insensitive jokes and actions?

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Immigration: Government Issues Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised Form I-9, which is the form that all employers must complete for new hires to verify eligibility to work in the U.S. As of Nov. 7, 2007, the new form is the only version that is acceptable for use, although the USCIS says it […]

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Sharing The Wealth

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that employers may lawfully use net-profit-based incentive plans to compensate their employees.1 Employers may base profit-based bonus or incentive plans on the traditional measure of company profits, regardless of whether the employee is exempt. Before the ruling, an employer would have had to add workers’ comp and other business-related […]

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Report: Fewer FLSA Cases Filed in 2011 than 2010

The number of Fair Labor Standards Act civil lawsuits filed in 2011 declined 7.2 percent, according to a recent report by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. In all, 6,335 FLSA cases were commenced in district courts nationwide during the 12-month period ended Sept. 30, 2011, down from 6,825 during the same period in […]

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News Notes: Simplified Pension Plan Administration Rules In Effect

The U.S. Department of Labor has eased the paperwork burden for administering employee pension plans. Under new regulations that recently went into effect, plan administrators no longer have to automatically file summary plan descriptions or summary material modifications with the department. However, you must still provide summary plan documents to employees.

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Pro-Union Bill Highlights Need for Good Internal Problem Solving

Earlier this week, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) was introduced into both the U.S. House and Senate. Both supporters and opponents of the bill anticipate that the proposed legislation will spark fierce battles over the next few months. Employer advocacy groups have already launched aggressive lobbying efforts to defeat the bill. On the other […]

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News Notes: IRS Clarifies Pension Amendment Notice Rules

The Internal Revenue Service has issued new regulations which clarify that plan administrators must provide 15 days’ written notice before the effective date of retirement plan amendments which result in a significant reduction in future benefit accrual. The rules apply to both defined benefit and money purchase plans. If some plan participants don’t receive notice […]

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IRS Defines Involuntary Termination for COBRA Subsidy Eligibility

The federal stimulus package contains a COBRA premium subsidy for employees who are “involuntarily terminated” between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently published guidance for employers on what an “involuntary termination” is for the purpose of determining which employees should be sent the required COBRA subsidy notices. […]

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