There is no uniform test to distinguish employees from independent contractors for different purposes. Nonetheless, there is a common thread, partially focusing on the degree of control the workplace has on the worker.
Misunderstanding the cause of an organizational problem can lead your company to search for the wrong solutions. Here is a look at four problems that leaders often misdiagnose.
Startpage is a Netherlands-based search engine that focuses on privacy and has a stripped-down interface. Startpage offers search results from Google under an agreement between the companies.
CPAs that focus on tax services can expand their practices and diversify their offerings by providing financial planning services. This approach can help a practice insulate itself from the influence of automation and allow for the creation of deeper client relationships. For free tools and resources to help you offer financial planning services, check out the Tax and Financial Planning Hub.
Clients sometimes confuse their identity as a person with what they used to do for a living, leading to emotional difficulties in retirement. Advisers can help by asking questions that encourage clients to think about their social connections and what they liked to do before they started working. PFP Section members can access the Nearing Retirement Center in Broadridge Advisor, which is filled with ready-to-use materials to help clients plan for transitioning to retirement.
Children can grasp financial concepts before they even start school, so offering age-appropriate financial education can lead to success later in life. "Parents should start these conversations early, before they and their kids make decisions that will follow them around for quite some time," said Robert Westley, CPA/PFS.
The end of the year is a great time for employees to check whether their workplace benefits, such as health insurance, are meeting their current needs. "Americans often miss the mark by sticking with their current plan without double-checking their assumptions," said Kelley Long, CPA/PFS.
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