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Why Wait for Healthcare Reform?

Finding the best healthcare plan for your company is no easy feat, but there are ways to tailor a plan to your needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid in navigating the healthcare marketplace.

Ralph de la Torre Governance/Compliance , Health/Benefits , Regulatory March 5 2012

The “America Destroys Jobs” Act

President Obama’s signing of the “America Invents Act” is supposed to spur job creation, but in reality, the act will destroy jobs. Successful entrepreneur and author, Hank Nothhaft, writes exclusively for Chief Executive on why this act will only make the U.S. unemployment problem worse.

Hank Nothhaft Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory September 26 2011

States and Tax Incentives — What You Need to Know

When deciding where to establish or relocate a business, tax rates, credits, and incentives are an important consideration. And as corporate and income tax rates vary by state, it’s crucial to know the landscape before entering a market. Here’s an in-depth guide and what you should focus on.

Dean Zerbe Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 14 2011
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Legacy Main Street Solution Proposed for Wall Street

As required by the Dodd-Frank legislation, the US Treasury established the Office of Financial Research (OFR). This organization is focused on regulating financial infrastructure and imposing identification systems on corporations. The OFR must choose its approach by mid-July, so it’s about time to start figuring out how new regulations could affect your company.

Allan D. Grody and Timothy P. Smucker Governance/Compliance , Regulatory May 17 2011

Why Tax Policy Is a Dissembler’s Paradise

All politics is the art of deception, none more so than the oft-repeated claim about “tax cuts for the rich.” First, the extension of the rate cuts of 2003 that President Obama grudgingly agreed to in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits is not in any way a reduction of income tax. The only question was whether everyone’s tax liability was going to increase in January.

ChiefExecutive.net Regulatory January 20 2011
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Maybe Jeff Can Do It

Since Chief Executive published its previous issue’s cover story on why CEOs are fed up with Washington, President Obama signaled a possible attitudinal shift, with the appointment of GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt to head the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The new group replaces an advisory board headed by Paul Volker that the President established just after he took office.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance , Regulatory March 14 2011
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VIDEO: Ford’s Alan Mulally on Gov’t Regulations for Businesses

Chief Executive magazine’s CEO of the Year, Ford Motor’s Alan Mulally, serves on President Obama’s export council, specifically leading the manufacturing section. In this video, Mulally discusses Ford’s involvement in formulating government regulations, the importance of a business – government relationship, corporate tax rates, and how to bring America back to the top in manufacturing (something he knows more than a little about).

ChiefExecutive.net Governance , Governance/Compliance , Manufacturing , Operations , Regulatory , Videos July 18 2011
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Kill Economic Freedom; Kill Job Creation

After Boeing announced its plans to locate a Dreamliner production site in South Carolina, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated its position that Boeing should restrict production to Washington state. The NLRB was against the airline manufacturer creating jobs in South Carolina (there were no plans to eliminate the jobs in Washington) where there are lower costs and business conditions are stable.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 29 2011

Garrotted By Red Tape

While the country’s attention has been riveted by the debt ceiling and downgrades, there is a more ominous phenomenon that has largely gone unremarked: overregulation.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Regulatory October 5 2011
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A Stimulus We Can Believe In

Is President Obama’s stimulus working? A June Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 45 percent of those polled think the President [...]

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Regulatory June 15 2009

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