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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 […]

16 May 16 - Benefits, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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IRS Announces 2017 Health Savings Account Limits

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under a high-deductible health plan. Eligible individuals can accumulate money, tax-free, in HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses in the face of rising health insurance costs. The IRS announced the annual limits for HSA contributions for 2017. These limits are indexed for inflation […]

9 May 16 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

The LETF looks for companies paying their employees under the table.

Results Are In: State Agencies Target Underground Economy

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a coalition of government enforcement agencies under the direction of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), has released an end of the year review of its accomplishments. The LETF was created in 2012 to combat the underground economy. Businesses that operate in an “underground economy” may hire employees off […]

6 Jan 16 - Benefits, Compensation, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

The Cadillac Tax will now be delayed until 2020.

Delay to Cadillac Tax

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, which includes a two-year delay in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage — commonly referred to as the “Cadillac Tax.”  The excise tax, which would have gone into effect in 2018, will […]

29 Dec 15 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »