The emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency family medical leave (EFLMLA), under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) both went into effect on April 1, 2020.
Many businesses are making difficult decisions to reduce their workforce. If you have a workforce that is willing and able to work, but business is slow, the Work Sharing program may be a viable option.
Last evening, the federal government approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law takes effect "no later than" 15 days from the date of its enactment which is April 1 and ends on December 31, 2020.
Coronavirus is here and information changes daily. As the crisis unfolds, employers have many questions regarding reducing risk, business impact, and managing employees. At CEA, our members have raised lots of good questions and concerns. On March 19, 2020, all employers can join us for a free one-hour discussion on coronavirus and the workplace.
March 6 is Employee Appreciation Day -- a day when companies make the extra effort to appreciate all of their employees' contributions. Did you know that 40% of employed Americans say they'd put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often?
Super Tuesday is March 3, 2020 — the day when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses. Here's what employers need to know about Time Off to Vote.
On January 31, 2020, the USCIS released the newly updated Form I-9. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. Join our webinar to be walked through the new Form I-9.
CEA has started receiving calls from employers regarding the coronavirus. What can they do if an employee has the virus? What about employees who travel to areas that are highly affected? What if our business operations are affected? We answer these and more.
On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the newly updated Form I-9. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers must complete the form.
By now you've probably heard that California requires all employers of 5 or more persons to provide harassment prevention training. Good News: CEA provides our members with free online supervisory harassment prevention training! As well as plenty of other live and webinar training options to meet your company's needs.
Most of everything we do can be put into one of four quadrants on a grid. In 2020, keep this model in mind as you plan (and work) your day. Doing so will help you keep your attention on the most important things in your life.
In late 2018 the California legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") that provides comprehensive privacy protections to give consumers "significantly more control over their information." This complex law provides consumers the right to know what personal information about them is collected, sold, or used by a business. Businesses must have the procedures and personnel to implement the procedures mandated by the CCPA and be compliant with the CCPA by January 1, 2020.
The IRS has issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rate, with a slight half-cent drop for the new year. The optional standard mileage rate is used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
In California, employers have workplace posting obligations. Between the state and federal requirements, California employers must post a total of 18 state and federal employment law notices.
Significant changes to the W-4 were made to bring it in line with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which changed tax rates, deductions, credits and personal exemptions. The IRS released the final version of the Form W-4 on December 4th.
Requests for time off are common during December through January. Employers may find themselves faced with multiple vacation requests from employees and questions about pay.
While the holiday has taken on different characteristics over the years, it remains a time to say "thanks." And, it's a great time to reflect on the ways that your business can show gratitude to your employees.
A new California Law for 2020, SB 142, imposes important new employee lactation accommodation requirements. This new law requires the location to have certain mandatory features, requires employers to
California law has a "minimum salary test" that employees must meet before they can be classified as exempt from wage and hour laws (overtime, breaks, lunches), along with a duties test. These salary rates will increase beginning January 1, 2020.
Is this the "new normal?" Fall in the Golden State has always brought high winds and high fire danger, but the situation has worsened in recent years. Once again, California is facing fast-burning wildfires that are destroying homes and communities. But now, power outages are hitting hundreds of thousands of customers in California and having a severe impact on individuals and businesses.
Assembly Bill 5, also known as the "Gig Economy Bill," was just signed into law by Governor Newsom. How will it impact employers that employ independent contractors in California?
Office parties can boost morale and lighten the mood. They can help connect people in different departments and at different levels in the organization. But Halloween office parties come with their potential frights! How can your company have fun without the scary ghouls from HR coming to spirit you away?
California Employers Association would like to congratulate our Board President, Maggie Bender-Johnson, for the prestigious recognition of being listed as one of Sacramento's "40 Under 40"!
Two employees at a 99 Cents Only store in Redding alleged that an assistant manager sexually assaulted them in a walk-in freezer, and the store retaliated against them after they complained. The DFEH recently reached a settlement of $1.2 million in this matter.
How should employers handle the power outages across California? Find out how to pay your employees by classification and how to plan ahead for natural disasters.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule increasing the minimum salary test that a worker must meet in order to be classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The rule increases the federal minimum salary level to $35,568 effective January 1, 2020.
There once was a time when labor law posters were only updated at the beginning of each year. Today, multiple updates can occur throughout the year, leaving employers scratching their heads—2019 was one of those years!
September is National Preparedness Month with the theme Prepared, Not Scared. In California, all employers are required to have an "Emergency Action Plan" that designates the actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies.