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CT Senate addresses harassment with ‘Time’s Up Act’
The Senate voted 31-5 early Friday to approve and send to the House a bill that overhauls Connecticut’s sexual harassment and assault laws and gives lawmakers an election-year claim of solidarity with the Time’s Up and Me Too movements. The...
For Small Business Week, IRS highlights key business tax topics
In recognition of National Small Business Week, April 29 to May 5, the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting several resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals understand and meet their tax obligations. The new tax...
Business Leaders Campaign Against Minimum Wage, FMLA, Sexual Harassment Training
With the clock ticking toward the end of the General Assembly session, state business leaders Monday urged legislators not to act on a series of bills that they said would hurt Connecticut’s economy. The bills the business community opposed at a...
Female Lawmakers Look To Push Minimum Wage Increase, Other Bills Over Finish Line
Democratic female lawmakers and their advocates are putting pressure on legislative leadership to get a number of bills that impact women and families over the finish line. But the clock is ticking and a handful of the bills will need to be...
Automation in Finance: Get Your Team Ready
Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will radically transform how companies view and perform finance and accounting functions in the very near future. Some global companies and large banks are already automating...
The top 8 issues facing accounting practices today
Constant changes to the tax system, hiring and retaining staff, and understanding the impact of technology on your practice – these are all challenges for the modern accounting firm.
Legislature moves minimum wage hike bill forward
A major legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly passed legislation that would raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. House Bill 5388 would increase the minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 over the next three years, and continue...
DCP sees surge in online credentialing
The vast range of businesses and professionals whose licenses and other credentials are regulated by the state's Department of Consumer Protection are increasingly turning to the internet for their required renewals. DCP said recently that...
Blockchain: The Future of Record-Keeping
One of the greatest perceived issues for accountants in a technological landscape reshaped by the forces of blockchain is just that – a perceived issue. The perception stems from the fact that blockchain is often referred to as a distributed...
Survey: Applicants With Impressive Resumes Frequently Disappoint in Job Interviews
Employers impressed by a job candidate's resume often discover the person isn't such a good match for the position after all, research shows. More than six in 10 senior managers (64 percent) in a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half said...