California employers with five or more employees received a reprieve in complying with the new Harassment Training Law. The original bill, SB 1343, required that training be done by January 1, 2020, but under SB 778, signed in September 2019 by Governor Newsom, California employers have until January 1, 2021, to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension.
Clients sometimes ask their CPA to assist them with human resources-related matters, such as assisting with the recruitment of a new CFO, or with "redesigning their accounting department." Here’s how to avoid some of the pitfalls in such scenarios.
An effective way to avoid having a collection problem in the first place is to communicate with the client regarding your billing and collection policies, and to include stop-work or disengagement provisions, or both, in your engagement letter. Such provisions can then be enforced if the client doesn't pay you in accordance with the engagement letter.