Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

Social Security Announces 2019 Taxable Wage Base

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the Social Security taxable wage base for 2019 will increase to $132,900 from $128,400. This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2019. In addition, the SSA announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase by 2.8 percent […]

27 Nov 18 - General - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Pay Gap a Priority for Women in the Workplace

Female professionals share several challenges in today’s workplace, such as career advancement, re-entering the workforce and sexual harassment, to name a few. But according to a recent Korn Ferry survey, 40 percent of women professionals said they’ve missed a promotion or an opportunity simply because they’re female. What’s more, the most important issue facing women […]

10 Oct 18 - Labor Relations - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. DOL: 1,416 Employees to Receive More than $3.5 million from Long Beach Company

A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation recovered $3,573,074 in back wages and benefits for 1,416 employees of a Long Beach-based trucking and warehouse company. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators found the company violated federal contract provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). Investigators discovered the company failed to pay […]

8 Oct 18 - Benefits, Labor Relations, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

EDD Updates Required Poster, Pamphlet — Prior Versions OK Until January

Recently, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) updated a required California workplace poster — EDD Notice to Employees (DE 1857A). The revised notice is dated May 2018 but was published in July 2018. The EDD informed the California Chamber of Commerce that, while maintaining updated publications is always encouraged, employers can continue to use the […]

7 Aug 18 - Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Releases More Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

The IRS recently released new guidance to address remaining questions relating to its treatment of same-sex marriages after last year’s U.S. v. Windsor decision. The Windsor decision invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that banned married same-sex couples from being treated as married for purposes of federal law. Notice 2014-19 and […]

14 Apr 14 - Benefits, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »