Qualifying for Tax Breaks for a Dependent Parent

For many families, the tables may turn, and adult children provide financial support for their parents. For example, you might have moved your in-laws from a long-term care facility into your home during the pandemic for safety and convenience. Or your widowed father might still live in his own home, but his pension might not be […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

The Power of the Federal Trade Commission

Whether your company is in its growth stages or is a major player in your industry, you should be aware of the regulations affecting business practices in the market place. Besides adhering to your own state’s consumer protection laws, you should know what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates so you can develop policies, and design […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Two Common Types of Financial Fraud That Can Hurt Your Business

Many financial frauds and deceptions fall into two basic categories: 1. Misstatements on company financial reports (balance sheets, income statements, and so forth). 2. Misappropriation of company assets. While the first type of fraud may seem more theoretical and therefore less worrisome, it can hurt your company almost as badly as the second kind — which is definitely not theoretical. […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

State COVID-19 Regulations Multiply as Fed. OSHA Declines to Adopt General Industry COVID-19 Regulations

Well over a year after the pandemic began, federal OSHA has declined to adopt a set of COVID-19 regulations for general industry. Just yesterday, federal OSHA announced that it had “completed” the rulemaking process for the COVID-19 emergency temporary standard, which will only apply to healthcare industry employers.  This long awaited rule is expected to […]

Kara MacielFounding Partner, Conn Maciel Carey

Are You Ready for the Return of EEOC Census Reports?

Data collection from employers isn’t new. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been harvesting employment-related information for a long time. The last year employers had to file the EEO-1 report was for 2018, which was due in 2019. Now that the EEOC is returning to a more normal staffing level, companies that are required to […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Tips to Lower Gas Costs on Your Summer Road Trip

Is your family planning a road trip this summer? Many Americans are expected to hit the road as many parts of the country have relaxed their COVID-19-related restrictions on in-person gatherings, dining, recreation and events. Though road trips are generally less expensive than air travel, rising gas prices could increase how much you’ll need to budget […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Dealing With Your State Corporation Commission

No matter what type of business you’re in, sooner or later you have to deal with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) or Secretary of State. These offices handle the formalities of setting up and maintaining a business, whether it’s a partnership, corporation, limited liability company or other entity. You or someone you designate must deal with […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Last week, Conn Maciel Carey posted a blog article about How to Navigate the Thorny Legal Landscape Around Employee Vaccination Status.  One of the observation in that article was that we were all on the edge of our seats waiting for the EEOC to issue promised guidance about employer incentives and mandates about the COVID-19 vaccination.  […]

Kara MacielFounding Partner, Conn Maciel Carey

Labour Shortage: Unlock Solutions by Evaluating Your Employment Value Proposition

In normal market conditions, people who’ve been unemployed due to an economic slump are generally eager to take a job when the economy perks up. But times are far from normal in many places and industries. One of the most pressing concerns employers face today is labor quality and availability, according to findings from The CFO Survey for […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson