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Emergency Response and the Workplace

Unfortunately, California has been faced, yet again, with the disastrous threats and consequences of wildfires. With so many employers and employees affected, it is important employers are prepared to navigate leaves and support their staff during these times of need.  (more…)...

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Are You Ready For Year End?

We Are Over Half-Way Through the Year -- It's Time to Revamp Your Year-End Processes! —  Don't wait until the last minute to address needed changes  —    Now is the time to assess your year-end processes such as Open Enrollment, Performance Reviews, and ACA to determine if there are any needed updates/changes before this year's launch.  There are also things you can do now, that will save you time later.  If you are a current client using our WebHR Product, the HR team currently has openings in their August and S...

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How to Prepare – Leaves on the Rise

We have seen a continuing pattern of increased employee leave of absences (LOAs) across our client base.  With this occurrence on the rise, now is a good time to ask yourself, as a company administrator, some important questions... (more…)...

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It’s EEO-1 Survey Season

It's that time for the EEO-1 Survey (The Employer Information Report).  The 2019 deadline to submit the certified report for regular Component 1 data to the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is  May 31, 2019.  The 2019 deadline to submit the certified report for 2017 and 2018 Component 2 pay data to the EEOC is September 31, 2019. (more…)...

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Are Your Employee Notices Up-to-Date?

It's time for Spring Cleaning of your employee Notices and Posters! Now is a great time to go through company documents and ensure you have the most updated versions of Federal and State required notices for your employees.  Did you know, as of the beginning of April, there is an updated version of the Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice (DFEH 100-21) released by the CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing?  The regulations have also been updated as to which employers are required to present this notice to employees.  Click he...

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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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