Health Care ACA Questions Answered by Department of Labor

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Part 22). The FAQs were jointly prepared by DOL, and the Health and Human Services and Treasury departments. These FAQs in particular address whether employers who offer premium reimbursement to employees who participate in […]

Nov 10 2014 - Health Care Reform, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

And the Latest Minimum Wage Rates Are …

Drumroll please … voters in the cities of San Francisco and Oakland have just passed ballot measures increasing the minimum wage in those jurisdictions. The Los Angeles City Council also passed a minimum wage increase for hotel workers. The Oakland and Los Angeles laws also contain paid sick leave requirements. San Francisco But, wait, you […]

Nov 7 2014 - Compensation, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

More “Wage Theft” Actions From the Labor Commissioner 

The Labor Commissioner has made it a top priority to address “wage theft.” Generally, “wage theft” is a phrase used to refer to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Wage theft might refer to employers who fail to pay for all hours worked, fail to pay nonexempt employees […]

Nov 6 2014 - Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

“Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick”

CareerBuilder released this year’s “most unbelievable excuses for calling in sick.” This year’s list, just like last year’s, offers up some winners. Over the past year, 28 percent of employees have called in to work sick. When asked for a reason for taking a sick day, 30 percent of respondents said they just didn’t feel […]

Nov 3 2014 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

What Employers Should Know as Election Day Nears

The General Election is on November 4, 2014. Employees have certain rights to take time off to vote, and employers have posting obligations. Time Off To Vote If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, the employee may, without loss of pay, take up to […]

Oct 30 2014 - Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »