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Employee or Independent Contractor: New program allows easy IRS changes

Employers can get into hot water with a number of agencies when they willfully classify workers as independent contractors, when, in fact, under IRS rules the worker is very much an employee. Things to look for are whether or not the worker actually has control over their employment decisions.

Can you fire someone on FMLA leave?

If you're an employer looking to avoid lawsuits over FMLA leave, it can be tempting to believe that employees who are out on leave are "untouchable," and that altering their employment status for any reason could land you in hot water. But in fact, employees who take FMLA leave don't have any more protection against termination than other employees who didn't take FMLA leave. In other words, you as an employer are still allowed to terminate employees who take FMLA leave, as long as that termination has nothing to do with the fact of the employee taking leave in the first place.

Talking about your will with loved ones

The will and estate plan serves two primary functions. First, it’s to make sure your wishes are carried out when you can’t speak them for yourself. Second, it’s to create a streamlined way to do so, with as few conflicts as possible. There are many difficult decisions when a plan includes sharing wealth or heirlooms with loved ones. Often, why decisions are made matters just as much as how.

How to minimize the impact of a workers’ comp claim

As a business owner, you have a lot to manage on a day-to-day basis. At some point, you will probably have an employee injury and a claim brought against your company. If you are facing a workers’ comp claim, you need to make some important considerations about the impact this could have. Here are 3 tips for reducing the effect on your business:

How to choose an executor for your will

Choosing the executor of your will is a major decision. Your executor will be charged with the immense and often complicated task of managing your assets when you are gone. It is important to choose someone who is both up to the challenge and supportive of your best interests.

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