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Did you know that in the United States, a small company has about an 11% chance of being involved in an employment lawsuit? If you’re in California though, that chance goes up to 40%. Arm yourself as an employer with the right information and avoid lawsuits in the first place through solid preparation with a trusted Human Resources partner.
November HR To Do List

November HR To Do List

Tuesday, October 27, 2020November will be gone before you know it, but it’s a great time to do some extra prep work so you don’t feel overwhelmed in December. Make a checklist of what MUST be completed this month.  It’s easy to overlook things so checking things off...

October HR To-Do-List

October HR To-Do-List

Monday, October 5, 2020 It’s already October! The beginning of fall makes us think of all things pumpkin-spice…and year-end!  As we start winding down (or up!) for the holiday season, there is still some work left in the next couple months. Below are some upcoming...

Make every vote count!

Make every vote count!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2020California Election Code Section 14001 requires that employers post this notice to their employees 10 days before the November 3rd election date informing them of eligible paid leave for the purpose of voting in a statewide election.  The...

Social Security Tax Deferrals

Social Security Tax Deferrals

Friday, September 4th, 2020 On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum as part of the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts. This memorandum authorizes the deferral of employee social security taxes from September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020....

September ’20 HR To Do List

September ’20 HR To Do List

Thursday, August 27, 2020 September has arrived! There’s only a month left in Q3, and before we know it we’ll be knee-deep in year-end duties. It’s a good time to start planning ahead – are your year-end duties going to be different than usual this year? Like...

Payroll

Payroll

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 Ready for more changes due to COVID-19? It seems this pandemic has touched every part of our businesses as small employers, and the only thing we can count on is more change. The most recent changes were signed via executive orders by...

August ’20 HR To Do List

August ’20 HR To Do List

Thursday, August 6, 2020 This year’s summer has been different for everyone with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the blink of an eye it’s almost over already! Many parents are struggling to figure out the back to school situation and how it will impact their work...

Updates Regarding Form I-9

Updates Regarding Form I-9

Thursday, July 27th, 2020 The I-9 form is often misunderstood, but right now the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is actually making it *easier* for employers to use! Imagine that! Due to the ongoing pandemic, DHS has provided flexibility for employers to review...

5500 Filing

5500 Filing

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 Tax forms aren’t the most exciting things in the world, but they are necessary! To satisfy the annual reporting requirements under the ERISA and Internal Revenue Code, Form 5500 was developed. This form is to provide information to the IRS and...

Today is another victory for the LGBQT community!

Today is another victory for the LGBQT community!

Monday, June 15th, 2020 Today is another victory for the LGBQT community! The Supreme Court today has federally extended workplace protections to gay, lesbian and transgender workers nationwide. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which previously did not...

Is Your Business Ready to Re-Open?

Is Your Business Ready to Re-Open?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 By: Aga Trinidad As many states and counties enter Phases 2 and 3, businesses are starting to prepare their employees to return to their workplace. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had issued an updated guideline to help...

Video Interviewing

Video Interviewing

Friday, May 10th, 2020 By: Aga TrinidadTimes are changing and technology is becoming more of an everyday norm. With the added COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working remotely and having to use video platforms for our daily work interactions. This video conferencing...

September ’19 HR To Do List

September ’19 HR To Do List

Monday, August 26, 2019 Can you believe it's nearly 4th quarter already?! Now is the time to start preparing for the madness of 4th quarter - the more you prepare now, the easier it will be at year-end. Kids are back in school in September! Do you need to revisit any...

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