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COVID-19: Resources for Our Clients

With things everchanging in response to the unending updates regarding COVID-19, we understand it may be difficult to keep up with the latest information for Employers.  Below we have listed a few of the latest resources (at this time) for your reference. (more…)...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Revised Form I-9— Begin Using By January 22, 2017

As of January 22, 2017, employers must begin using the most recent revised version of the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). You can find it here. The edition date of the latest version is 11/14/2016 and will be the only accepted version; all previous versions will become invalid after January 21, 2017. You can locate the edition date on the bottom left hand corner of the form itself. The current version has an expiration date of August 31st, 2019. (more…)...

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