Borrowing a car

I’m borrowing my friend’s car … am I covered? Most people have an idea of what’s covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at Bateman, Gordon & Sands, we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a car. Now that spring is around the corner, and you might be looking Read more →

FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Working Together

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation serve different purposes, but the job leave provided by the two may overlap in some cases, affecting employment decisions on issues such as light duty. FMLA provides employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for certain qualifying reasons, such as a serious health condition that makes the Read more →

ACA §6055 & §6056 Reporting

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new reporting rules, certain employers must provide information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about their health plan coverage that they offer (or do not offer) to their employees. This new reporting is intended to Read more →

Auto Theft Trends

Car thieves have become much more discriminating these days. Even though vehicle thefts are down by more than 50% nationally since 1991, luxury autos are still a hot target. Sophisticated auto thieves have found ways to outsmart many of the anti-theft technology and are specifically targeting luxury models. Overall, national vehicle theft trends have been Read more →

Affordable Care Act : What Will 2015 Hold for Employers?

Section 4980H – Employer ‘Play-or-Pay’ Mandate Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the ACA, equires “applicable large employers” with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) to offer health coverage to full-time employees and their children or pay a penalty. Even employers that offer coverage may incur a penalty Read more →