August 12, 2015

Employment legislation you need to keep an eye on.

If your job includes hiring or managing employees, you have to keep track of the ever-changing federal, state and municipal laws covering HR practices. Do you know what ‘ban the box’ refers to? Do you know what constitutes discrimination against a pregnant employee? Are you on top of efforts to make sick leave a mandatory benefit?  For the answers to these questions and much more, read Stephanie Ramsey’s article in the August/September issue of  ICCFA Magazine.
July 31, 2015

Finding “The One” – Eight steps to follow in the search for your next employee.

Finding a qualified employee who will fit well within the funeral service environment is the goal of all funeral home business owners and managers. Unfortunately, this can be a challenging task, especially for owners of small funeral home businesses with limited HR resources. But there is a path you can follow that can increase your chances of finding that “one” key employee out of the masses who apply.  Read more as Stephanie Ramsey outlines these steps in the August issue of The Director.
July 31, 2015

To Build and What to Build – Finance 101

Building a business for the future takes diligent research and smart decision-making.  In this month’s Finance 101 column, Dan responds to Hammer and Nails in Nashville about the methods and steps of how to build a business for the future.
July 28, 2015

AccountAbility – IRS Rules regarding Gifts / Part 2 – Uniforms/Clothing Allowance & Dress Code

Want to know what is considered tax deductible clothing?  Read this month’s AccountAbility to review the common scenarios and accounting consequences of each.  Diane DeClercq defines the difference between a “uniform” and a “dress code”, when each may be deductible and to whom the destructibility applies.
July 28, 2015

Front Office News – 2nd Quarter 2015 – Stylish Employees

In this issue of Front Office News, Stephanie Ramsey reviews some simple steps to follow when developing a dress code for your business.  Given the increasing amount of litigation occurring in this area, you may want to update and review your policy at least annually.  If you don’t have one, call us to find out how we can help you establish a dress code policy.
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