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Federal & California COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Expired

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Highlights: Both Federal and California Emergency Paid Sick Leave Expired on 9/30/2021 Employees taking CA Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) as of 9/30/2021 may continue to take the leave they are currently on even if the entitlement extends...

Bay Area Counties Mandate a Return to Indoor Masking

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Yesterday, the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley announced a new health order requiring everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks when in indoor,...

CAL-OSHA Has Spoken

Monday, June 21st, 2021 Cal-OSHA has spoken! This week marks a milestone in California’s emergence from the pandemic: vaccinated employees in most workplaces can now be mask-less! This has left employers wondering if we’re back to normal or there are still more...

ARPA & CA Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 Legislation was recently passed at the federal and state level regarding COVID-19.  Below are important points about each piece of recently passed legislation with links to more information on each law. This is a very brief overview of the...

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Thursday, November 5, 2020 The end of the year is quickly approaching and with that the IRS has recently announced 2021 contribution limits for 401K plans, health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), parking and mass transit benefits, and more. ...

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Election Day is tomorrow, and no matter your political views, chances are you and/or your employees will feel some "election stress" tomorrow and in the coming weeks. We've compiled some resources below that we hope you'll find helpful. This...

Make every vote count!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2020 California 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

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....

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...

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...