Tag Archives: Employment law

Spouse as Employee

Today TaxMama hears from Russel in the TaxQuips Forum who wants clarification. “At the end of the show on KFWB 980 today (10/31) Bob McCormick asked you a question regarding small businesses employing spouses.  I missed the answer.  If a spouse is employed by a sole proprietorship do you have to carry workman’s comp insurance? […]

Unemployment Strategy

Today TaxMama wants to discuss unemployment issues. Too often I learn during tax season, that a client didn’t work and didn’t collect unemployment insurance, or other compensation to which they were entitled. This especially true of folks who are not comfortable with English. Since we’re heading for a season when many people’s jobs may end…

Network Marketing and Unemployment

Today TaxMama hears from Paul in New York in the TaxQuips Forum, with an interesting question. “I joined a network marketing company couple year ago. When my downlines bought merchandise I would receive commissions. Two months ago I got lay-off from my regular job. And I filed for unemployment benefit from NYS Unemployment Office. Do […]

Laid Off by Your Business

Today TaxMama hears from Debra in Janesville WI, who asks, “Can a small business owner claim unemployment benefits?”