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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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 […]

109, 2013

The Long and Winding Road

By |September 1st, 2013|

How to strategically plan for the ACA and reduce expenses
Recent actions of the Obama Administration have delayed, waived or liberalized several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, adding to the list of ACA provisions that had already fallen by the wayside since the law’s enactment in 2010. The recent action most significant to the […]

108, 2013

Healthcare Reform Part II: Which Route to Take?

By |August 1st, 2013|

The factors that affect a firm’s decision to offer insurance or pay fines
On July 2, the Treasury Department announced that the employer mandate portion of the ACA has been delayed until 2015. While this gives staffing firms an extra year to work out whether they will offer their temps insurance or pay fines, they still […]

107, 2013

Healthcare Reform: Which Route to Take?

By |July 1st, 2013|

On July 2, the Obama Administration informally announced its intention to postpone the Affordable Care Act’s employer pay-or-play mandate and its related reporting features by one year, from Jan. 1, 2014, to Jan. 1, 2015. On July 9, the IRS issued a formal notice of the action, which did not materially add to the main […]

2903, 2012

Benefit of Counsel: Crucial Clause

By |March 29th, 2012|

What you don’t see can hurt you
These days, staffing firms often use their customers’ contract forms when sealing a deal. Often, those contracts lack some clauses that staffing firms shouldn’t do business without. Staffing firms’ own contract forms often omit important and useful terms. Regardless whose contract you start with, there are six terms that […]