November 2015
1.855.MMG.CREW

payroll services (employer of record) | camera crews worldwide | production staffing | managed services| government services | creative

" If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we owe thanks without remembering that?
"
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Take a moment each day to thank someone. Your staff, your employer, your family, friends, service workers and anyone you hold dear. From the staff at MMG, have a happy, safe, and meaningful Thanksgiving.
 
Linda Maslow
Founder & CEO

Managing Co-Employment Risk When Using A Staffing Agency

Acquent
Co-employment is an important issue for any company using long-term contractors. In 2000, Microsoft's $97 million settlement for benefits liability to the contract workers who provided services from 1987 to 2000 raised co-employment awareness nationally. To limit exposure to co-employment benefits risk, companies have enacted various policies for using contractors such as placing time limits on their use, rotating staffing firms, etc.
However, these policies don't get to the crux of the co-employment issue, but rather, underserve the companies that need long term contractors. A solid understanding of both co-employment and how to work with a staffing firm to best handle this issue is an important step in managing risk.
Co-employment is inherent in the staffing firm/client relationship; since both have sufficient contact with an assigned employee, each company will be viewed as an employer. Generally, in this sort of relationship, the staffing firm is viewed as the "primary employer" and bears most of the responsibility of the employee. The following chart lists the duties of each. 
The Staffing Company
The Client
Pays the employee
Pays and withholds payroll taxes
Provides workers' compensation
Provides benefits and pension plans (if applicable)
Ensures civil rights compliance
Has the right to hire and fire
Hears and acts on complaints from the employee about working conditions

Supervises and directs day-to-day work

Controls working conditions at the work site

Ensures a safe work site, including civil rights compliance by employees

Determines the length of the assignment

Read the full article here.
 
Recently, Maslow Media was honored in more ways than one... 

First, we were named the 47th fastest growing company in the Washington, DC area!

 

Second, we won the 2015 Bronze Award from TIVA-DC in the Education/Training category for a video!




We thank the production teams of both the National Center for PTSD and YDraw and our amazing staff for their help in these accomplishments. Way to go Joan!!

Update
Exercise Your Mind, Execute Your Strategy was the theme of this year's CMMA National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attended by MMG's Linda Maslow, Joan Fiddle, and Vija Udenans. MMG is currently co-producing a website video for the organization.

Linda Maslow directing a camera crew from Sandia Labs.




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WHERE IN THE WORLD?

MMG books crews worldwide. See below for locations we have recently booked:
  

Australia   

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra

Belgium 

Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Brussels

Bosnia 

Brazil 
Rio de Janeiro, Sau Paulo, Caetite, Extrema

Canada

China 

Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

Chile 
Santiago, Easter Island
Dominican Republic 
Punta Cana, other locations
Finland
France
Paris, other locations

Germany 

Hungary

India

Bangladore

Ireland

Dublin, Belfast areas

Italy

Rome, Milan

Japan

Tokyo

The Netherlands
Nigeria 
Lagos

Peru

Lima

Poland

Gdansk

Romania

Russia

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

South Africa 

Caledon

Spain
Cabena, Madrid

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Morges

Turkey

Dogubeyazit

Ukraine

Kiev

United Kingdom

London and suburbs

 

Call or Email Beth Posada for your worldwide crews!

 

Client Kudos


 

"With countless employee additions and adjustments recently, we are thankful that The Maslow Media Group was here to help us through this hectic time!"

 

-Client,

Orlando, FL

 

"Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you're a director. Everything after that you're just negotiating your budget and your fee."

 

-James Cameron

MMG takes pride in its Executive Search Division. Our specialty:  Media Managers, Execs in charge of Production, and of course, all levels of technical and creative production talent below the line.  We have been doing this for 27 years and we know where these professionals are when you need one.

 RECENT assignments


 

St. Louis, MO

Scriptwriter

 

Montreal, Canada

Camera Crew

 

Park Ridge, NJ
Actors/Actresses
  
Washington, DC
Control Room Technician

Charlotte, NC
Camera Crew

Murrieta, CA
Still Photographer
  

Linda MaslowCEO 202-965-1100 x 105 | lmaslow@maslowmedia.com
 
Nick Tsahalis  CFO |202-965-1100 x 106 | ntsahalis@maslowmedia.com
 
Vija Udenans | Managed Services & Staffing 202-965-1100 x 104 |  vudenans@maslowmedia.com 

Joan Fiddle-FerderSenior Production Manager| 202-965-1100 x 102 | freelance@maslowmedia.com

Beth Posada |Camera Crews Worldwide|202-965-1100 x 114 | bposada@maslowmedia.com

Mary Jane Boyle | Production | 202-965-1100 x 101 | mjboyle@maslowmedia.com

Linda Bedell | Payroll Manager|202-965-1100 x 109 | lbedell@maslowmedia.com
 
ABOUT US

Maslow Media Group was named a "Top 5 Leading Payroll Company" by The Hollywood Reporter, the #1 Media Production Company and #4 Leading Women's Businesses by the Washington Business Journal, and one of America's fastest growing businesses by Inc. 500/5000. 
 
Maslow Media Group provides crews worldwide, video production staffing, payroll services and script to screen video production to corporations, government agencies, corporate media, cable networks, and production companies nationwide. 
 
The Maslow Media Group is a 100% woman-owned business certified by the WBENC. 
 
MMG oversees several multi-million dollar contracts. Government clients find them on GSA Schedule #541 for Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions.