Mark Young

Mark Young is the Human Capital Leader for TalentWave.

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Too Many Employers in the Kitchen? The NLRB doesn’t think so!
September 3rd, 2015

Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) chose to look past their standard joint employer rules which have been in place since the 1980s and instead decided to redefine who should be considered a workers employer.


The New Overtime Proposal: What Does It Mean?
July 1st, 2015

On Tuesday, June 30th, the US Department of Labor (DOL) finally published their proposed Overtime Exemption changes for public comment. According to the DOL, this proposal, if approved as is, would result in approximately 5 million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay who were considered exempt from overtime before.


ACA Subsidies Saved for 6+ Million People
June 25th, 2015

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government, allowing federally run health insurance exchanges to supply eligible individuals with subsidies. The ruling saved the subsidies for over 6 million people.


Two IC Misclassification Cases – Two Potentially Different Outcomes
May 20th, 2015

Worker classification remains a hot topic today, and is definitely causing a ruckus across multiple industries. But one significant industry has two high profile cases worth investigating further. Massachusetts has one of the most stringent misclassification laws regarding Independent Contractors. For that reason, it is interesting to note that in an April 21, 2015decision, Sebago, […]


Exempt Status Changes Could Extend Overtime to More Workers
February 19th, 2015

Federal Bill Would Impact More Workers’ Pay In 2014, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced a bill that would increase more workers’ pay through a broad overtime eligibility proposal. The Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act is directed at making more workers eligible for overtime by increasing the salary level threshold required for employers to […]


Will a Higher Minimum Wage Change How Workers are Classified?
January 10th, 2015

Worker Misclassification Becomes an Issue as Employers Pay More Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, West Virginia and Washington D.C have all enacted minimum wage increases last year, with another 34 states considering doing the same. And while these increases benefit everyone from the workers themselves to the overall health of the economy, there are concerns about […]


ACA “Minimum Value” Plans at Risk
November 27th, 2014

Lack of Proper Coverage Creates Government Scrutiny Minimum value plans had quite the allure for staffing companies, with their lower costs and reduced penalties. But as time draws near for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to take effect on January 1st, minimum value plans are now being reconsidered. According to the Washington Post, Treasury Department […]


Twelve States Have Embraced Statewide “Ban the Box”
August 18th, 2014

Latest criminal background check developments affect San Francisco, Illinois, New Jersey and Alabama employers Employers who are caught unaware or do not comply with these laws risk exposure to fines and penalties and becoming a target for individual and class wide lawsuits. Rallying the support of fair hiring practices, an increasing number of cities and […]


The ACA Continues to be Unresolved Issue for Employers
July 24th, 2014

Surprising Number Still Undecided about What They’ll Do January 1, 2015 may seem far off, but we are almost halfway through the year and many employers are still figuring out how they’ll manage the ACA as it relates to their employees, specifically with their staffing vendors. According to a report conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts […]


New Hampshire Tightens Temp Worker Regulations
June 20th, 2014

“Temp Workers Right to Know Law” Extended with Greater Reach House Bill 1189 was recently introduced in New Hampshire to protect temporary employees, including independent contractors (ICs) and W-2 workers from falling prey to deceptive practices by questionable staffing and recruiting companies. HB 1189 would require that agencies provide in writing wages, descriptions and locations […]


The Affordable Care Act and Your Contingent Workforce
May 22nd, 2014

New IRS Regulations Shed Light on ACA and Employer Shared Responsibilities There has been a lot of confusion over how the ACA regulations will affect contingent labor programs, specifically W-2 contractors. The IRS recently provided guidelines for employers who use contractors as part of their workforce, and the takeaway is this: If your supplier offers […]


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