Author: Katie Culliton

disability employment
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Posted in Disabilities

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….

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Posted in Compensation

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…

flu season
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Posted in Health and Safety

What Should California Employers Do About Flu Season?

Pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, apples, cold weather, cozy nights inside — it’s that time of year again. Yes, flu season is beginning (did you think…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’

Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers…

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Posted in Form I-9

What Employers Should Know About the Expiring Form I-9

You may have noticed that the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification expires at the end of August. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is…

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Posted in General

Workers Want Money, Money, Money

Forty-three percent of workers plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to a recent Robert Half survey. This may…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

VETS-4212 Reporting Cycle Opened August 1

The 2019 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season started August 1, 2019, and the filing deadline is September…

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Posted in Holiday Pay

Paying Employees Working on Fourth of July

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday. Some employers will stay open for business on July 4 and July 5, while others…

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Posted in Heat Illness

High-Heat Inspections Begin as California Temperatures Rise

Summer arrived in California this week as temperatures soared throughout most of the state. While this blistering heat affects everyone, it can be deadly to…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Improving Employees’ Mental Health Helps Businesses’ Bottom Line

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, employers should know that creating a supportive work environment promoting mental health resources and encouraging employees…