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Eileen's Lessons - September 2015

Are you on LinkedIn? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Google Plus? And all those other places?  I'm actually on several of those sites. 

I've been on LinkedIn at least 10 years, possibly more, and joined Facebook about 5 years ago. When I initially joined Facebook, I didn't understand what it was or how it worked.  Honestly, I only joined to learn what it was about and to stalk my children.  So one weekend, I took my laptop home and created a Facebook account.  

Confession time - when I first joined Facebook, I unintentionally clicked a button that sent a Facebook invitation to everyone in my address book.  If I used my home computer, it would have been fine, but I used my work computer.  You guessed it, an invitation went to every single work contact.  Oops. 


President Signs Order Requiring Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

On September 7 th  (Labor Day), President Obama signed the promised executive order requiring federal government contractors and subcontractors to provide up to 7 days of paid sick leave to their employees.  Here are some of the highlights:
  • Beginning with new contracts in 2017, workers will earn a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked (though contractors would be free to offer more generous amounts at their discretion).
  • Employers must allow workers to use paid sick leave to care for themselves, a family member, such as a child, parent, spouse, or domestic partner, or another loved one, as well as for absences resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
OFCCP Announces Final Rule Regarding Pay Transparency

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is publishing a Final Rule that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discharging, or otherwise discriminating  against their employees or job applicants for discussing, disclosing, or inquiring about compensation.  

The Final Rule takes effect on January 11, 2016, and implements Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014.  

Beware of Seemingly Legitimate Emails Requesting Funds Transfers

S everal of our clients have received emails that initially appear to be legitimate but in reality are not.  The emails which "spoof" legitimate email addresses for those individuals appear to be from the CEO, CFO or other high level executive and make requests for a wire transfer to cover what appears to be a valid business expense. 

One such request that was forwarded to us by one of our clients went into details including where to code it, how to amortize it and that the supporting documentation would follow later on.  PwC sent out a client bulletin earlier this summer detailing the scam and some prevention tips.

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