The New 2020 W4 Form Is Here

The new 2020 W4 tax form is here. Are you ready?

The New 2020 W4 Form Is Here There has been a lot of discussion about the release of a new W4 – well, it’s here. The new 2020 W4 was released on December 5, 2019, and there are several changes. Why a New 2020 W4? Use of the old W4,

California Is Serious About Health Care

CA healthcare 2020

The Federal individual healthcare mandate may have been scuttled, but the individual mandate is alive and well in California. Effective January 1st, the state joins Mass, New Jersey, DC and Vermont in establishing state-level penalties for those who do not have medical insurance. What do you and your employees need

Minimum Wage Changes – Are You Ready?

The minimum wage is changing, are you ready? Year-end is upon us, and that means that 2019 is ever closer.  New year, new minimum wage. The state of California, among numerous states, cities and counties, will raise their minimum wage rate in January. A quick overview follows: Location If you

Major CA Upset In Independent Contractor Rules

05/08/18 CA Supremes Upset Independent Contractor Guidelines Are you thinking that the great graphic designer you just found will be an Independent Contractor with your company? Think again. We’ve all heard of them, companies that have few, or no employees at all – they only use independent contractors.  The thinking

Ban the Box Laws

Found a great candidate … with a blemish on their criminal record.  Giving them a lifeline is the right thing to do, and the law. Both California’s statewide law, and LA’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO), are in response to the Ban the Box movement that has been

Salary History – Just Say No

So, how much do you want? Well, how much is the job? Well, how much do you want? Age old questions when you are sitting across from a candidate. You don’t want to pay more than is required, and the candidate wants to be paid as much salary as possible.

Transgender Regulations

07/01/2017 New regulations address protections related to gender identity The California Office of Administrative Law just approved new regulations which expand existing protections under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Specifically the regulations address protections related to gender identity, and are effective July 1, 2017: Gender expression is defined