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NLRB Restores Employers’ Right to Restrict Company Email Use

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in Caesars Entertainment that barring the use of company email system for non-business purposes didn’t violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision largely restores the right for employers to restrict the use of company email for non-business purposes, reversing the 2014 Purple […]

Jan 6 2020 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward Read More »

2020 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 31, 2019 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 57.5 […]

Jan 3 2020 - Compensation - James W. Ward Read More »

New Year, New Laws

Welcome to 2020! To help you make a smooth transition to the new year, we want you to know that HRCalifornia is fully updated with new HR compliance content on: AB 5, a new law significantly altering the way California law determines whether workers are independent contractors; New lactation accommodation requirements including a required policy; […]

Jan 2 2020 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Yesterday, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1, 2020. AB 51 is the bill that prohibits employers from requiring an arbitration agreement as a […]

Dec 31 2019 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

2020 State Disability Insurance Rates Updates

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) withholding rates are updated for 2020, according to Tax News Update. The employee SDI withholding rate, which includes Paid Family Leave (PFL), remains at 1 percent. The 2020 SDI taxable wage base is now $122,909, which is up from $118,371 for 2019. The maximum SDI to withhold from employees’ […]

Dec 30 2019 - Disabilities - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »