Decosimo To Serve As Co-Host Of Employment Management Seminar In Huntsville On Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
John Heneger
John Heneger

Decosimo, a Top 100 accounting and business advisory firm, will join Huntsville’s F&B Law Firm P.C. and the RTA Financial Group in hosting an employment management seminar on Sept. 25, entitled, “Worker Misclassification: Perils in Contingent Employees, Independent Contractors and Labor.” Taking place at the Mark Smith Conference Center in Huntsville, the free seminar will feature Decosimo Principal and Tax Director John Henegar, F&B Law Firm Shareholder Jeffrey L. Roth and RTA Financial Group Founder Richard Thompson as its lead presenters.

A broad range of employment management topics will be highlighted during the course of the event’s presentations, including the use of contingent workers and outsourcing, as well as an examination of how an employee is defined under common law tests and Internal Revenue Service guidelines. The presenters will also explore specific laws covering the relationship between contingent workers and employers, and they will discuss best practices and risk avoidance in the areas of written agreements and insurance issues related to independent contractors and contingent employees.

The Mark Smith Conference Center is located within the ADTRAN corporate campus at 901 Explorer Boulevard in Huntsville. Networking and sign in for the free seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m. local time, with the program beginning at noon and concluding at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register for the seminar or to obtain more information, go to http://www.decosimo.com/employmentseminar.

“As the economic recovery moves forward and companies are filling workforce needs, there is a growing trend among organizations to utilize contingent employees and independent contractors,” said Mr. Henegar. “While taking this approach to answering workforce needs can be a highly effective strategy, companies need to be aware of a host of considerations. We have designed our seminar to address the numerous issues companies can encounter when engaging contingent employees and independent contractors.”

As Decosimo’s tax director, Mr. Henegar focuses on federal and state taxation for businesses and individuals. Prior to joining Decosimo, he served 12 years as an Internal Revenue Service field agent and 12 years as a corporate controller of a construction firm. Mr. Henegar works with a wide variety of businesses and industries, including clients in construction, real estate development, rental and leasing, hospitality services, wholesale, retail and technology.

Mr. Roth practices in the areas of employment law, commercial and contract law, general corporate law, business transactional and regulatory law and governmental contracting. For 20 years prior to joining F&B Law, Mr. Roth held senior in-house corporate counsel positions with numerous international electronic manufacturing firms. As an in-house corporate counsel, Mr. Roth served as a global corporate resource for management in the areas of human resources, intellectual property, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Mr. Thompson is the founder and owner of the RTA Financial Group, which serves small and family-owned businesses as a benefits advisory agency licensed in Alabama and Tennessee. Mr. Thompson’s scope of professional services through RTA includes retirement income planning, Social Security optimization, wealth creation, estate transfer, buy/sell succession planning, exit strategies, deferred compensation funding, key employee protection funding and retirement funding.

The September event will serve as the first in a quarterly series of educational seminars for the Huntsville area business community.


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