Things to Know About an IC Occupational Accident Insurance Program (The 3 Prong Solution)

Coordinated Occupational Accident Insurance, Contingent Liability Coverage, and Workers’ Compensation Make no mistake: Occupational Accident Insurance (Occ Acc) is NOT Workers’ Compensation (WC). Unlike Workers’ Compensation, Occupational Accident Insurance can have optimal benefits or minimal benefits according to the needs of the Insured. Typically, the higher the benefits in an Occ Acc program, the greater […]

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A Pro-Active Approach to Proper IC Classification

Proper classification of independent contractors requires a pro-active approach to ensure that your business is compliant with current federal and state laws. This is especially critical if your business operates in multiple states where different laws may apply. Consultech can assess your current business model to evaluate your risk of being audited and the likelihood that […]

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The Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors

For the last twenty years and with no resolution in sight, a hot debate in business news has been how to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. With the Independent Contractor model, there is much to be gained for business owners but much to be lost for federal and state governments. Even Independent […]

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There is Hope for the Big Apple!

For the past several years, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) (Administrative Law Judge Section, Division of Appeals) has gone out of their way to re-classify independent contractors to employees is several industries. A few closest to our hearts are the courier/trucking and independent musicians. Through tireless efforts by Consultech and different law […]

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Spring Has Sprung!

It has been a busy 1st quarter to the year and we have a bit of Spring Cleaning to do. Here are a few of the major announcements that you may have missed.   Bad News First: President Obama authorized funds for the additional enforcement to “detect and deter” the misclassification of independent contractors. This […]

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California Paid Sick Leave.

California Assembly Bill 1522 to Amend Section 2810.5 California Paid Sick Leave.      California Assembly Bill No. 1522 to Amend Section 2810.5 California Paid Sick Leave: An employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to […]

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Are FedEx Drivers Employees?

FedEx Ground Says Its Drivers Aren’t Employees. The Courts Will Decide. By Josh Eidelson October 16, 2014   Five days a week for 10 years, Agostino Scalercio left his house before 6 a.m., drove to a depot to pick up a truck, and worked a 10-hour shift delivering packages in San Diego. He first worked […]

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Mitigating Risk Is Key

Mitigating risk is key, however there is no silver bullet to avoid an unemployment claim, workers’ compensation claim, or a wage and hour complaint from INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Additionally, audits can be conducted (by various state or federal agencies) for any company, at any time, whether it is targeted or random. YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR […]

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Know When to Hold ’em!

  It was 1985, the 49ers won the Super Bowl, Ronald Reagan begins his second term, and a bombshell named Madonna was all the rage. It is hard to believe that it has been 30 years since a small startup company that only processed unemployment claims began its operations in a small office in Stamford, […]

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