There is a rise in actions against companies when it comes to 1099 Independent Contractor classification. Simply the government wants the tax money and sees this issue as a way to get it.

If you are using 1099 Independent Contractors please make sure your policies and procedures are going to help you.

Here are some common worker misclassification audit triggers:

  1. The 1099 independent contractor files a claim for unemployment benefits. 

  2. The 1099 independent contractor files a workers’ compensation or d...

We have been talking to many business leaders who are focused on driving efficiencies to their business. They are looking to use technologies to make their business run smoother, have the ability to manage it when they are not in the office and give them the confidence that it is all working perfectly. One area where this is relatively simple is in the HR space. Particularly with their payroll systems.

Payroll is more than just "punching numbers for a paycheck". It can handle almost all HR functions and mak...

Risk Management is most often associated with an insurance program. Think about your P&C or benefits broker, many times your insurance or benefits coverage is about transferring risk to someone else so that your business is protected. 

Think about all the risk you have identified in your business and now think about all of the risk may you have overlooked. HR issues such as:

1. Compliance- It seems every day there is some new law, rule or regulation.

2. Employee issues- What happens if there a complaint...

Private Payrolls are expanding rapidly. Most feel it is a sign of good things to come. However, this could cause some challenges in your HR procedures and policies. Think about how this may affect your business:

1. Recruiting- How are you going to compete for talent?

2. Employee Expansion- How are you going to on-board all of these new people?

3. Compensation Study- Are you reviewing your plans to make sure you are inline with business strategy?

These are some of the issues, of course there are many more. If y...

Our advice is always rooted in the protection of you and your company because we are all in this together – if one of us fails to do the right thing, we may all suffer the consequences for it. Because of this, it’s important to research and look into Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), an insurance that protects employers in cases of employee allegations.

Why Your Company Needs EPLI:

  •  Charges against employers for discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage...

PAID Family Leave and Politics

It is a standard practice not to combine politics and work. As of lately, though, there seems to be a movement towards discussing politics as it relates to the workplace. More specifically, there are discussions revolving around paid family leave becoming a bipartisan principle. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s newest task force strives to bring their case to Washington where they develop an effective national paid family leave policy.

Many large employers already offer some form...

It seems as though business leaders and HR are focused on understanding the rationale behind E-Verify and when/if they should implement it in their organization. Is it right for your business? What benefits does it have?

E-Verify (link to simplifies employment eligibility by comparing information on an employee’s I-9 Form to records on file with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. This site can confirm employees as work-authorized with...

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