Category: Benefits

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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…

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Reminder: CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Is September 30

California employers with more than 100 employees that don’t maintain or contribute to a “tax-qualified retirement plan” have a fast-approaching deadline to meet. As previously…

unlimited vacation
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‘Unlimited’ Vacation Policies, California Court Addresses

In recent years, “unlimited” vacation policies have gained traction in California, becoming increasingly popular for providing employees with limitless paid vacation or paid time off…

exending unemployment insurance
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

EDD Announces Up to 20-Week UI Extension

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has taken action to further assist people who are unemployed due to the economic impact of COVID-19. On July…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires certain employers to provide each employee, at the time of hire, with a written notice.
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Health Insurance Marketplace Model Notices Expire, Comments Open

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s model notices for employers who do and don’t offer a health plan to some or all employees expired at…

Several deadlines related to COBRA and ERISA special health plan enrollments have been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COBRA and ERISA Deadlines Extended

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended several employer-sponsored health plan-related deadlines, including those related…

Employers have the discretion to allow employees to make certain mid-year changes.
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Posted in Benefits COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Cafeteria Plans, FSAs, Dependent Care Assistance Programs More Flexible Due to COVID-19

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new guidance, Notice 2020-29, providing increased flexibility for individuals participating in section 125 cafeteria plans, health flexible spending arrangements…

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CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Extended

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly change California’s regulatory landscape. To help employers through these uncertain times, the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board…

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Don’t Forget to Prepare Employee Flexible Spending Account Notices

As previously reported, the end of the year is a great time for employees to take advantage of any flexible spending account dollars (FSA) they…