Still Time to Review the New California Laws for 2012

April 9, 2012 0

Is it just me, or does it seem 2012 is flying by faster than most years? I’m still catching up on my reading for last year, and it’s already tax time. At any rate, in case you missed it, HR California CalChamber recently published an overview of the new 2012 California laws affecting employers. The […]

California Employers Guide for 2012

February 1, 2012 0

The California Employer’s Guide 2012 is available from the EDD online. The 131 page guide can be extremely useful, and it covers everything from wages, taxes, unemployment, withholding, and required forms; as well as a section covering employer rights.

New California Requirement for Employers

January 12, 2012 0

Starting January 1, 2012, California employers are required to provide nonexempt employees with specific wage information at the time of hire. The new Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011 amends the Labor Code to add section 2810.5, which requires a written notice to nonexempt employees at the time of hire. The notice contains information about […]

A List of Required Documents for California

October 14, 2011 0

Over the years I’ve put together a list of documents you need to supply California employees. It comes in handy, believe me. Here is my list so far (you can also download it here): NEW HIRES 1. State Disability Insurance Provisions (DE 2515). This pamphlet explains an employee’s disability insurance rights and must be distributed […]

Written Contracts Required for California Commissioned Employees Starting in 2013

October 10, 2011 0

Our California governor, Jerry Brown, has been busy signing into law a number of bills lately. This latest one, AB 1396, is important to any California employer who employs commissioned salespeople. Starting January 1, 2013, any California employee earning a commission must have a written contract that clearly spells out the terms and conditions of […]

Get Out The Vote Or Face The Consequences

October 28, 2010 2

Originally posted back in August, this post bears repeating since we have the upcoming elections this Tuesday:No doubt these are very political times and analysts are predicting a record voter turnout for the upcoming November elections. How will this affect your business? Well, the California Elections Code mandates you give employees up to 2 hours […]

Paid Family Leave: Leave “Leave” Out of It

July 21, 2010 1

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is one of the most misunderstood benefits in California.  Employees commonly think PFL is another protected leave, such as FMLA, CFRA or PDL (see below for the alphabet soup definitions), and many times you’ll hear employees say, “I’m going to take my PFL leave.” But PFL is not a leave; it’s […]