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Posted in Benefits

IRS Announces 2018 Health Savings Account Limits

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under a high-deductible health plan. Eligible individuals can accumulate money, tax-free, in HSAs to…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp Ruling: Genetic Causes Including Inherited Predispositions May Be Apportioned

The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently decided a case that helps define how factors outside the workplace are to be treated when apportioning the…

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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

California Supreme Court Decides Important “One Day’s Rest in Seven” Questions

Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest in seven.” But what, exactly, does that mean? Today, the California Supreme Court answered three…

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Posted in General

Celebrating Small Businesses

National Small Business Week is this week. Each year since 1963, the president has announced National Small Business Week to recognize the important contributions of…

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Posted in Harassment Posters and Notices

DFEH Updates Required Harassment Prevention Pamphlet; Issues Guidance

Yesterday, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced an update to the required sexual harassment prevention brochure for California employers detailing California’s legal…

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Posted in Discrimination

Webinar Every California Employer Should Attend

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and harassment based on protected classes. The law protects employees and job applicants from bias. While…

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Posted in Minimum Wage Posters and Notices

California Wage Orders Updated

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The…

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Posted in Discrimination Workplace Policies

70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?

Thirty percent of U.S. workers ages 60 and older don’t plan to retire until age 70 or older, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Another…

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Posted in Benefits

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single-Payer Health Care Job Killer Today

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system…

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Posted in Hiring

New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The USCIS…