Illinois Employee Classification Act – Part II

2014 Changes to the Illinois Employee Classification Act The Illinois Employee Classification Act (ECA) went into effect on January 1st, 2008. As noted in my earlier post, the ECA was enacted to punish construction companies (including construction-related trucking companies) who improperly classify employees as “independent contractors” in order to avoid payroll taxes, unemployment insurance contributions, employee benefits and other related costs of having employees. Essentially, the ECA creates a legal…

Railside Citrus to offer Accidental Dismemberment insurance for zombies

Announcing their exclusive agreement with Undead Mutual of Nebraska this morning, Railside Citrus Insurance Agency will soon be able to offer Accidental Dismemberment insurance to zombies residing in the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia. Citing various unnamed studies and unverifiable sources, Dave Broz, President of Railside Citrus, reported that many zombies suffer sudden and accidental dismemberment, but few are able to afford rehabilitation or return to work…