Category Archives: Plan Qualification

Why You Need to “Monitor” Full-time, Temporary Employees

By Jeff Chang Due to budget restrictions and general hiring freezes, many California public agencies are forced to fill workforce gaps with temporary employees from staffing agencies. This practice, while quite common, is not well-understood — particularly when it comes to … Continue reading

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

By: Jeff Chang 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 … Continue reading

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

By: Jeff Chang 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, … Continue reading

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

By: Jeff Chang 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 … Continue reading

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