Category Archives: Plan Qualification

They’re Yours, They’re Mine or They’re on Their Own: More On Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Previously, in Yours, Mine or Ours?, we examined the basics of “who” your  employees are for employee benefits purposes. We also discussed some of the adverse tax and business consequences that can befall employers who either don’t understand who their … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine, Ours: Are the Individuals Working for You Your Employees?

As the name suggests, “employee benefit plans” are for employees. However, in today’s increasingly outsourced economy, it is not always easy to figure out which of your workers are your employees for benefit purposes. A proliferation of staff-leasing, executive-leasing and … Continue reading

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Watch Out For What Your Plans Say – Or Don’t Say – About Transfers

Most of the special districts and municipalities we represent have numerous collective bargaining units, and many have multiple service locations and facilities. While advising these entities on their retirement and welfare benefits, we’ve come to realize that their retirement plans … Continue reading

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