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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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IRS Releases 2017 Version of Publication 5223 Regarding Substitute ACA Information Reporting Forms

Publication Outlines Requirements for Substitute Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C The tax year 2017 version of IRS Publication 5223 is now available, which sets forth the general rules and specifications for preparing substitute Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C. Paper forms that conform to the specifications listed in the publication may be privately printed and […]

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DOL Releases Advance Copies of 2017 Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF

Forms Contain Updated Penalty Amounts The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal agencies have released advance informational copies of the 2017 Form 5500 and Form 5500–SF and related instructions. These advance copies are for informational purposes only and cannot be used to file an annual return/report. 2017 Forms Modifications to Form 5500 and Form […]

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Congratulations Maggie-Mae Laufman for Winning the SCV 40 Under Forty Award!

Our Marketing Director won the title of the SCV 40 Under Forty last Friday night, and we couldn’t be more proud. Her dedication to her career, our company, and the overall success of her endeavors makes her the perfect candidate for this achievement!   Congratulations, Maggie-Mae! We are so proud!

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San Francisco: HCSO Waiver Form Recently Updated

Employees Who Have Health Benefits Through Another Employer May Sign the Waiver The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has published a new Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) Employee Voluntary Waiver Form. New HSCO Waiver Form To verify that that an employee is receiving health care through another employer and to obtain a voluntary written […]

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IRS: ‘Saver’s Credit’ Helps Workers Save for Retirement

End-of-Year Deadline Applies to Employer-Sponsored Plans The IRS is reminding workers that contributions to employer-sponsored IRAs, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, or similar workplace retirement programs must be made by year’s end to qualify for the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit. Also known as the “Saver’s Credit,” this special tax break for low- and moderate-income workers helps […]

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