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IRS is Offering Employers and Coverage Providers Three Affordable Care Act Webinars

This series of educational webinars is designed to help you understand the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related requirements. The IRS is presenting three different webinars later this month that will be repeated in August and September. The webinars … Continue reading

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AB 1897 Hiring Temporary Workers has its Risks

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, California’s Assembly Bill 1897 created a shared liability between companies that hire temporary workers and their supplying vendors (as in temp agencies, for example). This shared liability has to do with wage violations and workers’ comp. … Continue reading

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AB 1322 – would make it lawful to serve alcohol in beauty salons and barber shops

Existing law makes it unlawful for any person other than a licensee of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell, manufacture, or import alcoholic beverages in the state of California. The existing law allows the serving of alcohol without … 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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New CA Law Requires Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Farm Labor Contractors

An amendment to the California Farm Labor Contractor Act requires that farm labor contractors participate in at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training each year. In addition, the amendment requires that an applicant for licensure as a farm … Continue reading

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Do you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?

The basic test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is whether the principal has the right to direct and control the manner and means by which the work is performed. When the principal has … 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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Department of Labor Updates Model Notices

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration updated its Affordable Care Act web page with the following: Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs Part XIX – addressing updated DOL model notices, limitations on cost-sharing, coverage of preventive services, health FSA … Continue reading

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