In a report issued last Friday (PDF. 109 pages) the U.S. Government Accountability Office calls for closer Congressional scrutiny of the country’s H-1B visa process, spotlighting a number of problems with the program commonly used by high-tech companies to bring foreign workers to the United States.
Well it is official, the Federal COBRA Subsidy has been extended into 2010. What does that mean to you and your company?
One of our Trusted Resources, Strategic Pay Series, has a great Blog post that gives a wonderful overview as to what the extension includes and what it will mean to businesses in 2010.
There have been and continue to be legislative changes that may directly impact your company’s administrative and cash flow procedures. We hope that this article helps clarify issues around COBRA and related legislation passed as a part of the Economic Stimulus Package.
I’m often asked – “It’s okay not to pay ourselves until we obtain funding, right?” Or “I don’t have to pay someone who wants to volunteer for my company just for the experience, right?” I also have been told “I don’t have to worry about overtime, payroll taxes or benefits because I only use contractors!” Each assumption is risky. Here’s why.