Month: April 2021

In his address to the Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden formally announced (among other things) the paid leave provisions of his American Families Plan. The American Families Plan is available here, and the paid leave discussion is on pages 8 and 9. “YESSSSSSSSSSS!” The specifics of the paid leave proposal
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On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that its portal for the collection of “Component 1” EEO-1 information is now open. “Component 1” is the run-of-the-mill EEO information (number of employees by race, sex, and ethnicity, for each of the EEO job groups). It does not include the compensation data collection that was so
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Susan Bassford Wilson, creator and host of Constangy’s podcast, Work & Play, is leaving our firm to go in house with one of our clients. (The good news for Work & Play fans is that Susan did a mini-series of podcasts that will air after she leaves, and the even better news is that my
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Perri Ormont Blumberg of the New York Post had an article last weekend showing some of the creative designs that office furniture companies were coming up with to allow people in open workspaces to return safely post-COVID. (Are we post-COVID yet? I’m going to wishfully think we are.) Très chic! Check ’em out! via GIPHY
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The Volokh Conspiracy posted last week about a Human Resources Business Partner who sued his former employer in federal court (Oregon). I am in a charitable mood as I write this post, so I won’t name the HR guy. Anyway, he and his former employer finally settled their case. In 2018. Last week, he asked
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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The arrival of the internet and eCommerce has made shipping an integral part of business operations. Whether you are shipping a small or large item, knowing how much it weighs will allow you to manage your shipping costs
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The New York State Society of CPAs announced that applications are being accepted for the annual Moynihan Scholarship Fund’s Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program. The COAP program, in collaboration with the NYSSCPA, is aimed at underrepresented New York high school students who are seeking careers in accounting and business. The program includes testimony
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SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell wants what SpaceX is doing to “reinvigorate the industry,” while also getting “young children thinking about being in the space industry again.” Kimberly White | Vanity Fair | Getty Images SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell does not think the company will add “tiered pricing” for its direct-to-consumer Starlink satellite internet
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Security experts are seeing a rise this tax season of phishing schemes and malware tied to hot button subjects like tax refunds, stimulus payments and COVID-19 vaccines. The Internal Revenue Service recently warned about an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that mainly targets educational institutions, including students and staff who have “.edu” email addresses. The emails show
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PricewaterhouseCoopers is encouraging its employees to use their vacation days by actually paying them additional money to do it, while also giving them salary increases and bonuses across the board. The firm announced base salary increases for employees Friday, along with an expanded bonus pool. The firm is also giving a special “thank you” bonus
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