Russel Hollrah, AttorneyRussell A. Hollrah is an “AV” rated attorney with a national practice dedicated to employee benefits, employment taxes, and the specific application of those laws to contingent workers, such as independent contractors and leased employees. He advises firms on structuring relationships with contingent workers, either directly or through a third-party firm. He also defends companies against challenges to their treatment of workers as non-employees. His clients include both the companies for which contingent workers perform services as well as the companies that engage workers and refer or assign them to perform services for other companies. His practice covers both federal and state laws.

Mr. Hollrah is the author of Alternate Staffing (PJC Publishing) and When Leasing is Smarter than Hiring (Thompson Publishing Group). He is a contributing author on contingent-worker issues for the treatise Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (West Group) and for The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (ALI-ABA). Mr. Hollrah has published numerous articles on contingent-worker issues and/or employee benefits issues in professional journals, such as the PEO Insider, Journal of Compensation and Benefits, The Tax Executive, The Daily Report for Executives,and Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. He has been quoted on contingent-worker issues in publications such as NewsweekInvestors Business Daily, Purple Squirrel, HR Magazine, IP Magazine, Telecommute Magazine, and Tax Notes.

Mr. Hollrah was retained as a special consultant to design internet-based independent-contractor evaluation programs for a Fortune 100 company and for an independent-contractor advisory firm, and to develop a nationally marketed computer program for creating independent-contractor arrangements. Mr. Hollrah served as Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association (2002-2004). He received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, beta alpha psi, a J.D. from the University of Tulsa, where he served as a member of its law journal, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University. Mr. Hollrah is a former equity partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Mr. Hollrah has been a featured speaker on employee benefits and contingent-worker issues before organizations such as the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Tax Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Washington Employee Benefits Group, Private Care Association, National Association of Independent Insurers, Direct Selling Association, National Association for Retail Marketing Services, Mystery Shopping Providers Association, New York State Land Title Association, American Payroll Association, National Association of Demonstration Companies, National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses, Driver Employer Council of America, Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs, and Independent Contractor Association of America.

Speaking Engagements

June 25 Webinar Sponsored by MSPA
Washington, D.C.
May 8 Nurse Registries
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
July 9 DSA
Crystal City, VA
July 23 American Bakers Association
Washington, D.C
August 17 NAC Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
September 24-25 MSPA Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX
October 2-4 PCA Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL
January 23 American Bakers Association
Washington, D.C.
February 15 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C.
April 15-16 NARMS Annual Meeting
Tampa, FL
June 20 NAC Annual Meeting
Tampa, FL
June 27 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
September 14 ABA Tax Section
Boston, MA
October 10  International Warehouse Logistics Association
Washington, D.C
October 11 PCA Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL
October 18 MSPA Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 13 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C.
February 23 Heritage Foundation Labor Policy Boot Camp 2011
Washington, D.C
March 16 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
March 17 Forest Resource Association Meeting
Washington, D.C
April 9-11 NARMS Annual Meeting
Monterey, CA
April 13 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
June 1 Webinar Sponsored by American Moving & Storage Association
Washington, D.C
August 20 Caregiver Registries
Atlanta, GA
September 13-15 PCA Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C
October 19 MSPA Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C
January 13 Teleconference Sponsored by MSPA
Washington, D.C
February 11 Teleconference Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
March 2 National Association of Attorneys General
Washington, D.C
March 10 Teleconference Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
March 23 Webinar Sponsored by NARMS
Washington, D.C
April 18-19 NARMS Annual Meeting
Tampa, FL
June 9 Teleconference Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
June 10 PCA of Florida
Tampa, FL
July 27 National Association of Governmental Labor Officials
Richmond, VA
September 8 Teleconference Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
September 21-23 MSPA Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
November 2 DSA Legal Issues of the Day Seminar
Washington, D.C
February 25 Teleconference Sponsored by MSPA
Washington, D.C
March 11 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
April 4-5 NARMS Annual Meeting
Colorado Spring, CO
May 8 ABA Tax Section
Washington, D.C
June 19 Staffing Industry Analysts
Washington, D.C
July 14 Direct Selling Association Tax Seminar
Washington, D.C
July 22 Webinar Sponsored by CCM
Washington, D.C
September 29-30  PCA Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C
October 5 American Trucking Associations, Inc. (“ATA”)
Las Vegas, NV
October 7-9 MSPA Annual Conference
Las Vega, NV
November 6 Transportation Law Institute
Alexandria, VA
November 10 Webinar Sponsored by ATA
Washington, D.C
December 2 Pennsylvania Homecare Association
Cranberry, PA
December 8 Pennsylvania Homecare Association
State College, PA
December 11 Pennsylvania Homecare Association
Valley Forge, PA
March 6 Webinar Sponsored by Thompson Publishing Group
Washington, D.C
March 18 Webinar Sponsored by MSPA
Washington, D.C
April 12-14 NARMS Annual Meeting
Williamsburg, VA
April 23 PCA Webinar
Washington, D.C
May 8-10 ABA Tax Section
Washington, D.C
September 10 Webinar Sponsored by PJC Publishing, LLC
Washington, D.C
September 12 ABA Tax Section
San Fransisco, CA
September 22 Webinar Sponsored by Kiplinger
Washington, D.C
September 25-26 PCA Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C
October 23 Direct Selling Association, Legal Issues of the Day
Alexandria, VA
November 3 Webinar Sponsored by PCA
Washington, D.C
November 12 Webinar Sponsored by HR Options
Washington, D.C
November 20 Webinar Sponsored by NARMS
Washington, D.C
December 16 Teleconference Sponsored by MSPA
Washington, D.C
Acronyms
DSA: Direct Selling Association
MSPA: Mystery Shopping Providers Association
NAC: National Association of Concessionaires
NARMS: National Association for Retail Marketing Services
PCA: Private Care Association