Many people are aware that Medicaid provides financial assistance to qualifying individuals to ease the financial burdens of paying for medications, doctor’s visits, and at-home or nursing-home related expenses.
I used to attend the Snow Industries of America trade show annually. At each show I noticed new exhibitors, almost always in small booths selling a single product. At the next show, most of those exhibitors were absent, but new small companies filled the void they left.
Welcome to the New Year! This is the time many choose to take stock in their lives and careers and proclaim changes for the coming year. What will you do (or do better) in 2019? A new career? Seek a promotion? Start a new hobby? Most New Year resolutions never come to fruition. Why is that? When we try to take on challenges, there can be trepidation. This trepidation is often rooted in fear. This is a good time to ask yourself: Will fear interfere with my resolutions?
Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But, there is no reason to let taxes or the IRS scare you to death. Thankfully, there are numerous options available for resolving tax issues with the IRS that don’t require going to court.
The tax reform legislation that Congress approved in December 2017 was the largest change to the tax system in more than three decades. The last time the U.S. tax code saw such a significant reform was under President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Under this new legislation, substantial changes have been made to both individual and corporate tax rates.
Here we go again. Two years after the attempted modification of the federal “white collar” exempt overtime rules stalled in the federal courts, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is taking it upon itself to propose updated rules regarding minimum wage requirements for salaried employees at the state level. Under the proposed changes, some employers may have to provide overtime pay, minimum wages and paid sick leave to employees previously classified as “exempt” under the rules defining Executive, Administrative, and Professional (“EAP”) exemptions.
There is no shortage of opportunities and ideas — shiny stuff — for businesses and leaders to expend their resources. What’s wrong with pursuing shiny stuff? It’s enticing, or at least looks cool on the outside — and potentially lucrative.
In 19th Century Central Europe, a fracture network of feudal micro-states engulfed the region with perpetual warfare in their pursuit of power and dominion. The resulting consequences were poverty, disease, starvation, and lawlessness.