Blog

EEOC Releases Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

Agency Offers Recommendations for Employers The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment, a guidance document that features harassment prevention recommendations for employers in four broad categories: Leadership and accountability; Harassment policies; Harassment complaint systems; and Harassment training. Under each of the four categories, the guidance lists numerous actions employers can […]

Read more

Applied Resource Insurance Solutions Opens New Valencia Location!

Applied Resource Insurance Solutions celebrated their Ribbon Cutting event for their new location yesterday alongside the SCV Chamber, at their new Avenue Stanford location. “It was wonderful to see so many community members in attendance to help us commemorate all our hard work this past year.” Stated Maggie-Mae Laufman, their Marketing Director. The founder of […]

Read more

IRS Issues New Guidance on Individual Mandate Affordability Exemption

Guidance Covers Individuals & Families Without Access to a Bronze-Level Plan The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance to individuals and families seeking to claim an affordability exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility (“individual mandate”) tax penalty. Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals are currently required to have minimum essential health coverage, […]

Read more

California Minimum Wages to Increase Jan. 1

State & Local Minimum Wages to Increase Minimum wage rates across California are set to increase on January 1, 2018 to the rates below: Statewide: $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and $11.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees Cupertino: $13.50 per hour El Cerrito: $13.60 per hour Los Altos: […]

Read more

DOL Proposes Lifting Federal Restrictions on Tip Pooling

Proposal Leaves Treatment of Tips up to Employer & Employee The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing to rescind the current federal rule providing that tipped employees retain their tips except when contributed to tip pools limited to customarily and regularly tipped employees. The proposed rule would allow tip-sharing through a tip pool with employees who […]

Read more

Oakland’s Minimum Wage to Rise to $13.23 in 2018

New Rate Effective January 1, 2018 Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Oakland, California will rise to $13.23 per hour. Click here for more information.

Read more

SSA Changes Maximum Taxable Earnings Amount for 2018

Lower Taxable Maximum Takes Effect in January The Social Security Administration (SSA) this week announced a change to the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) in 2018, which it had previously announced in October. The new amount for 2018 is $128,400, up from $127,200 in 2017, and takes effect in […]

Read more

How Holiday Help May Impact Your ALE Status

Employers May Apply a Reasonable, Good Faith Interpretation of the Term ‘Seasonal Worker’ Employers that hire seasonal workers this holiday season are reminded that there is an exception when measuring workforce size to determine whether they are an applicable large employer (ALE) subject to the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (“pay or play”) and corresponding information reporting provisions. Seasonal Worker […]

Read more

Is Your Holiday Bonus Program Compliant?

Employers Must Consider Discrimination & Tax Implications With the end of the year fast approaching, many employers are getting ready to hand out holiday bonuses, unaware that these tidings of the season can come wrapped in legal implications. To help avoid compliance issues, consider the following questions when planning your bonus program: Are the bonuses […]

Read more

DOL Finalizes 90-Day Delay of New Disability Benefit Claims Procedures

Final Rule Scheduled to Apply to Disability Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a 90-day delay of the applicability of a final rule requiring employee benefit plans offering disability benefits to provide additional procedural protections for disability benefit claims. Under the finalized delay, the new disability benefit claims procedures are […]

Read more
Page 1 of 3412345...102030...Last »