Michael Kelsheimer

Michael Kelsheimer

Gray Reed & McGraw

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Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the government’s voluntary settlement program too good to pass up?

The days of the lone landman driving around the back roads taking leases and visiting courthouses are becoming a thing of the past. Though there are still a few independent landmen who fit this mold, clients have demanded...more

1/4/2017 - 1099s DOL Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Investigations IRS Misclassification Tax Audits Wage and Hour

Preserve Your Right To A Payroll Tax Refund

A disagreement between two federal appeals courts regarding whether payroll taxes must be paid on severance payments made to laid-off workers has landed the issue in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments began...more

1/28/2014 - IRS Payroll Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Pay

DOMA Stricken Down: What Does This Mean For Texas Employers?

On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Windsor v. United States holding the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) unconstitutional. This decision will have implications for...more

9/16/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits ERISA IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Federal Agencies Go After “Misclassified” Landmen

Are your landmen independent contractors? Are they employees? What do they look like to the government?...more

8/7/2013 - Employee Benefits Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Investigations IRS Misclassification

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