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- Small Businesses Get New Tool to Assess Risk of Fraud
- Lawmakers Take Up Tough ID Theft Bill
- National Pay Equity Day
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- XBRL-US Launches Online Resource Center
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Business owners with limited money to hire anti-fraud professionals now can see for themselves whether their company is vulnerable to insider fraud.
A series of high-profile security breaches has prompted lawmakers to consider requiring companies to notify consumers if their personal information has been lost, stolen or otherwise released.
April 18, 2005 is National Pay Equity Day. Each year the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) organizes one day dedicated to raising awareness about issues of unfair pay among women and people of color. Pay Equity Day is observed in April because that is how long into the current year a woman must work to earn the same as a man earned the previous year. A Tuesday was selected because that is the day when women's wages catch up with men's wages from the previous week.
Two technology companies have announced a partnership to help owners of small and medium-sized businesses meet the internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) voluntary filing program encouraging companies to submit XBRL enabled documents to the EDGAR database, received a little help Monday. The American members of XBRL International announced the availability of resources supporting the effort on the U.S. jurisdiction's website at www.xbrl.org/us/secvfp. Among the resources being made available are FAQs, tutorials, an email discussion group and guidelines. The site also includes links to US GAAP taxonomies, sample XBRL instance documents, and technical background information.
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