Author: Erika Pickles

1048
Posted in Local Ordinances

Do Local Minimum Wages Change the Exempt Salary Test?

A local minimum wage applies to our nonexempt employees. When the minimum wage increases on July 1, does that mean the salary test for our…

628
Posted in Benefits

CalSavers Registration Begins July 1

In 2016, the California Legislature passed a bill that laid the foundation for a state-run retirement plan, and in 2018, the final governing regulations were…

409
Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEOC Opens Portal for Pay Data Collection Mid-July

By mid-July 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expects to open a web-based portal to collect component 2 data (also known as pay…

512
Posted in Posters and Notices

DOL Releases Updated Workplace Poster for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) released an updated version of the Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act notice,…

626
Posted in Benefits

IRS Announces 2020 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2020. HSAs are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under…

337
Posted in Harassment

Fast Food Giant Under Fire for Harassment

Twenty-five sexual harassment claims were filed against McDonald’s Corp. this week — 20 were complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and five…

427
Posted in Independent Contractor

How DOL Opinion Letter on ‘Gig’ Economy Workers Affects California

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter, FLSA 2019-6, addressing whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) is…

441
Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEO-1 Pay Data Update: 2017, 2018 Data Due September 30

Employers have been waiting for the official Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) deadline for reporting hours and pay data on the EEO-1. As previously reported,…

669
Posted in Hiring

‘No-Match’ Letters Are Back: What Employers Need to Know

Employers haven’t seen “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) since 2012 but that’s about to change. In March 2019, the SSA resumed sending…

410
Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEOC Proposes September 30 Deadline for EEO-1 Pay Data, Plaintiffs Disagree

As previously reported, a federal District of Columbia district court recently issued a decision vacating the White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) stay of…