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San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance

On April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO), which is a “ban the box” law that sets restrictions on employers obtaining and using an applicant’s criminal history. The amendment will become effective on October 1, 2018. Beginning on October 1, San Francisco’s […]

May 17 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

More Workers Are Postponing Retirement

More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older. Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers […]

May 16 2018 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton Read More »

Redwood City Adopts Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

Redwood City is the latest California city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. Beginning January 1, 2019, qualifying employees must earn at least $13.50 per hour for each hour worked within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City. The Redwood City Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) will apply to all employers that maintain a business facility […]

May 15 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/Employers from Serial Harassers Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California, unanimously passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat of […]

May 10 2018 - Harassment - HRWatchdog Read More »

HSA Limits Change … Again

As previously reported, in May 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the following annual limits for Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions for 2018: $3,450 for individuals with self-only coverage; and $6,900 for family coverage. Then, on March 5, 2018, the IRS announced that it was reducing the annual limit for HSA contributions for family […]

May 9 2018 - Benefits - Erika Pickles Read More »