201012.27
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Employers: New Worker Notice Rule Proposed

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed a rule last week that virtually all employers of any size be required to post notice informing workers of their rights to organize labor unions, to strike, and to do so without punishment by their employers. The notices also instruct employees on how to file NLRB complaints against…

201010.27
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Election Day Paid Time Off

As election day approaches, your employees may be asking for time off to vote. No federal law mandates that you give employees time off (although federal law does prohibit interference with any aspect of the voting process, such as voting, campaigning, or working as a poll watcher or election judge). However, an Illinois law does…

201009.28
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Give Your Employees a New Benefit, For Free

With the tightening of budgets it may be difficult to find ways to reward and retain your employees. What if you could provide a group legal service to give those employees an additional benefit, at no additional cost? Lynam & Associates has joined with the Homeowners Club of America (HCA) to offer you, our clients,…

201009.17
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Not-For-Profits: Get Once in a Lifetime Financing!

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created an exceptional opportunity for not-for-profits and the banks loaning to them. This is tax-exempt financing that also provides the not-for-profit with much more favorable interest rates and terms than those currently available in the marketplace. Working through an Illinois state agency, the banks loaning to 501(c)(3) applicants…

201007.08
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Don’t Blow a Perfect Game

Haven’t we all wished at one time or another for the option of an instant replay? Probably not as much as umpire Jim Joyce did last week after calling a runner safe on what would have been the last out of a perfect game by Tigers’ pitcher Armando Galarraga. The later video showed the runner…

201005.24
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Hire a Smart Kid, Get a Discount from the IRS

You can eliminate your employer share of the Social Security tax wages by hiring a “qualified new hire.”  This means a 6.2% tax exemption from wages paid to these workers from March 19, 2010 – December 31, 2010. As part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, this tax exemption is available to taxable…