November 2018

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which
every man has some

- Charles Dickens
Gig Economy Spurs Cornucopia of Compliance Issues
Gather 'Round the Table for Some Tips to Avoid Penalties 

Independent contractors are the fastest growing segment of the American workforce and are expected to account for  half of all workers within a decade .

The recent explosion of the gig economy (Uber, Lyft, and more) and its growing on-demand workforce has only added to the confusion regarding compliance. 

Making the distinction between employee and independent contractor is critical for HR departments and hiring companies, and the importance of avoiding misclassification penalties cannot be overstated when enlisting the service of episodic gig workers. 

Follow the link below for tips on remaining compliant in today's ever-changing workforce. 

Maslow Media has partnered with our client, a live sports television network, in search of an Assistant Chief Engineer for their Boston, MA location As Assistant Chief Engineer, reporting to the VP of Engineering, you are confident managing a team, budgets  and  deadline. You will work as part of a collaborative Engineering team to include EIC duties and on-call duties. The ideal candidate is a seasoned live sports Broadcasting Engineer that brings forth a minimum of 10 years of experience and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering or other related advanced technical degree.

Maslow Media has partnered with our client, a live sports television network, in search of a Senior Broadcast Engineer for their Boston, MA location As Senior Broadcast Engineer, reporting to the Assistant Chief Engineer, you will maintain and support all aspects of the studio's daily operations by providing technical support to the production team.
You will work as part of a collaborative Engineering team to include EIC duties and on-call duties. The ideal candidate has 5+ years of hands-on maintenance and implementation experience in broadcast and  live  television industry.

The Senior Accountant is a key member of the finance team, reporting to the Controller in our Rockville, MD office.  This position addresses tight deadlines involving multitude of accounting activities such as general ledger preparation, accruals, accounts payable, accounts receivable, account analysis, month-end close, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, updating accounting procedures and internal controls, and special projects.  
Why is Tinseltown 'Lost in Anxiety'? 

The summer movie season yielded blockbuster film after blockbuster film, and October reports are up a phenomenal 45 percent, making for one of the most lucrative fall seasons in movie-making history. More surefire moneymakers are on the docket before year's end, and mainstream hits are serious contenders for awards season. 

So why isn't Hollywood excited? 

Follow the link below to find out why the movers and shakers in Tinseltown are dazed and confused and worse. 

Leftovers After Payroll?
It's Possible

TRUE OR FALSE? When you  decide it's time to treat your freelancers as employees, and pay payroll taxes, it will cost you a lot more to use an outside payroll service. 

This is actually FALSE. 
If you decide to treat your freelancers as employees through your company's payroll department, just be aware that your company must treat these freelancers to all benefits enjoyed by full-time employees if they reach 1000 hours per year (this can vary). 

That's significant overhead, which includes paid vacation, paid holidays, health benefits, and possibly even pension plans and stock options, too. 

Additionally, as your payroll increases, so do your costs - including  workers comp, unemployment insurance, and - of course - the costs of administering payroll on a weekly basis with tax deductions and end of year accounting!

An outsourced payroll service, Maslow Media Group can act as the "employer of record" for your company, taking all liabilities associated with payroll tax and classification issues off your back.

If that sounds like something you'd be thankful for,
contact us today to learn more!

Thanksgiving Can Offer a Chance for Change in Office
Give Your Staff the Op to Talk Turkey

This Thanksgiving, in the midst of performance evaluations,  seasonal recruitment, and more - take time to show appreciation for your employees by demonstrating your commitment to a harmonious workplace.

Be sure to ask team members what workplace practices they are thankful for - and what changes they would like to see implemented. 

Follow the link below to discover additional HR holiday suggestions. 
Maslow Media Group provides Human Resources management of contract employees, including benefits and administration. We have years of experience addressing co-employment issues with clients. 

As an Employer of Record, MMG can also handle all Payroll, insurance, taxes, and compliance for your occasional and full-time freelancers. Reach out to us this holiday season to learn more. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
From Tokyo to Timbuktu, Maslow Media Group's production managers can provide a 24-hour turnaround on crews, no matter where on earth you need to be

Recently Booked Locations

MMG books crews worldwide. See below for locations we have recently booked:
  • AUSTRALIA | Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Canberra
  • BELGIUM | Dusseldorf | Antwerp | Brussels
  • BRAZIL | Rio de Janeiro | Sau Paulo | Caetite | Extrema
  • CHINA | Hong Kong | Shanghai | Beijing
  • CHILE | Santiago | Easter Island
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Punta Cana | Other Locations
  • FRANCE | Paris | Other Locations
  • INDIA | Bangladore
  • IRELAND | Dublin | Belfast 
  • ITALY | Rome | Milan
  • JAPAN | Tokyo
  • NIGERIA | Lagos
  • PERU | Lima
  • POLAND | Gdansk
  • RUSSIA | Moscow | St. Petersburg
  • SLOVAKIA | Bratislava
  • SOUTH AFRICA | Caledon
  • SPAIN | Cabena | Madrid
  • SWITZERLAND | Morges
  • TURKEY | Dogubeyazit
  • UKRAINE | Kiev
  • UNITED KINGDOM | London and Suburbs


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