Saturday, January 8, 2022

Labor-Management Program

The Labor-Management Program is only becoming better and faster. 
SIMPLIFY TRACKING LABOR.
DISPATCH LABOR FROM THE PROGRAM.
PLAN LABOR NEEDS PER JOB. 


 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Withdrawal Liability and Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan.

 DISCLAIMER: Before I go too far into what I say, this could be all wrong, so take it with a grain of salt.

Withdrawal Liability, A Hidden Liability of Union Employers. 

Withdrawal Liability is an Exit-Fee Triggered when an Employer Completely STOPS Contribution to a Union's Multi-Employer Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Plan - or when an employer reduces its annual contributions beyond certain percentages over time.  

Withdrawal Liability is a creation of Statute and Subject to STRICT Enforcement, meaning there is very little subjective application to the process. Withdrawal Liability assessments are typically significant and can, and often do, exceed the million-dollar threshold, regardless of the fact that an employer may only contribute to the Union pension Plan on behalf of a small number of Union Employees. 

So what does this mean for a union member that started a business, signed a union contract because it was the right thing to do. I have also paid all Union Benefit Obligation over the many years and owe no one. If the Union and the Pension Fund was under the classification as an Entertainment Fund, Entertainment Industry (means theater, motion picture, radio, television, sound or visual recording, music, and dance and such other entertainment activities as the corporation may determine to be appropriate) which they are not. Strange to have a stagehand union, not be an entertainment union. Local 720 supplies more convention labor than entertainment labor. May 720 should be called a Convention Union.  Those Personal Service Contract (PSC) employers that have signed an IATSE Union contract in Las Vegas as I have, will find out that the Stagehands Union Pension Plan is not an Entertainment Plan. Because of this, everyone of the PSC contractors is subject to Withdrawal Liability Fees.

As an owner of a stagehand business providing stagehand labor for shows, events, conventions and 99% of all the stagehand union crews I use are temporary, on-call, or per job employees. All the employees I use also work for a group of union labor providers. One employee can have 15 W-forms at the end of each year.  

What happened back in 1974 was the government wanted more control over the Private Pension Plans so Congress passed the Employer Retirement Income Security Act is known as (ERISA).

If a DB pension plan is not fully funded and has insufficient funding for its members through the member's retirement years, ERICA funding rules kick in and require the employers to make sure the funding is there through the life of those employees that worked for the company. This is Withdrawal Liability. 

This all started because of Studebaker closing and the workers lost all benefits accrued during their employment. I don't understand how In-House Production (IHP) and the work, IHP does with on-call labor compare with Studebaker, but I guess it does. 

Look for more in the coming future on Withdrawal Liability from IHP.





Monday, October 4, 2021

Ballast/Base-Weight At The Pool.

In-House Production (IHP) had a call from a client asking for 5,500 lbs of ballast weight. Under normal circumstances, this would be simple. IHP would deliver the weights, unload them with a forklift, and put them into place. This was not Normal. 

IHP's Base-Weights x 2

The weights had to be on the second floor next to the pool. What we did is take a 3'x3'x2' tall, weights to the elevator one at a time. Using our pallet jack to move the 2,700-pound ballast into the elevator, we rolled the ballast into the elevator without sacrificing elevator load limits. We delivered the ballast to the pool area and then put them into place next to the pool. 


Then we added the top plate and bolted the 2 ballast weights together to make one (1) 5,700-pound ballast. "WOW". This happens 4 times at all four corners. We gave the engineer the weight they ask for plus more. 

Weights 2,700 each, bolt-down plate 308 pounds, swivel eye rates at 10,000 pounds, The plan worked.

Call us at 702-631-4748 or Email us at info@ihplabor.com for more information.  

Friday, August 6, 2021

IHP's Very First STARS Labor Management Zoom Meeting

 "WOW". I have to say that today was a very exciting day. The very first Zoom meeting with potential STARS customers. After seven (7) years in development and a countless amount of working personal hours, In-House Production is ready to show it to the world. THIS IS EXCITING...


I have to say finding the best way to do this Zoom Meeting was a challenge and what will work the best. We have Cameras, we had audio speakers, we had microphones and we dragged out some of our monitors and TV stands, then added some old lights, and set up some tables. This is the day.


The interaction between Ben and Raleigh as they talked about STARS was incredible. Ben knows the STARS program better than anyone and Raleigh knows how to use it on the job site. What a team. When it comes to Show & Tell, there are non better people to talk about STARS than Ben & Raleigh.

This could have been the Ben & Raleigh's talk show hour on your AM dial, and our hosts today are Ben & Raleigh. Today's talk show subject is STARS.  (Stagehands Time Attendance Reporting System).  

If you want to know more about Ben or Raleigh and what STARS is all about, let Ben and Raleigh show you around.

Contact us at info@ihplabor.com or call us at 702-631-4748. 8-6-2021






Monday, July 19, 2021

CM-ET Motor Mechanic Training & Certification

In-House Production is glad to have those that want to keep learning and never stop training. Mr. Jeff Morgan and Mr. Ricardo Serrano Went to a 2 day CM Motor Class. 

Jeff and Ricardo learned a lot. Ricardo has been repairing CM Chain Hoists for over ten (10) years. Ricardo likes staying on top of all the changes CM does to the Chain Hoists. Every couple years they add, remove or change something and the only way to know what changed is to take classes. 
CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Jeff Morgan and to Mr. Ricardo Serrano. 

If you are in Las Vegas and need motor work, call In-House Production (IHP) and ask for one of the Talented Motor Guys. 702-631-4748 or info@ihplabor.com


Saturday, May 29, 2021

New for "STARS" Labor Time Tracking Program

WHAT DOES "STARS" HAVE TO OFFER YOU. TAKE A LOOK BELOW AS THIS MAY HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING WHAT "STARS" HAS FOR BUSINESS.



"STARS" IS MUCH MORE THAN HAVING A DIGITAL TIME CLOCK. IT'S LIKE HAVING A TIME CLOCK ON STEROIDS....


WE TOOK THE SIGN-IN TABLET AND CHANGE IT TO A BAR SCAN CODE SO WORKERS CAN USE THEIR SMARTPHONES TO SIGN IN AND OUT USING THE APP. ALSO WITH "STARS" SIGN IN APP, THE WORKERS CAN LOOK AT THEIR PAST JOB HISTORY
 


GIVE IN-HOUSE PRODUCTION (IHP) A CALL TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW IT CAN HELP YOUR LABOR BUSINESS. 702-631-4748 OR INFO@IHPLABOR.COM