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California’s Streamlined Work Sharing Program Process Is Permanent

Initially a temporary fix to a COVID-19-related economic slowdown, the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) online, streamlined Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing program process is officially…

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CalSavers Small Business Deadline Is June 30

By June 30, 2022, small businesses with five or more employees that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan must register with CalSavers — a retirement…

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Posted in Benefits Disabilities

Lower Base Period Wages Can Affect Expected Disability Benefits

A fairly new employee is out on a medical leave and receiving state disability insurance, but the weekly benefit she’s getting is far less than…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Legislature Proposes COVID-19 Supplement Sick Leave for 2022

In 2021, the California Legislature passed a paid sick leave law that supplemented the existing state paid sick leave law — it required employers with…

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Court Ruling on CalSavers Means Employers of 50> Face Deadline

What is the status of the legal challenge to the CalSavers program? Do employers still need to register? The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Employee Quitting Due to COVID May Still Collect Unemployment

I have several employees who have quit for COVID-19-related reasons, including lack of child care and fear of being in the workplace. Why are they…

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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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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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AB 1731 Provides Rare Win-Win Option for California’s Businesses and Workers During Economic Downturn

As the 2020 legislative season comes to a close, we can certainly say it has been a chaotic time for employers. One bright spot for…

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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum number…