Successfully Manage a Multi-State Workforce

From an HR perspective, employment has probably never been so complicated. From part-time to full-time, contractor to freelance, there are employee designations with varying rules these days at the state and federal levels. One of these complexities rests with hiring contractors across state lines. How can managers create an engaging environment for workers while still […]

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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 I: Behavioral Control

Is your worker an employee or an independent contractor? The lines have been blurred by pending lawsuits aimed at companies like Uber and Lyft to start treating their California independent drivers like full-time employees. On August 11, 2020, a judge ordered these organizations to pony up taxes, penalties, and other restitution. Under California‚Äôs new Assembly Bill 5, companies […]

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