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2017 Arkansas State CPA Society Industry, Commerce, and Banking Conference

Adviant to Speak - Little Rock, AR - 10/19/2017

2017 Arkansas State CPA Society

Industry, Commerce, and Banking Conferernce

Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, will speak with Brooke Houk, of the Houk Group, at the 2017 Arkansas State

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Evelyn Upham Joins Adviant

Adviant is pleased to welcome Evelyn Upham, CCP, SHRM-SCP, as director of business development and senior consultant, based in our headquarters office in Frisco, Texas.  Evelyn holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas Christian University (TCU), Ft. Worth, Texas, and brings

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Overtime Law Interview - KCAR 104.3 FM, Joplin, MO

Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KCAR 104.3 FM, Joplin, MO October 26, 2016

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, discusses the upcoming new overtime pay regulations on KCAR 104.3 FM, Joplin, MO.

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Overtime Law Interview - KBTN 99.7 FM, Joplin, MO

Overtime Law Interview - KBTN 99.7 FM, Joplin, MO

10/26/2016

Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KBTN 99.7 FM, Joplin, MO October 26, 2016

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, discusses the upcoming new overtime pay regulations on KBTN 99.7 FM, Joplin, MO.

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Overtime Law Interview - KMOQ 105.3 FM, Joplin, MO

Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KMOQ 105.3 FM, Joplin, MO October 26, 2016

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, discusses the upcoming new overtime pay regulations on KMOQ 105.3 FM, Joplin, MO.

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New Overtime Rules - What Employers Need to Know

11/01/2016 and 11/10/2016

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

Adviant to Speak - Joplin, MO - 11/01/2016 and 11/10/2016

Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, along with Brandon Davis, of Davis CPA Group, will present informative workshops at the Joplin, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce

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Kavita Panchal Joins Adviant

Adviant is pleased to welcome Kavita Panchal to our headquarters office in Frisco, TX. Kavita holds a master's degree in accounting information management (MIS) and brings with her years of accounting, finance, HR, and payroll experience. Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, says,

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New Overtime Regulations; What Employers Need to Know

L.O.G.I.C. or “League of Grant Writers Ingesting Coffee”

Adviant to Speak - Joplin, MO - 08/12/2016

Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, will speak to L.O.G.I.C. or the “League of Grant Writers

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Health Care Reform is Here; What Employers Need to Know

Adviant – Key Note Speaker April 2, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Holiday Inn 3615 South Range Line Road Joplin, MO 64804

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Please join Mercy Health System Joplin/Springfield, MO for this free seminar. Lunch

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Health Care Law Implementation Full Speed Ahead!

Tri-State Area Contractors Association Joplin, Missouri June 17, 2013

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, spoke at the monthly membership meeting of the Tri-State Contactors Association. He provided an overview of the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform

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Adviant Exhibits

Adviant Exhibits September 22 – 24, 2013 Dallas, TX

Adviant will exhibit at the Texas Total Rewards Conference for a sixth year. The conference brings together human resources professionals to network and learn about the latest trends in employee compensation, benefits, and HR issues. Visit the conference Web site for

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Holiday Fun… With Manners

Joplin Regional Business Journal December 9-22, 2013 By David Mink

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, comments on tips for employers to consider when hosting company-sponsored holiday parties.  

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Required Employer Health Care Notice – Due October 1, 2013

Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KOAM TV, Joplin, MO August 29, 2013

Even though the employer mandate was delayed until 2015, most U.S. employers are required to provide all of their employees a required notice that describes the upcoming health care marketplace (formerly called

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Will Your Salary Become Public Knowledge?

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell is interviewed by AM740 KTRH newsradio about companies disclosing to the public their employees’ salaries. Click to find out Paul’s thoughts about salary transparency to the public.

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Workers Soon to Get Tangible Sign of Health Overhaul

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa August 25, 2013

Adviant Midwest Managing Principal, Jonathan Scales, was quoted in the WCF Courier regarding the upcoming Department of Labor notice under the Affordable Care Act (many times referred to as, “Obamacare”). The notice must be distributed

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Pay or Play

Joplin Tri-State Business Journal April 8 – 28, 2013 By David Mink

The federal health care mandate for employers takes effect in January 2014. Adviant principals, Jonathan Scales and Paul Bazell were featured in a related article in the Joplin Tri-State Business

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Many Americans Skip Vacation Time in Rough Economy, Study Shows

Chicago Tribune -- Adviant principal, Paul Bazell, comments on why many working Americans are foregoing their vacation time.  

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Employee Optimism in 2013

Adviant principal, Paul Bazell, comments on employee optimism about pay increases in 2013 to KTRH newsradio (Houston).

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Textual Harassment News Talk KPEL 96.5 FM Mornings with Ken and Bernie Lafayette, LA August 14, 201

Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, discusses a growing concern, workplace harassment through text messaging, with Ken Romero on News Talk KPEL 96.5 FM, Lafayette, LA.  

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Premium or Penalty? Affordable Care Act Spells Tough Choice for Businesses

August 6-19, 2012 Joplin Tri-State Business Journal Joplin, Missouri Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, was featured in the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal and provided insight on the recently upheld Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

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Health Care Reform Implementation -  Full Speed Ahead!

July 18, 2012 Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and Tri-State Human Resource Association Joplin, Missouri Adviant principals Paul Bazell and Jonathan Scales, will provide expert perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") that was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 and upheld on June 28, 2012

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Patricia Goin Joins Adviant

Adviant is pleased to welcome Patricia Goin to our headquarters office in Frisco, TX. Patricia holds an MBA and brings with her fifteen years of human resource management, generalist, and benefits experience. Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, says, "Patricia will be a wonderful addition to our team.

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HRCI Credit Awarded - 1.5 Credits Health Care Reform Implementation - Full Speed Ahead!

July 18, 2012 Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and Tri-State Human Resource Association Joplin, Missouri Adviant is pleased to announce that its recent presentation to the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded 1.5 HRCI credits for continuing human resource professional education. If you are a PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certified HR

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Health Care Law Update - What’s Next?

Morning News Watch with Chad Elliott and Josh Marsh KZRG AM 1310 FM 102.9, Joplin, MO July 9, 2012 Radio Interview: Jonathan Scales, Midwest managing principal of Adviant, Inc., talks with News Talk KZRG's morning news hosts about the recently upheld health care reform law and choices facing Americans and employers. Read More

Mary Ondrusek, PHR, joins Adviant

Adviant is happy to welcome, Mary Ondrusek, to our Midwest office in Joplin, Missouri.  Mary holds her PHR (professional in human resources) designation and brings with her eight years of human resource generalist experience and fifteen years of banking experience.  Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, says,

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4th Annual Qualified Plan Fiduciary Summit

June 13, 2012 Adviant exhibited for the fourth year at the Annual Qualified Plan Fiduciary Summit, Kansas City, MO.

 

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Health Care Reform - What the Supreme Court Will Decide

Morning News Watch with Darrin Wright KZRG AM 1310 FM 102.9, Joplin, MO April 3, 2012M Radio Interview: Jonathan Scales, principal of Adviant, Inc., talks with News Talk KZRG's Darrin Wright about the effects that the federal Health Care Reform Law could have on businesses and individuals alike. Read More

Health Care Reform - Legal or Not?

Daybreak USA with Jay Young Nationally Syndicated Radio Morning Show March 30, 2012 Radio Interview: Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, provides insight on the Supreme Court's review of the constitutionality of President Obama's signature legislation. Will the High Court rule in favor or against the legality of requiring most American'

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“Money Troubles at Home Affect Life at Work”

Dallas Morning News Published Feb. 26, 2012 Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales advises on the effects that financial problems at home have on work life.  

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“More Employers are Screening out Tobacco Users”

Fox 14 TV, Joplin, MO January 16, 2012 Adviant Midwest managing principal, Jonathan Scales, comments on the rising trend of employers that screen out smokers from the hiring process.  

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“The Future of Health Insurance and Rising Health Care Cost”

Syndicated talk show host Kate Delaney talks with Adviant principal Paul Bazell about the future of health insurance and rising health care costs. Click to listen

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Have A Piercing, Bad Breath? That May Be Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Adviant principal, Paul Bazell, comments on how job interview practices and one's physical appearance can speak so loudly that the interviewer doesn't hear what is said.

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“Don’t Let Your Job Options Go Up in Smoke”

CBS 10 KOLR TV, Springfield, Missouri January 10, 2012 Employers or looking for ways to control escalating employer-provided health care costs. Jonathan Scales, Adviant principal, comments on how employers are addressing double-digit cost increases through a growing trend of addressing tobacco use. Click

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Dear Employee: Please Manage Your Own Health Care

News/Talk Radio 1100 AM WTAM Cleveland, OH January 5, 2012 More and more employers are encouraging employees to jump in and help contain health care cost increases in their company-sponsored health care plans. Jonathan Scales, Adviant's Midwest managing principal, comments on the trend of consumerism in employer health insurance.  <

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Holiday Bonus Trends

Adviant principal Paul Bazell comments on the trend away from employers providing holiday bonuses to their employees for News 92 FM.  Click to listen

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Karol A. Bowman, SPHR, joins Adviant

Karol will be putting her 15+ years of HR and management experience to work at one of our newest Midwest clients in Joplin, Missouri. Karol has her SPHR (senior professional in human resources) and has served in leadership roles at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and as a

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Not-So-Sick Days

Adviant principal Paul Bazell comments on employees taking "not so sick" days off work for KDAF TV Channel CW-33 Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

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Mistletoe Alert: Avoiding Office Party Pitfalls

WMOX News Radio 1120 AM St. Louis, MO November 30, 2011 The holiday season and all the parties that go along with the season are upon us. Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, spoke with St. Louis' KMOX AM 1120 morning show about ideas of what companies should do to avoid being sued because of

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Study: Job Market for College Grads Improving

600 KCOL AM Ft. Collins, CO November 23, 2011 Radio interview with Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales: At the moment good economic news is pretty hard to come by, especially for young people, a group struggling with nearly double the national unemployment rate. But thanks to a Michigan State University report out today

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Annual Benefits Enrollment - What You Need to Know

Daybreak USA with Jay Young Nationally Syndicated Radio Morning Show Nashville, TN November 8, 2011 Radio Interview: Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, provides tips to help employees get the most out of their benefits for the 2012 annual enrollment season.  Click to listen<

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Favoritism in Workplace Promotions Widespread, Study Says

WSBT 960AM News/Talk Radio Denis and Shelli, With Denis Prior and Shelli Harmon South Bend, Indiana October 10, 2011  Interview with Adviant Principal, Jonathan Scales: Jonathan comments on a study released by Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business that indicates that connections and relationships play a

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More Employees Claim They’ve Been Bullied at Work

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell comments on bullying in the workplace for CBS 11 News Dallas/Fort Worth.   

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Prospects for 2011 Holiday Hiring

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell comments on the prospects for 2011 holiday hiring with News Talk 710 KURV Fox News Radio.   

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Terminated Employees Reinstated After Facebook Complaints

Adviant principal, Paul Bazell was interviewed on KION radio and 12 FOX News Radio affiliates this week. Paul commented on the Nat'l Labor Relations Board's directive that 5 terminated employees of Hispanics United of Buffalo be reinstated after their critical remarks exchanged on Facebook were deemed a protected concerted

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NLRB: Employees Can’t be Fired for Facebook Complaints

WSBT 960AM News/Talk Radio South Bend, Indiana September 13, 2011 News/talk radio interview with Adviant Principal, Jonathan Scales: Five workers fired for complaining about their jobs on Facebook will go back to work after the National Labor Relations Board ruled in their favor, affirming workers can safely vent their

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Be Attractive - Stay Active When Unemployed - Keep Skills Up to Date

Radio Interview with Jonathan Scales WKYX 1320 AM/94.3 FM News/Talk Radio Paducah, KY September 7, 2011 Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, provides thoughts on being attractive to employers during a time of lengthy unemployment.  

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Labor Day: Also Time to Remember Those Without Jobs

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa September 4, 2011 Adviant Midwest Managing Principal, Jonathan Scales, was quoted in the WCF Courier. "Many employers are becoming more and more selective in the screening for their candidates," said Jonathan Scales, HR consultant with Adviant, Inc. in Joplin, MO.

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Now Hiring . But Unemployed Need Not Apply

KCMO 710 AM News/Talk Radio Morning Show with Greg Knapp Kansas City, MO August 15, 2011 News/talk radio interview with Adviant Principal, Jonathan Scales: For many unemployed persons, the posting "Now Hiring" often brings a flicker of hope. However, currently many job sites are posting position openings with

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Job Recruiters “Like” Facebook for New Hires

WTAG 580AM/94.9 FM News/Talk Radio The Jim Polito Show Worchester, MA August 9, 2011 News/talk radio interview with Adviant Principal, Jonathan Scales: More companies are trying to tap Facebook Inc.'s 750-million-plus user base to find new employees, threatening traditional job boards and competing with LinkedIn Corp., which has

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Women Having a Harder Time Finding Jobs than Men

KOLR 10 TV Springfield, MO July 13, 2011 Television interview with Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales: If you think the recession is a thing of the past, you may want to pay a visit to the Missouri Career Center. The lines are still long and statistically speaking you are more likely to see

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Real Horrible Bosses

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KSN TV, Joplin, MO July 13, 2011 On the heels of the new movie, Horrible Bosses, human resource experts Deborah Chiodo of Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri, and Jonathan Scales, principal with Adviant, comment on how to deal with a horrible boss.

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Juggling Jobs in America

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell discusses the growing number of job-jugglers across the US (people who need, or want, multiple jobs). Radio interview on WBAP News/Talk 820AM / 96.7FM.

 

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Pay Disparity Between Men and Women

Adviant principal, Paul Bazell discusses the historical and current disparity in pay between men and women in the U.S. on WSBT 960AM Newsradio.

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The Mancession May be Over: Women Fall Behind in Employment

WSBT 960AM News/Talk Radio South Bend, Indiana July 8, 2011

News/talk radio interview with Adviant Principal, Jonathan Scales: Women have been worse-off than men through the past two years of sluggish economic recovery, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Listen and learn more.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Filing Deadline June 22, 2011

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal - Adviant, Inc. KSN TV, Joplin, MO - June 17, 2011 Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, provides information on federal disaster unemployment assistance available to residents of Joplin, Missouri as a result of the May 22, 2011 tornado. The deadline to file for benefits is Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

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Joplin, MO Reminder: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadline June 22, 2011

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales, Principal - Adviant, Inc. KODE TV, Joplin, MO - June 20, 2011 Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, reminds Joplin, Missouri, viewers of the June 22, 2011 filing deadline for federal disaster unemployment assistance as a result of the May 22 tornado.

 

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Tough Job Market for Teens Looking for Summer Work

KDAF-TV 33 Dallas/Fort Worth interviews Adviant Principal Paul Bazell on his prognosis for the teen job market this summer. Segment originally aired June 6, 2011.

 

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Graduates See Small Increase in Entry-level Jobs Available

As college graduation time approaches, KOAM TV-7, Pittsburg, KS, interviews Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales on the job prospects for entry-level work for college graduates.  

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Social Media And Your Job

KODE Action 12 News, Joplin, MO, interviews Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales on how social media affects companies and their employees. 

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Joplin, MO Adviant Office for the Day - Twin Hills Golf & Country Club

Adviant Internet and 3G are still affected by the recent tornado. Thanks to Twin Hills for the use of their WiFi and thanks to Doug Adams, head golf professional! www.TwinHillsGolf.net

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Joplin, MO Adviant Office on the Move Now That’s Flexible!

Without a stable office Internet or 3G connection due to the May 22 tornado, the Adviant Joplin, Missouri, office has had to think on its feet and get creative! Please feel free to stop by and visit Adviant principal, Jonathan Scales, at Adviant's location-for-the-day, the McDonald's on the

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Joplin, MO Tornado and a Positive Outlook for the Community

Radio Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KCMO 710 AM, Kansas City, MO May 31, 2011 By: Ray Read Jonathan Scales, Adviant principal, lives in Joplin, Missouri. He comments on the recovery effort, business climate, and deadlines for federal unemployment assistance.  Read More

“Latest Hair Trend Doesn’t Fly in the Workplace” Interview with Paul Bazell Principal - Adviant, Inc

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell was interviewed as an expert for this AOL News story on the latest style trend, hair feathers, in the workplace.

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“TTHUSC Grads Hope for Positive Job Outlook” TV Interview with Paul Bazell Principal - Adviant, Inc.

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell was interviewed as a human resources expert for this Fox 34 TV news story in Lubbock, Texas.

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“Latest fashion trend—appropriate for the office?”

TV Interview with Paul Bazell, Adviant, Inc. "Do Hair Feathers Fly at Work?"  Find out Adviant Principal Paul Bazell's advice in this TV interview with NBC affiliate KXAS TV5 in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. 

 

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“Tax Filing Deadline, Reduced Social Security Taxes, and FSAs vs. HSAs”

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KY3 TV, Springfield, MO April 11, 2011 Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales offers tips as the tax return filing deadline approaches, information on the recently reduced 2011 Social Security tax, and thoughts on flexible spending accounts versus health savings accounts.  

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“The Government Shutdown: What Would Have Happened?”

Radio Interview with Jonathan Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. America Tonight with Kate Delaney www.americatonight.net April 11, 2011

Adviant principal Jonathan Scales and Kate Delaney of America Tonight discuss some of the effects of the potential government shutdown, HR automation, and benefits continuation after leaving a job. 

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“North Texas Hiring Spree”

TV Interview with Paul Bazell Principal Adviant, Inc. KDAF TV, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX April 1, 2011 An improving economy sparks a hiring spree among North Texas employers.  Adviant Principal Paul Bazell comments on the uptick in hiring.  

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Adviant Principal Quoted in the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal “Cut budgets = cut benefits?”

Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales was quoted in the March 9, 2011 issue of the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal. Jonathan commented that the trend is for companies to pass along the higher costs of benefit plans - specifically health insurance - to employees, though some companies are doing the opposite to keep

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“Your Paycheck, Freebies,  and Tax Planning”

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KSN TV, Joplin, MO March 14, 2011 Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales provides some tips on getting the most out of your paycheck and thoughts on tax planning.  

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“Tax Time and Employee Benefits”

TV Interview with Jonathan A. Scales Principal Adviant, Inc. KODE TV, Joplin, MO  March 11, 2011  Adviant Principal Jonathan Scales provides some tips on tax planning and getting the most out of employee benefits.  

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“Health Care Reform Impact and Repeal”

Radio Interview with Paul Bazell and Jonathan Scales Principals Adviant, Inc. Impact Texas, Dallas, TX February 12, 2011 By: Jon Griffin Click to listen to Part #1: www.adviant.com/ImpactTexas-1.mp3 Click to listen to Part #2: www.adviant.com/ImpactTexas-2.mp3 Adviant principals, Paul Bazell and Jonathan Scales, discuss the impact

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Horrible Bosses

Adviant Principal Paul Bazell offers advice to KLIF listeners in Dallas, TX on dealing with a bad boss. Click to listen: www.adviant.com/BadBosses.mp3

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