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Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

January 2020 has brought about a plethora of employment-related legislative changes, some leaving employers more confused than others. Next on the list of complicated adjustments is new tax paperwork from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).After the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

Be safety aware and lower your workers’ compensation premiums.On January 1, 2020, changes to Cal/OSHA’s reporting requirements went into effect, making them even more specific than before and adding confusion for employers in the state who are struggling to juggle...

Injunctions for New CA Laws: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Injunctions for New CA Laws: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Thanks to a busy legislative season, a slew of new laws went into effect on January 1st, 2020. Some of the new laws signed by Governor Newsom were very widely criticized by business groups across the state due, in part, to the vague wording within the language that...

Employee Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Employee Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Lawsuits against a business are already common in this heavily litigious day and age. Typically they come from consumers, but employment claims have seen a sharp increase in recent years. When a lawsuit stems from an employee it can be incredibly costly for employers,...

2020 Employee Handbook Compliance Requirements

2020 Employee Handbook Compliance Requirements

Your employee handbook should serve as a compass by which each employee can easily navigate your organization’s policies and procedures. Clearly defined employee policies are the key to good employee relations and avoiding potential liability issues. An outdated...

New Laws Make 2020 a Compliance Nightmare for CA Employers

New Laws Make 2020 a Compliance Nightmare for CA Employers

In his first year as Governor, Gavin Newsom closed the 2019 legislative session by signing a flurry of bills into law, many of which will significantly affect employment practices in the state. Below are some of the most notable new laws going into effect on January...

Employees vs Contractors – Have You Converted Your 1099s Yet?

Employees vs Contractors – Have You Converted Your 1099s Yet?

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), into law this past September, intending to clarify and codify the California Appeals Court’s 2018 decision to adopt the “ABC” test as a standard for classification and their decision earlier this year to...

Safety is Key in Workers’ Comp Cost Control

Safety is Key in Workers’ Comp Cost Control

The key to controlling workers’ comp costs is to take a more proactive approach that shifts the focus onto safety, which is an approach known as “loss control.” Loss control is the practice of making a workplace safer by implementing and consistently managing proper...

Tips for an HR-Friendly Holiday Party

Tips for an HR-Friendly Holiday Party

Holiday parties can be a perfect opportunity to allow your employees to get together in a stress-free environment to celebrate the seasonal festivities along with their achievements over the past year. However, a lot more goes into a company holiday party than just...