Author: Mike McCluskey

US, California Celebrates Small Businesses
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US, California Celebrate Small Businesses

It’s National Small Business Week! Beginning Sunday, April 28, this yearly event celebrates the contributions of American small businesses and their employees. After all, the…

2024 Social Security, CA SDI Taxable Wage Base
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2024 Social Security, CA SDI Taxable Wage Base, Withholding Rates

Employers should know about two new taxable wage base updates for 2024. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that, for 2024, the maximum amount of earnings…

Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2023
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Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday

While we wouldn’t know it from the recent cold, wet weather throughout much of California, spring is arriving shortly — and with spring comes longer…

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Posted in Compensation Overtime

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time (DST) Ends This Weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night for an extra hour of sleep! Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 AM on Sunday…

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DIR Releases 2023 Hourly Rates for Computer Professionals, Licensed Physicians

Every year around October, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) releases new rates for the computer software employees exemption and the licensed physicians and surgeons exemption. Last…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Emergency Preparedness, EDD Assistance Amid ‘Wildfire Season’

Following California’s worst two wildfire seasons in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 fire season is showing no signs of letting up, despite the recent rainfall….

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Posted in Heat Illness

As Heat Creeps Up, Remember to Protect Outdoor Workers

As some parts of California start getting hotter, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers who have outdoor workers that…

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CA Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Corporate Board Law

On May 13, 2022, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge found that gender-based corporate board law SB 826 — signed into law in 2018 by…

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Watch for Productivity Dips, Gambling During March Madness

The 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament, aka “March Madness” — one of the most exciting sports events of the year that…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Remote Work Reminder: Keep Your Remote Work Policy Up to Date

Prior to 2020, the number of employees working remotely or in a “hybrid” manner — a combination of in-office and remote work — was steadily…