It gives me great pride to share the following article recognizing my tax partner Elaina Kogan as a rising star in the accounting profession per the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
This June, my wife, Janie and I went to Europe for a well-deserved vacation. We had planned the trip for almost a year: booking our airplane flights, booking a group tour with a major tour company and coordinating our activities so we could be joined by our dear friends from New Jersey. Timing was the all-important factor. We knew we were dependent upon God for our weather, but never did we think about how labor organizations could play a role in deterring our desired outcome. Our flights were booked through Air France. Little did we know, there were planned strikes by pilots, and then later by air controllers, that would affect our trip.
We like to think that our workplace can be inviting, like a second home. It’s where we spend a lot of our time, so we want it to be free from hostility. Although we generally aspire to make our workplaces welcoming, there may be people—or just that one person—who make it anything but welcoming for everyone else. Disgruntled employees are more common than we would like to believe, but alas, they are there making your life a living hell.
I recently went through some challenging and life-changing moments in terms of my health. At the time, I found myself relating these events to the way I occasionally see things happen with clients in our tax practice. In both situations, I realized, it’s easy to ignore warning signs or potential problems.
One of our clients recently contacted me about an email he had received from the IRS. He wanted to know why the IRS would be contacting him by email. And why was the IRS asking him for personal information? Was the email legitimate? A little digging uncovered the answer.