NJ Independent contractors with benefits

October 30th, 2019

You know about friends with benefits (you do know about friends with benefits, right?).

And married, jobs, pets and desserts with benefits

New Jersey has decided that it may be time to up the ante and include independent contractors in the benefits gig. Yep, there is a bill in the legislature that plans to do just that.

Benefit from Salvadore SImao's experience as a former DOL attorney and his breakdown of what to expect and why from this "crackdown" on the use of independent contractors.



Your ADA toolkit

October 25th, 2019

Everyone and everything can benefit from a good toolkit, even your workplace.

Fiona Ong points you in the direction of the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit to help you move beyond basic compliance with the ADA.


IL No choice allowed - auto enrollment in IRAs and Chicago dogs

October 22nd, 2019

Enrollment in a retirement savings program for Illinois employees is getting to the point that it requires no thought, , no choice, no decisions to be made, kind of like when you order a Chicago dog.

As of November of 2019, all private sector workers working for a company with 25 or more employees who do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirment plan will be automatically enrolled in IRAs that will take a 5% after-tax bite out of gross wages.

Wesley Covert explains the Secure Choice Savings Program, provides some links for further info and mentions an upside...


How to avoid Major League workplace problems

October 21st, 2019

Your office, a movie or a clever construct designed to entertain while imparting widsom:

  • Manager who plays by the old rules. 
  • Prima donna who is past their prime. 
  • The ace who is an ace because he cheats.
  • Power employee who takes to voodoo to break a bad streak.
  • Grizzled veteran who drinks too much and is worn out.
  • Convicted felon with talent but no control.

It is a movie (Major League) and probably your office and most certainly a clever ruse executed by Travis Vance and Curtis Moore.