Author: Katie Culliton

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California Fatal Workplace Injuries Increased in 2018

After several years of declines, in 2018 (the latest data available), California’s workplace fatality rate increased with 422 Californians dying in workplace incidents (up from…

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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…

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Hate Your Commute? Your Co-Workers Probably Do Too

During Thanksgiving week, your work commute may be a little smoother as some people take the entire week off from work, resulting in fewer cars…

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Show Employees Appreciation Beyond Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thursday! Expressing gratitude and appreciation for your employees is one way to celebrate but thanking them throughout the year may be both the…

The IRS raised 401(k) contribution limits for 2020.
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401(k) Contribution Limits Increase for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on cost-of-living adjustments affecting contributions to 401(k) plans and other retirement-related items for 2020 because the increase in the…

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Examine Wage Practices: U.S. DOL Recovers Record Amount of Back Wages

In fiscal year (FY) 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recovered a record $322 million in wages for workers, up from $304 million in…

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New 2020 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect…

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2020 Temporary Total Disability Rates Announced

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2020: The minimum…

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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….

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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…