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Studies Show Remote Work Could Be a Big Plus For Mental Mealth

A survey by job search engine FlexJobs found that nearly half of Americans working remotely are happy with their current work-life balance — and they want to continue working from home following the coronavirus pandemic.

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Have We Hust Stumbled On the Biggest Productivity Increase Of the Century?

One of the most striking responses to the Covid-19 pandemic has been the sudden shift of around half the workforce to working at home.

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Returning to Work

With the United States leading the world in confirmed coronavirus-related cases and deaths, the effects of the global crisis persist. Businesses including mom-and-pop shops, hotels, restaurants, schools, airlines, and professional service firms are faced with the same questions — how to continue business operations, how to keep people safe, and what will the environment look like after the pandemic finally ends.

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MICPA Members Work With MRA On Annual Financial Statement FAQs

MICPA members are frequently called up for their expertise on topics in both the private and public realm. Most recently, the MICPA Marijuana Workgroup worked with the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) for input on the agency’s 2020 Annual Financial Statement (AFS) frequently asked questions (FAQ) document.

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Federal Workers Face Payroll Tax Deferment

While the private sector holds on their decision to participate in the payroll tax holiday for now, eligible federal employees lack an option to decline and will therefore be enrolled automatically this month. MICPA member Ben Rybicki, CPA, Doeren Mayhew, weighs in on the tough choices employers face as they consult with financial advisors on the payroll tax holiday as well as the challenges facing the accounting profession ahead in 2021.  

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Sustainability Standards

In an effort to combat confusion and coordinate corporate sustainability metrics and standards, five international framework and standard-setting institutions have pledged to do more, and better. As wildfires, heatwaves and hurricanes ravage the globe, now truly is the time for a global solution. Which is why, according to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) CEO Kevin Dancey, an International Sustainability Standards Board is necessary.

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6 Ways to Streamline Your Company’s Accounting Process

Some card companies specifically market credit cards or fuel cards for small business. One of the many advantages these cards offer is the capability to enjoy consolidated receipts for your company’s purchases. This is particularly beneficial if you have multiple employees who need to make purchases on behalf of your business. There is no longer any need for dealing with stacks of paper receipts and time-consuming expense reports when you have the option to eliminate them and enjoy consolidated receipts from your fuel card or credit card issuer.

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SEC’s Expanded Definition of “Accredited Investor”

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) changed the investment landscape as we know it by modestly relaxing the eligibility rules for investment in private offerings. The Adopting Release publishing and explaining the amendments (the “Amendments”), approved by a 3-2 vote of the Commission, follows years of policy analysis and public input.

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Welcome to Remote Work

As more organizations announce plans to continue remote work for the rest of the year, communicating clearly to employees about policy updates and resources is paramount for productivity and well-being. While some companies provided remote work as an option before the pandemic, many organizations and employees are still grappling with the shift.

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6 Habits of 'Rebel Leadership'

The pandemic is a profound opportunity to reexamine the way we lead and work. It's undeniable that nearly everything will look different in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic -- including the face of leadership.

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