Posts Tagged: Employment Law Compliance

Navigating 401k Plans as an Employer in 2020

Are you familiar with the SECURE Act? If you’re running a small business, you should be. The new bill, which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE Act), was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in December and took effect on January 1st. While many have focused on… Read more »


California New Labor and Employment Laws: SB 142 & AB 1223

The California legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom considered and ultimately passed a number of significant laws in 2019 that will affect California employers beginning January 1, 2020. Some of the new laws that will affect employers include: SB 142 and AB 1223. Both of these new laws provide employees more time and space to do… Read more »


California New Labor and Employment Laws: SB 530 & AB 749

Governor Gavin Newsom has just finished signing a flurry of bills as part of an annual tradition coinciding with the end of the legislative season.   This year it was particularly significant for employers, with a number of new laws going into effect in 2020 that could have huge ramifications on businesses in the state…. Read more »


How to Throw a Liability-Free Holiday Office Party

With the holiday party season upon us, many will be dreading much more than simply the prospect of small talk over appetizers with their colleagues. Perhaps one of your otherwise excellent employees had an embarrassing incident at last year’s soiree, or your business’s reputation was comprised some other way.


California New Labor and Employment Laws: AB 9 & AB 51

2019 has been a year of change for the employment legislation. The influence of the #MeToo movement can be seen in the number of bills meant to protect employees who have suffered harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The California Legislature also targeted arbitration abuse, worker misclassification, and other wage and hour law violations. Below, we cover… Read more »


AB 5: How did we get here and where are we going?

The battle over AB 5 is over; however the path to clarity is on the horizon. The bill is expected to dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassify two-million independent contractors. Across the state, employers must now examine their workforce and determine whether and how to modify their business structure… Read more »


Safety First- Lowering Your Experience Modification Rating

Worker’s Compensation is required for most employers in most states. It covers more than 140 million U.S. workers, over 94% of employees. The total cost to employers of workers’ compensation insurance is more than $95 billion annually. But the individual price for workers’ compensation insurance for each employer is dependent on various variables.


Creating a Dog-Friendly Workspace Doesn’t Have to be ‘Ruff’

As the working world has evolved, it’s no secret that priorities have shifted and what employees looked for in a workplace a decade ago is different from what they desire now. For example, millennials, who make up just about one-third of the American workforce, tend to place great importance on work-life balance and career growth… Read more »