Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

“Job Killer” Bills Move to Next House​​​​

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills passed their house of origin yesterday: AB 1522 — would mandate that all employers provide paid sick leave; AB 1897 — would make contracting entities liable for the contractor’s wage-and-hour violations; and SB 935 — would tie the minimum wage to inflation. Paid Sick Leave AB 1522 (Gonzalez; […]

30 May 14 - Benefits, Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Request Form Available

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance took effect January 1, 2014. Generally, the ordinance gives certain employees who are employed in San Francisco the right to request a flexible or predictable work arrangement to assist with caregiving responsibilities. The ordinance applies to employers with 20 or more employees, regardless of the employees’ location. The city’s […]

12 May 14 - Benefits, Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

The IRS recently released new guidance to address remaining questions relating to its treatment of same-sex marriages after last year’s U.S. v. Windsor decision. The Windsor decision invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that banned married same-sex couples from being treated as married for purposes of federal law. Notice 2014-19 and […]

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

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 »