The IRS has finalized the 1095C

The IRS is using the 1095C to ensure compliance with the affordable care act. They have finalized the form for 2015 reporting. Employers will have to complete the 1095C in 2016. Employers with 100 (50+ in 2016) and more employees are required to file these reports by February 2016 for 2015. The new reports are… Read more »

When is the Last Time You Looked at Your Job Descriptions?

The Importance of Job Descriptions Most of the time, when I conduct audit of the HR function, I find that they have a job description.  It typically outlines the necessary skills, training and education needed by a potential employee. It will spell out duties and responsibilities of the job. It can be used for interviewing… Read more »

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Rick Rossignol

Minimum Wages

Minimum wages vary from state to state. There is a trend that cities within the states are passing their own minimum wages. Roughly 35 different locations have higher minimum wages than the Federal rate of $7.25. California not only has a state rate but different cities have passed minimum wage rates above the state rate…. Read more »

Mileage Rates Increase in 2015

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be: 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014 14 cents per… Read more »

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

3 Tips for Managing Employee Records

The employer is the keeper of the record and needs to keep records required by the different laws. The first thing to do is to determine what records you need to have. 1. Determine which records you need to maintain. Employers may be required to keep certain types of records, such as payroll records and… Read more »

Minimum Wage Increases for 2015

State Minimum Wage Rates Set to Increase The minimum wage will rise in a number of states next year. Unless otherwise noted, the following minimum wage rates (per hour) are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2015: Alaska: $8.75 Arizona: $8.05 Arkansas: $7.50 Connecticut: $9.15 (gratuity allowance for certain waitpersons rises to 36.8% of… Read more »

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

City Ordinances changing minimum wage in California!

California ranks 4th in the US, for minimum wage laws. However, four city ordinances have increased minimum wages in there city. Employers have to make sure they are in compliance with the minimum wages and benefits required by the city. In San Francisco, the City will gradually raise its minimum wage from its current rate… Read more »

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

IRS increases the limits of 401k

Limits That Increase for 2015 Are As Follows: –The annual Salary Deferral Limit for 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans, currently $17,500, increases $500 to $18,000. –The age 50 and up catch-up limit also increases $500, to $6,000 total. This means that the maximum plan deferral an individual aged 50 or older in 2015 may… Read more »

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Rick Rossignol