Counting Employees Doesn’t Always Add Up!

Counting Employees Doesn’t Always Add Up!

Employee counts are used to determine what laws, rules, fees and penalties apply to a health plan and/or the employer sponsor. The methods for counting employees are as varied as the laws that affect them. Counting employees can leave you feeling cross-eyed. With the...
Cities of Petaluma and Sonoma Increase Minimum Wage

Cities of Petaluma and Sonoma Increase Minimum Wage

  The local minimum wage ordinance trend continues to heat up, again, as Petaluma and Sonoma, two Bay Area cities, approved to accelerate the minimum wage rates currently set forth in California’s minimum wage schedule, by adopting their own local minimum wage...

California Cleans Up Sexual Harassment Training Law

On August 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed clean-up legislation (S.B. 778) clarifying the state’s sexual harassment prevention training and education law, particularly when mandatory training must be completed. Why a Clean-Up Bill? California’s...
Form I-9 Is Expiring on August 31, 2019

Form I-9 Is Expiring on August 31, 2019

The federal government’s Form I-9, used by HR departments across the country to verify workers’ employment eligibility, is expiring at the end of the month. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is working on updating the form, but it may...