Posts Tagged: Human resources

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 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 »


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 »


Who Will Be Affected by A.B. 5?

On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which clarifies when workers should be considered “employees” under the California Labor Code and the California Unemployment Insurance Code, thereby entitling them to the protections afforded by those laws.  The bill codifies the standard set out in last year’s California Supreme Court… 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.