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Should a departing manager say goodbye to staffers on Slack?

“I’ve been a manager at a small company that has recently adopted Slack as a communication and project platform. I recently accepted a new opportunity with another company, which I’m excited about. I am wondering, though, about how appropriate it ...

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Year-end tax planning ideas for individuals (access required)

Year-end tax planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of legislative changes that occurred in late 2017 that fundamentally altered the tax rules for individuals and businesses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the largest tax law ...

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Missteps with background check forms can be costly

A recent decision by a federal appellate court underscores the importance of ensuring that forms used in connection with employer background checks comply with the strict requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. In Gilberg v. California Check Cashing ...

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Just start!

If you were to take the next minute and write down your dreams, how many would you write? Would you get two, five, eight or maybe even 0? Why is that? Why, as adults, have we stopped dreaming or, worst ...

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Budgeting for carbon in construction projects

In the construction field, there recently has been emphasis on obtaining “net zero energy” (often referred to as NZE or net zero metering) for both new and existing buildings. However, depending on the materials used, the way we achieve net ...

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