“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

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Concerned that there was a mistake, I called Human Resources, and was told that it was not the usual COBRA benefits, but “Subsidized” COBRA benefits. The Federal “COBRA” law gives almost all laid off employees a right to remain on their employer’s health plan for up to 18 months. is entitled to remain on their employer’s healthcare insurance plan under a federal law nicknamed “COBRA.”


what to do when your employer illegally treats you as a contractor

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A reader writes: My question relates to being a 1099 contractor for a consulting firm. First, some background: As you clearly know, the IRS lays out rules for when someone can be paid as a 1099 contractor and when they must be paid as an employee (which would mean the employer withholds income taxes, withholds and pays Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pays unemployment taxes).What’s Type of relationship — Are there written contracts or employee-type benefits?

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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If your employer controls when, where, and how you work, the government says you’re an employee—and your company needs to pay your payroll taxes and offer you the same benefits it offers to regular employees.” ” Is this a federal law? My employer takes advantage of me and my pay requirements, and although I work as an employee he gave me a 1099 for my salary this year. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

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