Monthly Archives: February 2015

Medical Premium Reimbursement: Limited Relief for Some Employers

Back in November of 2014, the DOL issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement. The gist … Continue reading

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AB 2053: Sexual Harassment Training Must Now Include the “Prevention of Abusive Conduct”

AB 2053 went into effect on January 1, 2015, thereby requiring that California employers with 50 or more employees provide training on the “prevention of abusive conduct” along with the sexual harassment training already required by law. “Abusive conduct” is … Continue reading

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Farm Labor Contractor Laws Reviewed at AgWISE 2015

Payroll Masters sponsored the 2015 AgWISE Symposium on January 22 and 23rd which was presented by AgSafe and the Napa Valley Grape Growers. The English keynote speakers were The Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California Christine Baker … Continue reading

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Ricotta Orange Pound Cake – Giada De Laurentiis

Spring is here and the first strawberries are in stores. Oranges are abundant and so are blueberries. Try this delicious Ricotta Orange Pound Cake topped with fresh fruit of your choice and a dollop of whipped cream. Ingredients 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Court Overturns Federal Home Health Workers Rules

A recent federal court ruling ditches the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final home health care rule, which extended federal minimum wage and overtime requirements to home health care workers. Another key portion of the rule was struck down by the … Continue reading

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On-Call or Standby, May Qualify as Hours Worked

Although employers may not be keen on paying employees for just relaxing and not doing work, if you require an employee to be available on an on-call or standby status, that time may qualify as hours worked depending on how … Continue reading

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Time to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

Cal/OSHA reminds all California employers to post their annual summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses from February 1 through April 30. “This yearly requirement is a graphic reminder on the importance of workplace safety. It provides important data about injuries … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Will Use New 1095-A Information Statement to claim Premium Tax Credit

The Affordable Care Act is bringing several changes to the tax filing season this year, including a new form some taxpayers will receive. If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace … Continue reading

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