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November 19, 2012
Today’s guest post is brought to you by Cole Brown III, Vice President of Loss Control at CBIZ Insurance Services. Cole can be reached at cbrown@cbiz.com.I have been a volunteer in the emergency services sector with various organizations for more than 25 years as a volunteer fire fighter and a volunteer search and rescue expert.

November 16, 2012
Today’s guest 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 www.cbiz.com/ras. Hurricane Sandy is a reminder that businesses can face long-term interruptions because of catastrophes and other events beyond their control.

November 14, 2012
With the 2012 presidential election decided, we now know that Barack Obama will remain president for the next four years, and the Democrats will control the Senate for at least two more years.The result means businesses and individuals should prepare for full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

November 5, 2012
Giving back to our local communities is an integral part of the CBIZ culture. We are proud of the way our professionals give back, both on an individual basis and collectively in broader efforts.I’m sure you’ve read about the work my fellow blogger Nancy Mellard does with the CBIZ Women’s Advantage program with offices nationwide.

November 2, 2012
Our October Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 0.89 percent decrease during October, following a decrease of 2.55 percent in small business hiring in September. Although the actual SBEI metric shows a decline of 0.

October 26, 2012
Recent litigation relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers important reminders about the significance of scrupulous compliance. As background, the FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees. It provides workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the following events:birth, adoption or placement for adoptiona serious health condition of the employeea severe health condition of a family memberIn addition, the FMLA provides leave for a military exigency or up to 26 weeks of leave in the event the employee is needed to care for a service member.

October 16, 2012
Taxmageddon is quickly approaching and the next president’s tax policies may dictate how these issues are resolved. I wanted to share a comparison of the presidential candidates’ tax platforms, both with respect to the expiring tax provisions and long-term tax reform, prepared by CBIZ MHM’s National Tax Office.

October 10, 2012
My work with CBIZ Women’s Advantage has reinforced the value of women’s programs. Companies strive for different results -- better employee engagement, advancement of women, more diversity in the C-suite -- but so often many of these companies fail to change how they have always done business.

October 4, 2012
Our September Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a 2.55 percent decrease during September, following an increase of 1.15 percent in small business hiring in August. Additionally, this reduction registers higher than previous September shifts we’ve tracked.

September 25, 2012
When you think of instances of fraud in the workforce, what comes to mind? Most people picture billion dollar companies conspiring to hide debts and inflate their stock price -- like the Enron scandal. Maybe you picture a smooth-talking financial whiz kid who steals his clients’ nest eggs -- like the Bernie Madoff swindle -- or some other high-profile incident costing millions of dollars.

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