Monthly Archives: June 2014

Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Time of Hire Pamphlet

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an updated time of hire pamphlet on its website. The pamphlet now has the new predesignation of personal physician and notice of personal chiropractor or acupuncturist forms that are effective on July … Continue reading

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IRS Employee Plans Phone Forum – July 8

This program will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States vs. Windsor, Revenue Ruling 2013-17 and Notice 2014-19 on qualified retirement plans. The program will also address the Frequently Asked Questions that are posted on that relate to the Windsor … Continue reading

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EEOC Increases Fine for Failing to Post

Effective April 18, 2014 the EEOC doubled the fines it can levy against employers who do not adhere to its posting requirements.  The fines increased to $210 for each separate offense. Federal Register: Adjusting the Penalty for Violations of Notice Posting Requirements EEOC Posting … Continue reading

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California Minimum Wage Increases to $9.00 Effective July 1, 2014

Minimum Wage in California: $9.00 per hour beginning July 1, 2014 $10.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2016 Download and print the required posting: Minimum Wage Order (MW-2014) Although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum … Continue reading

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Household Employer Requirements

If you pay wages to people who work in or around your home, you may be considered a household employer. Refer to the table below for a list of workers and whether they are or are not considered household employees. … Continue reading

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Care Home Operator to Surrender License if Violations Repeated

Adult residential care home operator Travis Homes of Porterville, Calif., has agreed to pay $42,868 in minimum and overtime back wages to 19 employees. An investigation by the Wage and Hour Division found the employer in violation of the Fair … Continue reading

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Final Regulations Implementing Information Reporting for Employers and Insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

WASHINGTON – On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the ACA that take effect in 2015. “This announcement … Continue reading

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Two Job Killer Bills Advance in Senate

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that could increase business costs and impose new liabilities on innocent businesses passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week. AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) seeks to increase employer mandates by … Continue reading

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AB 2416 Would Allow Employees to Enforce Lien Upon Employer Property

Existing law grants specified persons, including laborers, as defined, who contribute labor, skill, or services to a work of improvement the right to record a mechanic’s lien upon the property so improved. Under existing law, when an employer fails to pay wages … Continue reading

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Small employer health coverage bill passes Senate Floor

SB 1446 receive bipartisan support; moves to the Assembly – May 27, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This afternoon, in a 35-0 vote, the Senate passed SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) which will give small employers with non-grandfathered health insurance coverage purchased by December … Continue reading

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