Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

401(k) Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Several key limitations remain unchanged this year Many pension plan limitations, including those governing 401(k) plans, did not change this year because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory […]

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EEOC Issues Sample Notice for Employers Offering Wellness Programs

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The rules apply prospectively to workplace wellness programs beginning on or after January 1, 2017. Under […]

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DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2017

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2017: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $175.88 (from $169.26); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,172.57 per week (from $1,128.43 per week). California Labor Code section 4453(a) (10) requires […]

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Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Underground Economy Targeted in Statewide Enforcement Effort

On May 19, a multi-agency team led by the California Department of Insurance conducted a statewide enforcement and outreach effort targeting those businesses that may operate in the underground economy. The multi-agency team visited dozens of locations across the state to educate business owners of their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety, labor […]

24 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues New Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

Today, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs that are part of a group health plan. The intent of the new rules is to provide guidance on how workplace wellness programs can […]

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