Legal Updates

3 Benefits of Outsourcing HR

A Human Resources department can be a huge help for both employees and management to streamline functions like, payroll, benefits and staying current on employment laws. Almost every large corporation has an HR department, but with smaller companies, it can sometimes be pushed aside because of cost or lack of knowledge. The good news is …

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Challenges and Opportunities with Employee Petitions

For small and medium sized businesses that do not have union representation, or startups who are just establishing ground rules for employee contributions to change, petitions and other types of group consensus activities are growing in popularity. What are the best practices for leadership when managing employee petitions? Petitions for Positive Change Employees may develop …

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Human Resources: Complying to the ADA

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in the United States. According to ADA, businesses can’t discriminate in employing individuals due to disclosure of a visible or invisible disability. If a disabled individual is the most qualified candidate, businesses must hire them and make reasonable accommodations. Is your Human Resources Department up …

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A Challenge to the EEOC’s Employer Wellness Plan Rules

The EEOC Employer Wellness Plan rules are scheduled to take effect January 2017. The rules allow employers to offer both incentives and disincentives for employees who choose to participate or not to participate in employee wellness programs. The new rules do not, according to the EEOC, violate any of the provisions of the Americans with …

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Cadillac Tax Delay

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Act) delaying the effective date of the “Cadillac Tax” until 2020 and making the tax deductible.  Leading opponents of the tax have said they would continue to press for it to be rescinded altogether. The House voted 316-113 Friday to approve the omnibus …

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Paid Sick Leave Refresher

There is a lot to understand about the Sick Leave Law that began to take effect on July 1st, 2015.  If you are an employee in California we thought it would good to provide a few refreshers on some of the common questions pertaining to sick leave.  How do you qualify for paid sick leave? …

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Sacramento City Council Approves $12.50 Minimum Wage

The Sacramento City Council approved a measure Tuesday that raises the city’s minimum wage to $12.50 over five years and ties it to inflation thereafter. The final vote was 6-3. Here is the wage scale the council approved Tuesday night:   2017: $10.50 2018: $11.00 2019: $11.75 2020: $12.50 The approved proposal also makes other significant …

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