The Employer Mandate: What You Need To Know About Increased Worker Classification Scrutiny

As a business owner, you have likely followed news coverage of the Supreme Court arguments regarding the Affordable Care Act, and are interested to find out which provisions might be affected. One of the more controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the Employer Mandate, which provides that business owners with at least 50 …Read More

401(K) Plan Fee Disclosure Requires Closer Look By Employers

Employers sponsoring 401(k) plans have been hearing from their investment advisors about “fee disclosures” that have to be given to plan participants who choose their own investments in the company plan. The goal of these IRS regulations, now effective July 1, 2012, after having been delayed several times, is to arm investors with information about …Read More

Business-Oriented Human Resources Audits Are Both Preventive And Proactive

John Fischer, Labor & Employment Law, Developing Labor Law Text Book

The most successful companies foresee, plan for, and take advantage of business opportunities before their competition. They also identify and make sure that they are well-prepared to avoid, or manage successfully, potential future problems, including legal problems, which could sabotage their taking full advantage of current or future business opportunities. Strauss Troy’s approach to conducting …Read More

State Small Business Credit Initiative Offers Big Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses

The Ohio State Small Business Credit Initiative gives small businesses and manufacturers new opportunities for growth. Here are the details. Certain eligible small businesses and manufacturers in Ohio that are creditworthy, but are not able to access capital they need to expand and create jobs, may be surprised to learn that there are new borrowing …Read More

Key Benefits Of Enactment Of The “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act”

In April, the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (the “JOBS Act”) was signed into law by President Obama. The JOBS Act: Removes the prohibition on general solicitation in connection with transactions effected pursuant to Rule 506 or Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, provided that sales are limited to qualifying investors Alters the …Read More