Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

U.S. DOL: 1,416 Employees to Receive More than $3.5 million from Long Beach Company

A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation recovered $3,573,074 in back wages and benefits for 1,416 employees of a Long Beach-based trucking and warehouse company. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators found the company violated federal contract provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). Investigators discovered the company failed to pay […]

8 Oct 18 - Benefits, Labor Relations, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

HSA Limits Change … Again

As previously reported, in May 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the following annual limits for Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions for 2018: $3,450 for individuals with self-only coverage; and $6,900 for family coverage. Then, on March 5, 2018, the IRS announced that it was reducing the annual limit for HSA contributions for family […]

9 May 18 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

HSA Limits Changed

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 pay for qualified medical expenses in the face of rising health insurance costs. The annual limits for HSA contributions are indexed for inflation and released annually by June 1 for […]

16 Mar 18 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Unemployment Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Southern California Wildfires and Mudslides

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers, business owners and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires and associated flooding, mudslides and debris flows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. DUA provides temporary unemployment benefits to people […]

19 Jan 18 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

State-Run Retirement Draft Regulations Exclude Critical Instructions for Employers

Draft regulations for the new state-run retirement savings program, Secure Choice, leave out critical instructions to help employers understand their obligations, the California Chamber of Commerce explained during a recent workshop in Sacramento. The regulatory process is intended to create accountability for the agency and transparency to the public. The absence of those instructions will […]

18 Dec 17 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »