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March 7, 2013
Our February Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a .20 percent increase during the month, following a decrease of 2.37 percent in small business hiring in January. In comparison, ADP’s February jobs survey demonstrated that the private sector added 198,000 jobs, exceeding analysts’ estimates of 170,000 jobs, but falling short of January’s tally, which was revised upward to 215,000 added jobs.
March 5, 2013
In a recent post I introduced our 2013 Business Tax Planning Supplement and provided an overview of why businesses can proceed with their planning with a degree of certainty for the first time in a decade. I wanted to include a follow-up post to highlight several of the informative tax charts included in the supplement.
February 28, 2013
As a result of the election and the year-end tax deal, businesses and executives can incorporate tax planning into their overall business planning with some degree of certainty for the first time in more than 10 years. CBIZ MHM's recently released 2013 Business Tax Planning Supplement details some of the most significant tax developments and changes for 2013.
February 19, 2013
While there are signs of gradual improvement in the U.S. economy, there are also a number of indicators that suggest the road to recovery will be long, such as the high unemployment rate and sluggish job growth. With widespread uncertainty over the economic landscape, organizations may question the need to evaluate employee pay.
February 15, 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. A properly designed voluntary benefit menu enables your employees to purchase cost-effective insurance policies that complement your employer paid benefits and improve financial security.
February 13, 2013
After the retirement plan industry went through an eventful 2012 -- 401(k) fee disclosure rules were enacted and the fiscal cliff debate came down to the eleventh hour, among other headlines -- 2013 promises to be just as memorable.Despite the eventual fiscal cliff deal, the issues brought up during the final months of 2012 are far from over.
February 8, 2013
In early December, my colleague Zack Pace wrote a guest post on five questions employers should ask about the Affordable Care Act. As a follow-up to his post, I’d like to discuss how employers can properly prepare themselves for health care reform in 2014.
February 4, 2013
Our January Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 2.37 percent decrease during the month, following a decrease of 0.39 percent in small business hiring in December. Although the SBEI showed a reduction, the index saw its lowest seasonal decline in the month of January in two years.
January 29, 2013
As is customary after any major tax legislation is enacted, the CBIZ National Tax Office compiled a complete recap of the changes incurred by the fiscal cliff tax deal and what you need to know about them. If you missed it, here is our alert about the tax changes in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
January 22, 2013
2012 brought a continuum of changes initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act” or ACA). Not only was the law reviewed and opined on by the Supreme Court, but a federal election was had, and the administrative agencies are issuing implementation regulations at a frenetic pace.