How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem

September 25, 2020

How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem What are rotten tomatoes? The movie enthusiasts will tell me that Rotten Tomatoes is a great movie reviewing platform. When filmmakers release a movie, they keep a close eye on their Rotten Tomatoes score. But, rotten tomatoes, rotten food, and other food waste equate to 8% of…

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Analysis of President Trump’s Payroll Tax Holiday

September 22, 2020

Analysis of IRS Guidance for President Trump’s COVID-19 Payroll Tax Holiday Following the failure of Congress to pass the most recent round of COVID-related economic stimulus, which has still not occurred, President Trump, by executive order, postponed the collection and remittance of Social Security taxes withheld from employees’ checks. This Social Security tax amounts to…

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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious RBG. Today’s Musing will not start with a question. Usually, I would say something like “who is the notorious RBG?” but that would not be right because we all know who Ruth Bader Ginsburg is. As the Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court, she touched so many hearts…

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Traveling to the U.S. Just Became (Slightly) Easier!

September 15, 2020

Good News – Traveling to the U.S. Just Became (Slightly) Easier! On Monday, September 14th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) handed down some truly promising news relating to air travel and general travel to the U.S.: effective immediately, restrictions on arrival destinations are terminated, thus allowing airlines to begin more regular flights and flight…

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The False Perception of a Company’s Profitability

September 8, 2020

The Profit of a Company: Expectations vs Reality What do you think is the average profit of a company? A management advisory company conducted a survey by asking people in the streets this same question. The people surveyed believe that the profit of a company is 22.8%. In other words, if your company makes $100…

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How to Protect Your Business From Voice Phishing

August 26, 2020

How to Protect Your Business From Voice Phishing Voice phishing, or vishing, incidents have risen significantly in the United States since July 2020. On August 20, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, describing cybercriminals’ attempts to extract sensitive information from employees…

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Updated US Travel Restrictions

August 12, 2020

State by state and International Travel Restrictions The United States Department of State (DOS) recently lifted it’s global “do not travel” advisory. Since travel restrictions have been decreased, this means that US non-essential workers can travel internationally to locations that are deemed “safe”. Naturally, not every country is deemed “safe”, and DOS is now ranking…

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What can the $20 million Lowe’s lawsuit teach businesses

July 30, 2020

What can the $20 million Lowe’s Lawsuit Teach Other Businesses A lawsuit was filed recently against Lowes seeking $20 million USD in damages. This case shows how easily even a high-level corporation can run into trouble in these difficult times. So, what happened? At a Lowe’s store in California, a customer encountered a man on…

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What is a Class Action? What You Need to Know About Class Actions

July 15, 2020

What You Need to Know About Class Action Lawsuits What is a class action? A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit that allows a large group of people who were wronged by an individual or company to come together as one to sue them. A situation that may cause a class action lawsuit…

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Germany Now Holds the Position of Presidency of the Council of the EU

July 9, 2020

Germany now holds the presidency of the council of the EU What does this mean for Europe? On July 1st, 2020, Germany took over the position as the presidency of the council of the EU. That statement may confuse some people at first. No, Germany is not the president of Europe, and no, they did…

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