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ACA: IRS Releases Reporting Requirement Information

The Internal Revenue Service recently released final forms and instructions for ACA tax reporting requirements. The forms and instructions have been delayed several times. These forms are voluntary for tax year 2014. The first information returns and employee statements are not required for applicable employers until early 2016 for the 2015 calendar year. Although voluntary, […]

Feb 20 2015 - Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Nearly $1 Million Verdict In Meal And Rest Break Case Will Stand

The California Supreme Court has declined to review a verdict in favor of employees of an Oakland trucking company who brought a class action lawsuit claiming they were not provided meal and rest breaks. Seventy-three present and former employees of the trucking company, which serves the Port of Oakland, will share in the damages award […]

Feb 19 2015 - Meal and Rest Break - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Ideal Seminar If You’re New to Human Resources or Want a Refresher

With the complexities of managing HR issues in California, do your HR practices put you at risk for costly fines and lawsuits? It’s not easy to know exactly what to do or how to explain a complex employment law requirement, especially if you’re new to HR. From hiring through termination, build your decision-making confidence at […]

Feb 17 2015 - FMLA/CFRA, Meal and Rest Break, Pregnancy Disability Leave - HRWatchdog Read More »

Top 10 Problems with Office Romances​​​​

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of chocolates and sweets. And love may be sweetening your workplace, too. In Vault.com’s 2015 Office Romance Survey​, 51 percent of business professionals surveyed said they have had an office romance at some point in their careers. But office “sweethearts” can quickly sour on each other. Although employers should generally avoid inquiring […]

Feb 13 2015 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

AB 60 Driver’s License and I-9 Requirements

As a result of AB 60 legislation, the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing driver’s licenses in January of this year to persons who are unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. To qualify, the undocumented persons must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency and meet all other […]

Feb 12 2015 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »