Plus, the most disruptive office distractions
Business & Industry eNews
MAY 29, 2019
Survey of the Month
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More companies are putting out the welcome mat to man's best friend. Has your company embraced a dog-friendly culture?
Woof! Woof! There's a dog under my desk right now.
Yip! Yip! It's under consideration.
Grrrrrrrrr. Not a chance.
News and Resources
News & Resources
SEC proposal benefits low-revenue smaller reporting companies
Cooley PubCo
It's not a done deal yet, but the SEC voted to propose amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definition. What's this mean for smaller-reporting companies? Keep reading.
AICPA urges delay of lease accounting rules
Hold up! That's the message the AICPA is pushing as it encourages the delay of lease accounting changes for private companies. Will FASB pick up what the AICPA is throwing down? Stay tuned.
3 ways to demystify disappointments at work
Strategy + Business
Project didn't go according to plan? Squelch your frustrations by seeking insight into where things went wrong.
Distinguish yourself: Attain the ABV credential
Kevin Michael Sullivan, CPA, ABV, ASA and Susan M. Saidens, CPA, ABV, CEIV
Holders of the Accredited Business Valuation designation help companies bridge past performance with future expectations. Sound interesting? Here's what it takes to earn the right to call yourself an ABV.
What employers need to know about marijuana legalization
HR C-suite
The HR Hotline has been blowing up with questions about drug testing, reasonable suspicion and medical marijuana. Sounds like it's high time for an article like this.
The most disruptive office distractions
Twenty-three minutes. That's how long it takes to refocus after being disrupted by one of these common office offenders.
California is bringing law and order to big data -- and it could change the internet in the U.S.
NBC News
When it comes to laws that impact business, what happens in California rarely stays in California. Case in point: the far-reaching California Consumer Privacy Act.
2019 inflation-adjusted vehicle depreciation limits and income inclusions issued
Journal of Accountancy
This just in: The IRS announced limitations on depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles first placed in service in 2019 and the amounts of income inclusion for lessees of passenger automobiles first leased during 2019.
Here's how much cybercrime can cost your company
Financial Management
Brace yourself for these staggering cybercrime statistics and then brace your company for cyber risks that lie ahead.

To-do: Learn more about Cyber Privacy Liability Insurance from Mercer Consumer.
Blue-collar artificial intelligence can solve skills gap
Industry Week
Turnover used to be the bane of every manufacturing plant. But now, thanks to information gleaned from artificial intelligence, companies can bring new workers up to speed faster than ever.

More AI and tech insights abound at Donny Shimamoto's sessions at MBAC19, June 13-14. This conference is designed for industry CPAs, so don't miss it!
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
YPG Mini Golf at Can Can Wonderland
5 - 8 p.m. | St. Paul
Ethical Issues in Accounting and Finance
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 Ethics
Special Interest Section: Controllers
7:30 - 9 a.m. | Bloomington | Topic: 2019 legislative update
CFO Series: Strategy and Critical Thinking Skills
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
25th Annual MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference (MBAC19)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Minneapolis | 16 CPE, 5.5 Ethics, 14 CLE
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MNCPA Golf Outing: Have you made your tee time?
June 25 | The Wilds Golf Club | Prior Lake

Last year's inaugural golf outing was so great, we're back for a second round! Register a foursome or be teamed with CPA peers.
Bonus: Sink a hole-in-one and win $10,000, courtesy of Mercer Consumer.

Registration and hole sponsor deadline:
Friday, June 7
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Golfer trio from last year's event
Sharing is caring: Nominate a CPA for Public Service Award
Nomination deadline: June 14
Know a CPA with a knack for giving back? Nominate them for the MNCPA Public Service Award. It's an ideal way to give kudos to a colleague!

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Meet the author
Anne Janotta Erickson
Senior business & industry marketing coordinator
Young golfer Anne
I don't want to brag, but I dominated Junior League Golf back in 1993. So will I be at the MNCPA Golf Outing on June 25? You bet your Calloways I will be! Can you say the same?
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