Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

Commuter Benefits for Bay Area

Bay Area employers must now comply with a pilot program that requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area to offer commuter benefits to their employees. The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program requires employers subject to the program to complete the following tasks by September 30, 2014: Select a commuter benefit; […]

31 Mar 14 - Benefits, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Assembly Committee OKs Bill That Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave

This week, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved a “job killer” bill, AB 1522 (Gonzales; D-San Diego), that would require employers to provide their employees with mandatory, protected, paid sick leave. The bill includes provisions for statutory penalties as well as litigation for alleged violations. The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer […]

21 Mar 14 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

The White House is Relaxing the Employer Mandate Again

The Treasury Department on Monday rolled out more tweaks to the health-care law’s requirement that all large employers, those with 50 or more workers, provide insurance coverage to their workers. This is the part of Obamacare was supposed to take effect at the start of 2014, but was delayed by the White House this past […]

11 Feb 14 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Already? San Francisco Amends and Expands Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

In October 2013, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) that took effect January 1, 2014. Generally, the ordinance provides certain employees with the right to request a flexible work arrangement to assist with caregiving responsibilities. The ordinance covers employers with 20 or more employees. However, the wording used […]

16 Jan 14 - Alternative Workweek, Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Form W-2: Report Employer Provided Health Care Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of an employee’s health care coverage under an employer-sponsored group health care plan on an employee’s Form W-2. This reporting requirement does not make the benefit taxable. The value of the benefit continues to be excludable from an employee’s income. The reporting requirement is “for […]

13 Jan 14 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »