I am working for some company as subcontractor, 1099 tax form. An employer collects from each of my paycheck 6.55% money, arguing that he needs to pay Worker Compensation Insurance. If I refuse, I lose my job. Is his action lawful?
I did a brief amount of research, and according to some consultants, yes, the action is likely lawful. If you do not carry your own Worker's Comp insurance, the employer may treat you as a direct employee for purposes of the Worker's Comp insurance.
We NEED that money and they said to write a letter of hardship and it would be brought up at the quarterly meeting. We did just that and we paid $18.00 to send it priority, they signed for it and DIDN'T bring it up at the quarterly meeting!!!! This may have been our last chance before our... View More
While the Internal Revenue Code does permit, in order to maintain tax-qualified status, some plans to allow for certain hardship distributions (e.g., 401(k) plans), it is unusual for a defined benefit or annuity-type plan to provide for such distributions. If this plan so provides, whether or not...View More
I went on FMLA leave in November 2010, and returned February 2011. The time was completely unpaid, and I was unable to make my insurance premiums for that time period. I contacted our HR department by phone, and was told that my benefits would be suspended for non-payment after an elapsed time... View More
Generally, while on FMLA leave, an employee will either have to continue making insurance premium payments by check, or will retroactively pay the premiums for the period of FMLA leave upon return. It sounds like upon your return, only prospective premium payments began being deducted again....View More
It depends, in part upon what type of benefits package, and in part whether there was any type of plan termination prior to the bankruptcy. The typical case arises where the employer stops paying health insurance premiums, but retains the employee pay witholdings, or the same with respect to...View More
The answer to this question truly depends on what the plan document says. Some multi-employer retirement plans require the participant not work in the same industry at all anymore upon commencement of retirement benefits. If the summary plan description does not discuss this, you will need to...View More
Mom worked for Servus Rubber which was bought out by Norcross Safety and finally Honeywell which is closing her plant. No one seems to know where the pension she's been earning for the last 30 years has gone. She has no documentation because she had a fire a few years ago and lost everything.
Your mom can submit a written request to the Plan Administrator, which is likely Honeywell, requesting various plan documents. Also, every plan must file annual reports with the Department of Labor which provides key information about the employee benefit plan. If she is eligible for retirement...View More
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