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Encourage Workers to Check Their Tax Withholding

Published Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Have you reminded your employees to check that they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks? With more than half of 2019 behind us, it’s a good idea for everyone to check their payroll withholding to make sure they will not have a big tax bill – and possible penalties – when they file their 2019 return next April. 

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In Memory of Scott Kidd

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

William “Scott” Arthur Kidd passed away on July 9, 2019, at his home in Madera with his family by his side. Scott was a Director of Labor Relations for CEA and successfully negotiated union contracts and consulted with members on labor relations matters.”

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Protecting Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

California has experienced devastating wildfires in recent years – tragedies that have included loss of life, land, and homes. Many California employers have also been impacted by recent wildfires. And, even if not directly affected, if there is a fire in the region, employees may be exposed to unhealthy air quality from wildfire smoke. 

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New Mandatory Retirement Savings Program  

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A required California state-run retirement program is now open for registration! CalSavers is officially open for registration as of July 1, 2019. CalSavers Retirement Savings Program (CalSavers) is a state-run retirement savings program designed for private-sector employees whose employers do not offer employees a retirement program.  

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The "Right" Conversations Empower Managers

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Businesses that have flourished in 2019 often overlook their greatest asset to building an engaged and productive culture: managers and front line supervisors. Employers need to empower their managers to create high performing teams

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Much Ado About Your Hair-Do

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Last month, the California Legislature passed (SB 188) which prohibits discrimination based on certain types of hairstyles. Specifically, the law expands the Fair Employment and Housing Act's definition of "race" to include "traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles."

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ICE Chills the Summer with Audit Notices  

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The temperature may be heating up in the nation’s capital, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is keeping things cool. ICE Acting Director, Matthew Albence, confirmed that almost 33301 Notices of Inspection (NOI) have already been served, across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, initiating Form I-9 audits for companies of all shapes and sizes.

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August is Membership Appreciation Month

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We've all heard the phrase, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words." Or as my husband, who tends to be pretty direct puts it, "Talk is Cheap!" Oftentimes, people will say one thing and do another; so the phrase actions speak louder than words means that people are more likely to believe what you do rather than what you say

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