I want to do a big shout out to my CFO, Greg Rutherford. Greg sent an end-of-year federal tax planning memo to all of our clients. Truly the end of this year is more stressful (due to the many changes in federal tax regulations and state law) than any other I’ve seen. And listen, between […]
Cowboy Says: Say NO to State Insurance Exchanges Well, now comes the big power play. The federal government pushing the states to create insurance exchanges. I hope every business owner in America will call his or her state senator and representative to tell them to not implement exchanges. The federal money expires in a couple […]
I’m always amazed at the different corporate cultures created among businesses of the same type. For example, rank and file employees in one glass company appear to be happy and loose, while those in a similar company are wound-up tight and jumpy.
We all enjoy the internet videos of people taking unexpected tumbles or bounces off trampolines in the backyard or the ones where the old guy slips off the diving board while trying to impress his grandkids with his abilities as a circus acrobat. The commonality about slipping and falling and our enjoyment of same is that it is truly funny – when it happens to someone else.
For some time now, Employers Resource Safety and Loss Control manager have been speaking to groups of business owners and managers about the increased compliance enforcement activity exhibited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We’ve been telling anyone who will listen about the 13% increase in the number of OSHA inspectors (130-160 NEW boots on the ground), the stepped up inspection program, and the issuance of citations for even the most minor of infractions.
In an effort to boost profits and meet the changing needs of an increasingly diverse employee population, U.S. employers are offering flexible work benefits that go beyond telecommuting. HR directors at organizations that offer employees flextime, compressed workweeks, shift flexibility, job sharing, and sabbaticals, are reporting that these programs are proving to be cost-effective morale […]