Category: Benefits

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…