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Posted in Local Ordinances

New Minimum Wage Ordinances, Increases Coming January 1

In addition to the slew of new laws that employers must prepare for (and some of which are already in effect), employers shouldn’t lose sight…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

Yesterday, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the draft text for the much-anticipated COVID-19 emergency regulation on which the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expansion Initial Regulations

As we finally enter the homestretch of 2020, new California employment laws are inching closer to taking effect on January 1. SB 1383 is one…

847
Posted in Hiring

Veterans Day Reminder: Veterans Bring Skills, Expertise Year-Round

An estimated 18.8 million veterans live in the United States, and according to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, more veterans live in California — about…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Remote Hiring Ramps Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its eighth month, face coverings and social distancing are still required in public places, indoor dining is still prohibited in…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

California’s Initial Pay Data Reporting Guidance Released

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released some initial, helpful guidance on one of California’s new laws taking effect next year —…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

2021 Temporary Total Disability Rates Announced

An employee whose workers’ compensation claim has been accepted will receive temporary disability benefits when the employee is off work and recovering from the effects…

814
Posted in Benefits

401(k) Contribution Limits Stay the Same in 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released guidance on cost-of-living increases to the income ranges for determining individual retirement account (IRA) and Roth IRA contribution eligibility, and…

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Posted in Benefits

2021 Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) Contribution Limits

Open enrollment season is here, which means employees can elect or change their employer-offered benefits, such a health, vision and dental insurance, and start planning…

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Posted in Time Off

Impact of SB 1383 Expansion of Family Rights Act on Large Employers

We have more than 50 employees and are already covered by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), so how will the CFRA expansions under SB…