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HR Resources

 How can I make sure my company stays up-to-date and compliant? This is a question we receive often. There are resources available, many free, which are tailored to help employers stay informed and up-to-date on the latest policy changes and compliance regulations.  Below are three examples of resources which provide helpful HR related tools and information to help you stay in-the-know.   (more…)...

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ACA & The Unexpected…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Will it stay or will it go?  Can we leave it in the past or do we need to be prepared?  According to Attorney and ACA expert, Arthur Tacchino, "...the Affordable Care Act will remain stable for at least two more reporting seasons".  (more…)...

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Final Paychecks

What are the rules surrounding final pay of a terminated employee? Do I have to provide payment within a certain amount of time? What am I required to pay out? What can I deduct?   These are a few of the common questions that come up from our clients.  As an employer it is important to know the requirements upon termination of an employee.   Important note: Depending on your state, regulations may vary. Click the hyperlink to view a list of Wage and Hour Divisions by state.   (more…)...

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Act Now: Correct Employee Information

Employers may soon receive an announcement letter from The US Social Security Administration (SSA) notifying them of any discrepancies in recently submitted records of employee names and Social Security numbers that do not reconcile with their records.  A recent notice received from the SSA, states, “If we cannot match the name and SSN reported on a Form W-2 to our records, we cannot reconcile employer wage reports and credit earnings to a worker’s record. When earnings are missing, the worker may not qualify for the Social Security benefit they are due or the ben...

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HSA Limits: What’s Changed This Year & What’s Next?

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Missed the ACA Filing Deadline?

If you missed the Affordable Care Act filing deadline, you can find information on what do next by visiting the IRS website’s page (by clicking here). There you can find information on how to apply for an extension as well as learn about all potential applicable penalties. (more…)...

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The IRS Publishes 2018 Form W-4

The New Form: The IRS has published the 2018 Form W-4. The IRS developed updated guidance for withholdings after the latest tax reform bill was signed into law in December. The new withholding tables reflect many changes including updated tax rates and brackets. (more…)...

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New CA Parental Leave Law

On January 1st, 2018, a new Parental Leave Law takes effect in California. The law applies to employers with 20+ employees and covers employees who are not eligible for Family Medical Leave (FMLA) or California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  (more…)...

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New CA Recruiting Laws

Two new California laws are taking effect, on January 1, 2018, that restrict what information employers can request during the hiring process. Employers will no longer be able to inquire about an applicant’s salary history, or conduct conviction related background checks without a contingent employment offer. (more…)...

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2018 Exempt Classification Rate Changes

In order for an employee to be exempt from overtime pay, certain requirements must be met. One of those requirements is related to the employee’s hourly rate of pay. The required minimum rate for exemption is determined annually on October 1st by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). The DIR uses the analysis of the California Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CCPI) to determine any needed changes. (more…)...

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