No one wants to allow fraud, which has reputational costs as well as financial ones — but how do you prevent it? Monitoring employees is one common answer, but where does monitoring cross the line into illegal invasion of privacy. In order to deter fraud without putting your company in legal jeopardy, you must understand the boundaries set in employment law.

Balancing competing needs

Employees’ privacy rights are protected by law. Most employment laws attempt to balance employers’ need to protect the company’s assets and maximize productivity with employees’ need to be free from intrusion into their private affairs.

Read more: Can You Protect Against Fraud and Still Respect Employee Privacy?

Author: Louise Giles

Charities are constantly having to navigate a changing landscape. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides new data handling considerations for our clients and with it new potential risks. Concurrently, subsidiaries are having to take on new Gift Aid reporting requirements. Further, in our role as auditors, we are frequently advising our clients on year-on-year changes to reporting requirements. Below I summarise the topical key points and provide signposts for more depth of detail.

Read more: Charities and Not-for-Profit Update

Contact: Neil Cox

The recent address by the Secretary-of-State for Defra Michael Gove at the Oxford Farming Conference has provided some reassurance for farmers as to how farming subsidies will be dealt with after Brexit.

Mr Gove guaranteed farmers the same level of current EU subsidies until the 2022 election. There would then be a “transitional period” in England until 2024. Further detailing how the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be replaced Mr Gove said the CAP was “unjust” and “doesn’t really reward efficiency”.

Read more: Farming - The future, post Brexit

The Indian Union Budget 2018 has been presented recently in the Indian Parliament.

In the guide linked below, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP presents the highlights of the non-tax proposals of the Indian Union Budget 2018 introduced by the Honourable Finance Minister. This is the last full budget by the current government before the elections. The budget focuses on agriculture, rural economy and healthcare.

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Author: Marie Brilmyer

When a nonprofit organization combines with one or more other nonprofits, using the proper accounting treatment depends on if it is deemed a merger or an acquisition. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) differentiate between a merger and an acquisition as follows:

  • When the Board of Directors cede control of two or more nonprofit organizations and a new organization is created, a merger occurs.
  • When one organization obtains controls of one or more nonprofit or for-profit organizations, an acquisition occurs.

Read more: Accounting for Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions