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  • Now’s a good time to re-evaluate employee benefits

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In difficult economic times, cost cutting becomes a necessity — and employee benefits are an easy target. Yet one of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the value and importance of benefits. This article explores various low-cost options that contractors should consider, such as Health Savings Accounts, employee assistance plans and SEP-IRAs.

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  • Is it time for your business to embrace EAPs?

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: The construction industry is among the hardest hit by suicides and the nationwide opioid crisis. Contractors can provide relief while strengthening their own workforces by offering employee assistance plans (EAPs). This article explains how EAPs can be a cost-effective way to help employees through tough times.

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  • Supreme Court allows patent owner to recover lost foreign profits

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling brings welcome news to patent holders who have found their inventions infringed overseas. The Court held that plaintiffs can recover lost foreign profits generated by the unlawful shipping of U.S. parts abroad for assembly into an infringing product. This article reviews the extraterritorial application of federal laws as applied in this case. WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, June 22, 2018, U.S.

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  • Year end in review – Revise your estate plan to reflect life changes during the past 12 months

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: As the calendar soon turns to a new year, it’s an excellent time for a person to review his or her estate plan. Never intended to be static, the plan should be considered a work in progress. This article details specific life events that, if one or more take place, should trigger an estate plan review.

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  • Waivers of subrogation: Are you really protected?

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: It’s common for a construction contract to contain a “waiver of subrogation” provision under “insurance requirements.” Unfortunately, these provisions are widely misunderstood. This article defines this legal concept and explains important points for contractors to keep in mind.

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  • Deal price doesn’t always represent fair value

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In appraisal rights claims, the price paid in a merger may not represent “fair value,” especially when the deal involves related parties. This article summarizes a recent Delaware Chancery Court case, where the judge concluded that a deal price is only as reliable as the process that was used to negotiate the transaction. In the absence of a “competitive and fair auction,” the court will rely on other valuation methods instead. John Douglas Dunmire v. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp of Western Pennsylvania, Inc., 2016 Del. Ch., C.A. No. 10589-CB, Nov. 10, 2016

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  • 8 tips for improving productivity

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In an industry as labor-intensive as construction, there are few things that can hurt a contractor’s profitability more than unproductive workers. This article offers eight tips for improving productivity, including focusing on unproductive time, conducting an activity analysis, and taking advantage of technology.

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  • Stopping business identity theft

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: For many business owners, their identity and their company’s identity are virtually the same, and a crook’s hijacking of the latter can have crippling effects on their personal and professional lives. This article explains the risks of business identity fraud and provides tips for preventing it, including how to enlist employees’ help.

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  • Get ready for tax season – A year end checklist

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: The end of the year is fast approaching, but there’s still time for business owners to plan to minimize tax liability. This article provides a checklist to help owners review their 2014 transactions and activities and take beneficial action before Dec. 31. It addresses items such as the impact of gains and losses, the Section 179 expensing election, and owner distributions. A sidebar discusses whether it’s advisable to switch from a calendar year to a fiscal year tax filing basis.

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  • Accounting for change orders – Why you need to handle them with care

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: Change orders are a fact of life in the construction industry. To help ensure a project’s success, it’s critical that contractors understand the contract’s change-order-approval procedures and follow them to the letter. It’s also important to treat change orders properly for accounting purposes, especially for construction businesses that use the percentage-of-completion method. This article describes three categories of change orders and mistakes that contractors commonly make.

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  • To catch a thief – How dealer-owners can curtail employee theft

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: Many dealers are the victim of employee theft or dishonesty without knowing it. If strong internal controls aren’t in place, many employee indiscretions are too well hidden to attract attention. This article discusses how to perform a “mini-audit” of the business office, showroom, F&I department, parts and accessories stockroom, and service bay.

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  • Do your portfolio returns measure up?

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: It’s disappointing to find that the value of one’s portfolio isn’t keeping pace with stock market gains. While that feeling is understandable, it’s important to make sure that performance is being measured correctly. This article examines how to evaluate the performance of investments relative to other investments or a benchmark index.

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  • Are your firewalls “up to code”?

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: A Dealer Management System (DMS) is a primary tool in the everyday operation of a dealership. But could it also give data thieves access to customers’ personal information? This article discusses how important it is that a dealer evaluate its DMS firewalls — the bundled software designed to prevent Internet intruders from accessing nonpublic information. The article looks at the FTC rule designed to protect customer information on a DMS, and how firewalls accomplish this.

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  • 3 business financing options in a tight credit market

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 544

    Abstract: In any economy, cash is king. But when the economy makes life a little more difficult, as it has been doing recently, cash’s regality only increases. For this reason, many small to midsize companies are looking to outside financing — in a decidedly tight credit market — for an infusion of dollars. This article offers three options to consider.

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