Recent COBRA Extensions Due to COVID-19

Attention, HR teams; there’s another change on the books.   COBRA, the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, is the ruling that allows employees who lose their job to continue their health insurance coverage. With more than 40 million Americans filing for unemployment by May 2020, the chances of experiencing a health insurance crisis are high. […]

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Understanding Employee Classifications III: Relationship

The laws governing employment status are changing, as more American workers take up independent contracting as a side hustle or survive the downturn in the economy. Employers who accidentally or deliberately misclassify their workers as independent contractors but who meet all the criteria the IRS sets for full-time employees are likely to be on the […]

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Understanding Employee Classifications II: Financial Control

Under the letter of the law, the lines between employees and independent contractors have started to blur a bit. New lawsuits are coming down in favor of 1099 contractors who say their employers are working them in ways that are very much the same as a full-time worker. Companies are watching these rulings closely to […]

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