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George M. Reardon

About George M. Reardon

George M. Reardon is an attorney at law. He can be reached at georgemreardon (at) aol (dot) com.

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1411, 2018

Pushing Back

By |November 14th, 2018|

Many staffing firms have experienced financial abuses inflicted on them by clients or VMS/MSP agents. Originally lifted from traditional purchasing contracts, these ideas are now widespread in staffing deals. The following are some of the worst financial abuses that you may encounter, along with nutshell summaries of how to fix them.

Stale invoice forfeitures. This clause […]

105, 2018

Driven by Law

By |May 1st, 2018|

We hear a lot about artificial intelligence, alternate staffing models, new technology, social media and other trends. Here are some other futuristic ideas that have not been discussed widely but could present new and expanded opportunities for staffing firms that anticipate and prepare for them.
Guest Worker Program
When the immigration issue is eventually resolved, many people […]

2011, 2017

Watch Those Requests

By |November 20th, 2017|

There has been voluminous news coverage of the individual and employer mandates imposed by the Affordable Care Act, but little has been reported about the health insurance mandates imposed on staffing suppliers by their customers.

The ACA’s employer mandate regulations include a sloppy discussion suggesting that assigned employees could be counted as common law employees of […]

105, 2017

Where Are We Headed?

By |May 1st, 2017|

The near-future legal environment for the staffing industry depends largely, but not entirely, on the work of the Trump administration and the slight Republican majorities in Congress. President Trump expects to engage with Congress and with his own executive branch in the hope of producing pro-business changes beyond what the current politically divisive environment might […]

110, 2016

Benefit of Counsel: Lighten the Load

By |October 1st, 2016|

Recently, some government agencies have changed their rules to more easily find joint employment in situations where they did not find it before.

Joint employment can expose separate employers to union organizing and to increased liability for wage payment, payroll taxes, civil rights violations, workplace safety and other issues. It can also subject small employers to […]

305, 2016

After the Polls

By |May 3rd, 2016|

The current presidential campaign is significant for the future of the staffing industry. As I see it, the overriding theme of the race is the struggle between progressive and conservative philosophies of business and government, which are roughly aligned, respectively, with the Democratic and Republican parties. Here is how that conflict arises in employment in my […]

110, 2015

Caught Between a Rock & the ACA

By |October 1st, 2015|

Why the pay or play decision leaves staffing firms with tricky choices

In the time since I last wrote about the “pay or play” decision (Staffing Industry Review, July/August 2014), the world of Affordable Care Act compliance has changed a lot. Many staffing firms settled on compliance strategies, only to see those strategies overtaken by events […]

106, 2015

Stay in the Loop

By |June 1st, 2015|

At the dawn of the staffing industry, staffing firms had few legal issues to worry about, but employment law has grown so much it is now a significant burden on every staffing firm. However, handling employment law issues for clients contributes greatly to the value staffing firms deliver. Here is a round-up of some current […]

109, 2014

Wrapping It Up: Tips for dealing with the Affordable Care Act in the home stretch

By |September 1st, 2014|

By George Reardon

Already delayed once, the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act takes effect January. Firms with fewer than 100 full-time employees in 2015 and 50 full-time employees after 2015 will be exempt from the ACA employer mandate, greatly simplifying their ACA burdens. Larger firms, though, will have to be ready to comply.

Compliance […]

112, 2013

Benefit of Counsel: The Skinny on Skinny Plans

By |December 1st, 2013|

‘Minimum essential coverage’ plans will require continual employee education
The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate may have been delayed by a year, but come 2015, staffing firms will have had to decide whether to offer insurance or pay the penalties. For the moment, at least, there’s a middle-ground option that many staffing firms are considering.

A loophole […]