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New Form W-4, Tax Withholding Method

In December 2019, the IRS released its new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for 2020. Prompted by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS made major revisions designed to make income tax withholding easier for employees, including changing the name from Employees’ Withholding Allowance Certificate. The new form no longer has withholding allowances, […]

Jan 16 2020 - Compensation - James W. Ward Read More »

Small Company Eyes Medical Leave Policies for Employee Handbook

We are a small company of 30 employees. Are we required to have a medical leave policy in our employee handbook? Many different types of medical leaves, both federal and state, may apply to an employee based on company size. Pregnancy Disability Leave In California, the Pregnancy Disability Leave law applies to you since you […]

Jan 14 2020 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

CalChamber Renews Fight Against Five Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced it is continuing the battle against five job killer bills that are moving again as the 2020 legislative session begins. This includes two employment-related bills which would provide a new leave of absence and limit employers’ ability to maintain a safe workplace.  CalChamber’s full list of 2020 job […]

Jan 13 2020 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Your HR Recommendations Being Dismissed? Helpful Tips on What to Do

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies that comply with state and federal laws, the advice HR professionals provide can be an invaluable asset to businesses. Sometimes, however, HR professionals can be perceived as simply wanting to ruin […]

Jan 9 2020 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Top Nine Blog Posts of 2019

Although we are a few days into the new decade, let’s look back at the top HRWatchdog blog posts of 2019. They offer an overview of the most pressing questions HR professionals had in 2019 as well as the major updates and clarifications on confusing topics for California employers. 1. New Required Poster for California […]

Jan 8 2020 - General - Katie Culliton Read More »