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August 1, 2013
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight decrease of .57 percent during the month, following a similar downward movement of .21 percent in small business hiring in June. In contrast, ADP’s July jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added more workers than initially anticipated with a total of 200,000 jobs, topping analysts’ estimates of 180,000 jobs.



July 31, 2013
As is widely known by now, the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility penalty has been delayed until 2015. This notwithstanding, there is much to be done to prepare. In that spirit, let’s look at what will be required in 2015.First, it’s necessary to understand shared responsibility risk and how many full-time employees are offered minimum essential coverage at an affordable rate.



July 25, 2013
Today's post is brought to you by Mark Madar, Director of Risk Management and Quality Assurance at CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services. Mark can be reached at RASinfo@cbiz.com or cbiz.com/ras.What should a business do when it is faced with a major business interruption following a natural disaster?Unfortunately, this is a question that seems to have become all too common in wake of several natural disasters in the last few years.



July 22, 2013
CBIZ has made it to the national finals of the American City Business Journals’ Social Madness contest. We’re now even closer to winning $10,000 for Dress for Success!In previous posts, we’ve written about the voting process for the contest, and my colleague Nancy Mellard highlighted some key facts about Dress for Success (DFS).



July 16, 2013
Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on tax rates. 2014 tax rates for individuals and married couples filing jointly can be found here.The tax code has seen a plethora of changes over the past year, with more to come. The fiscal cliff deal brought about adjustments in income tax rates and capital gains and a Medicare tax on investment income to name just a few.



July 9, 2013
Is resume fraud a thing of the past? Unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, I feel as though resume fraud is more rampant today than ever before. Our executive search firm routinely evaluates candidates to be placed at senior levels within organizations at Fortune 50 conglomerates, private equity-backed companies, nonprofit organizations, and many others, and validity of resumes is paramount.



July 3, 2013
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and results show that despite a hiring increase in May, there was a .21 percent decline in hiring last month. The June index does not fully indicate a change in the direction of small business hiring, however -- the number of companies reporting a positive change exceeded those reporting a negative change.



June 27, 2013
Believe it or not, it’s already been a year since the Supreme Court confirmed the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was constitutional, cementing its place as the law of the land. Since then, CBIZ has been educating and preparing our clients and providing answers to the many issues that stem from implementation.



June 25, 2013
I am pleased to see the support we have received in the American City Business Journals’ Social Madness contest -- we just made it into the fourth round! Even more so, I am honored that we are striving to win this contest to donate the $10,000 award to Dress for Success (DFS).



June 21, 2013
Today's guest post is brought to you by Zack Pace, Senior Vice President of Benefits Consulting at CBIZ, Inc. Zack can be reached at ZPace@cbiz.com. I recently co-authored a piece with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg for ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership about the importance of correctly classifying employees under the Affordable Care Act.



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