National staffing practice leader, Jerry Grady , Alison Dunleavy and staffing professionals from Becker LLC discussed the classification of consultants in various fields and the importance of being in compliance with new regulations. While the prior presidential administration looked to ease the burden of employers proving valid independent contractor relationships at the federal level, our current administration appears to be more in line with states that have followed the more stringent ABC Test (most prominently, California). The information-packed session covered topics like the variety of classification tests employers face at both the federal and state levels, how to navigate those tests, possible consequences of violations and much more.
Jerry Grady | Partner & Staffing Industry Practice Leader, UHY LLP
Jerry is the chairman of UHY’s National Staffing Practice that provides attest, tax, consulting, and advisory services to more than 140 staffing companies across the U.S. Jerry is the chair of the American Staffing Association’s (ASA) Professional Managerial Section Council, a policy council member of the ASA, board member of the Ohio Search & Staffing Association, industry partner board member of the New York Staffing Association, and industry partner member of the Colorado Staffing Association. Board Member for UHY Advisors, Inc.
Alison Dunleavy | Senior Manager, UHY LLP
Alison is a member of UHY’s Tax Department and has more than 15 years of experience working with middle-market clients in the areas of strategic consulting, tax planning, and industry specific taxation. She specializes in assisting staffing companies in developing and implementing innovative business strategies to minimize risk, maximize profits, preserve wealth, and reduce taxes. She recently wrote an article titled, “Are You Accounting for Your Per Diems Correctly” that was published in Staffing Industry Analysts’ The Staffing Stream that has a national reach.
Martin L. Borosko, Esq. |Managing Partner, Becker LLC
Marty has been the Managing Member of Becker LLC since 2006. Under his leadership, the firm has grown into one of the premier boutique firms with offices in New York, California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Marty leads the Staffing team within the firm dedicated to studying the best legal practices within the staffing and healthcare industries. His philosophy is to direct clients toward legal strategies that facilitate growth and increase enterprise value in the long term. He often works as part of a team with leading investment bankers, accountants, and risk managers to implement comprehensive growth strategies for clients. Marty is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications and lectures across the country on emerging issues impacting the staffing industry.
Christopher Leddy, Esq. | Partner, Becker LLC
Chris is a Partner at Becker LLC. As a former in-house counsel for a staffing company, Chris has significant experience structuring and drafting client and business-critical contracts, drafting, creating, and maintaining compensation strategies, plans, and policies, providing counsel on a wide-range of human resource issues unique to the staffing industry, and implementing on and off boarding practices and policies. Chris is a frequent contributor to legal and business publications and lectures across the country on emerging issues impacting the staffing industry.