Spending Too Much Time Dealing with Human Resources Issues?

It’s about to get worse.


Reno, Nev. (October 28, 2009) – The IRS will begin auditing the employment taxes paid by 5,000 randomly selected employers in November 2009. The audit program will be conducted over a 3-year period, with a focus in these four areas: worker classification; fringe benefits; reimbursed expenses; and compensation of owner employees.

Here is a very brief overview of just a few of the other new regulatory issues construction companies now have to manage:

  • E-Verify: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds federal contractors and subcontractors that, as of Sept. 8, 2009, they are required to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify Clause.
  • COBRA Update: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires an employer subsidy of 65 percent of the COBRA health insurance premium for employees who are involuntarily terminated from 9-30-08 to 12-31-09.
  • Genetic Anti-discrimination Rules: In general, Title I of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits group health plans and health insurance issuers from adjusting contribution amounts or premiums for the group, based on the genetic information of any plan participant.
  • Health Care Benefits: The details are still being debated, but one thing’s for sure. They will affect business owners.

And, of course there are already multitudes of human resources regulations in place, including:

  • Title VII
  • FMLA
  • EEOC 
  • ADA
  • Unemployment
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Affirmative Action
  • I-9

When contractors partner with CLP, they minimize the burden and expense of recruiting, hiring and employing skilled tradespeople. Contractors can visit www.clp.com to receive customized information that will help them calculate the right mix of fixed and variable workforces. They’ll be able to use this information in their 2010 budgeting and to position their company for lower risk and higher profit.

About CLP

CLP Resources, Inc. is the nation’s leading supplier of reliable skilled tradespeople to commercial, industrial and residential building contractors. Headquartered in Reno, CLP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI). To learn more about CLP, visit www.clp.com or call 800-CALL-CLP.


Stacey Burke
Vice President of Communications

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