Business Tax Update for 2013

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  After the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA)     Congratulations on surviving the end of the “Mayan Calendar” and the United States “Fiscal Cliff”.  This article will focus on some domestic business tax issues resulting from recent legislation that may affect your … [Read more...]

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATION PROS FOR MOVING COMPANIES

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  Written By:  Dino Miliotis, American Business Services, Inc Is using a PEO a smart move for your moving company? This article provides a good introduction to PEOs and the advantages and disadvantages of using PEOs to hire workers. Meeting your company's human resource needs can be an … [Read more...]

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACTS-FLSA (PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES)

Fair labor standards act paying your employees

  Paying Your employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act is an article written by Walter J Liszka, Esq and covers the laws regarding hourly employees and how to classify them into “exempt” and “non-exempt” categories (who the laws affect and who they don’t).  Since movers are usually hourly … [Read more...]

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS: Delete Unnecessary Promises!

Employee handbooks can be good for the company if used properly

  Employee handbooks can often open a legal can of worms for employers. There are some tips, though, that can help the employer from making unnecessary promises. Nancy Joerg, Esq of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko, PC has written an article concerning employee handbooks and some … [Read more...]

CASE 3: HOW CAN I GET RID OF STORAGE, CUSTOMER HAS NOT PAID

What to do with dead beat storage customers

Written By:  Rory K. McGinty, P.C. When a mover has a grossly deliquent storage customer how to remedy the situation is always complicated enough to make the mover ask: “How Can I Get Rid Of A Storage Lot The Customer Isn’t Paying For?” The simple answer is that, if the customer is in … [Read more...]

CASE 2: “I WANT FULL REPLACEMENT VALUE”

I want my items replaced

 Written By:  Rory K. McGinty, P.C.    When it comes to a mover's liability in a damage claim situation, the customer often states: "I Want Full Replacement Value For My Damaged Goods"  The Bill of Lading is a contract between the mover and the customer which contains language limiting … [Read more...]

CASE 1: THE MOVING COMPANY DEFRAUDED ME!

moving company defrauded me

Written By:  Rory K. McGinty, P.C. It is worth remembering that most judges rarely deal with the regulations which govern the way a mover transacts business with its moving and storage customers. Like all lawyers, they learned about contracts and torts in law school. As judges, they deal with … [Read more...]