As expected, a new edition of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form has been issued for public use. The new edition is dated 10/21/2019 and will become mandatory on May 1, 2020. Through April 30, 2020, employers can continue to use the previous edition of Form I-9, dated 07/17/2017. For validation, employers can confirm that they are using the current and correct edition of the form by checking the form date in the lower left corner, which should read 10/21/2019, and the expiration date in the upper right corner, which should read 10/31/2022. Read More
Since such a high percentage of promotional products and much apparel are made in China, we will likely see supply issues later this year. According to our PPAI media (Promotional Products Association Newslink), here is some information on what has happened and what we can expect.
As the new year started, I watched the AFLAC duck attempt yoga on a tv commercial. AFLAC has done a great job at marketing with the duck. But I wondered, do people REALLY know how supplemental benefits work. The next couple months I will do a series of articles on the different carriers, defining the types of benefits available on a voluntary basis, how the plans are implemented and how benefits are paid. This first month, will focus on supplemental benefit basics.
Two months into the new decade, and, pretty much, feels just like the last decade, only moving faster! In preparing for the new year, I start by organizing my recordkeeping from the past 12 months. I do this every December. Read More
Do the laundry, make dinner, pay the bills, pack the kids lunches, clean the house, walk the dog, feed the cat, 5:00 soccer practice…….
And….. this is the ‘to-do’ list rattling around in your head, even before your alarm goes off at 6:00 AM!
Then your day begins…….
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s that time of year to set aside our busy schedules to show our loved ones how much we care about them. Why not do the same with your business? Here are a few ways that small business owners can show their customers how much they care in the spirit of Valentine’s Day!
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act or “SECURE” Act for short. This law includes several provisions related to retirement and college savings plans to make it easier and less costly for employers to set up and more accessible for employees to save for retirement. There are also items that help older individuals stretch their savings, so they have less chance of outliving their assets.
It’s the start of a new decade – does that mean this year’s resolutions are even more important to stick with? Resolutions are only wishes and desires until you format them as an actionable goal with a plan for how to make it a reality. Kick off the roaring ‘20s with marketing resolutions (turned into plans) that will help you reach this year’s business goals. Here are a few idea starters! Read More
In working with many small and medium-sized business, I’ve found that people generally don’t like to talk about fraud. Some people are afraid their business will be susceptible to fraud and, therefore, they are paranoid to talk about it.