• Business Accounting

    Accounting firms slowly return to offices while giving employees flexibility

    Accounting firms, like many businesses, are reopening their doors as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes thanks to wide availability of vaccines in the U.S., but they’re trying to avoid alienating staff. Firms have been welcoming back employees who have been working from home for over a year, but giving them options to keep working remotely, if they choose, to avoid losing talented staff and partners to the competition. While a year ago, companies were laying off millions of employees due to the economic fallout from the pandemic, the situation has reversed and businesses in many industries are having trouble finding qualified  

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  • Health Insurance

    North Dakota governor signs bill giving health insurance to families of fallen first responders

    BISMARCK — In front of law enforcement leaders, legislators and the widow of a fallen police officer, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill on Monday, April 19, that offers dependents of first responders who have died in the line of duty the option to continue receiving health insurance. House Bill 1435 grants family members of fallen police officers, corrections officers, emergency medics and firefighters coverage under the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. “House Bill 1435 ensures families of these fallen officers and firefighters who made this ultimate sacrifice will have their health care covered by the state  

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  • Business Analysts

    Credit Suisse Giving Bonuses, Raises in Capital-Markets, Advisory Group

    Credit Suisse is going to disperse $20,000 bonuses and salary raises to some employees. Bonuses may hit employees’ accounts as soon as the second quarter, a spokesperson told Insider. The news affects employees worldwide in the firm’s capital-markets and advisory group. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Credit Suisse told some junior to midlevel staffers in its global capital-markets and advisory group on Wednesday to expect to receive salary raises and bonuses in the coming months, as Wall Street bosses are taking a closer look at ways to support younger employees during a taxing period of remote work. The  

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  • Business Accounting

    Firms giving back: Grant Thornton honors 7th Purple Paladin recipient

    Top 10 Firm Grant Thornton has named Foster Nation as the seventh nonprofit recipient of its Purple Paladin initiative. Grant Thornton’s annual program is designed to help emerging nonprofits move from startups to more sustainable organizations via funding, business advice and volunteer support. Launched in 2016, California-based Foster Nation helps former foster youth overcome challenges associated with the “aging out” of the foster-care system, with the goal of helping young adults become more self-sufficient. “For most young people, turning 18 is a moment of anticipation and potential — but what if it meant being turned out on the streets and  

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