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Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

This past year, 1,217 bills made it to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. Many of the new laws stem from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections, while […]

Dec 11 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

State-Run Retirement Savings Plan OK’d, Mandatory Enrollment Coming in 2020

California employers that don’t already offer a workplace retirement savings vehicle will be required to either begin offering one via private market or provide their employees access to CalSavers, a state-run retirement savings plan, as early as June 2020. The CalSavers pilot program is open for employers to enroll; however, mandatory enrollment and contributions don’t […]

Dec 6 2018 - Benefits - HRWatchdog Read More »

IRS Extends Deadline for Certain ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided to employees. The deadline for providing Form 1095-B, Health Coverage and Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to employees is now March 4, 2019, (extended from January 31, 2019). The […]

Dec 5 2018 - Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog Read More »

Cal/OSHA Cites Over $46,000 to Waste Collection Company for Fatal Truck Accident

A waste collection company was issued several citations, totaling in $46,270 in penalties by Cal/OSHA after the death of a worker who was fatally run over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

Dec 3 2018 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Reminder: Redwood City MWO Effective January 1, 2019

Redwood City’s recently adopted Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) will go into effect January 1, 2019, at which time qualifying employees must earn at least $13.50 per hour for each hour worked within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City.  Here are a few things for employers to keep in mind regarding the ordinance: Which employers are […]

Nov 29 2018 - Local Ordinances, Minimum Wage - Bianca Saad Read More »