Tag: Mark E. Battersby

Under the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rules, some aggregate producers may reduce their workforce to avoid shouldering large added expenses. Photo: welcomia/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Defining the new independent contractor

April 3, 2024 By

Failure to properly classify independent contractors and document their status at the beginning of a relationship
can now lead to issues down the road.

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Getting workers back into a pit or quarry in 2022 is sadly easier said than done. Photo: isabela66/iStock / Getty Images Plus/GettY Images

How tweaking your hiring approach can attract, retain workers

March 9, 2022 By

Although producers are finding people in short supply, an adjustment in hiring approach may yield the employees they need to run most effectively.

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Rethinking your equipment purchasing approach

August 21, 2019 By

The development of a new equipment lease standard presents an opportunity for producers to reduce their bottom line.

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While unpaid tax bills can break the bank at your company, aggregate producers can employ a number of strategies ahead of time to avoid interest and penalties. Photo: iStock.com/Michael Burrell

When you owe the IRS

March 1, 2019 By

If your business can’t pay a tax bill by its deadline, there are perfectly legitimate strategies that can minimize and even eliminate the fines and penalties.

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Divestitures are sometimes required to complete a deal involving crushed stone, sand and gravel operations. Photo: iStock.com/peuceta

Profiting together with mergers and acquisitions

October 19, 2018 By

With M&A activity on the rise, aggregate operations should perform their due diligence when selecting the right path for their business.

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What you can write off while attending shows

August 22, 2018 By

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act changed the rules when it comes to business expenses and deductions.

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New rules for taxing pass-through income

May 9, 2018 By

Tax reform is prompting a number of owners and operators to re-evaluate the structure of their business.

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How to get the most out of employee stock ownership plans

April 16, 2018 By

Use these tips to get the most from employee stock ownership plans and beyond just at retirement.

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Breaking down the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

March 21, 2018 By

Find out what the reform bill means for crushed stone, sand and gravel operations.

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