BOO! The Specter of Costly Misclassification Audits Rises this Halloween

Neither ghouls, goblins or ghosts strike as much fear into the hearts of workforce management practitioners as does the specter of a costly worker misclassification audit by the IRS, DOL or state. We have all read the gruesome tales of multi-million-dollar judgments against FedEx, Microsoft, Uber and other top-tier businesses. But this is a problem…

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After M&A Spike, How Compliant is the Healthcare Workforce?

In 2015 and 2016, the healthcare industry saw an unprecedented spike in mergers and acquisitions. With ever-tightening profit margins, healthcare companies are consolidating to gain greater economies of scale and increase purchasing power. So far this year, the record-breaking trend has continued with high profile mergers between large organizations like Baptist Memorial Healthcare and Mississippi Baptist…

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Is Your Manufacturing Plant at Risk for a DOL Audit?

Growth in the utilization of temporary labor in manufacturing comes with a corresponding increase in risk for audit by the Department of Labor. Is your plant at risk for a DOL audit? If so, what can you do to protect your organization? The short answer to the first question is, “yes.” The law of large…

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Employee Recognition – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Recognition, in all of its forms, is critical to creating a strong corporate culture and sense of team chemistry within an organization. There are many different approaches to recognition – from formal corporation-wide programs – to individual conversations between a manager and employee. To follow are study results that reveal the important role that recognition plays…

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Contingent Workforce 101: How to Recruit and Retain Millennials

Millennials are one of the largest demographic segments in the US labor pool today and the millennial demographic is ultimately overtaking Baby Boomers. A sound hiring strategy will ultimately help you best understand how to recruit and retain the millennial workforce. Over the past decade, scores of marketers and professional researchers have exhaustively analyzed millennials…

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HR Compliance Beyond the 1099

Years ago, navigating whether or not a worker could be classified as a 1099 contractor was your only concern. No doubt, it’s an important question. The IRS, DOL, and other state and local agencies have investigated and fined companies for violating these rules. Keeping on the straight and narrow path with 1099 status is no…

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ACA Compliance for Employers Part III

In 2016, the nextSource blog produced a two-part series to help organizations come to terms with the requirements and impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You can review those posts here ACA Part I and here Part II. With these perspectives refreshed in your mind, continue reading below for Part III of the series.…

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Independent Contractor Compliance and the 1099 Form

With tax season upon us, let’s take a moment to review a checklist of what’s classified and what’s misclassified and everything else you need to know about the 1099 filing for independent contractors. Overview An IRS form 1099-Misc is issued whenever companies pay a person or a business more than $600 in total during the…

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