JD Miller

  • This Pride Month, Let’s Lead In Making Change For Others In June of 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn for a liquor license violation, “beating the bar’s patrons with nightsticks and brandishing their guns.” A riot erupted, and by the end of the night, cars were overturned, fires were set, and dozens were arrested or…

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  • The Value of Volunteering at Motus In my late 20s, I worked for a company whose IPO created a life-changing financial windfall for me. Yes, I’d worked very hard and very long hours to earn that result. But I also realized that there was a fair bit of random chance that put me in the…

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  • Achieving Diversity In the Workplace In today’s world, many businesses recognize the importance of diversity in the workplace – diverse teams are more creative, productive and can address a broader set of market demands due to their breadth of perspective. However, actually achieving workplace diversity has shown to be more difficult in practice. For example,…

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  • How is the Lyft IPO filing impacted by driving costs? Last Friday, Lyft filed its IPO registration, revealing information about the financial health of the organization. This includes the company’s net loss of $911.3 million last year, against revenues of $2.2 billion. As is typical of such filings, the Lyft IPO registration lays out a…

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  • 2018 Tax Returns and Declining Tax Refunds Filing for your 2018 tax returns? While the deadline to do so isn’t until April 15th, tax preparations in some households are already well underway. But those looking forward to a size-able refund may want to temper their expectations. In a recent analysis of taxes filed through January,…

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  • What happens with the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act? In late August, Governor Bruce Rauner signed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Effective January 1, 2019, the Act requires employers to “reimburse an employee for all necessary expenditures” they incur as a result of doing their job. Employees have 30…

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