Changing consumer behaviors may positively affect courts

Consumer purchasing behaviors are changing. While the connection between purchasing and courts with jury trials is muddy, there are important data from the American Marketing Association's latest report that translate over. "Consumers have started caring about healthy and hygienic packaging and how companies treat their employees." 26 percent of customers bought more based on how ...

2021-09-23T12:56:17-06:00August 26, 2020|Business Trends, CourtFunds|

New policies to implement post-COVID-19

Across the country, courts and businesses are slowly opening or reclosing depending on COVID-19 cases. Here's a list of new policies to consider implementing when your county is safe to open. Make face masks mandatory or strongly encourage their use. Enforce social distancing of 6 feet. Make hand sanitizer available and encourage its use. Improve ...

2021-09-23T13:01:01-06:00August 12, 2020|Business Trends, CourtFunds, Electronic Payments|

The battle between digital currency, plastic, and cash

Deciding which payment option to use is personal and fraught with pros and cons. Payment preference depends on lifestyle and opinion. Digital currency (commonly known as cryptocurrency) includes bitcoin and potentially Libra (a work in progress by Facebook's owner Mark Zuckerburg). Plastic payment methods are usually debit and credit cards but can include gift cards ...

2021-09-23T13:06:08-06:00July 29, 2020|Business Trends, Electronic Payments|

Escheatment: what it means and why it matters

What is escheatment? When a firm is unable to locate an account owner, and that account has remained inactive for a state specified amount of time (often three to five years), the state will claim the account through "escheatment." Once claimed, the state becomes the owner of the account. Afterwards, states will often sell the ...

2021-09-23T13:07:25-06:00July 22, 2020|Business Trends|

Where to find workplace waste and eliminate it

Budget cuts are looming ahead after the aftermath of COVID-19. Many are already feeling the need to limit costs wherever possible. While this list of common workplace waste isn't comprehensive, this blog is a good place to start to see where your office can save money. High absenteeism This section is especially relevant in wake ...

2021-09-23T13:09:47-06:00July 15, 2020|Business Trends|

Virtual courts could be our new reality

When virtual courts can be utilized COVID-19 has dramatically changed how courts proceed with trials. Virtual courts have become more prevalent and helped lower the number of back-logged cases. However, only the trials that do not require juries have been able to be moved online. Bench trials do not have a jury. The judge weighs ...

2021-09-23T13:34:32-06:00May 13, 2020|Business Trends, CourtFunds|

Check fraud problems and solutions

Who commits fraud? Fraud is a broad term for a lot of sub-categories; not only does fraud affect individuals, it also affects every industry. Customer fraud, cybercrime, asset misappropriation, and bribery and corruption have the highest frequency of overall fraud experience. The perpetrator could be an internal worker, external to the company, or cooperation between ...

2021-09-14T13:55:32-06:00April 22, 2020|Business Trends, CourtFunds|

How COVID-19 is affecting courts and jails

What happens to necessary government functions when a pandemic occurs? Courts and jails have had to adjust normal functions to slow the spread of COVID-19 (also known as the Corona Virus). Where possible, many businesses have required employees to work remotely in the safety of their home to lower virus transmission. This has provided a ...

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