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I own a small company with two partners. Let's call it

I own a small company with two partners. Let's call it CompanyA. CompanyA provides Software Development services for just one big customer under a Contract. Let's call the customer BigCustomer. At CompanyA, we have 4 employees working for BigCustomer. We charge BigCustomer by hour. And we pay our employees as standard W2 employees. Sometimes we also hire independent contractors that work for our BigCustomer and pay them as 1099.I'm an owner of CompanyA, but I also work for it as a W2 employee, ie, I develop software for our BigCustomer. I get paid as a W2 employee for my work at CompanyA, as any other of the employees.CompanyA does not provide any Retirement Program. And will not provide one for many years to come because of costs and administrative complexity. But I want to have a Retirement Program for myself.I'm wondering if I could start to work for the CompanyA as an independent 1099 contractor, instead of a W2 employee. If I do so, I could establish my own retirement program.The main reason to start working as 1099 IC for CompanyA would be to establish my own retirement program.Could that be seem by the IRS or the Federal Gov as illegal?

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My employer has a pension where we the employees are

Hi, my employer has a pension where we the employees are required to pay 7% after-tax and the employer makes a contribution. They have told us that in FY17 that they will no longer make their contribution, but the employees are required to continue the 7%. This means the employees are funding their own pension. Is that legal ?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is "at will" these are full time positionsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Thats all i can think of

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I am 72 years old and was recently off by a hospital, in a

I am 72 years old and was recently laid off by a hospital, in a work force reduction. I am in good health and plan to seek full time work for another 5 years.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Massachusetts. I have a pension available that the hospital contributed to fully. I want to know how much my unemployment benefits will be offset if I decide to immediately taken the pension of $2600 a month.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am 72 years old and received 3 months of severance based on a signed separation agreement

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When I retired in 2004, I received a statement from the

When I retired in 2004, I received a statement from the Social Security Administration that I was eligible for two small pensions. One pension was from Great Western Bank and the other was from Hughes Aircraft Company. I received the pension from the bank, but the pension from Hughes was never received. I have written to Raytheon and Boeing who purchased much of the assets, but I have never received a reply. The amount of the pension was very small (approx. $26 a month) but after all these years, it can add up. Raytheon and Boeing never answered my letters. I have read that after the Hughes sale, the whole pension matter ended up in the courts. Evidently, the government had some form of paperwork that I was entitled to this small pension but no one is willing to help or even answer my letters. The amount is too small to hire an attorney, but will I have jurisdiction if I sue both Boeing and Raytheon in Small Claims Court? What is your opinion?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I did not have a written employment agreement that I can recall. I was not a member of a union.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Will I be eliminated because of a statue of limitations?

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Hale is a employer allowed to hold your retirement papers

Hi my name is ***** ***** is a employer allowed to hold your retirement papers back after you have requested for them I am currently employed with GE for the past 26 years and turn 55 in June I have been asking for My retirement papers since May now I have going on to disability not Workmen's Comp. and now they are saying I need to call and get all the disability and then they would say I was terminated and then they would send my papers are they allowed to do that. And one other thing is I have been harassed and singled out for the last seven years unfair workplace I am in the union but have not gotten any help from them or my HR person

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I am a member of a trade union. For 33years contributing an

i am a member of a trade union . For 33years contributing an now they change requirements an benefits. i would like to know if there is any recourse , or action that can be implemented to to have these changes , reversed for people who have been in so long isnt there a grandfather clause that can be used to fight these changes??

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I am a teacher who is currently on FMLA. I have spasmodic

Hi I am a teacher who is currently on FMLA. I have spasmodic dysphonia. I am considering quitting my job it's becoming too difficult shots have been sporadic and not getting great results .in the last two years. I was wondering if I qualify for any type of disability. I am considering a career change that is easier yet will still probably be challenged in some ways? Hate to have to start all over again at age 43? Any ideasJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Indiana and I have been diagnosed with SD for 11 yearsJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Not sure what you mean I am employed full-time. I have been part of a teachers union?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My employer has no short-term disability but they do have some kind of disability policy not sure what's in the language. I also have short-term disability with AFLAC?

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I recently contacted my Target Pension Plan to find out why

I recently contacted my Target Pension Plan to find out why had not been contacted at the age of 65 about pension payments. The agent said he did not know but I was eligible for payments now. I am currently 69 years old. He said the longer you wait to receive payments the higher they become. My question is since I was not informed by them can I receive the amount available at age 65 and retroactive amount for the last 5 years or do I have to accept the higher monthly amount and begin now. Thank you so much for your help.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Pension Plan is from MN I currently live in FLJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No.

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Type your question hereTime Warner cable was bought by

Type your question hereTime Warner cable was bought by Charter communications. Charter froze the Time Warner pension plan and created their own savings plan called the retirement accumulation plan. We are being told that we will have access to the funds upon retirement or termination of employment. If Time Warner Cable no longer exists and Charter is not continuing the pension plan then how can they legally block us from taking the lump sum?

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