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Health Care Law Tax Provisions: IRS Recorded Webinars for Employers and Coverage Providers

Employers and health coverage providers now have access to recorded webinars from IRS about the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related tax requirements. If you are a business owner, tax manager, employee benefits manager, or health coverage provider, you … Continue reading

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CA Labor Commissioner Cites Sacramento County Janitorial Company Nearly $460,000 for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued citations of $459,573 to a janitorial employer after an investigation uncovered wage theft violations affecting 12 workers, many of them recent immigrants from El Salvador. Norcal Floor Services, Inc., based in … Continue reading

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Federal court rulings send clear message to employers who misclassify workers as ‘independent contractors’

Two recent and very significant legal victories for California workers send a strong message to employers nationwide: if you misclassify your employees, you will face the consequences. Misclassification is a practice used by some employers to cut costs by declaring … Continue reading

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IRS is Launching an Initiative for Employers Delinquent on Payroll Taxes

In a notice posted on August 7, 2015 the IRS announced that the IRS Collection is launching an Early Interaction Initiative to make early contact with employers who may be falling behind on their payroll taxes. The goal of the initiative … Continue reading

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FREE Webinar — California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

On Tuesday, September 1, from 2:00 pm –3:00 pm, the Fresno District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a free training for small businesses to learn about California’s new Paid Sick Leave Law which went into effect … Continue reading

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Accurate Affordable Care Act reporting will require payroll, HR, and benefits to work together

While employers should already be tracking the data necessary to determine their status under the Affordable Care Act and complete the new ACA reporting forms, they may not have determined whether the payroll, human resources, or benefits department will be … Continue reading

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Holding Companies and Determining the ACA Employer Mandate

Provisions of the ACA employer mandate might come as a surprise to holding companies and their subsidiaries. Decentralized subsidiary companies with fewer than 100 employees that are selecting their own benefit plans need to take a close look at the … Continue reading

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The Wage and Hour Division of the DOL is tackling employee misclassification

Whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act is a legal question determined by the economic realities of the working relationship between the employer and the worker, not by job title or any agreement that the … Continue reading

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Updates to FLSA White Collar Exemption Requirements Announced

Following a directive from President Obama, the Department of Labor has proposed changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules regarding the executive, professional, and administrative exemptions (also called the white collar exemptions) (published July 6, 2015). Under … Continue reading

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