How PPACA (“ObamaCare”) Mandates for 2015 May Affect Your Business

January 2, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”) enters its second year in 2015, and brings with it a host of new provisions. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) outlines some of these provisions for large and small business owners: In 2015, the PPACA mandates that businesses with 100 or more full-time or […]

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New Laws Affecting California Businesses in 2015

January 1, 2015

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) recently published a list of new laws that will affect businesses in California or entities that do business in California in 2015. These laws include (but are not limited to): Leaves of Absence Mandatory Sick Leave: The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) “requires employers to […]

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Small Business Challenges before the Utah Legislature in 2015

December 31, 2014
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The National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB) says that four issues that will come before the 61st Utah State Legislature in 2015 will likely pose challenges for Utah small business:  “Eliminating the Tangible Personal Property Tax:” In 2014, the NFIB fought for and won an exemption for purchases of $1,000 or less and an elimination […]

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Small Business Challenges before the Idaho Legislature in 2015

December 30, 2014
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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) expects these issues affecting Idaho businesses to come up before the Idaho Legislature in 2015: “Elimination of the Business Personal Property Tax:” The NFIB works to eliminate the Business Personal Property Tax, every year. In 2014, the NFIB succeeded in eliminating this levy for 85-90% of businesses in […]

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Small Business Challenges before the Wyoming Legislature in 2015

December 29, 2014
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The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is scheduled to convene on January 13, 2015. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), three issues will likely pose a challenge to small businesses based in Wyoming: “Stopping Small-Business Lawsuits:” Wyoming already has laws in place to prevent hiring discrimination. These laws do not, however, prevent the legal […]

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Dealing with your Child’s Divorce at the Holidays

December 26, 2014

An article in the New York Times takes a look at divorce from an unusual perspective: that of the parents of a divorced or divorcing couple. Relationship between parents and adult children—especially children who are “Millennials”—can be very close. The number of parents who find may find themselves dealing with their own pain regarding their […]

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Ten Tips for Handling the Holidays with Children after a Divorce (Part 2)

December 25, 2014

Our last installment discussed the first five of ten tips from Dr. Robert Emory from Psychology Today to help you get through the holidays with your ex-spouse while still making them fun for your children. Dr. Emory’s next five tips are as follows: 6. Pay attention to detail. Work out the “who, what, when, where, […]

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Ten Tips for Handling the Holidays with Children after a Divorce (Part 1)

December 24, 2014

Our last installment introduced writings by Dr. Robert Emory in Psychology Today about how divorced or divorcing couples can make the holidays fun for their children (and perhaps even for themselves). Dr. Emory offers ten tips to help  make the holidays a happy and memorable time for all. Here are the first five (the next […]

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Holidays with Children after a Divorce

December 23, 2014

If you are getting a divorce or have already divorced, spending time with your ex-spouse may be the furthest thing from your mind. But if and your ex you had any children, it may be necessary to maintain at least a civil—especially around major holidays. Dr. Robert Emory writes in Psychology Today about how to […]

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Gift Giving for Divorcing or Divorced Parents

December 22, 2014

Gift giving can be a real challenge during or after a divorce. Some separated or divorced parents may try to “outdo” an ex-spouse by buying lots of extravagant gifts for their children. This may be out of a sense of guilt, or even to try to win the children’s favor. Rather than a loving gesture, […]

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