The Fair Labor Standard Act’s new overtime rules will go into effect at the December 1st, 2016. Managing and comparing overtime costs and employee time cards can be particularly difficult when many employees work non-traditional hours such as early morning, late night and graveyard shifts, typical in the hospitality industry. This federal law will affect […]
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The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has adopted amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulation that will take effect on April 1, 2016. Employers with five or more employees are required to post the amended notice on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, which provides information on the […]
Holidays Observed by the Federal Reserve System 2016-2019 The Federal Reserve System, commonly referred to as “The Fed”, is the central bank of the United States, created by Congress in 1913. According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Fed has four main responsibilities: Conducting the nation’s monetary policy by influencing […]
We are providing a free resource which allows our clients to download relevant city and county labor law postings and remain in compliance from one source, available here at http://www.posterupdates.com/cityposters.html. Several Cities in California are implementing changes or new laws and regulations related to wages. This requires businesses operating within particular city limits to display […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a vehicle will be: Mileage Rate 2015 Rate 2016 Rate business miles driven 57.5 cents per […]
On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increases to $10 per hour from the existing minimum wage of $9 per hour. State enforcement agencies have made it a top priority to stop employers from engaging in “wage theft,” which includes not paying the minimum wage for all hours worked. Employers should examine all pay practices […]
Employers in California to Pay Higher FUTA Tax Rates Retroactively Employers in three states (California, Connecticut, and Ohio) and the U.S. Virgin Islands will pay higher Federal Unemployment Act (FUTA) taxes in January 2016, due to unpaid federal loans to those affected states. This increase will be based on FUTA taxable wages paid in the […]
All employers with at least one employee are required to display the most up-to-date State and Federal labor law postings. To remain compliant companies must monitor Federal and State labor law changes. Recent federal and state administration has mandated numerous labor law posting changes for 2015. All California employers must have an updated poster as […]
Supreme Court Rules in favor of ACA In a 6-3 decision on June 25, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With this ruling it is clear that ACA is here to stay in the foreseeable future. The issue in the case, King v. Burwell, was whether a specific […]
California’s Paid Sick Leave Law was written with several ambiguities, resulting in confusion regarding compliance. Governor Brown signed a bill designated as ‘urgency legislation’ that addresses and attempts to clarify several of the obscurities within the still new law as well as providing some alternative methods of complying with particular provisions. The new bill, AB […]