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Posted in Compensation

2022 Social Security Taxable Wage Base

The Social Security taxable wage base for 2022 will increase to $147,000 from $142,800, according to a recent announcement from the Social Security Administration (SSA)….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Mandatory Vaccination Order Now Covers Direct Care Workers

On August 5, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide mandatory vaccination order for most health care facilities. However, certain caregiver…

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Posted in General

New 2022 California Employment Laws

This year’s legislative session officially ended with Governor Newsom signing the last batch of bills over the weekend. The COVID-19 pandemic was still challenging for…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Workplace Exposure Notification, Reporting Requirements Revised

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 654 (AB 654), which revises and clarifies employers’ COVID-19 workplace exposure notice and reporting requirements…

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

When Employee Chooses to Work from Home, Who Pays the Costs?

As a result of COVID-19, many of my employees have been reluctant to come into the office to do their jobs. In an effort to…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Applicants’ Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can…

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Posted in General

Still Time to Register for CalChamber’s Virtual 2021 HR Symposium

CalChamber’s virtual 2021 HR Symposium will let you engage online with sought-after experts on relevant workplace issues. This year’s symposium is on Thursday, October 7…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon this…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Who Pays Cost of Employee COVID Testing or Vaccination?

If I require an employee to go get a COVID test, or to be vaccinated, who pays the costs of testing or vaccination? Do I…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Expiration Approaches

For nearly the entirety of the pandemic, either the federal or California governments have required most employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees…