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Disability lawsuits for bending, lifting, even toilet breaks on the rise

Picture this: A diabetic employee needs to take frequent restroom breaks, which sometimes causes headaches for his co-workers. He says the restroom’s too far from his work area. But his supervisor says relocating him closer to a restroom doesn’t make sense. What do you do? Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act, these […]

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The innocent Finance paperwork mistake that cost this company millions

Spoiler Alert: It could happen to anyone.  Think of all the paper that crosses your desk in a given day. Some of those are just business as usual; others are binding legal documents. And if someone makes a mistake on that paperwork, you could still be bound to it. No matter how much money it […]

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‘No-touch’ means lower costs: Why this technology pays off

No-touch toilets, sinks and paper dispensers are now the norm in airports, shopping malls and new commercial buildings.  But many commercial buildings haven’t made the switch yet. Or they’ve dipped their toes in the water (sorry for the bad pun) by going with no-touch (aka “hands-free”) toilets only. There are two reasonable explanations for why […]

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Keeping difficult but competent staffers in line

When dealing with a staffer who people don’t get along with, many managers will eventually let that person go.  But firing a “high-maintenance” staffer may not always be the best course of action. The difficult staffer may be strong in some areas or possess the kind of institutional knowlege that’s not easy to replace. Or […]

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Find the Best Accounting Software – One Minute Could Save You Days of Frustration

The key benefits of financial management systems are clear: better visibility of costs and expenditures, which leads to more financially responsible decision-making. But there are so many financial management solutions on the market today with specialized functionality for almost any industry or size of organization, the process of selecting a solution tricky. Let the unbiased […]

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Find the Best Business Intelligence (BI) Software – One Minute Could Save You Days of Frustration

Business intelligence (BI) software has gained considerable traction since its introduction as “decision support systems” in the 1960s. Today, there are over 100 BI software companies selling some type of business intelligence tool. The BI market is growing rapidly because of the proliferation of data to analyze and the demand for tools that can analyze […]

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Have good performers looking to be great? Share these tips with them

Top performers don’t need extra motivation – just recognition and the occasional reward helps them keep achieving at a high level.  The real challenge for any manager is helping a so-so to “pretty good” staffer evolve into a top performer. Reason: It takes more than just doing a good job every day to stand out […]

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Heads up on health plan and savings account limits for 2016

Heads up: New contribution limits and other requirements for 2016 health plans are on the books. The IRS just released Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits, along with High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) required deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, for 2016.  Here are the 2016 limits, based on cost-of-living adjustments. 2016 at a glance The annual […]

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