Monthly Archives: May 2014

Asian Quinoa Salad

This is a lovely summer salad, take to your next potluck or make on Sunday night and eat all week long. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is one of our healthiest foods it is a complete protein source and it contains small amounts of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid. It is … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

Oakland—Cal/OSHA is focusing on safety compliance at construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. Investigators have been deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to determine whether … Continue reading

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Misclassified Employees to Receive Nearly $186,000

Binex Line Corp. has agreed to pay $92,864 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 49 misclassified employees. An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division established that the Los Angeles-based freight and logistics employer willfully … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Chip Maker Faulted for Not Paying Employees on Time

Advance Modular Technology Inc., a Silicon Valley electronic chip board manufacturing company in San Jose, Calif., failed to pay the Fair Labor Standards Act’s required minimum wage and overtime premium to 15 workers. An investigation by the Wage and Hour … Continue reading

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Proposed amendment to CA’s sexual harassment training to include “abusive conduct”

On May 15, 2014, the California Assembly passed a proposed amendment (AB 2053) to California’s statute governing sexual harassment training. Currently, the statute requires employers with 50 or more employees to ensure workplaces are free of sexual harassment by providing training to their … Continue reading

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IRS Penalty Relief Pilot Program for Retirement Plan Penalties

The Internal Revenue Service will begin a one-year pilot program in June to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for not filing reporting documents. By filing current and prior year forms during this pilot program, they can … Continue reading

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ACA and Temporary Employees

Unfortunately the confusion resulting from the troubled roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) generated misunderstandings regarding employer responsibilities and temporary employees. Recently, Joanne from Bolt Staffing spoke with a client who thought that their company may have to provide … Continue reading

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Employer FAQs: Employer Shared Responsibility, Healthcare Tax Credits, etc.

The IRS has released a new set of FAQs to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions from employers about shared responsibility, seasonal worker coverage, minimum value, and small business healthcare tax credits. These new FAQs can be … Continue reading

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IRS Webinars: Payments to Independent Contractors and Filing Requirements for Form 1099

The Internal Revenue Service is marking Small Business Week, by holding two free webinars for small businesses and encouraging them to check out several key tax benefits and a special relief program for employers who reclassify their workers as employees. … Continue reading

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Criminal Referral of Los Angeles Car Wash for Violations

A second Wage and Hour investigation of labor practices at car washes owned by the Pirian brothers in the Los Angeles area has disclosed new overtime and recordkeeping violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employer was on probation … Continue reading

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