If you have employees working from home and you want to transition them back to the workplace as the economy picks up, you may find it’s harder than you once thought. For some employees, nervousness about remaining health risks is an impediment—especially for those who haven’t been vaccinated. Many Americans clamored to be vaccinated earlier… Continue reading

Multitasking might be the key to success in many jobs in today’s work environment, according to at least one study. Despite other research concluding that continually switching from one task to another is a drag on productivity and perhaps even dangerous, one lead researcher believes multitasking may be getting a bad rap. There’s a popular misunderstanding… Continue reading

Virtual currencies, also known as cryptocurrencies, have gone mainstream. For example, you can use Bitcoin to buy a Tesla, or you can use a Bitcoin wallet on your smartphone to make everyday purchases. But beware: Using virtual currency has federal income tax implications that may surprise you. With increasing market acceptance and the skyrocketing price… Continue reading

If you’ve had to lay off employees as far back as November 1, 2019, a tiny portion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) might go to them. That’s the good news for eligible former employees. The bad news for employers is that your company will have some administrative responsibilities to see that… Continue reading

As the COVID-19 pandemic taught many Americans, serious illness may strike at any time and any age. Of course, in ordinary times, older Americans are at risk of becoming physically or mentally incapacitated. If you haven’t thought about who’ll handle your personal and financial affairs in the event you can’t, give it serious consideration now.… Continue reading

In January 2021, online day traders trapped institutional short sellers in a short squeeze by buying up shares of the video and computer game retailer GameStop. This episode brought attention to a number of issues including the distinction between securities traders vs. investors for federal income tax purposes. Traders are eligible for favorable federal income… Continue reading

Employees are more likely to behave honestly on the job when they believe an employer is committed to their well-being and career advancement. That’s what a survey of supermarket employees found . It was conducted by the Workforce Development Group, the Food Marketing Institute and Purdue University. The study concluded that employees who have positive… Continue reading

As millions of people sign up for COVID-19 vaccines across the United States, dishonest people see yet another opportunity to defraud, cheat or steal from unsuspecting victims. Don’t let yourself be swept up in these types of scams. Too often, these con artists make promises that they can’t keep, including offers of faster access to… Continue reading