Category: Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert: Is our Sales Commission Plan OK?

We are looking to redesign our sales commission plan and are wondering if the following is legal? Ex: Commission for Q4 sales is paid out at the beginning of Q2 – While the sales person made their Q4 quota, they didn’t make their Q1 quota. Therefore, the commission they would have received beginning of Q2 […]

Ask the Expert: Employee Loans for Tuition

I’m looking for an agreement that sets up a company’s ability to give an employee a loan and then forgive that loan over time. For example, the employer wants to give an employee money for tuition and then forgive the loan as the employee stays with the company over the next several years.

Ask the Expert: We Want to Change our Meal Reimbursement Policy

We’re considering changing our meals reimbursement policy from reimbursement of actual costs to a standard meal allowance for out of state travel. The objective is to make the expense fully deductible to the employer for tax purposes. What is the best way to go about this and are there any specific concerns? What (if any) […]

Ask the Expert: 1095 Form for Seasonal and Part-Time Workers?

For the tax forms we must issue for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – do we need to issue them to seasonal employees since they will not be considered full-time employees? Also, can you confirm that we do not have to issue the form to part time employees (working less than 30 hours per week)?

Ask the Expert: OK to Waive Benefits Waiting Period for New Hire?

As part of the negotiations for a new hire’s total compensation package, the candidate has asked the company to waive the health benefits eligibility period and start benefits immediately. Can the company agree to this for some new hires and not others? Would this put the company in jeopardy of potential discrimination claims?