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State Update Mini-Series: California Updates 2021

Welcome to our State Updates Mini-Series to get you prepared for 2021! This session will cover all the laws and updates changing in California effective at the start of 2021 outlined below: Minimum Wage Increase SB 1159 – COVID-19 & Worker’s Comp AB 685 – Mandated COVID-19 Reporting AB 2017 – Paid Sick Leave Designation…

Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Without an extension, the end of the leaves allowed under FFCRA is right around the corner (12/31/2020).  Regardless, there is still time for employees to apply for the leaves that are allowed for COVID-19.  Over the last few weeks, some of the rules surrounding the leaves…

How Companies are Helping Working Parents During COVID-19

How Companies are Helping Working Parents During COVID-19 Schools are back in session….or are they? Parents are dealing with numerous issues when it comes to kids going back to school. It is not uncommon right now for schools to require virtual education several days a week instead of full-time onsite. So, how do working parents…

Onboarding Documents: I-9 Compliance and Best Practices

Onboarding Documents: I-9 Compliance and Best Practices Onboarding documents are extremely important.  The I-9 is one of those documents you have to maintain and update as supporting documents expire.  In addition, this document helps organizations comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  During this webinar we will talk about how to stay…

What Businesses Need to Know About the SECURE Act

What Businesses Need to Know About the Secure Act The IRS has finally issued guidance that answers numerous questions about how employers should implement the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, signed into law last December. The intent of the SECURE Act is to expand retirement plan coverage for U.S. workers. On…

Harassment in the Workplace – Your Legal Requirements

Harassment in the Workplace – Your Legal Requirements Workplace harassment is not just a big or small business issue. It exists throughout all types of workplaces in the U.S. From workplace bullying to outright discrimination, it’s important to understand workplace harassment so you can avoid hostile work environments in your business. In some states, that…

Employee Social Security Tax Deferral Executive Order Guidance

  Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Program August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive memorandum allowing for the deferral of the withholding and employer remittance of the employee share of Social Security tax (6.2% of wages) effective September 1 through December 31, 2020. The deferral is calculated each payroll period and is only available…

What Changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms

What changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms In the world of Human Resources, change is constant.  Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, resulting in extensive changes that require more specific information in notices and medical certifications. Although the use of the forms is optional, many…

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business?

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business? On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a series of executive memorandums and an executive order to address issues left unresolved by the congressional failure to agree on additional bipartisan stimulus legislation. While three of the executive actions are not tax-related — addressing…

An Executive Order to Provide Assistance to Employees During Pandemic

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Orders that extended assistance to many Americans impacted by the Coronavirus. President Trump directed the Treasury Department to allow deferral of the 6.2% Social Security tax on wages for employees making less than $104,000 a year. That suspension would last from September 1 through December 31,…