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  • A symbiotic bond – How WIP reports relate to your financial statements

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Work in progress (WIP) reports are too often ignored and less often fully understood. A construction company’s WIP reports share a symbiotic bond with its financial statements — the two should be consistent in the information they present. This article looks at four different schedules of a typical WIP report and discusses how they relate to financial statements.

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  • A symbiotic bond – How WIP reports relate to your financial statements

    January / February 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Work in progress (WIP) reports are too often ignored and less often fully understood. A construction company’s WIP reports share a symbiotic bond with its financial statements — the two should be consistent in the information they present. This article looks at four different schedules of a typical WIP report and discusses how they relate to financial statements.

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  • Proposed IRS regs liberalize rules for hardship withdrawals

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: How hard should a hardship be to justify a hardship withdrawal from a 401(k) plan? Proposed IRS regulations could, according to the agency itself, enable eligible plan participants “to access their money more quickly with a minimum of red tape.” This article provides a short summary of several key provisions of the detailed proposed regulations. A sidebar looks at different ways employers might respond to the changes.

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  • Make a good year great – 3 cash flow boosters for your construction company

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Every contractor wants to have a good 2017. But why settle for a good year when it could be great? The key, always, is cash flow. This article offers three cash flow boosters for construction company owners to consider: well-crafted contracts, prescient financial forecasting and intensive invoicing. A sidebar defines some cash-flow related terminology.

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  • Outcome of employee classification suit hinges on discord

    November / December 2016
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Employee or independent contractor? It’s a question few employers can afford to ignore when classifying workers. This article summarizes a case in which the D.C. Circuit considered whether a National Labor Relations Board determination that musicians were employees, not independent contractors, should be upheld. A sidebar explores a related case about whether the workers were entitled to Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII protections. Lancaster Symphony Orchestra v. National Labor Relations Board, No. 14-1247, April 19, 2016 (D.C. Cir.) Lerohl v. Friends of Minnesota Sinfonia, No. 03-292, Nov. 3, 2003 (8th Cir.)

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  • Making the business case for EHR implementation

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: Most of the literature that promotes the installation of an electronic health records (EHR) system emphasizes the clinical benefits it will produce. Yet there appear to be plenty of valid business reasons for investing in such a system. This article looks at studies that offer varying types of EHR-related data, such as how EHR systems are being used, the experiences that physicians are having with them, and the costs involved. A sidebar lists many nonclinical benefits of EHR.

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  • Keeping your wheels on the road – Key aspects of fleet management

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 949

    Abstract: There’s no doubt that fleet management requires an investment of time and finances. But the long-term savings, decreased equipment downtime and better efficiency gleaned from the effort can be significant. One must begin by comparing savings and tax considerations in regard to buying equipment vs. renting it. Maintenance and antitheft issues must then be addressed. A contractor might also need to hire a dedicated fleet manager or outsource the duties to a fleet management company. A sidebar to this article shows how to prepare for the next tier of Environmental Protection Agency engine emissions regulations.

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