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Embrace Inclusion, Diversity During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the contributions that Americans with disabilities have made to this country’s workforce and economic strength. With unemployment at historical lows for all Americans — and global competition creating a high demand for skilled workers — employers need to expand their search for talented employees. NDEAM […]

Oct 22 2019 - Disabilities - Katie Culliton Read More »

Social Security Announces 2020 Taxable Wage Base

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the Social Security taxable wage base for 2020 will increase to $137,700 from $132,900. This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2020. The Social Security withholding rate is unchanged for 2020 and remains at 6.2 percent, up to the maximum taxable […]

Oct 21 2019 - Compensation - Katie Culliton Read More »

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace […]

Oct 18 2019 - Benefits, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

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November Webinar Prepares Employers for AB 5’s New ‘ABC’ Test

AB 5, the sweeping new law recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, dramatically changes how employers classify workers as independent contractors or employees, starting January 1, 2020. The new employee classification test the California Supreme Court adopted last year in the Dynamex ruling affects nearly every sector of the California economy. “While AB 5 exempts […]

Oct 17 2019 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog Read More »

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Ruling Clarifies Meal, Rest Break Penalties Calculation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited clarification of California’s meal and rest break penalty provision (Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC). The court was asked to interpret whether the phrase “regular rate of compensation” meant the same as the “regular rate of pay,” which is used to calculate overtime […]

Oct 16 2019 - Meal and Rest Break - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. Read More »