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Minimum Wage Changes for 2018

Minimum Wage Changes for 2018

Several states and localities have announced minimum wage changes for 2018. Twenty-seven states — plus Washington, D.C. — index their minimum wages to rise automatically with the cost of living. More states will index minimum wage increases annually, starting in the following years, like: Minnesota (2018), Michigan (2019) and Vermont (2019). The following charts show … Read More

SYNERGY 2017: Big Data, Boot Scootin’ and Giving Back

SYNERGY 2017: Big Data, Boot Scootin’ and Giving Back

Team Thomson Reuters stands ready to greet attendees to the 2017 SYNERGY Aumentum User Groups Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 300 customers, sponsors and Thomson Reuters team members attended the 2017 SYNERGY Aumentum User Groups Conference in Fort Worth—the 20th annual gathering of this group. The four-day gathering was filled with intriguing keynote … Read More

Victoria County, Texas: How Aumentum Recorder is helping citizens recover from a hurricane and find their lost cattle

Victoria County, Texas: How Aumentum Recorder is helping citizens recover from a hurricane and find their lost cattle

A herd of cows stand on high ground to escape Hurricane Harvey floodwaters near East Columbia, Texas August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking By Tad Simons Victoria County, Texas, is located near the Gulf Coast between Houston and Corpus Christi. On Aug. 25, 2017, the county took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey, which virtually destroyed … Read More

Recharge your payroll skills on per diems

Recharge your payroll skills on per diems

Per diems are a great way to control travel and entertainment expenses — and both small and large companies take advantage of this program. The federal government and all states have three systems to compensate employees for per diems. Using per diems not to exceed federal rules are a worry-free, documentation-free way for employers to … Read More

Evaluating Your Firm’s Customer Service

Evaluating Your Firm’s Customer Service

Customer service is a vital component of long-term business retention. Service-based businesses like accounting firms realize the importance of top-quality customer service, but in the era of the ever-decreasing attention span, how do you keep your clients’ attention long enough for them to realize what a great experience they’ll have with your firm? Here are … Read More