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      ACCOUNTING & AUDITING   
Tips for lease accounting implementation
Journal of Accountancy
Do not -- WE REPEAT -- do not underestimate what it will take to implement FASB's new lease accounting standard. The time and resources required are no joke. Just ask the CPAs quoted in this article.
      CAREER   
Can workaholism be good for you?
Strategy + Business
More time at work = more health problems. Or does it? A recent study could make you feel a little better about the hours you're putting in at the office.
      HUMAN RESOURCES   
Archived HR webinar
Background checks: What every employer needs to know

MNCPA
There's a right way -- and a very wrong way -- to conduct employee background checks. On which side does your company fall? Get it right with help from HR expert, and HR Hotline guru, Larry Morgan.
Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling requires proof of additional consideration for non-competes
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Let another company's non-compete pain be your company's gain. Use this recent court ruling as an important reminder when imposing a non-compete agreement on an individual who has already accepted an offer at your company.
Minneapolis sick leave violation results in $11,000 settlement
Star Tribune
Well, that didn't take long. The city of Minneapolis proves it means business when it comes to enforcing the paid sick leave ordinance that went into effect last July.
      LEADERSHIP   
You need to make slower decisions -- here's how
Fast Company
Take Mic Jagger's words to heart. Time really is on your side. Remember that next time a difficult decision comes your way.
      MANAGEMENT   
Bots, algorithms and the future of the finance function
McKinsey & Company
Automation and artificial intelligence are poised to reshape the finance function. Knowing what to automate and managing the disruption can lead to a new era of productivity and performance.
      PENSIONS & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS   
What the new U.S. tax law means for employee benefits
The Business Journals
Which of your company's employee benefit offerings were cut, eliminated or altered with the passing of the new tax law? Here's a sneak peek.
The latest Global Benefits Attitudes Survey results are in
Willis Towers Watson
Are your company's employee benefits hitting the mark or missing it completely? Go for the bullseye by better understanding your overall employee value proposition.
      SUPERVISION   
How to tell an employee they didn't get a promotion
Harvard Business Review
Bad news never gets easier to share. But avoidance isn't the answer. This is.
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
Taxing professional services: The more things change, the more they stay the same
MNCPA Perspectives
Déjà vu? Sorry, Charlie. A tax on professional services is indeed back on the table. And, if you think this is just a public accounting issue, think again. If this law passes, get ready for the cost of business to rise.

Do you oppose taxing professional services? So does the MNCPA. But we need your help. Lawmakers need to hear from CPAs like you on how Minnesota businesses will be negatively impacted by a tax on professional services. Let your voice be heard at CPA Day at the Capitol on March 7!
      WORKPLACE TRENDS   
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Networking Opportunities
Get involved at the MNCPA. Email Anne Janotta Erickson, MNCPA business & industry member coordinator, with questions or to sign up.
FEB
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Business & Industry Member Breakfast
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  The Zumbro Café, Minneapolis
FEB
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Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: And now a word from our MNCPA president...
MAR
7
CPA Day at the Capitol
8 a.m. - noon  |  State Office Building, St. Paul
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Upcoming Event
CPA Day at the Capitol
March 7 | 8 a.m. - noon | St. Paul | 3 CPE credits | Free for members

Capitol Drawing Make 2018 your year to speak up.
Many corporate CPAs are hesitant to get involved in advocacy issues. But too much is at stake this legislative session, and your company and profession need you to speak up. So do lawmakers who rely on the expertise of CPAs to educate them on hot issues including a proposal to tax professional services and federal conformity.

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HR Webinar
Larry Morgan addresses workplace harassment
March 13 | 9 - 10 a.m. | 1 CPE credit
Establish a workplace built on respect by addressing harassment before there's an issue. HR expert Larry Morgan will set you and your company on the right path during this live HR webinar.
20 courses for industry CPAs
20 courses for industry CPAs
March and April are dedicated to corporate accounting, management and finance topics at the MNCPA. Check out the calendar and secure your seat today!
Business & Industry CPE
MAR
21
Designing Effective Business Forecasts
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
MAR
26
Leading for Results: How to Lead and Manage More Successfully
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
MAR
26
Race Toward Implementation: Tackling the Tough Issues in Adopting the New Revenue Recognition Standard
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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