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Here’s what 2019 holds for the ACA 5570 3714 Heidi McLean

Here’s what 2019 holds for the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making the news again as a coalition of the Trump administration and GOP-led states are appealing courts to take it down completely. What’s at stake? It depends on who you ask. Many believe that the ACA lands squarely in the land of government overreach. Additionally, the act has its share…

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Cannabis, workplace impairment, and 5 questions to consider

What used to be black and white, and is now suddenly gray all over? When marijuana use was simply illegal, employers could legally make employment decisions based on use alone. As states decriminalize the use of medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, and CBD oil, the conversation gets much more complicated. Nowhere is it more important to…

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30 years and 5 lessons

Everyone can see opportunities, but successful people act on them. With a 2-year-old, a newborn, and a home under construction, Heidi McLean had every reason not to fill the need she saw in her world. But instead of making excuses, she went for it—starting a business that connected the film crews she knew from her freelance news work…

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No pressure, but you really need to fix your contractor payroll dysfunction 501 291 Heidi McLean

No pressure, but you really need to fix your contractor payroll dysfunction

I’m not saying you’re dysfunctional, but if you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you probably have some flaws in your contractor payroll systems. But don’t worry! This isn’t like family dysfunction that can only be handled with gobs of counseling and Netflix marathons. We’re talking about something that can actually be…

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How to Determine a Payroll Schedule for Your Company 500 333 Heidi McLean

How to Determine a Payroll Schedule for Your Company

Whether you’re starting a new company or you’re trying to develop a better strategy for your company’s payroll, there are a few things to keep in mind. This includes the state your business is presently in, the types of workers you have, and when you are able to push your workers’ paychecks through. Here are…

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What the new DOL proposal means for overtime 4978 3319 Heidi McLean

What the new DOL proposal means for overtime

Heads up: overtime exemptions are about to change. On March 7th, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations which will make more than a million more people eligible for overtime pay. The proposal raises the salary-level threshold  The proposal increases the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions. Workers earning less than $35,308 a year ($679…

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When workers’ comp sucks: a cautionary tale 6500 4333 Heidi McLean

When workers’ comp sucks: a cautionary tale

An insurance company says a doctor provided false info. The doc has no comment. Meanwhile, the psychologist says the insurance overruled his decision and handled the case so poorly he’s not going to take workers’ comp cases anymore. And then there’s Neil Eckelberger — the guy in the middle of it all trying to get on…

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If your benefits went with you, how far would you go? 4000 4000 Heidi McLean

If your benefits went with you, how far would you go?

The idea of a safety net takes its inspiration from a circus act. The net allows performers to leap from one bar to the next knowing that if they fall, they will be caught by the net instead of falling directly to the earth. On top of a regular paycheck, traditional employment comes with a…

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Four ways to mitigate workers’ compensation risk 5184 3456 Heidi McLean

Four ways to mitigate workers’ compensation risk

Who needs workers’ compensation? Anyone with employees, it turns out. Workers’ compensation provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment. Just like any other insurance, it’s one you hope you’ll never need. Still, if you do need it, you’ll be so glad you have it. Employers that ensure worker safety…

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The biggest myth about the gig economy just got busted 4000 2764 Heidi McLean

The biggest myth about the gig economy just got busted

The internet and all its digital descendents (apps, mobile workspaces, etc.) have made it logistically easier than ever to both be and to hire a creative, freelancer, and side hustler. That much is true. Beyond that, there are a whole bunch of splashy headlines and semi-educated guesses about the gig economy’s reach and impact. Due…