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In-field job search expenses may be deductible (access required)

Q: I have become increasingly dissatisfied with my current position at my company and am considering looking for a new job. Is any of the money I will need to pay to conduct my job search deductible on my tax ...

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Dependent eligibility audits can cut excess costs

With the rising cost of health care, more organizations are looking for ways to reduce benefit costs. One important option to find hidden savings is to audit health care plans to look for family members (dependents) of your employees who ...

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Nicole Sirak Irwin elected treasurer at Whitney Foundation

Nicole Sirak Irwin, the executive director of Family Advocates, was recently elected treasurer to the Whitney Foundation’s Board of Directors. Located in Fresno, Calif., the Whitney Foundation helps fund educational, health and housing projects that bring about positive changes in ...

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Tax rule lets employers encourage education for employees (access required)

Q: We have two employees who would like to pursue their masters of business administration and another who has asked if we would help out with some additional training. As an employer we would like to help them achieve their ...

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Communication is key to organizational success

Increasing business is the top priority of companies, whether large or small. Just as important, but often overlooked, is preparing a workforce for that growth. As smaller companies increase in workforce size, they face issues aligning their teams to their ...

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Withholding rules may induce headaches (access required)

Q: One of the partners in our real estate partnership just moved to Utah. I understand we may now be required to withhold taxes on her share of the partnership income before we distribute money to her. I really don’t ...

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Universities in the hot seat over health care

Across the country, university administrators are feeling the heat about a health care reform requirement that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. On that day, or the next plan year after the deadline, any employee who works 30 hours or ...

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A first-time homebuyer takes the plunge

Holy cow, I just bought a house. I’ve always wanted to buy a home, to have a place where I don’t have to worry about the rent going up or sharing a wall with too-loud neighbors, where I can plant ...

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