Tag: benefits

Governor Newsom’s new executive order providing workers’ compensation benefits for workers who contract COVID-19 during the stay-at-home order is retroactive to March 19, 2020.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20,  extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during California’s…

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Posted in Compensation

New DOL-Issued Final Rule Updates ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule that updates regulations governing the “regular rate” of pay under the Fair Labor Standards…

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Posted in Time Off

Bereavement Leave Potential Option for Time Off After Miscarriage

Do employees have a right to use bereavement leave after a miscarriage? Employers are not required by law to offer bereavement leave to their employees….

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Posted in Benefits

Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for…

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Posted in General

57 CalChamber Member Companies Ranked Among Best Employers in California

Fifty-seven California Chamber of Commerce member companies were rated high enough by their employees to earn a spot on the 2019 Forbes list of best…

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Posted in Hiring

When Should a ‘Temp’ Become a Regular Employee?

I hired a number of employees to work on a short-term project for me. I classified them as “temporary” and therefore not eligible for benefits…

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Posted in Benefits

IRS Announces 2020 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2020. HSAs are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under…

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Posted in General

Flex Schedules, Early Fridays Top Employees’ Summer Wish List

Summer days are just around the corner, calling for relaxed schedules and a yearning to be outside. During this time, many workers wish for summer…

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Posted in General

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…

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Posted in Labor Relations

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…