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  • Help build tomorrow’s workforce with an apprenticeship program

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: It’s not always easy to find good news on the topic of the skilled labor shortage, but here’s some: There are few industries better poised to create its own workforce than construction. One reason is apprenticeships. This article urges contractors to consider the benefits of an apprenticeship program and discusses the concept of registering with the U.S. Department of Labor.

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  • Building an effective audit committee

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Nonprofit boards aren’t required to form audit committees, but having one can promote better financial reporting, fewer fraud incidents and a smoother audit process. This article explains that committee members can’t be employed by the nonprofit or its auditing firm. It also outlines some of the committee’s responsibilities.

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  • How causal assumptions can lead to damages dilemmas

    September / October 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Whether due to time, cost or other constraints, attorneys sometimes ask damages experts to simply assume causation. This article discusses a recent Texas Supreme Court case where that assumption backfired, substantially reducing the amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff. Horizon Health Corp. v. Acadia Healthcare Co., Inc., No. 15-0819, 520 S.W.3d 848, Supreme Court of Texas, May 26, 2017

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  • Interpretation or statutory violation? Why it matters when deciding remedies

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Do ERISA plan participants who believe a plan has treated them unjustly have to exhaust their administrative remedies before filing an action in court? Last year, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals joined all but two other circuits in finding that plan participants don’t have to do so. This article examines the split between the circuits and the Sixth Circuit’s conclusion. Hitchcock, et al. v. Cumberland Univ., et al., No. 16-5942 (6th Cir. 2017).

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  • Taking your project managers to the next level

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Today’s construction PMs have to do more than just get the job done. They must also oversee many financial, regulatory and technological aspects of a project. This article discusses how construction company owners should approach PM training, including targeting outcomes and forecasting the total cost.

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  • Making the most of preconstruction

    July / August 2016
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Once a contractor has signed on to a project, it’s important to take an active part in preconstruction. Committing to this process will not only help the job run more smoothly, but also increase the chances of prompt payment. This article looks at some common preconstruction issues and emphasizes the importance of group communication.

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  • Beyond the numbers – Footnote disclosures provide a clearer picture of what lies beneath

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Business owners often think that financial statement footnotes require too many detailed disclosures under GAAP. But footnotes can provide insight into the details of account balances, accounting practices and potential risks — knowledge that’s vital to making well-informed lending and investing decisions. This article highlights key risk factors to watch out for in a borrower’s footnotes and explores the latest developments in the FASB’s disclosure framework project.

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  • FHA developments could hit your bottom line

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in a case addressing the liability of housing providers under the Fair Housing Act. This article shows that, combined with some news out of HUD, the Court’s ruling has put real estate owners, developers and property management companies at greater risk of litigation over housing discrimination.

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  • Gamification plays well in construction training

    September / October 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: “Gamification” is an odd word that’s gained acceptance in business circles recently. In its most general sense, the term refers to integrating characteristics of game-playing into business-related tasks as a way to excite and engage the people involved. This article explains how gamification could prove highly useful in employee training for the construction industry.

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  • Home office expenses of employees

    December 2014
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: One requirement that must be met to qualify for a home office deduction is the “employer convenience test,” which is hard to satisfy unless the employer doesn’t provide the employee with an appropriate space in which to get their work done. This was the situation in a recent court case. This article looks at the case, in which the court ruled that an employee whose home was treated as her company’s “branch office” did indeed qualify for a partial deduction.

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  • Confidentiality clause meets labor rights in NLRA case

    September / October 2014
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Confidentiality clauses are increasingly common to protect business data, but sometimes they can clash with an employee’s labor rights. This article looks at a case in which a terminated employee claimed that the employer’s confidentiality clause, which prohibited sharing company “financial information” and “personnel information,” conflicted with the employee’s right under the National Labor Relations Act to discuss wages with others — even though the clause didn’t explicitly prohibit employee discussion of wages. Flex Frac Logistics, LLC v. NLRB, No. 12-60752, March 24, 2014 (5th Cir.) Lutheran Heritage Village–Livonia, 7-CA-44877; 343 NLRB No. 75, Nov. 19, 2004 (NLRB)

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  • 4 relationship-building strategies to boost your bottom line

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Higher operating costs, more regulation and less reimbursement — as well as increased time demands on physicians and practice managers — are making it harder for practices to stay in the black. It’s important to focus on things such as how to reduce costs and improve collections — but it’s also necessary to take time to look for ways to build strong relationships with patients, payors and vendors, as well as with employees. This article offers four relationship-building strategies to improve the success of a practice.

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  • Avoiding donor fatigue

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Year after year, not-for-profits contact the same people to solicit donations or sponsorships for a special event. But at some point, even the most benevolent souls experience donor fatigue and don’t want to be asked again. This article offers tips on how to stay engaged with a donor base while not having fundraising efforts erode hard-won relationships.

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  • Fight fraud like a pro

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Statement on Auditing Standards No. 99, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit (SAS 99), requires auditors to brainstorm about potential fraud risks before and during the information-gathering process. Lenders may find it helpful — especially when evaluating borrowers with unaudited annual reports — to understand how auditors assess fraud risks.

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