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Holidays Observed by the Federal Reserve System 2016-2019

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 Read More

Labor Law Postings Available for Cities affected by the Increase in Minimum Wage Rates

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 Read More

IRS 2016 Standard Mileage Rates

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 Read More

TAX ALERT: FUTA Credit Reduction States Released For 2015

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 Read More

Up-To-Date Labor Law Posters Offer Protection Against Fines & Lawsuits

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 Read More


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 Read More

Paid Sick Leave Amendments: Effective Immediately

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 Read More

Are You Using the Latest “Notice to Employee” Form?

California has revised the “Notice to Employee” form (DSLE-NTE) to include information about the new Paid Sick Leave Law. Employers are required by law to provide all new employees with a “Notice to Employee” at the time of hiring. The form provides specific information about the employer, wages, Workers’ Compensation and, now, Paid Sick Leave. Read More

ACA Reporting to IRS Begins in 2016 for 2015 Tax Year

We are here to help you remain compliant. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations have been finalized and the IRS forms are now complete for the necessary reporting. To comply with the ACA reporting requirements, employers with 50 or more Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees will need to file forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the Read More