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2nd Quarter, 2017
Business Advisor
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Employee or Independent Contractor?
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Labor has intensified its focus on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. In its written materials on the subject, the DOL’s stance has shifted from impartial educator to supportive advocate for misclassified employees. In light of the DOL’s efforts (its “Misclassification Initiative”), attorneys should counsel business clients about the increased emphasis on employee misclassification, and the need to become and remain compliant with relevant state and federal laws.  Read more »

Proposed Repeal of the Affordable Care Act: How Will Small Businesses Fare? 
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that before the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), small businesses paid on average 18% more in health insurance premiums than larger companies paid for the same benefits. In addition, small businesses sometimes faced unpredictable rate increases, higher rates for certain groups (like women or aging employees), and waiting periods or denied coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions.  Read more »

Did You Know...

Decommissioned Satellites Are Crashed Into An Ocean Location Known As...

>Alpha Zero
>Blackbeard's Gulch
>Point Nemo
>Elephant's Graveyard

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