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Funding Restored for Michigan Charter Schools

Charter Schools in Michigan experienced a significant win on December 20 with the restoration of $35 million in support funding for charter school students. The bill, signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, reversed a veto that denied an increase for $240 per student back in October. This move was received with much praise and gratification from…

3 Reasons for CPA and PEO Partnerships

  Image Source: Adobe Stock It’s in everyone’s best interest to save time and money, right? Well, when it comes to Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and their clients, saving both time and money is important. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) can often be the perfect solution for CPAs looking to satisfy their clients’ business needs without…

Be Mindful of Working Parents

It’s that time of year again; back-to-school season has arrived. For seasoned parents, this routine is boiled down to a science, with factors like before and after school care, activities, and sick days being accounted for. With these in mind, here’s an important question to ask as we enter the fall season: is your workplace…

How to: Support Employees Affected by Natural Disasters

Businesses across the country feel the negative effect of natural disasters every year. Hurricanes, flash floods, tornadoes, and wildfires are among the worst types of natural disasters that affect our country every year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, natural disasters cost the nation’s economy over $91 billion in 2018. It may seem…

Prioritize Professional Development!

Today, investing in reliable, qualified employees for your business’s team is paramount. Once you’ve recruited, hired, and onboarded the right employee, it’s easy to become complacent among the flurry of tasks that bog down your management team’s day to day schedules. In this blog post, we will reference two companies to help drive my point…

10 Tips to Engage New Employees

Congratulations! You’ve hired a new employee! Time to sit back, relax, and get back to work right? Wrong! Hiring is simply the first step in a long list of important items to consider during your onboarding process. Onboarding doesn’t end after the first week of orientation and training. Employees are each business’ most valuable asset.…

IRS Reveals New W-4 Form Draft

In lieu of recent criticisms concerning the complexity of form W-4, aka an Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, the IRS released a modified version in draft form at the end of May 2019. After being open to public comment, they intend to release an updated draft around the third quarter. The W-4 has often been criticized…

New DC Legislation Protects Tipped Employees

Last June, the District of Columbia Council repealed a law that motioned to increase minimum wage for tipped workers. They countered with legislation that now aims to protect these employees from any wage-related abuse. Far too often are tipped workers abused through frequent mismanagement of tip distribution and low minimum wages. Part of the problem…

6 Ways to Improve Mental Health at Work

In lieu of Mental Health Awareness month, we identified major factors that contribute to poor mental health and came up with initiatives you (as an employer) can take to cultivate a positive, supportive environment for your employees. Mental health is one of the most important contributing factors to a positive attitude in one’s personal life.…