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Workers Comp Call or Email – #1 for 2017 Is No Surprise

Most Popular Workers Comp Call or Email We Received in 2017 The Workers Comp call or email we received most in 2017 actually came from Risk Managers or business owners. The company had a premium audit coming up in the next few weeks or days.  Some of the calls or

Subcontractors And Statutory Employees IRS Publication 15-A

Subcontractors And Statutory Employees Classifying Subcontractors And Statutory Employees can be a difficult task for  any business.  A great publication on employee classification is IRS Publication 15-A (PDF File) along with this IRS webpage. This is not to be confused with classification codes. One of the more informative sections from the

Subcontractors FLSA – Department of Labor v IRS

Department of Labor v IRS – Subcontractors FLSA IRS guide to subcontractors FLSA vs Department of Labor. The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) was enumerated by the Department of Labor’s (DOL)) interpretation of  recent Supreme Court decisions. We received two emails on Monday with questions on how to determine the

Massachusetts And Independent Contractor Determination

Massachusetts And Independent Contractor The Massachusetts has an interesting take on independent contractors.  One of the hottest topics that still generates interests over the years is the subcontractor vs. employee debate. Many states have publicized cracking down on “1099 employees.”Massachusetts has a landmark case that has been used for determining

Certificates of Insurance With Wrong Info Can Ruin Your Business

Certificates of Insurance Are Critical Documents Certificates of insurance known in the Workers Compensation community as “certs” can wreck your business’s budget and possibly Mod (E-Mod or X-Mod) if not handled properly.   This is a follow-up article to yesterday’s Employee Misclassification conundrum. We receive calls and emails frequently from

Make Sure Your Policy Payroll Matches Your Budget Forecast

Does Your Policy Payroll Match Your Budget Forecast? Your policy payroll should match up with your budget forecast.   Payroll and certain benefits – known as remuneration among the Workers Comp premium auditors – should match your budget for your next policy year.  Just copying the payroll figures from your

Safety and EMods – Highlights From My Presentation From Today

Presentation Highlights – Safety and EMods Are Very Related How Safety and EMods intermingle was the basis for most of the highlights from my presentation. The NC Mid State Safety Council was kind enough to ask me to do a presentation on how safety programs impact an employer’s bottom line from

On Premium Audits, Subcontractors Can Cost $$ Without Proper Planning

Subcontractors Need to Supply Certificates Of Insurance I have posted on this subject very often. Subcontractors and Workers Compensation insurance are the most visited parts of this blog. Feel free to use the search box on the right and search for subcontractors to see all of the articles. This is

Subcontractor vs Employee – Insider IRS Guide Great Explanations

 IRS Guide To Subcontractor vs Employee Determination I was going to reprint the IRS’s guide to Subcontractor vs Employee. Lately, we receive this type of question more than the Premium Audit Bill inquiries. I then came across The Training Manual used by the Internal Revenue Service for separating employees and

Maine Makes Solid Subcontractor Rules For Workers Compensation

Maine Solid Subcontractor Rules The state of Maine makes solid subcontractor rules for Workers Compensation.The State of Maine has come up with a novel plan to identify companies/individuals that are construction subcontractors and not employees. The twelve rules for an business entity to be considered a subcontractor are spelled out

Workers Comp Subcontractors Jurisdiction Question

Workers Comp Subcontractors Jurisdiction The Jurisdiction of Workers Comp subcontractors WC coverage. A question asked by a peer always draws my attention.  I received this question from one of my peers in the Workers Comp world. A client of ours uses subcontractors as a part of their construction contracts. The

Three Areas of Workers’ Compensation Concern In My Presentation

Workers Comp Concern  = Three Areas I have been out of action for about a week, as this is the end of our tax season. There were three areas that raised the most concern in my presentation at the North Carolina Mid State Safety Council. I will go over each



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